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City Grill

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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Grill
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Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 9820
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Established in 1999, the City Grill is the oldest steakhouse in the V&A...
Established in 1999, the City Grill is the oldest steakhouse in the V&A Waterfront. We invite you to discover a truly South African experience… so gather family and friends for a feast of flavour at the City Grill! A place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and South Africa is the flavour of the month, every month!
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 20
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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 of 5 stars
First Time Diner

I ate at the City Grill during a recent business trip to Cape Town. There are many different eating places to dine but as I was on the hunt for some SA grub this place had the menu to satisfy that desire. I thought the food was great (full SA game was on my plate). The bill did take some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
KT16_Chertsey
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Chertsey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Chertsey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I ate at the City Grill during a recent business trip to Cape Town. There are many different eating places to dine but as I was on the hunt for some SA grub this place had the menu to satisfy that desire. I thought the food was great (full SA game was on my plate). The bill did take some... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times over the years and have been so impressed with the quality of the aged steak and the enthusiasm of the staff, that had all but disappeared. There is a depressing altitude from our waiter and it would stem from whoever manages thid once fine establishment. They really need to have a close look at... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback, positive or negative. We are extremely disappointed to read your review. We have sent you a direct message in order to get more detail of the evening to assist us with our investigation. Please accept our sincere apology for the poor service and food you received. Kind Regards Guest Relations More 

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

we had a lovely view seated at an outside table. The server was prompt and friendly. My steak was ordered medium rare but came medium well. Two managers came by to ask if they should cook a replacement steak. That seemed obvious to me. I answered "yes" both times. I had ordered a side of veggies which sat there getting... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are disappointed to read about all of the errors that happened on the evening. We will investigate and take necessary action, as our policies were not followed during the evening. Thank you once again. Regards Barry More 

Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We frequent City Grill regularly, as a couple, with friends and with family. This is our go-to if we are not adventurous and want to be guaranteed a good steak, good service and a great table overlooking the walkway next to the quay at V&A. Never been disappointed in the food or service.

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to read that our steak was up to the standard that you would expect from City Grill Steakhouse. Kind Regards Barry More 

falmouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While in Cape Town we ate out often at V and A waterfront. City Grille by US standards is excellent and due to the currency exchange an exceptional value. My wife had an asparagus pasta dish that was superb and only cost about seven US dollars. I tried a dish that had several native African meats which were very tasty... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review. We appreciate the wonderful feedback. Regards Barry More 

UK
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153 reviews 153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stopped by here because we were very hungry and there was no queue. The food was fine, not the best we had in South Africa but certainly tasty and edible. Portions were not as vast as in other establishments which, to be honest, was a good thing. There was a television showing football in the corner of the restaurant... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review. We are disappointed to read that we couldn't live up to your expectations. We will definitely investigate, as we get various wonderful reviews on a daily basis regarding the quality of our meat. Regards Barry More 

Bad Homburg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent food, fantastic meat, very good wine. The service is amazing, very friendly people suggestion you good African food. I suggest to come here.

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted that we could live up to expectation. Kind Regards Barry More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The waiters and manager paid special attention to ensuring we had a great dining experience. The food was amazing and it has a great location on the V&A Waterfront.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Food was delicious and steak was cooked to perfection! The staff was attentive and very nice. We loved it... Oh and make sure to get the garlic bread! Seriously the best I ever had!!!!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The menu here is full of choice and the staff are very attentive. The waiter was very patient and assisted with choice when asked. I had the fillet steak which was easily the best steak I've ever had. I think the elderly man at the table next to me agreed as he was making sex noises as he ate his... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you back here in the near future. Kind Regards Barry More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 9820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Established in 1999, the City Grill is the oldest steakhouse in the V&A Waterfront. We invite you to discover a truly South African experience… so gather family and friends for a feast of flavour at the City Grill! A place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and South Africa is the flavour of the month, every month!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?