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“Fantastic food, fun ambiance, live music”
Review of Pigalle Restaurant

Pigalle Restaurant
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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 24 September 2017

Went to Pigalle at opening time on a Monday night to beat the crowd. Service was excellent. The live band was quite nice, background music that did not overwhelm the opportunity to talk. I had the prawn and langoustine platter which was phenomenal, the best langoustines I have ever had. My colleagues decided to split 3 entree's and one of them described both the calamari and prawn curry as "life-changing". They said the baby kingklip was good, just not as out of the ordinary as the other 2 dishes.

It is off an alleyway in an area of businesses that are closed by dinnertime so I would recommend driving (there is a parking garage) or taking a taxi. Walking there is not a very safe option. The ambiance reminds me of a 1950's supper club from the movies. It is always a fun place to go.

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Thank JP-in-MD
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hello JP,

We are in a complex with ample parking at R10 a car during dinner time, and most taxi companies in town know who and where we are. Our entrance is no longer on the main road but at the rear of the building in front of the parking. Either way, we are easy to find, but a taxi is always a good option if you are coming through for a good night out!

Thank you so much for your high praises especially regarding our langoustines - it is one of our favourites too.


Kind regards,
The Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Inattentive service and average food. Definitely not 'fine dining' compaired with other restaurants at the same price level.

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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hello Flemming,

Our sincerest apologies that your experience did not meet up to our usual high standards.

We hope you will give us another opportunity to bring you back on another night for us to have a second try at winning you over.


We will certainly address your above concerns with staff.

Kind regards,
The Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The meal and servers were AMAZING! A must have is the prawns but everything on the menu that came out for others to eat looked amazing. I had dinner with my mom as we visited Cape town. It was so nice to hear the live band and then to add to the great atmosphere the live band sang Georgia on my mind which was great to hear as I am an Atlanta native and a true GA peach. The manager was very helpful and greeted all customers. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!!

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Thank joybwebb
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hello Joy,

It is always such a pleasure to have internationals in on their travels when visiting Cape Town.

Our live band is fairly unique in this setting in Cape Town and we certainly love rekindling memories for our guests through our oldies playlist!

Thank you so much for your awesome review - hope to see you again on your next vacation.


Kind regards,
The Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Really a great place. What a great night. Top Class and excellent service all and a big thanks to John. Food excellent too.

Thank Edwardfelix
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hello Edward,

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review - we will definitely pass your kind words on to John regarding his service.




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The Pigalle Management Team

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

A most rewarding experience. Seafood to die for. The seafood platter for two was sublime. Nice to see a restaurant that has a whisky club. Entrees were delicious. The Jazz band played softly in the background and as the night progressed more and more people got up to dance. By the end of the night the dance floor was full. An overall fantastic experience. Will definitely go back and happy to recommend. Well done Mynhardt.

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Thank bazilm271
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Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hello Bazil,

Thank you for your review - our seafood is most definitely our speciality!

The whiskey Keep is available for loyal guests who would like to keep a bottle of Johnny Walker for a period of six months for a fee that varies dependant on the bottle you choose. For further information please contact the managers directly on 021 421 4848.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Kind regards,
The Pigalle Management Team

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