Marimba Restaurant

  • Cape Town Central, Western Cape
  • African, Breakfast, Cocktails, Contemporary, Continental, Fusion, Game, International, Seafood, South African
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Cnr Coen Steytler & Heerengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town

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Get into the mood for dining to the sounds of Africa in a beautiful Cape Town setting. Marimba restaurant offers traditional South African cuisine in a contemporary style served with fine attention to detail. A fusion of tastes and music all in one!

“There is so much one can feel and see as well. It is all in the way the evening is packaged. There is something to be said for making an evening out a treasure and Marimba seems to have the ideal recipe - one that allows their patrons to spend the evening in their company rather than having to go elsewhere to complete their evening....."
( Rafiek Mammon - Cape Times)

Tastes of Africa in an elegant setting..
The menu is by and large conceived to show off the best our continent has to offer with extra little touches and enhancements by the resident chef and his two sous chefs."
The Next 48 Hours (food & Wine)

Live music at Marimba Restaurant
Marimba has live music on certain nights. The bands include the finest Congolese Mozambique and South African musicians, enhancing your dining experience with impressive African and Worlds music offerings. Hear African hits from Kenya to Cape Town, African standards … along with African interpretations of songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook – the flow of music and dining seem to complement this exclusive dining experience.

Watch the latest music DVD 's on our high-tec plasma screen while relaxing with Cuba's finest cigars, the Cape's best wines, award winning Calitzdorp Port and fine Whiskeys.

Special Functions
Marimba are no stranger to hosting world class companies and functions eg. we have had Minister Valli Moosa’s retirement party; the 2010 FIFA World Cup function; pre J&B Met and MCQP parties: the Mayor’s VIP reception for guests at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (7 years running), launches for Landrover, Audi and Golf GTi, with vehicles on site; countless financial, product and property launches that require sophisticated equipment for audio-visual presentations; fashion shows, cd launches, sporting events on a big screen, poker evenings, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and much more.

Flexibility is our second name at Marimba Restaurant and we aim to please. One can choose from a wide range of cocktail, a la carte, feast and buffet menus. Our facilities are designed to cater for groups of up to 180 people sit-down or 500 stand-up. Whether it is a breakfast presentation, quick conference lunch, gala evening or a relaxing dinner venue, we are able to compile an event to remember. We have a full in-house A.V. system at your disposal including automatic room screen, data projector and state of the art audio system.

Who's Cooking?

Executive Chef Lindsay Venn Photo

Executive Chef Lindsay Venn

Lindsay joined Marimba Restaurant in February of '05 creating an exciting fusion of flavours to entice and excite diners. Lindsay brings a world of experience with him having worked at Aubergine and Beluga Restaurants.

Our Must Try Meals!

  • Chermoula Spiced Springbok Carpaccio

    served with Moroccan humus & game chips

  • Seared Franschhoek Salmon Trout

    with a roast cherry tomato and courgette timbale served with a dill dressing

  • Lavender And Honey Glazed Duck Breast

    on a warm sticky rice roll & Thai greens

  • Ndebele Tagine Of Karoo Lamb Shoulder

    slow braised, with dates and baby onions served with a warm couscous salad

  • Egyptian Spiced Ostrich Fillet

    accompanied by Porcini mushroom-spiced gratin potatoes, rosemary jus and charred baby corn


Group Capacity : 140+ People Cost Per Head : R100+

  • Cuisine : African, Breakfast, Cocktails, Contemporary, Continental, Fusion, Game, International, Seafood, South African
  • Ambience : Business, Dine and Dance, Relaxed, Traditional, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Live music
  • Dress : Smart/Casual
  • Reservations
  • Smoking
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Aircondition
  • Dancing
  • TV/Sports
  • Bar
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Cocktails
  • Weddings

Credit Cards Accepted

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club


  • Cape Town Tourism
    Cape Town Tourism
  • Fedhasa
  • Street Smart
    Street Smart


Cnr Coen Steytler & Heerengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town
See Map: Undercover parking in CTICC parking garage P3 - special flat rate (R20) for Marimba customers.