Cape Town boasts some of the most intriguing and out of the world dinner and dance venues, promising to tantalise your taste buds and get you grooving.
If you’re looking for an evening of delicious food and lively entertainment, here are our top picks:
Stardust is a theatrical dining restaurant that is home to the performing waiter. Patrons can savour set menus while immersing themselves in themed shows, ranging from Disney to Mamma Mia and more. Prepare to be captivated with awe-inspiring performances and tantalising cuisine. And.. be prepared to sing and dance along.
Location: 118 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore
Contact: Visit stardustcapetown.com/
Honey & Dora
Honey & Dora is an innovative café concept that is a hub of social activity with regular hosting of quiz nights, drag brunches, speed dating and live entertainment. With a focus on social responsibility, Honey & Dora has established a support fund to assist and empower the LGBTQ+ community and those in need.
Location: 55 Prestwich St, De Waterkant
Get your feet tapping and your hips swaying at Pigalle, a venue hailed for its live band and dance floor. The food is special too. Indulge in a menu that skillfully blends classic dishes with a touch of Portuguese flair. Think fresh seafood and Chalmar steak. The venue also has a spacious cigar lounge and a private dining room if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate.
Location: 57A Somerset Rd, Green Point
Contact: Visit pigalle.capetown/
The Moveable Feast
Much like its name, The Moveable Feast is a laid-back restaurant and bar that delivers on entertainment and aesthetics. Expect themed evenings like “Wrecked Wednesdays” and Comedy Nights with top South African acts. The menu offers everything from grub, snacks and pizzas to salads and pasta and once you’ve had your fill make sure to get up and dance.
Location: 13 Kloof Nek Rd, 1st floor, Tamboerskloof
Add some color and festivities to your life when you visit Beefcakes. This Cape Town attraction is home to nightly performances, beefy table hosts, luscious libations, and mouth-watering burgers. This LGBTIQ+ friendly space blends comedy, entertainment and exceptional dining, ensuring a night filled with laughter and culinary delights.
Location: Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Rd, Green Point
Contact: Visit www.beefcakes.co.za/
VIXI Social House
“We hope you can declare, ‘I have lived,’ by the time we’ve cleared your plate.” That’s what VIXI Social House hopes you feel when you visit their dinner and dance venue. This Mediterranean eatery hosts weekly events with some of Cape Town’s hottest DJs and musical acts. Patrons are encouraged to hit the floor as top DJs spin old and new tracks.
Location: 49 Bree Street, Strand St, CBD
Contact: Visit vixi.co.za/
Duchess of Wisbeach
This Cape Town institution is ‘everything you would expect from a NYC speakeasy’ or ‘something you might discover on a side street in Paris, with or without Woody Allen’s Picasso, Dali, and Hemingway.’ Don’t let the name fool you; this sophisticated venue ‘turns into a wild party once the kitchen closes,’ and people may or may not end up dancing on tables.
Location: Cnr 321 Main Road, Conifer Rd, Sea Point
Contact: Visit www.duchessofwisbeach.co.za/
The Piano Bar
Step into The Piano Bar, a modern Mediterranean restaurant that provides a culinary experience blending traditional flavors with contemporary techniques and innovative ingredients. Beyond its cuisine, this Cape Town venue also features live music every night, spanning genres such as Jazz, Afro-Jazz, and Blues.
Location: 47 Napier St, De Waterkant
Contact: Visit www.thepianobar.co.za
Nestled in the heart of Cape Town, Mamacita’s merges the vibrant spirit of Los Angeles with the bold flavours of Mexico to create an experience like no other. Their vast menu offers everything from birria and soft tacos to burritos, tapas, and platters. After indulging, burn the calories on the dance floor to some awesome 90s rap.
Location: 75 Harrington St, District Six
Contact: Visit www.mamacitastexmex.com/