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“Goo place foe shellfish in Capetown”
Review of Pigalle Restaurant

Pigalle Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 1 226 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Well-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.
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went to Pigalle as it was recommended by our hotel and found it a wonderful place for lobster and an extensive seafood menu. Did not go for the music or dancing but they were rather unobtrusive. Good place for a good shellfish (or other food) meal.

Thank JJMAYNARD
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear JJMAYNARD

Thank you so much for the positive review. Your review will assist many more Tripadvisor users to find our hidden gem. Glad you enjoyed the shellfish. Next time bring your dancing shoes and enjoy 6 day a week live band entertainment.

Kind regards

The Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great gala dinner. Service, food, and music was a great experience. Salads as starters, fish as mains and creme brûlée for dessert. Awesome venue for the gala event. Really enjoyed.

Thank Q4774NFmartind
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear Q4774NFmartind

Thank you for taking the time for a very positive review. We look forward in welcoming you back in the near future.

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The Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Went there the other night with my wife
The place is nicely appointed with nice live jazz music
We were seated at a table far enough as not to be deafened by the music
We placed our order and we got the starters in a timely manner
My wife ordered lobster and I ordered the baby chicken which took over 45 min to arrive.
We complained and the Maitre D came over to apologize ,and even offered a dessert on the house which we politely refused
For the price they charge one would expect way better service than that
Am sorry to say we would never go back.

1  Thank JWK_11
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear JWK_11

Thank you kindly for your review. I am glad that we could seat you at a suitable area as per your request. We apologise profusely for the delay in serving the main course. Uncharacteristic of Pigalle, if you read most of the previous reviews, we experienced a bottle neck at that specific moment of the evening.

I sincerely hope you will be able to return and experience the true hospitality, great food and efficient speedy food service in the near future.

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Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Yes, we did arrive a little early but who knew it would be so busy we would have to bar prop and wait for a table. While there I had inquired as to the today price on Large black tigers to the Mr Suave. He mentioned the thought 3 per portion but no price.
We were seated with a good view next to the Dance floor on the night Table 5 and John served us, .
The Lady wife ordered A Garlic and a Hot Roll, Shelfish* Platter - great choice @ R450 and Tiger Giant, plus stir fry veg and eventually a Chocolate* Fondant.
The Platter was well described as Shelfish. Well presented, cooked and priced the Tigers were Gross not Giant but only three. Personally I had never seen them that big and three was another mans five if not so gross.
They were not as tenders and succulent as my wife's selection we agreed on a cross nibble.
The fondant was shared and enjoyed , they called us a taxi and we left after my wife who was treating me on this anniversary paid the bill.
It was only on returning home and seeing the bill I realized why nobody gave the price I should have had the Shelfish platter more enjoyable that 3 monsters and at a stated price. I should have been given the price for an on request item before serving - not excusable Pigalle.
Do not stick a apology in response. It should not have happened. We live many miles away so we can not be compensated - It should not happen not with your standards just hope that is not the way of things as we always tell people visiting the Mother City you are the place to be spoilt.
I agree I should have demanded a cost but it was not that sort of night . The chewy Prawns were not complained about as it was assumed they were in the same price range and it was what you get for wanting big.
Should I live long enough to return would try again but never again without upfront cost as ordered or certainly before cooking.

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Thank TwoBigOneGrowing
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear TwoBigOneGrowing

We are truly grateful that you have chosen Pigalle as a dinner dance venue. Your extensive review provides us with information that we are able to use in our daily training schedules.

We have informed all our staff to explain, on request, the pricing structure of the SQ items.

We will continue to strive for perfection.

Kind regards

Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Food was delicious at this restaurant - I had snails to start and Springbok for main and wasn't disappointed, but, we just felt the restaurant wasn't really sure of itself. I was expecting a real South African feel to it but didn't really get that - it felt more French! Great food nonetheless.

Thank Dimpsxxx
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear Dimpsxxx

Thank you for visiting Pigalle Greenpoint Sout Africa. We are blessed to hear tht you have enjoyed your meal and music.

Even though Pigalle is situated in South Africa, it does as a matter of fact originates from France in the sensual are of Pigalle, a suburb in Paris. We have transformed this restaurant into a romantic dinner dance venue with French and South African décor influences and Portuguese cuisine.

We hope that you will be able to return and visit us to enjoy our newly launched menu items on both food and wine lists.

Kind regards

The Pigalle Management Team

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