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Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant

Granger Bay V&A Waterfront, 8005, South Africa
021 4250551
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Ranked #417 of 1,447 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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Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

I know this is a strange title but it seemed like whatever we asked needed to be checked with 'my manager' Our server seemed to be living in fear of the manager. It is a great place to go, such a surprise, food is fair, shame that the 'paella butter' on my hake was frozen so didn't melt, though the... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A superb evening!! There's something about having your feet in the sand, when you have dinner!! Superb service, outstanding food - the best Crusted salmon I've had anywhere in the world!! Congratulations to the staff and management !! A pleasure to visit a world class restaurant in SA!! I look forward to my next visit to cape Town !!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were there on a lovely, sunny day in April. It's so nice to sit with your feet in the sand. The food was really good, but not excellent, service good but a little rushed. I would recommend this restaurant and our experience was probably not perfect as we were in a very large group. There is a little shop... More

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Buderim, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had an awesome dinner experience at The Grand. Table of 12 - having dinner on the beach. Beautiful evening overlooking the sea, great service and waiter, delicious food and great company. The rose' and seafood was 2nd to none! Thank you for the amazing evening! Wish we didn't live in Australia....and could visit more often.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A group of around 30 of us arrived at the restaurant at short notice on Saturday evening last week. The service was prompt and the seafood and meat platters were amazing. Enjoyed by all the party. Would recommend.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Waited 15 min in front at bar for one beer, one champagne. No glasses. No change. You are messing up your recources of good location with bad service.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We joined a couple of friends that claimed that Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant is an awesome experience. Well........besides the nice view it's a rip off. Well below standard food and service from unfriendly waiters and well over priced food and drinks. If only the food was on par to what they charge it will be worth it, I've had... More

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UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a find! We stumbled upon this chic and trendy hangout after strolling down from the waterfront along the walkway by the boulders. Looks like a warehouse from above, which it probably was and is now converted into an impressive dingin area and bar. Fab wine, great foos and a view to impress.

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Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A friend mentioned that I had to try the Grand cafe and Beach Restaurant on Bantry Bay and I have to say that this was one of the best meals I have had in Cape Town. We were seated by a wonderful gentleman( wish I got his name) and the service that we recieved was nothing short of sublime -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We live in Cape Town and have been going to this restaurant for years. Always a great lunch. However on the 5 March we had lunch there and paid by credit card as usual. Lo and behold a couple of days later unexplained flights were being booked and paid for on our Credit card on Mango, British Airways and Kulula.... More

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