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Banana Jam Trenchtown

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92-96 Station Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 448 0516
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Cary, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

UCT students love Monday night pizza night. For just R100, you get unlimited pizza and mixed drinks. Other nights of the week are quieter. The back patio is open on Mondays and there is music and it is always packed. The Diablo pizza is a favorite

Thank ChristineD32
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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251 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Tucked away in Obs, this place is very popular with students. The menu offers a wide variety of very reasonably priced meals, and a small selection of craft beers (could be more available) We ordered pizzas, including the famous Hold No Quarter, and we not disappointed. The toppings were plentiful and very tasty!

Thank GaryvE
Adelaide, South Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

In South Africa for my daughter's wedding we cam here with some of the bridal crew. Great food, great atmosphere and a great feel to it. What more can I say? It came with the groom's recommendations and we highly approved afterward!

Thank evelynvdH
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The owner is extremely friendly and the food and drinks are very reasonably priced! I recommend this place for drinks and snacks any time of the week. Great food, great prices!

Thank AlainMartheze
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We went there for a birthday party. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was alive, and the food was great. The burgers was big, the pizzas tasty, and the mussels starter was more than just a starter.

Thank bjda_1
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I like Banana jam because their standards are much higher than the average. They have a great selection of craft beers, and the food dishes are very tasty and there is a great selection to choose from. They make a good strawberry daiquiri too, and have a large selection of cocktails. I highly recommend the chili poppers.

Thank 2TravelBugsReview
Cape Town
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Service at Trenchtown has generally been exceptionally poor in the last year. On the 4 or 5 occasions we visited. The last time we visited we chose to leave and go elsewhere. We had especially chosen Trenchtown because we felt like Chilli Poppers and other Mexican-specific type food. It was an early Saturday evening and.........they were already out of... More 

Thank wtimmes
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Cheapest cocktails ever during Happy Hour! From $2 AUD. Fun quirky place that serves cocktails, beers & great snack food. One complaint is people smoking in outdoor area with windows wide open the cigarette smoke goes straight to inside seating area. Very unpleasant!

Thank relaxingaussies
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Liked that you could choose four different pizza's in one, made the variety magnificent and the pizza tasted great.

Thank Wian1994
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

While the pizza is good I was a little disappointed otherwise. Was hoping for Caribbean food but the menu is more American. Nothing Ital. Only one veg pizza. The live music was very mediocre surfer-grunge. On a Saturday night? I doubt I'll go back.

Thank Nadia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, Pub, Caribbean, Pizza, Barbecue, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-96 Station Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 0516
Banana Jam Trenchtown is the new place to come and sip on cocktails while enjoying The Carribbean taste for amazing food and irie vibes in Observatory, Cape Town. We have an awesome venue with our very own beach and two fully equiped bars, fully stocked kitchen and some of the most awesome staff in the industry, come join us and see what all the hype is about.
Happy Hour on cocktails 5pm - 6pm daily.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?