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Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

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Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

First visit to CT in November for my dreaded 50th (I am a YOUNG 50!!) with my finace who is 39. Looking for suggestions for day and night. Night time needs to involve nice food with a good lively atmosphere, more Boho than fine dining but the food needs to be good. Music to be involved somewhere along the way but just want a really good experience so somewhere lively and not too pretentious. We are staying in de Waterkant but can get an Uber wherever required. Also looking for something special/memorable to do in the day. Thanks in advance :)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Hi,

Sturdust or one of the Madame Zingara locations would come to my mind...

We have been to the original Madame Zingara restaurants many years ago, it was exactly what you are looking for.

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2. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Thanks so much for your message and suggestions, I have looked into both.m. Perhaps I should elaborate a little, I am Not seeking a ‘cabaret’ type of evening with drag acts, magicians or acrobats etc. Less Vegas more nice meal in a trendy boho lively place then maybe drinks with live music, acoustic acts or similar..many thanks ;)

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3. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

What day of the week is it? That may influence what music is available.

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4. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Zingara's Bombay Bicycle Club may be something fun. There are no acts or cabaret but it is a quirky and fun time. The food is good too. Then you could make your way over to Long Street, you will find live music there.

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5. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Hi there, it’s a Friday night end of November thanks ;)

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6. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Thank you for your suggestions, appreciated ;)

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7. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Kloof Street House gets very good reviews.

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8. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Thank you, it looks great ;)

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9. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

We loved the Butcher Shop & Grill, Mobile Point. Booking required!

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10. Re: Suggestions for 50th Birthday Meal & Night out November

Have a look at this link, it may give you some ideas.

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/

I’ve had a good evening at the Piano bar in de Waterkant before. If you like modern Japanese/Asian food, then Shio is very good and close by or Lou Lou’s for more laidback food and drinks.

There’s also Cafe Roux on Shortmarket Street, but they haven’t got their programme out yet for November. Lots of good restaurants in this area too.

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