MyCityByNight summer guide | 10 unique New Year’s Eve dinner parties to attend in Cape Town

With so many fabulous and unique events, festivals and restaurants in Cape Town, it’s easy to see why Big 7 Travel recently listed the Mother City in the 10 top places to celebrate New Year’s Eve worldwide.

We recently listed our favourite festivals and music events to attend for this New Year’s Eve, but if you’re looking to do something a bit more reserved and sophisticated and don’t want to party too hard, then perhaps a cosy or classy New Year’s Eve dinner might be for you!

Whether you’re looking to go big in style or keep0 it casual, we’ve listed ten New Year’s Eve dinner parties across the Mother City, that all have something unique to offer your vibe and tastebuds! Wine and dine your way into 2020 at our top dinner parties to attend listed below…

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge – Copacabana New Year Eve

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Party up a storm in true Tropicana style! Harringtons Cocktail Lounge has curated a lush evening filled with signature, tropical drinks, delicious canapes, a floating style dinner and festive entertainment for this NYE! Come dressed to impress with colourful feathers, glitter and fruit head-pieces and stand a chance to win a receive a bottle of Moët & Chandon to celebrate new years in style!

Booth Cocktail Dinner (from 7.30 pm) – for 6 – 8 people
R850.00 per person. Includes a welcome Belvedere cocktail, cocktail canape dinner, a glass of bubbly at midnight and party until 4 am.

No Dinner, Just Party Only (from 9 pm) 

Includes a glass of bubbly at midnight and party until 4 am.
Early Bird R150 per person – ALMOST SOLD OUT
General Access pre-purchase R250 per person – LIMITED
General at the door R300 per person

Reservations Essential: Email: OR call: 021-461 2276

Purchase Tickets Here | Join The event online | Visit Harringtons Website

A Touch of Madness – No Frills No-Fuss New Year’s Eve

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A Touch of Madness, a quirky and eclectic bar and restaurant, set in a unique Victorian house, in the centre of bohemian Observatory, Cape Town will be hosting a down-to-earth NYE dinner party. A Touch of Madness offers a wide range of local craft beers and a good selection of wine by the glass while their menu is influenced by global street-food.

A Touch of Madness opened their doors earlier this year and will be celebrating their very first New Year’s Eve! Add A Touch of Madness to your year-end celebrations and enjoy an unpretentious evening of fun, music and good company. Chose from a variety of scrumptious meals on their signature menu (with stunning vegan options) and kick back with fantastic drink specials from as early as 4 PM!

Reservations Essential: 021 447 4650 or email:

No Cover Charge | Join the event online | Visit the website

Village Idiot – Inner City Beach Party

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The Village Idiot, Cape Town’s favourite vintage neighbourhood bar and restaurant that enthusiastically embraces South African braai culture will be hosted a beach-themed New Year’s Eve celebration!

The swanky yet casual hangout invites you to put on your favourite summer feathers and make a splash into the New Year with all the animals at their concrete jungle beach party! Dig into a spectacular three-course dinner plus an Aperol Spritz on arrival and bubbly at midnight. The village Idiot will also be offering a non-dinner option as well Aperol Spritz activation and drink specials, Beach swag giveaways and prizes for best dressed of course.

Dinner and Party R850 p/p (from 7 – 10 PM)
Spectacular 3 course dinner, welcome drink, and midnight bubbly.

Party Only
Pre- Sale Entry from 9pm – R100 p.p.
Includes a glass of bubbly at midnight and you get to skip the line!

At the door entry on the night from 10 pm – R150 p.p.
Includes a glass of bubbly at midnight.

Reservations Essential: Email: OR call: 021-4181548

Purchase Tickets | Join the event online | Visit the website

La Boheme – New Year’s Eve Dinner

End your year in style, with great food and wine and fabulous company at La Boheme! Enjoy an impressive wine selection, of which over sixty are available by the glass and unforgettable dining experience just a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant is under the watchful eye of chefs that are both imaginative and experienced and will be serving a delicious and perfectly plated set menu, using only the freshest ingredients available.

Usher in 2020 along the Atlantic seabord at La Boheme – take a front-row seat outside and revel in the NYE hustle and bustle of the Mother City or if you prefer, step inside and experience the intimate climate that provides the perfect meeting place for both friends and strangers alike, this New Year’s Eve.

Cover Charge: R750 per person – A special set menu, the perfect way to end off your year (contact below for more info)

Reservations Essential: OR call 0214348797

Make a Reservation | Visit the website


Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre and set in a charming urban winery, Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro is a the ultimate meeting place for wine lovers this New Year’ Eve.

If you love flavoursome, down-to-earth food and are curious about the world of wine then you’ll love what Bouchon have planned for their NYE celebration. Bouchon’s winelist embraces both local and international gems which allows you the opportunity to discover and enjoy spectacular wines from around the world by the glass.

If you’re looking for a  sophisticated yet relaxed food and wine experience to end off your year in style, the reserve your spot Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro. The sophisticated urban hangout will be offering a glass of bubbles or sangria on arrival this NYE, followed by a stream of decadent tapas plus, dessert, coffee and a digestif to end off!

R800 per person (Includes service charge)
A glass of bubbles or sangria on arrival, a variety of tapas to be served all night.
Dessert, coffee/tea and a digestif

Reservations Essential: email: OR call: 021 422 0695.

Make a Reservation | Visit the website

Tequila Town – Mexican Fiesta NYE

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Cape Town’s coolest new Bar and Restaurant – Tequila Town boasts a newly renovated and spectacular vibe. Tequila Town will host it’s first New Year’s Eve with no cover charge and the freedom to chose what you like from the delicious menu as well over 1oo different Tequilas to choose from. The fiesta kicks off at 6 PM at Tequila Town in Waterkant Street. Expect great food and drinks with some amazing entertainment at newly opened is the hidden gem!

Reservations Essential: 021 4183020 OR

No Cover Charge | Join the event online | Visit the website

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront – New Years 1920’s Speakeasy Cocktail Party

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Step back 100 years and dance the night away at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront’s 1920s inspired New Year’s Eve cocktail party. Enjoy marina and harbour views and spectacularly classy dining experience. Guests are also encouraged to dress in their best 1920’s style.

R1650 per person. Includes welcome drink on arrival, live entertainment and canapés. At midnight enjoy the magical fireworks display with a glass of sparkling wine. A cash bar will be available.

Reservations Essential: Call: 021 441 3000 OR email: | No Under 18’s

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Sotano on Bree – NYE – Cocktails & Dreams

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Revel in an evening of Cocktails and Dreams at Sotano on Bree this New Years Eve! Sotano on Bree’s cocktail-themed NYE party in collaboration with Tanqueray is the ultimate city dinner party! Dress in your favourite island-style shirt, think bold florals and flirty, pretty summer attire, and party to the tunes of local DJ’s from 7 PM till late!

Start the evening with a Tanqueray welcome drink and enjoy delicious canapés and beautifully created cocktails or why not book one of the limited tables of six available, which includes a bottle of Tanqueray and Fitch & Leedes mixers.

Cover Charge: R450 includes Sotano Canapés & Tanqueray Cocktail on arrival

Table Bookings: R3500 including six tickets, bottle of Tanqueray and Fitch & Leedes mixers. Limited availability!

Reservation Essential. Please note: Full payment is required to secure your bookings: Call: 021-422 0567 OR email:

Make a Reservation | Join the event online | Visit the website

Aces’n’Spades Bar – No Bull Sh*t NYE Party

Cape Town’s electric rock n roll bar, Aces’n’Spades Bar returns with their 8th annual New Year’ Eve celebration in the heart of the Mother City. In true Aces style, the popular establishment will present a no-fuss NYE experience, with no cover charge, frills or bullshit. Come as you are and end your year they anyway you like!

Rock into the New Year with the Aces family and kick off with a complimentary welcome cocktail and 50% off selected booze from 8 PM onward and resident Dj The Robfather from 1OPM till late!

No Cover Charge | Join the event online | Visit the website

Darling Brew – Woodstock – New Year’s Eve Party

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Darling Brew Woodstock is where it’s at for #nye2019 if you love beer and food! Darling Brew has become synonymous with their ethos of slow-brewed beer – ‘Slow Beer’ is not only the name of Darling’s first brew, but it is also their philosophy, encompassing all of their signature beers, highlighting each one’s slow fermentation process and why it’s superior to mass-produced beer.

Darling Brew Woodstock opened their doors to the public earlier this year in March 2019, bringing the extensive range of Darling Brew craft beers closer to craft beer lovers in Cape Town. Offering a truly unique dining experience featuring gourmet burgers, exceptional beer, cocktails and fine malt whiskies all set within a trendy space and the Woodstock foodie and beer district makes this a must for you New Year’s Eve consideration!

Darling Brew Woodstock will their NYE celebration at a lush pool bar with welcome drinks and snacks with DJ entertainment all evening long from 6 PM till late!

Cover Charge: R199 Per Person | 4th Floor Pool Bar
• Welcome drinks & snacks
• Live DJ Entertainment
and a lovely view to match!

Reservations Essential | Call: 074 328 1405 or email:

Make a Reservation | Join the event online | Visit the website

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