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The Blue Room at Grub & Vine is our live music and cocktail lounge that pays homage to the soulful sounds of jazz and the blues. A collaborative venture between Grub & Vine's Chef Patron Matt Manning and well-known jazz artist Buddy Wells, the lounge also sports a state-of-the-art recording studio, where you'll catch musicians in action from time to time.

Located on the ground floor of 103 Bree Street, the Blue Room features a bespoke cocktail menu - with delicious concoctions such as the 'Ella Fizzgerald' (gin, lime, rhubarb, fennel and Brut MCC) and 'Muddy Waters' (Bourbon, dry sherry, vanilla maple and naartjie) - as well as a delectable selection of small plates for guests to nibble on.

The Blue Room is open for lunch from Monday - Friday, brunch on Saturdays and tapas and cocktails at night, while live performances from some of the country's top jazz, soul and blues artists will be a regular evening occurrence.

Reviews (199)

4.1 out of 5.0
Food 3.9
Value 3.8
Service 4.0
Ambience 4.5
  • Roxane V. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Elrich Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 24 Jan 23
    Great experience! Great host - thank you Henry! I was visiting CT - where I grew up - and took my overseas family members to the Blue Room. I/we will definitely return with future visits.

  • Estee Dined: 1 week ago
    2.5
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 21 Jan 23
    The music and atmosphere was lovely. The service not great. The options of mains are limiting especially for those who don’t eat pork. The menu is a bit over priced.

  • Soso D. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 0.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Kim T. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    1.8
    Food 1.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 14 Jan 23
    The performers were amazing but that is where the good experienced ended. The food was ridiculously over priced! R280 for a cheese and charcuterie board were you get three thin pieces of cheese, and 6 slices of meat with 2 cheese sticks and 8 crackers was an absolute joke. The curtains kept being opened to show random people walking by what was happening inside which was very distracting, especially as we had to pay R200 each to attend the event. When the performance was over we were told we need to leave our table or else pay R150 to stay and enjoy the “jam session”. We struggled to get drinks and any servers attention as they were very busy running up and down the stairs with food ( so I understand it is not their fault). The vibe I got from the evening was to cram as many people in and to make as much money as possible instead of looking after the people who had actually paid to be there. It is very sad as the performers were excellent and the venue is beautiful, hopefully they get it right

  • Åsa D. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    3.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Harvey L. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 08 Jan 23
    Excellant evening.Quality food,presumably same as Grub and Vine as we have eaten there previously,but not The Blue Room.Expensive by Cape Town standards,but not for Foreign currency. If you enjoy live Jazz then don't miss this venue.

    The Blue Room responded on Tue 10 Jan 23:
    Dear Lawrence. We are delighted that you had an excellent evening with us at The Blue Room. Thank you for your patronage and leaving us a great review. We hope to have you back again soon.

  • Sandra S. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 07 Jan 23
    Excellent on all levels!

    The Blue Room responded on Tue 10 Jan 23:
    Dear Sandra. Thank you for the excellent review. We always enjoy having you join us at The Blue Room. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  • Trisha F. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 07 Jan 23
    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and would definitely recommend this experience. The food is amazing, cocktail’s delicious and the performance spectacular.

  • Catherine K. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 07 Jan 23
    The experience was marvelous and infinitely better than any other jazz venue I have been to in recent years. Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves thoroughly and it’s an incredible night out. I ordered a cheese platter which took an extremely long time and got a cheese and charcuterie platter - the cheese was lovely. I was hoping for a dessert cheese plate with preserves and had ordered my drink accordingly. I had to get a different drink with the platter.

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  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 16h00 - 23h00
  • Thursday 16h00 - 23h00
  • Friday 16h00 - 23h00
  • Saturday 16h00 - 23h00
  • Sunday CLOSED