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Welcome to Pigalle Cape TownWell-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, we offer guests live entertainment from our dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for our fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, our menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair. Including a spacious cigar lounge and private dining room our venue is versatile as well as suitable for private functions.
PRICE RANGE
R 4 795 - R 19 181
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Pigalle for many years. Lag night The music was terrible. Drummer too loud before and during dinner and disco !!! Why?? You always had a lovely band, lady singer. Food was good but service also very hectic Waiters don’t have...space at till ! All cramped in corner So sad.. was really one of our favorite placesMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was like a nice pleasant roller coaster. Read the reviews looked great so went up in my mind. Got Uber there but front door was shut and message on door says to go up side alley and along alley behind to get in, was...late and dark so coaster dipped down a bit. Entrance looks like one of those Uber stylish chinese restaurant entrances, feels great again, head inside everything is red velour like back in 70’s and a three piece band is playing happy birthday to someone - maybe not so good again. Seated and feel like I am back in 70’s so we order a cocktail “Dean Martin”…it’s spot on, service is great, starters arrive I have “beef in sauce” best starter I have ever had - it is fillet steak in the best stroganoff sauce you could imagine. Main course we both have king prawns - massive, lightly basted and SUPERB. Band now playing old time hits and its just a great night. It’s different but in a really good way.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Went with friends for dinner as it was the festive season and they had seats available. The waiter was fine but he kept trying to push us to get the most expensive platters. Even after declining he tried a few more times. We ordered several...dishes which included the line fish with creamy prawn sauce, steak and one of the platters of prawns. The food came out surprisingly fast, within ten minutes of ordering. However Every single dish was over cooked and bland. The line fish was so over cooked it was inedible. It was drowned in a floury white sauce which lacked any taste at all. The prawns were rubbery and the steak which was ordered as medium was well done. It was a small piece of steak on a plate, that was it. Not even garnishing. Thankfully we had ordered a side order of chips but the steak was super lonely and drab on a large plate. Honestly the food reminded me of 1980s canteen food but with 2023 over inflated prices. When the bill was served the waiter cheekily filled in his hand written tip as a subtotal amount and still asked if we wanted to add a gratuity. Later that evening, I had the worst tummy cramps ever. Won’t be going back, honestly there are much better options out there. Sad that this place used to be the “place to go” but now it’s stuck in a time warp.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

After a long day, this restaurant came as a surprise. Decor is very 1990's with velour and chandeliers. The Food was fantastic, service was awesome and live band was just brilliant.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent. I hadn't been there since visiting the city pre-Covid. It's lost none of its flair. Great atmosphere, excellent food and wine. Just an amazing night out. Great to be back, Warren.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Was invited to niece's 30th birthday celebration. Overall food was bland needed proper seasoning and overpriced for portions served. Bill was paid individually and waiter deemed fit to charge 10% service fee per individual couple at table. When questioned about it ,reply was simply it...must be so. Band that was on set was good but to many extended breaks. Lighting was low and had to use cell phone light to read menu properly.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

A long standing establishment in Cape Town that has lost its sparkle. The food was below average, the service was sporadic and the entertainment was mediocre whilst the prices stayed the same. Time to up your game Pigalle…

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Good food and service. Kingklip was enough for two! Good entertainment from the house band and especially from the band playing Latin music for the last set.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Good restaurant & excellent host. The food was great but the star had to be the malwa pudding. We tried malwa pudding was this in various out restaurants but none came close to one we had at this restaurant. Good live music.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

Excellent as usual - we shared the seafood platter which is great and good value for money. Excellent service and setting too. One of the best if not the best in Cape Town for seafood

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

Celebrated my 50th the 26/04 at Pigallles, Private room with 30 invites, I couldnt have chosen a better place for my celebration, a full house with different celebrations, what a great vibe, everything you could ask for, really good live music, everyone was on the...dance floor, food was excellent, starters, mains and dessert, thanks to the chef, perfect wines, thanks to the waiters for their great services, everything went smoothly and on time. Merci Beaucoup Pigalles, It was a magical evening. I definately recommend!!!;)More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

The venue was beautifully decorated but definitely needs refresh like the upholstery and carpents especially at the bar area. Fantastic place and ive always loved this restaurant. Great delicious food, fantastic live music. Unfortunately the service was really bad. No one checked on the table...of 12 people for drinks and food through the night, and not topped up wine glasses at all. We had to go to ice bucket and top up ourselves. Definitely great restaurant but needs a deco refreshingMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

We first visited Le Pigalle 3 years ago and were really impressed. We visited twice on this holiday and were glad to see it is as good as ever. The lobster is really great and well priced, the steaks really good and noth really well...cooked. The staff are really friendly and efficient. Great music from the band. Altogether a very enjoyable two evenings. Special thanks to Ndarba and Kojo for looking after us so well.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

I like the place as soon as we walked in. It felt like an old school casino. Tables on different levels, private dining areas and a dance floor. Food was old school but good. The house band were great and added to the atmosphere. Worth...a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

We love Pigalle for its food and atmosphere and it never disappoints us. The menu has lots of choice, the fish is always so fresh and the restaurant is well run. I can highly recommend the seafood platters - there was even a beautiful 1.6kg...Lobster on one of our visits this time. I love the carpaccio starter as well as the Teriyaki Salmon main The staff are great, really efficient and our regular waiter Kojo is attentive and fun. They have a live band and singer which is a welcome change from background music and if you like dancing this is the place for you. We were delighted that Warren has taken over the reins and wish him and the team good luck for the year ahead.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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If this has not changed it’s very “ Smart Casual “ but personally not a place for dress shorts Maybe calling directly they could offer an up to date acceptance as a gent trousers and a polo shirt are acceptable or dress to... More
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Personally Friday or Saturday evening
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The food is well priced and value, the drinks are expensive, obviously the shellfish is on the expensive side, as it is everywhere.
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  • Food: 4.5
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