Their most popular cocktail was the Noritori Tea, a R360 cocktail made with Japanese whiskey and served hot with one description: “Don’t ask”. It's been described by the Cocktail Pilgrim, a respected member of many cocktail awards judging panels, as the best cocktail he’s ever had.
A small food menu is available to enhance the cocktail offering. They’ve added dim-sum and the duck bao is well worth a visit on its own.
When it first opened, an invitation and the bar’s location was only obtainable through word of mouth, but those who are curious to discover Cape Town’s best kept secret can make a booking online to receive a series of clues and — if you’re lucky — the secret location.
• The Art of Duplicity is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 6pm until late. Tables are reserved in two-hour time slots for an early seating and later seating (standing room is available should guests wish to stay longer), and group seating is limited to 10 guests per party. For reservations, visit: 170120.co.za