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Signal Restaurant Waterfront

West Quay Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 410 7100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $199
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: With panoramic views of Signal Hill, Signal Restaurant provides a welcome setting on the water's edge. The menu is a unique combination of flavours incorporating influences from the many cultures that called upon this region in days gone by. The aged yellowwood furniture juxtaposed with crisp white linen, all skillfully positioned in the glow of the eccentric hand-crafted chandeliers sets the atmosphere for a new level of hip hotel dining.
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Cheshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Wood paneling, nice bar and very good service. We had the tasting menu with wine. Sommelier was knowledgeable and the wines were really good. The crayfish was particularly nice but I didn't warm to the oyster starter. If I was to be really critical they should have carried my wife's drink to the table and been quicker to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not sure why this place was not rated higher in all of CapeTown because the room, service and the meal were TOP NOTCH! Highly recommend for couples looking for romance or a business meeting. When we are back in South Africa, we will come back to Signal!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We ate at Signal Restaurant the first day we arrived at The Cape Grace. The food was delicious. Though they fumbled our Tasting Menu and didn't match the wines appropriately, it was an overall good time.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had dinner at Signal restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The dining area is beautiful, well-lit and stylishly decorated. The food was delicious, my main course was to die for! Our waiter (Wellington) was most entertaining and enthusiastic. A fantastic evening all-round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had dinner a few nights ago at Signal in the Cape Grace Hotel near the waterfront. The service was impecable and the food fabulous! Dinner with wine cost half of what it would in the states. I would definitely go back if ever to Capetown again.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Signal at the Cape Grace Hotel is a lovely restaurant. Nice traditional decor with impressive chandeliers. Smartly dressed waiting staff - incredibile but they were much smarter than the diners. Excellent fillet steak, beautifully rare. Interesting tasting menu with wine pairing. Very attentive staff, Thank You Wellington!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to Signal for a romantic evening. We weren't disappointed. We had the tasting menu. The food was excellent and the wine was good. I prefer wine with a bit more body, especially as some of the food overpowered the wine at times. However, a couple of courses stood out for me. The poached crayfish and wine pairing was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had booked dinner for Christmas Eve about a month in advance, before travelling to Cape Town (as we had read previously that Signal was excellent and very popular). Unfortunately, whilst the food was excellent, there were a few shortcomings which made our experience quite a negative one. Firstly, we turned up (on time), to be walked through a beautifully... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have had many 'tasting' menus, and they can be a strain on the chef. This meal was superb in every way and lived up to expectations with regard to the food. The timing between courses was just right. Every dish was perfect, and complemented the next. They were served straight from the kitchen. Well done indeed. Unfortunately, for us,... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had our wedding annivessary dinner at Signal on 19 December and the service was beyond what we expected. The food was just so perfect, well presented and fresh. Perfect ambiance and very attentive staff. Our waiter Steve was just on top of his game. We had Springbok and Norwegian Salmon, perfectly done to our expectation.The icing was our tour... More 

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Address: West Quay Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 410 7100
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Average Prices: USD 25 - 199
Cuisine: Contemporary, International

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