There are loads of incredible rooftop bars to visit in Cape Town, but it’s always nice to add another must-visit sky bar to your list. If you’re in with what’s hot in Cape Town, you will no doubt have heard of the swanky new designer hotel that has just opened its doors in the inner-city. Located in the heart of Cape Town’s city bowl, the Gorgeous George hotel offers tourists and locals a stylish new place to hang out and take in the views of the city. And the best bit? It comes complete with a gorgeous jungle-themed rooftop bar and restaurant! Offering breathtaking views of the city and Table Mountain, Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George is sure to become your new-favourite place to sip on a G&T!
The new hotel development is situated perfectly inside two restored heritage buildings and is topped with a totally trendy rooftop hangout and restaurant. Headed up by chef Guy Bennett (previously of Franschhoek’s The Restaurant at Grande Provence), Gigi Rooftop is sure to appeal to the well-healed and those looking for a trendy place to meet up with friends and family for dinner and drinks.
Situated at a prime position on the sixth floor, of the new hotel, the restaurant and bar is a tropical paradise in the inner-city. With its wooden and terracotta-tiled pool deck, emerald-green glass-panelled swimming pool, and a myriad of potted plants, this rooftop spot is luxury resort living at its best.
Executive chef Guy Bennett serves up a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner selection for hungry customers. Promising a fresh take on modern classics, the menu offers something for everyone to enjoy. As for the drinks menu, this is sure to draw you in just as much as the food.
Developed by mixologist, Jody Rahme, the drinks menu offers a wide range of unique cocktails to make your tastebuds sing. Made using the highest quality ingredients and best international wines and spirits, these delicious drinks are the ideal sundowners for discerning guests. the bar offers a delectable fusion of modern and classic tiki-bar-inspired drinks. “It’s tiki dressed up,” says Rahme of his menu, “with very playful, exotic flavours served in an adventurous but super-chic, elegant way.”
For something truly exciting, try the George of the Jungle — a bourbon based, blended with super-premium gin, pineapple spekboom tepache, Italian liqueur and African ginger and strawberry syrup. Other must-try cocktails include the Carrot Me Away — a powerful twist of roasted carrot juice, mango cordial and beer vermouth shaken with premium American bourbon — as well as the El Pulque which pays homage to the rough and unvarnished agave with a combination of barrel-aged tequila mixed with gluhwein and housemade coconut oil liqueur to give it a smooth, sophisticated finish.
If it’s a vibe you want, this spot has it in spades! Apart from daily meals and drinks, the outdoor venue will also host poolside sessions complete with a crystal clear swimming pool and bar area for warm days and sundowners.
The Gorgeous George hotel and Gigi Rooftop bar are now open for bookings. For more information, visit the Gorgeous George website.