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Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant

Café, Bistro
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Beach road, 8005, South Africa
021 4250551
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, the Grand Cafe & Beach...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
5 stars

Grand Cafe and Beach is a Definate must when you in Cape Town. Fantastic service. Great food. Helpful staff. Watch guys on jetskis, while sipping on cocktails listening to chilled house music. Will always come back and will always recommend to everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Gregza3
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great location by the ocean with harbor view. The quality of service is below the average; you are welcomed from one member of the staff; another waiter is taking your drinks order, then another one comes for main courses, then another one is bringing you food/drinks (creating a bit of confusion honestly) Staff should be trained properly to work in... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Grand Cafe and Beach is a Definate must when you in Cape Town. Fantastic service. Great food. Helpful staff. Watch guys on jetskis, while sipping on cocktails listening to chilled house music. Will always come back and will always recommend to everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Bit of a strange one this to review as normally a 3 of less I wouldn't return, however I would go back to this place. The reason being is it is quite relaxing sat on the beach drinking cocktails and has a DJ playing music from 4pm. We enjoyed it there and stayed quite a while. However it's not great.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our yearly trip back to the wonderful Cape Town and Grand Beach just gets better and better! Okay the sun was still hot, the food still lovely, the setting still magical, the sand still warm,the staff still marvellous but this time to top it all,Darwin's special cocktails!! Boy can that man mix it!! I honestly can't think of a better... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My son took me the Grand while I was down in Cape Town on holiday and wow!! What a beautiful location to sit and take in the scenery, the ambience and the delicious food. We had no reservation but it was a week day and it was lunch time so we were very pleased to be placed at a table... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you looking to spend a great afternoon with your feet in the sand sipping cocktails and listening to great lounge music then the Grand is the place to go. Then food is average but the views and setting make up for it.....

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Jane L, Public Relations Manager at Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review, we have noted the comments on our Food and will address this with our Chef and team. We appreciate your comments, through this we can but only improve! Look forward to welcoming you back. Grand Africa Team More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were invited to a party to celebrate an up and coming wedding and this is a great venue for such an occasion, especially as we had just flown it from the cold. It is vibrant, fun and considering we were 50 people we were well looked after and the food was excellent. Tables set on the sand so wind... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came here on a Sunday evening and had no problem getting a table without a reservation. The vibe was laid back. Lots of people drinking, laughing, dancing and enjoying their meals. We were seated promptly and greeted by our waiter, who was very nice. We ordered the calamari starter, pasta and steak with potatoes and had a few mojitos.... More 

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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

fun setting for drinks on a beach next to the V&A but stick to the nice cold beer or wine if you want some alcohol in your drink. The worst cosmopolitan I have ever experienced. Tasted more like a sweet fruit drink. My husband ordered a straight vodka martini which was also a huge disappointment. Just couldn't taste any vodka!... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great setting on the beach in Granger Bay makes for a lovely relaxed dining experience. The menu, however, is very basic and hugely overpriced, and the food quality mediocre. Go for the experience, not for the food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach road, 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: 021 4250551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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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