Cape Town’s best kept secret is out; the B&F Bar at Old Bank is the perfect place to relax after a long day.
The conservation of historic heritage is kept alive through vintage interiors, edgy designs and nostalgic elements. B&F keeps it classy with world-class wine, gin, cocktails and whiskey selections.
Warm, elegant and welcoming; guests are instantly transported to a feel-good era. Allow yourself to relax while you enjoy your old favourite or try something new from our impressive selection of beverages and new, hard-to-resist, trends.
Located in the heart of the Mother City, this modern bar offers first class customer service and the opportunity to savour in attention to detail and the warmth of true Lion Roars hospitality – business or pleasure, the scene is set so sit back and relax.
BEHIND THE NAME
Built at the turn of the nineteenth century, this graceful and storied old dame was bought by the Dutch Bank and Credit Union for South Africa - what we know now as Nedbank. This was the first Nedbank building in Cape Town, and remained an old bank, for the next 118 years until us at Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges took her over in 2020.
Both of her two architects had much in common. They were both young, both driven, both named William and both professionally trained in Australia.
W. Black did his articles in Melbourne, and W. Fagg in Hobart, Tasmania. We have their firm, Black & Fagg, to thank for the many intricately detailed buildings that grace Cape Town and surrounds.
Old Bank was built bang in the middle of the Victorian and Georgian periods.