Place Review: StarDust Theatrical Dining

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@ Stardust Cape Town

A few months ago I started a freelance gig in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, with the result that I had to take the bus along the main road to work. En route one morning I noticed the signage for StarDust. Although I’ve heard of the restaurant before now, I took riding past it daily as a sign that this was where hubby and I had to celebrate my birthday. I could not have chosen a better spot.

stardust cape town woodstock ceiling music notes
The ceiling at StarDust Cape Town

Performers double up as waiters at this trendy spot in the Mother City’s ever-popular Woodstock suburb. I’ve heard that it’s very difficult to get a job at StarDust, and it shows, as these entertainers are all super-talented and certainly know how to strut their stuff.

Entertainment
With tunes like Paradise Road, Love on Top and My Girl (to name just a few) rendered at top-notch quality, one early on feels that this experience is money well spent. Gals and guys can sing and dance, and are very engaging, so there’s no time for audience members to be coy. And with it being my birthday, I even ended up on stage!

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Image credit: StarDust

Food and Drink
We opted for Set Menu #1 at R295. And by opted I mean that we were convinced by the very persuasive performer/waiter pictured above (middle).
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The starter consisted  of Mediterranean tapas; the mains were Assado beef, Moroccan fish tagine and Chicken Piccata; and for dessert a combination of crème brûleé, chocolate malva and halva ice-cream. I believe the word is “scrumptious”.

stardust food dessert set menu 2

They also have a variety of drinks on offer. We opted for the Spier Signature Chardonnay which went down a treat.

In conclusion
For one of the best nights of your life, go to StarDust Cape Town. This is by no means a cheap experience, but as I mentioned before, totally worth it. Remember to book and if you don’t have a designated driver, be sure to call an Uber to take you home!

Do return to The Entertainment Journal for more tasty reviews.

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