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Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant

Granger Bay V&A Waterfront, 8005, South Africa
021 4250551
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Ranked #496 of 1,572 Restaurants in Cape Town
Cuisines: Café, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, the Grand Cafe & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach Cafe culture – the only one of its kind in Cape Town. Offering a unique experience the tactile decadence completes the trendsetting design offering a cafe style dining experience on the deck or beach with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I popped in for a couple of beers at about 6pm and headed straight for the cash bar on the sand. Whie waiting over 20 minutes at the small, sticky counter I saw the barman using his hands to scoop ice complete with bits of grub into glasses. A lot of the drinks were out of stock. When I realized... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Grand is my favourite restaurant in Cape Town. Situated at very popular location, V & A Warerfront, Grand is one of the few restaurants on the beach. It has two sitting areas - one open on the beach and one inside covered area. Sitting outside on a good warm day one could enjoy best sea views and some good food.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Friday in December. Nice mix of locals and tourists. Sat on the deck off the beach which I think is best on a hot day, which it was. View over the sea nice but lets face it Cape Town on a perfect day can put lip stick on a lot of pigs. Biggest issue was with the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ambiance: an old boat shed with chandeliers and persians on the floor and a huge wooden deck looking out onto a white beach and blue sea! Food: huge pizza, seafood, meat and salads. All worth eating but some are over priced. Wine and cocktails: good selection of both! Quality wines by the glass. Service : this varies depending on how... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Appetizers and dinner by the beach and the water. Good variety of drinks and small dishes as appetisers on a clear and sunny afternoon. Fresh fish and veggies were delicious too.You cannot be in Cape Town without going to the Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went there for dinner during our CapeTown visit with friends from France. Seafood platter arrived with 7 rotten mussels. Told waiter who in turn took to manager, arguement between themselves and the very simple response" sorry kitchen staff did not sort out properly!" no manager interaction, no gesture from management. For that price, I recommend another place, bad managerial skills... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had the sea food platter. It was amazing. Well stocked wine list. Somehow pricey Excellent service. Certainly we will be back.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had lunch in August 2014 at this beautiful terrace / restaurant. I had a white fish with parmesan, vegetables and sauces. Very very tasty local dish.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I went to The Grand Cafe for lunch on Saturday, October 5th. It was a sunny and hot day in Cape Town and we were looking for a light lunch. The restaurant has a perfect setting and on a day like that, with your feet in the sand, there is not much that can beat the ambiance... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

In season the tables are all moved outside and my friend and I had one right at the water's edge. The view cannot be beaten. Prices are fair enough, the staff are pleasant and the food and cocktails are great. No reason to postpone your visit any longer!

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Address: Granger Bay V&A Waterfront, 8005, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 4250551
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
Cuisine: Café, Bistro

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