Murder Mystery Dinners 2019: Where Killers Get Their Just Desserts!

Murder Mystery Dinners 2019: Where Killers Get Their Just Desserts! Murder Mystery Dinner Portland

Thrilling entertainment and a multi-course meal are on the cards at these exciting events.

Lovers of mystery novels and whodunnit movies are in for a treat at these murder-mystery dinners hosted throughout the year at different Cape Town restaurants – at the end of which the murder culprit will be revealed.

How it works

Once you have booked for one of the dinners, you will receive an email a week before the event with information about your character (personality, profession and background). At each table there are eight characters (suspects), while inspectors (the organisers of the dinner) walk around, offering clues and facilitating the process.

A minimum of two is required when booking: you can get a few friends together to form your table of eight, or you can join some strangers to make a group. On arrival, you are offered welcome drinks (which would be for your own account) during which the dead body is discovered (no staged crime scene, as that would be a little too grim), and the mystery party begins. Clues are presented with each course and, by dessert, the murderer is revealed.

So go ahead and book your table! Someone has to solve these dastardly murders.

Murder Mystery Calendar for 2019

An Enchanted Nightmare

The last will and testament of Dr Jack Ripper is set to be unveiled and, as per his final request, all beneficiaries are required to attend one last dinner at his estate before the event. After gathering in the library for drinks, guests start to feel drowsy.
They lose consciousness, and wake up to find the dead bodies of some of their fellow guests scattered throughout the mansion. Is this a hangover from hell, or does their host have something hellish in store for them?
Date 31 May 2019
Time 7.05pm
Dress code Character-driven
Dinner Three-course meal, and a mystery to solve
Venue Beluga, 70 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Cost R425

Voodoo in the Big Easy

Mardi Gras celebrations go awry as the body of Edgar Degas is found hanging in the deserted library, accompanied by a voodoo doll. With rumours of foul play, get lost in the spellbinding mystery, unearth skeletons in various closets and investigate the apparent suicide amid the steamy New Orleans setting.
Date 28 June 2019
Time 7.05pm
Dress code 1970s Mardi Gras
Dinner Three-course meal, and a mystery to solve
Venue Knife Restaurant, Corner Century Boulevard, Rialto Road, Century City
Cost R450

Murder on the River Styx

Step through the bloodcurdling gates of the Underworld, and discover the true identity of deceased Captain Charlie. It appears as though a potent killer is on the loose, and it’s your job to unveil the shadowy plot, stare down the three-headed hell hound and find the real monster behind the mystery.
Date 26 July 2019
Time 7.05pm
Dress code Character-driven
Dinner Tapas, and a mystery to solve
Venue Fork Tapas and Pinchos Bar, Long Street, Cape Town
Cost R450

An Uninvited Guest

Take your seat at the table of famed gyspy seer Madame Zostra and unveil the festering root of the Lovecraft’s family curse. Since the skeleton of an unknown victim was found in the mansion, supernatural activity has haunted the house and its occupants. Be wary of creaking staircases and shadowy figures in the night. Brave a trip to the Lovecraft mansion and try solve the mystery before losing your own sanity.
Date 30 August 2019
Time 7.05pm
Dress code Character-driven
Dinner A platter-to-table dinner, and a mystery to solve
Venue Simons at Groot Constantia
Cost R570

The Show Must Go On

The Big Top circus burnt to ash a century ago, and according to old newspaper clippings, deceased bodies were never found, and the cause of the fire is unknown. Come prepared to get trapped in a slice of time revisiting the scene of the crime, as you attempt to unveil the truth behind the mysterious blaze.
Date 27 September 2019
Time 7.05pm
Dress code Character-driven
Dinner Three-course meal, and a mystery to solve
Venue TBC
Cost TBC

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