Shimmy Beach Club

5 Reviews
Halaal Friendly *, Mediterranean, Modern, Pizzas, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0212007778 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner




Menu - Shimmy Winter Menu  - Updated June 2019


R120 avg main meal
Halaal Friendly *, Mediterranean, Modern, Pizzas, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian
R120 avg main meal
Bar scene, Business meetings, Groups
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Cocktails, Dancing, Dinner, Dress code, Food, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Owner's description

Shimmy Beach Club aims to be Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle destination. Influenced by some of the world’s most glamorous entertainment venues, Shimmy has a spectacular location at the Waterfront, a private beach and outside deck. The Shimmy Beach Club features a container ship-inspired bar, illuminated champagne bar, infinity swimming pool, lounge and main restaurant under the hand of chef Adrian Cook.

Shimmy Beach Club, South Africa's premier venue and restaurant's winter menu focuses on comfort food with strong Italian and Mediterranean influence. Expect traditional flavours presented in an unconventional way.

Humble ingredients are turned into fantastic dishes that are warm and inviting for cosy winter evenings. Top quality local ingredients are sourced for fragrant meals like Lamb Shank pot pie with Candied Butternut; or the Oxtail Tortellini with Pumpkin Puree and Sage BeurreNoisette. There are several surprises on the dessert list such as Guava Cheesecake, with Macadamia crust, Peanut Butter ice-cream and strawberries in lime-stock; or the Honey Pistachio Panna Cotta with figs. Those following a Banting diet, can look forward to a sushi or pizza option.

Shimmy can cater for glitzy corporate events up to 1200 people, bachelorette/bachelors parties or a family get-together on the pool deck near the private beach. It's the best place to enjoy cocktails with an ocean view while the sun sets.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    I would be lying if I say I will not visit Shimmy again... They have amazing views and a really chilled, and relaxed ambiance. It is really a beautifully decorated space and gives one a sense of calm... If there is anything that this establishment can get an A+ on is its location and décor. There service is okay nothing to write home about and I have been here more than 4 times and I never really got a stellar service (50%). On Saturday the 26th of August, I however got the best service from the hostess, it is unfortunate that I did not get her name but she really was top class...such attention to detail. We had a seafood platter, the portion was okay and the taste was good, nothing wow for R850. We created a meaty platter with rump, lamb and chicken - the rump, even though we requested it to be medium done it was overcooked, literally like chewing gum.. the lamp was okay and the chicken was good. I honestly think the mains on the menu are not winning. I have had you pizza and I love the thin base, it is tasty and awesome. I also think your sushi is relatively good. I will be doing more drinks at this place and their Bloemendal wines are good.
    The Long Wait@Shimmy Disastrous lunch at Shimmy Beach Club last Sunday, week – have delayed this review because I left my contact details with the front desk on the promise that “Management would contact me “. It’s now a fortnight after the fiasco, so I am assuming that this is not going to happen. Where does one start – starters I guess! Mixed sushi and dim sum platter for six, which took 1 hour 30 minutes to arrive, despite frequent requests, re- assurances and avoidance by the waiter and the ‘ Floor Manager ‘. When it did finally materialize it was apparent that the dim sum had been ready for a good 85 minutes of the 90 that we had been waiting. That was sent back as inedible and had to be redone. No explanation or apology ventured by ‘Management’, who continued to avoid our table with mixed success. Mains arrived reasonable promptly, post the devastation that was the first course - the only problem being that they arrived as a relay. The pizza eaters had finished their meal by the time the others in the party received their mains. Hardly conducive to a relaxed family lunch and compounded by the fact that the prawn / noodle salad was swimming in oil and pretty much inedible. The other delayed main of Mussels with accompanying “sweet potato crisps “, arrived with three unidentifiable pieces of charred matter that I think were the designated ‘crisps ‘. After further complaint both of these items were removed from the final bill. In fairness, we were offered complimentary desserts to ‘compensate’ for the misery that was lunch but we declined not wanting to prolong the agony any further. Apart from the substandard food, ambitious pricing and inordinate delay in providing the order, my biggest issue was the unwillingness of the ‘Management’ to take ownership of the problems and to provide feedback and a solution or intervention (other than an offer of free deserts).This coupled with their attempts to avoid all contact with the table whilst the farce was underway, made for a most unpleasant afternoon. Great venue, stunning view and décor. Worth a visit for a drink but avoid the food (and make sure you have plenty of time to kill ).
    1. Our table was sticky and had not been completely set with cutlery. 2. Service was incredibly slow; drinks and food. 3. the cocktail menu is totally overpriced; the margarita cocktail is not nearly as good as many other place that charge R35.00 4. Main meal: one of the orders was incorrect and had to be remade. Food came when the rest of the party was almost finished eating. Another dish was already cold by the time it reached the table. 5. Desert: ordered desert only to be tole 15 minutes later that there was a problem with the order and a new order had to be placed. 6. After ordering 3 Irish coffees, we were told 15 minutes later that they were out of stock of Jameson's. 7. Not once did a manager come over to the table to ask if everything was satisfactory. 8. The unisex bathroom smelled like a urinal (not acceptable). It is also not comfortable for the "older generation" Ladies to be sharing facilities in this manner; the men's urinal wall is in full view and rather uncomfortable for us ladies, and no doubt for the men who are more private. In addition, the toilet seat in the one cubical was broken and the wall paper was mostly pealed of the one cubical wall. All in all I feel that Shimmy's Beach Club is completely over-priced and should seriously consider better staff training in kitchen, bar, and front of house (Waiters). Also, appropriate staffing numbers need to be considered, there was a feeling that they were understaffed behind the bar and therefore could not manage the incoming drinks orders fast enough.
    My wife surprised with lunch and tickets to see Goldfish perform at Shimmys beach club Sunday 3 May. Great location , sad that might be the only thing going for them. Radio said gates open at 12pm , we went in at 3:30pm Staff not very well organized , so many security , thought we might be receiving some members of parliament . R60 for a "glass" semi decent house wine , severed in plastic cup , 2014 sauvignon blanc , nearing its shelf-life end, R180 for the bottle ( think it can be picked-up around R40 a bottle ) . Getting near the bar to order later the evening became a mission itself....Been at Riebeek olive festival the previous day , where thousands of people enjoyed some of the best local food and wine this country has to offer. Goldfish was GREAT , made up for the rest of the evening
    I emailed my complaint a Week ago and have not received a response.

    On Friday 21 March I booked a table for 18 people, for a friend’s Birthday.
    The whole evening was spoilt by poor service.
    We waited 20 minutes for drinks that arrived warm – another 15 minutes before ice came to cool the wine down.
    The food took over an hour to arrive then the orders were mixed and a sirloin served when fillet was ordered, and another order only arrived when all were finished!
    The birthday surprise of a sparkler in the desert which I went to great pains to arrange with our waitress was totally messed up ruining the pleasure of the event.
    The waitress was so busy and her attitude all wrong to serve us, to the point that my friends were totally unimpressed with the whole venue.
    This was supposed to have been a birthday for my friend to look back upon and say wow, what a magnificent place to have spent my birthday and now all she can say is glad that night is over.

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