Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Cuisine,Events | on: September 12, 2014




The year end is a time for celebrating achievements and successes after wrapping up a year of of hard work. Whatever your year-end party or function requirements are, Taj Cape Town can accommodate all styles to make your end of the year celebration one to remember.

With seven function venues found on the first floor of Taj Cape Town, all beautifully restored, featuring natural light and subtle elegant finishing’s and 2 spectacular meetings and events space located adjacent to the hotel, The Reserve at Taj Cape Town, are the perfect spaces to create a lavish cocktail party or sophisticated Year End event.

Our private venues can accommodate all styles of exclusive events for between 6 and 400 guests and includes such spectacular venues as:

The Vault

Built in the 1920s as a walk-in vault for the African Banking Corporation, The Vault below the Reserve at Taj Cape Town is an ideal venue for year end business lunches, wine tastings, themed banquets and a variety of extraordinary year end functions. Guests can also experience food and wine pairing, whisky tasting, cocktail events and more for a year end event with a difference.

Bombay Brasserie

Indian cuisine comes alive in the imaginative and dramatic setting of the luxurious Bombay Brasserie. Private and corporate 3 course and 2 course lavish lunches are available at the award winning restaurant with a minimum of 15 guests per seating and may be booked for exclusive use during lunch time.

Twankey Bar

Open from Monday to Friday from 07h00 until late, and Saturday from 14h00 until late, the Twankey Bar is the ideal venue for any informal get-together or party. Event organisers can choose from a variety of sumptuous tapas or pre-order a tailor-made menu for a specific occasion. Up to 30 guests can be accommodated for an exclusive year-end celebration on the mezzanine level or up to 120 guests for a private celebration.

The year end is also the time to treat or reward those around you. Our Jiva Grande Spa now also offers guests the opportunity to experience a year of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with our Jiva Grande Spa Gift Vouchers. Purchase 10 of these beautifully presented vouchers for a tempting selection of treatments at the spa and we will delight you with 2 complementary vouchers.

Event organisers looking to book and confirm before the 31st September will receive 20% discount on venue hire and those booking a private event for 30 or more guests will receive one-night complimentary accommodation for 2 persons in a luxury room at Taj Cape Town including breakfast.  These special accommodation rates are available for all year-end events and Taj Gift vouchers are available for Jiva Grande Spa and Restaurant experiences.

From authentic Indian dinner experiences and lunch buffets to wine galleries and unique events venues, Taj Cape Town as the perfect space for your year end events.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and a variety of year end event venues as well as such fine dining establishments as Bombay Brasserie, Twankey Bar and Mint, the Local Grill.

Click here to view our meeting and events capacity sheet or for more information or to view the venue, contact:

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: August 20, 2014



Our very own Executive Chef Harpreet Longani will showcase a variety of creative foods prepared using chilli and chilli powders from around India at Taj Cape Town during the inaugural Bombay Brassiere Spring Chilli Festival in September.

With a focus on taking guests on a journey through different cultivars from around India, the Bombay Brasserie Spring Chilli Festival at Taj Cape Town is set to provide a unique taste experience for diners this September. Bombay Brasserie will be offering a 4 course Vegetarian and Non vegetarian tasting menu as well as an a la carte menu with food items all carefully crafted to include a number of rare and hard to find types of chillis imported from India.

Guests can expect such unique taste sensations as: Pink pepper rasam soup, a tempered lentil and tomato broth with a hint of pink peppercorns; baby potatoes tossed with sesame and pounded Teja chillis; plump coastal prawns spiced with yellow chilli powder and even yellow lentils cooked with hung curd and tempered with Patti chillis to name a few. A variety of breads from Chilli Olive Naan and Masala Parantha to Roghani Kulcha and Chilli Roti are also provided. Desserts of home churned Indian ice-cream with a hint of red chilli as well as fennel and black pepper scented pancakes rounds out the taste experience.

Alongside each course, Twankey Bars’ finest Craft beers have been specially paired with these hot and spicy meals and will be served to accompany the chilli dishes. Jack Black Pre-Prohibition style lager will be paired with the pink pepper corn soup, while Craft Pilsner accompanies the vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses are paired with Lumber Jack Amber Ale and desserts with Krystal Weiss.  In addition, guests can try chilli infused cocktails and mocktails such as a Chilli Mojito, Chilli Caipirinha, or Twankey Bar’s speciality; a Chilli Bloody Mary.

The Bombay Brasserie Spring Chilli Festival will run throughout the month of September and is priced at R495.00 per person for the 4 course tasting menu. Craft Beer pairings are optional at an additional R85.00 per person s or an additional R250.00 per person for wine pairing. Individually priced a-la-carte items will be available alongside a variety of chilli infused cocktails.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and is home to such fine dining establishments such as Bombay Brasserie, Twankey Bar and Mint, the Local Grill. To secure your reservation at what promises to be Cape Town’s hottest festival in September, contact




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