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The Crypt Jazz Restaurant

1 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 424 9126
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And was not disappointed! Lot's of good musicians mixing Afro-cubano style, some reggea and covers. We took some tapas to share, which were average. This place doesn't serve any alcohol. It's BYO with corkage.

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool Jazz spot. Great Afro jazz acts in an awesome subterranean setting. Menu is limited but you don't go to the Crypt for the food, the music is great! They are currently having some issues with their liquor licence so you can bring your...More

Thank livaclan
Reviewed 30 March 2017

They have a very informative website and I could make our booking via sms. The setting is really nice and to think you are having dinner and listening to jazz that used to be a church is kind of cool. Beautiful old building, but with...More

Thank VintagePrincess1973
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is an unexpected delight....Cape Town IS jazz and it needs more venues to show off the natural talent that abounds here...at first it feels a little strange being in the Crypt of St Georges Cathedral but actually it works remarkably well...all the tables are...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful night at the Crypt - super music, decent food and good service. We were also treated to some impromptu opera from one of the waiting staff who is currently studying music - what a talent! I hope he will go far....More

Thank Pol P
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We found out about the Crypt via lovely Lizzy from Free Cape Town Walking tours! Wow what an amazing night, we will not forget it for years to come. Everything was perfect, music, food, atmosphere. Even the waiters have talent and come up on stage...More

Thank Caitie88
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were there yesterday and had made a reservation for dinner for 5 people and had it confirmed by the manager Helen Collins several days before. When we arrived all tables were occupied and they finally could offere us a table for three next to...More

Thank Claude and Anna L
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We a group of 11 booked a table- the table could hardly fit 8 people. The service was friendly and replenished our water bottles and ice buckets constantly as it was a very hot evening and the crypt was packed - in my opinion too...More

Thank Xstel
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We booked on the day and were sat at a shared table, which we were told about when we booked. The club currently has no licence however you can take your own alcohol for the night, which we did! Service and food was good, however...More

Thank 186534Skc
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had a reservation for 7pm but when we arrived we spent 15 minutes in limbo because: 1. No one was there to greet and seat patrons 2. When we asked a waiter if we could seat ourselves he told us to go to the...More

Thank Yeukai M
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Is there a dress code?
11 September 2016|
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Response from scribe44120 | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Cape Town in general is very casual, but neat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
17:30 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
17:30 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
17:30 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 9126
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