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NYE in Somerset West/Strand & safety walking in the dark

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NYE in Somerset West/Strand & safety walking in the dark

Hi

We'll be in Strand / Somerset West area over NYE, we're looking to find a quiet bar or café to meet with a friend to have a drink and a catch up, we won't need a meal but maybe some snacks. Is there anywhere you can recommend in Strand / Somerset West area for NYE itself?

We live in another African country and it's not safe to walk anywhere after dark, which is what prompts me to ask, is it safe to walk around, particularly Strand after the sun's gone down, it would just be from our apartment (Maranel Apartments on Haarlem Drive) to a restaurant or bar.

Thank you for your help!

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1. Re: NYE in Somerset West/Strand & safety walking in the dark

How far are you willing to walk or drive? Walking towards the beach from Maranel and turning right on the beach you should start finding meeting places on Beach road after about 500 metres. It will be full moon and the the sun takes a long time to set; dusk lasts a long time in summer. Streets and beach is usually well lit and safe to walk.

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2. Re: NYE in Somerset West/Strand & safety walking in the dark

I would not walk around after dark - rather get Uber or Taxify. Triggerfish in De Beers Avenue (between Somerset West and Strand) is a great place for a drink - particularly if you enjoy a good craft beer. Stay away from the pubs near the pier in Strand - not classy at all!

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3. Re: NYE in Somerset West/Strand & safety walking in the dark

We are in The Lord Charles Hotel for 2 nights end of March,,,, is there anywhere within safe walking distance to eat at night, or would we have to get a taxi?

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4. Re: NYE in Somerset West/Strand & safety walking in the dark

Opposite the hotel is Waterstones mall. You will find an Italian restaurant (Giovanni's) and a steak house (Hussar Grill), both very good.

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