Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Cuisine,Events,Hotel | on: February 9, 2017


Celebrate Valentines Day at Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town is easily one of the most romantic spots in the city bowl. It is also around this time of year that it becomes even more romantic than usual. Treat that Special Someone to Valentines Jiva spa treatments, romantic dinners at Bombay Brasserie, Mint the Local Grill, or original handcrafted cocktails in The Twankey Bar… and, if choosing just one is too difficult, why not take advantage and indulge in all of them!

A Relaxing Jiva Spa Treatment

Just to ensure you really have the chance to unwind before dinner and drinks, why not book a romantic couples spa treatment? For the month of February Jiva is offering 75-minute couples massages for only R1 500 per couple. This special comes with complimentary access to the spa wet area as well as a Cranberry Kiss to sip on after your treatment. With an age-old understanding of herbs, essential oils and their therapeutic goodness, Jiva’s relaxing experience will ease all your tension.

Gourmet Indian Cuisine at Bombay Brasserie

When it comes to contemporary Indian food, Bombay Brasserie is without a doubt the best place to satiate your craving. Not only is the food mouth-watering and skilfully prepared, but the restaurant is luxurious, opulent and perfect for a romantic dinner. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Bombay Brasserie has a special set menu. For only R1 295 per person, you will be served an array of delicately flavoured, fine dining dishes fit for royalty.

Mint, the Local Grill

If it’s western flavours you are after Mint, the Local Grill offers guests an informal yet innovative dining experience. The Valentine’s Day dinner menu is nothing short of heavenly. For R650 per person, the meal is bursting with outstanding adaptations of our old favourites. Traditional lemon sorbet is traded in for an enticing champagne sorbet. From the grill, crispy pork belly is flavoured with rhubarb chutney and creamed horseradish foam, along with a red wine glaze.

The Twankey Bar

If not after dinner, perhaps before dinner, either way cocktails are always in order… particularly the Twankey cocktails. This historical gem has a R65 special on Ketel One Vodka cocktails during the month of February and on Valentines Day guests can benefit from the beer, champagne and Don Julio Margarita specials.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with all of the unforgettable memories that make the month of love a special place in our hearts. As these enchanting offers are limited to availability, we would like to encourage you to reserve your space as soon as possible. To book, contact us on +27 (0)21 819 2000 or email, or

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Cape Town,Cuisine,Events,Hotel | on: December 9, 2016


The Twankey Bar, Upping the Ante

This month we’ve unwrapped an old favourite just in time for the holidays! The Twankey Bar, situated in the vibrant Cape Town city centre on the corner of Wale and Adderley Streets, has gone through a revival, a cocktail revival to be exact!

What Makes This Cocktail Menu Different?

Tipping its hat at the pre-prohibition era, where the art of cocktail making was honed, The Twankey Bar has blended the old with the new to bring you an original and hand crafted cocktail menu. Full of premium ingredients and authentic flavours, master Mixologist and head barman AJ Snetler has ensured that every infusion and syrup guests enjoy in their cocktails is freshly crafted right here at The Twankey Bar.

Who is AJ Snetler?

AJ Snetler is a noted Mixologist. Having competed in world class mixology competitions, AJ has gained some notoriety in the cocktail and mixology scene thanks to his passion, hard work, impeccable palate and exceptionally manly facial mane. To add to his growing portfolio is his latest offering, a truly exceptional cocktail menu for The Twankey Bar.

Just to Whet Your Palate

All made from premium spirits, homemade flavourings and organic ingredients, this menu truly pushes the boundaries with its incredible flavour profile. To prepare for the exact moment you get to place your cocktail order, here are a few inspirational suggestions…

The Madam Twankey

This cocktail offers a twist on the White Lady, with refreshing peppermint and mixed berry and is named after the ‘Widow Twankey’, whose statue you will find residing above the entrance to The Twankey Bar. Originally commissioned in 1894 by the Board of Executor’s architect, it was dubbed ‘Widow Twankey’ as it was reminiscent of the female character in the pantomime ‘Aladdin’.

The Wale’s Bones

Named after Wale Street, this cocktail is a full-bodied blend of Don Julio Reposado tequila, the unique flavours of Aperol aperitif and medium cream sherry stirred together and served on the rocks. Full of character and sweet honey citrus notes.

The Spice Route

With an exotic blend of Indian flavours and spicy American Bourbon, this cocktail contains Bulliet Frontier bourbon, shaken with pineapple, cardamom and rose, and a dusting of tonka bean. This cocktail bundles together every flavour we love from the spice route.

The Dutch East Indian Connection

A twist on a Dutch Mule, this spicy classic contains Ketel One vodka, lemongrass and lime cordial topped with ginger beer and a golden milk ice-cream float.

These are just a few of the cocktails on offer; there are many more intriguing cocktails for you to enjoy!

And Don’t Forget The Twankey Bar Food Menu…

Not to be outdone, The Twankey Bar food menu also boasts flavours from the spice route. This is a menu drawn together by an eclectic cornucopia of carefully created tapas style dishes with refined versions of old classics. Choose from dishes such as spiced lamb and blue cheese croquettes, fish and chip sliders and Asian salmon tataki.

The Twankey Bar is inextricably linked to Taj Cape Town. Set in one of the most visited spots in the world, clad in leather, marble and mahogany, The Twankey Bar mirrors the five star luxury of the Taj and continues to impress down to every last detail. Taj Cape Town not only offers luxury accommodation, but it is also home to Bombay Brasserie and Mint, the Local Grill. To make a booking, email  or phone +27 (0) 21 819 2000.




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