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Bombay Brasserie | Twankey Bar | Mint, the Local Grill

Bombay Brasserie

Luxury dining meets fine Indian cuisine at the Bombay Brasserie where every meal is a gastronomic journey through a delicate melody of flavours. Contemporary Indian dining at its best.

Click here to learn more about the Bombay Brasserie.

Online bookings are for Bombay Brasserie only. Should you wish to book Mint restaurant, Twankey Bar, Afternoon Tea or do a group booking, please contact restaurants reservations directly on +27 [0]21 819 2000 or email restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com


Twankey Bar

One of the inner city’s most iconic bars, The Twankey Bar, has had a creative reinvention! The bar’s update is strongly influenced by prohibition America, where sipping cocktails was a luxury and innovation was used to make the most of the ingredients on offer.

Click here to learn more about Twankey Bar.


Mint, the Local Grill

Mint, the Local Grill specialises in innovative international and local fare and a relaxed atmosphere where every guest feels at home.  Our popular ‘Restaurant on the Mall’ is ideal for business lunches, dinners and celebrations.

Click here to learn more about Mint, the Local Grill.


Refreshments in the Lobby Lounge



A large range of refreshments are available in the Lobby Lounge.

Click here to view the Ronnefeldt Tea Menu.
Click here to view the Lobby Lounge Wine List.



Shyam Longani

Delhi-born chef, Shyam Longani, is the executive chef at Taj Cape Town.

He comes to the Mother City via the Zodiac Grill, India’s top fine-dining European restaurant, the internationally acclaimed Bombay Brasserie in London and Taj’s Masala Kraft restaurant.

He began his career with the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces 15 years ago under the mentorship of the group’s acclaimed executive chef, Hemant Oberoi.

As the chef at the Masala Kraft, Shyam was instrumental in helping to develop the Taj’s four contemporary Indian Masala restaurants, blending traditional flavours with modern cooking techniques.

Prior to coming to Cape Town he headed the celebrated Zodiac Grill at the Taj Mumbai, which won the Times Good Food – Best Continental Restaurant from 2004 until 2009.

His career has taken him around the world and he helped re-launch the Bombay Brasserie in London. He was part of the first Indian Culinary Olympics team, which won a diploma at the 2008 Olympiade der Köche, and participated in the 2002 World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.

Other achievements include winning the International Indian Chef of the Year Competition in Edinburgh and the Best Indian Chef of the year for 2002 – ’03.

For more information or to make a reservation, email us at restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.comor call us on +27 (0)21 819 2000.


Taj Cape Town - 5-star luxury, refined bespoke hospitality and an authentic Cape Town experience.

1 Wale Street
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 819 2000

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