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The Piano Bar Cape Town

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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47 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1096
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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354 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still a nice bar with nice drink and nice people and excellent for people watching. Daily happy hour from 4-6 pm. A good place to meet new people, too. Thanks!

Thank iamjohnny
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant Sunday evening with very good food with awesome jazz music Had a slight communications issue with waiter which was resolved amicably by Kyle the Manager. Kyle has a splendid approach to customers service and we returned to this venue a number of times and never disappointed A supberb location.

Thank Jerry M
Moira, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Had a few cocktails here in the evenings, pianist most evenings but we sat outside. Service can be slow but worth the wait

Thank Irishandfun
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Its dreary, way outdated and expensive on SA standards! service is terrible! It dark and dingy and the paint man was really not good!

1 Thank 23Mikey23
Symi, Greece
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Wonderful atmosphere for dining or a late night drink. Live music every night. Good value for money.

Thank Manship1005
Cape Town, South Africa
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited after dinner so cannot comment on the food . The service was good, balcony seats are a bit tight, be ready for interruptions. Regardless, it is perfectly located if you want to chill and listen to some jazz standards . Will definitely have a bite to eat next time .

Thank Craig N
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch with the best hand cut chips I've ever had. Nice cocktail list, very cool location and fantastic service. Loved it.

Thank Nicola B
Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for the Date Night Special, which we mentioned to our waitress (I think her name was Nana--came across somewhat rude and not at all friendly) upon arriving. Apparently, only certain bottles of wine are included in the special, which she said she explained to us (but it was loud due to being seated right next... More 

Thank Daniel S
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

After reading great reports on Google we went out of our way to visit this place. We were greeted with an unhelpful grumpy and rude manager who agressivly turned us away. In retrospect, I'm really please we didn't get in

Thank Paul J
Buenos Aires
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I loved the atmosphere. There is some sort of glam and magic at this place. Is has mojo. It looks cool. The food is nice, easy and tasty.

Thank fermal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1096
A trendy New York-inspired music revue bar and eatery with a strong African flavour. Located at the corner of Jarvis and Napier Streets, our wraparound terrace enjoys views through De Waterkant village to Devil's Peak as well as towards the bay. The ideal spot to chill out over an evening cocktail.

The Piano Bar prides itself in having a diverse wine collection which mirrors the relaxed yet discerning character of the venue, music and people. Wines have being carefully selected by Lieze Norval, a talented local winemaker and wine judge, together with The Piano Bar team, to have a connection to music where possible, and show characteristics that complement The Piano Bar's style and food, and the owner's Spanish-African roots.
We also have a range of commercial and craft beers, as well as Darling Slow Brew on tap.

We offer a range of fine spirits, single malts and exotic liqueurs. Classic Cuban cigars available for your enjoyment.

The Piano Bar can accommodate a maximum of 200 guests standing or 70 guests seated.

Wraparound terrace with picturesque views through De Waterkant village to the bay and the mountains.

Cosy bar room for eating and drinking

Fully equipped Eatery with a baby grand piano, microphone and instrument plug-in points and surround sound through excellent speakers.The mixer is driven by Rotel amplifiers. Overhead projector and screen for presentations and movies. A thoroughly versatile room for great entertainment.

Our comprehensive kitchen caters for the eatery as well as functions and events. Our innovative menu or delicious snack platters are available nightly.

The perfect party venue for birthdays, intimate weddings, office parties or any other celebration.

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