We offer an array of dining experiences, from Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge to Bombay Brasserie, our fine dining Indian specialty restaurant, and Mint Restaurant for relaxed all-day dining. The Twankey Bar specialises in handcrafted prohibition-era cocktails and delicious tapas-styled dishes.
One of the inner city’s most iconic bars, The Twankey Bar is located on the corner of Wale and Adderley streets and forms part of Taj Cape Town hotel. With an ever-changing cocktail menu featuring the freshest and most exciting ingredients on offer, the bar is a sumptuous sanctuary attracting creatives, professionals, tourists and locals alike. Using intriguing cocktail-making methods from wood-chip smoking and blazing to teapot brewing, every ingredient is made fresh on the premises: every infusion, syrup and garnish is made from scratch. The Twankey Bar also serves a great range of fine wines, spirits and beers as well as a delicious menu of tapas-styled dishes created by Executive Chef David Tilly and his team.
Mint, which spills out into St George’s Mall from the cosy confines of Taj Cape Town, offers a host of all-day dining options for hotel guests and visitors, alike. The unpretentious dining room extends onto the Mall with a new Terrace, offering comfortable couch seating, suspended umbrellas and a modern bistro-inspired feel, making it the perfect spot for a summer cocktail, guilt-free breakfast, lazy luncheon or fabulous dinner. The internationally-inspired menu created by Executive Chef David Tilly and his team, delivers an accessible, comfort food-driven offering that reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Taj Cape Town.
With its two grand entrances, the former banking hall of the old Reserve Bank is now the welcoming hotel Lobby. With its meticulously restored fluted marble columns and original chandeliers, The Lobby Lounge and Bar is the perfect place to unwind with reviving cup of coffee or tea, a slice of heavenly cake or an evening aperitif.
Frequently called the best Indian fine dining experience in Cape Town, the secret to Bombay Brasserie’s contemporary cuisine is its integrity. With 20 years of experience in some of the world’s foremost restaurants, French executive chef David Tilly oversees five Indian chefs who sometimes use up to 20 spices in one dish. Prizing authenticity and flavour, guests are treated to an enticing gastronomic journey, with refined, sophisticated cuisine. Located in the Board of Executors building, the experience is enhanced by the setting, with silken, peacock-adorned chairs; decorative chandeliers and soft lighting all adding to the romantic ambiance.