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Signal Restaurant Waterfront

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International, Contemporary
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West Quay Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 410 7100
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Description: With panoramic views of Signal Hill, Signal Restaurant provides a welcome...
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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  • 191
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had a fabulous dinner with friends! The reception was friendly and the service at the table efficient and not rushed. The decor was stylish and to the theme. Good wine list. Not often do you find that all the members of a group of six were so pleased by both the starters and the mains. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Johann S
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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183 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner with friends! The reception was friendly and the service at the table efficient and not rushed. The decor was stylish and to the theme. Good wine list. Not often do you find that all the members of a group of six were so pleased by both the starters and the mains. The Bobotie flavored Springbok... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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213 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely not befitting of a true 5-Star hotel like the Cape Grace . We were there for the 2nd sitting of Christmas dinner . The service was way to fast for us . Perhaps the staff wanted to get us in and out so they could go home early ? Within 2 minutes of sitting down we were served our... More 

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Thank Jack M
Somerset West
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We met some friends at the Cape Grace, and after we left them we decided to have Luncheon there, at their Signal Restaurant. I would say that we only wanted a light Luncheon, so this review will not have loads of courses to critique. The ambiance is a delight, plenty of room between the tables, the cutlery, linen and glass... More 

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Thank Mervyn C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited Signal Restaurant to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. It was a wonderful experience. The staff are all very attentive and go out of their way to make you feel special. Our waiter, Stephen provided us with impeccable service - from recommending delicious dishes to suggesting that we take our post-dinner whiskey in one of the lounges, and... More 

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Thank Aerontjie
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WE found the service and food to be up to standard with excellent service and views the waiter could not be more helpful

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1 Thank Louis W
South Africa
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining at its best. The Signal has never disappointed and has a wine list to match their menu selection standard.

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Beamish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Lovely views. Great service and very friendly staff. We had a lovely meal with gorgeous wine in a top class restaurant for around £50 The food was delicious and the staff delightful what more can I say.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guest of an overseas visitor and 4 people at our table ordered the beef fillet med/rare and all four were well done - what a disappointment!. The waitron did offer to return the meat but it would have caused a major embarrassment as we were not paying for my own meals. However the presentation of the starter and... More 

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Thank Nina V
Leuven, Belgium
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice decoration, nice details. I liked it. Top service with delicious mails. The buffet is not huge but very good. Morning buffet with view on the harbour, what else do you need?

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Sydney (formerly Redditch, UK)
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Signal as a little treat on New Years Eve for lunch. We were seated right at a window overlooking the big yachts in the marina. Our waitress was very knowledgable and helpful. The food was very good and all in all it was a very good meal experience. I would recommend eating at this great central Cape Town... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Quay Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 410 7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 199
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene

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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