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Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 9820
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
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 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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Guiseley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Visited with touring companions on 30th Sept 2014 the place was packed but were found a table for six. The view overlooking the harbour was spectacular with the subdued lighting just right. The staff were friendly, welcoming and courteous and we were served with our drinks promptly. The food was very good and tasty when it arrived. The steaks were... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Although the food is very nice and well presented, its a very busy restaurant so.... It takes some time for your food and drinks to arrive (my experience only) but its worth the wait. The bobotie is just awesome!!! Would order that every time! Wine is very good tasting. Atmosphere is very warm and friendly. A must.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

we ate here on our first night in Cape Town. It was perfectly "ok" but really nothing more than that. That said, the steak was fine and the wine was very good value. Definitely couldn't complain at the bill, good value for money but not a "special" experience. Three stars about sums it up; definitely a solid reliable restaurant.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The steaks and Ostrich were truly wonderful. The choice of wine were excellent as were the desserts also. The service was excellent as well. All topped off by the remarkable view of Table Mountain in the background.

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Herndon, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our first dinner in Cape Town did not disappoint. The City Grill on Victoria Wharf is a class act. We had lamb chops and Ostrich Kabob with a delightful South African Pinotage. The service was prompt, polite and friendly. The food came in quick order, was warm and done as ordered and a manager was on hand to check to... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We wanted to eat Kudu, but were somewhat dissappointed because the dish didn't actually have a lot of meat. Not like the steaks (where you know the amount of grams). Friendly service, nice location (at V& A waterfront harbour).

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barrynieuwoudtcg, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are extremely disappointed that we couldn't wow you with our food. As you can see from the many reviews on this site, we generally do have the wow factor with our guests. We however appreciate your feedback on the Kudu and will investigate. Kind Regards Barry More 

eastbourne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was our 4th time of going back to Cape Town. Each time we go back we always visit this restaurant at least 3/4 times whilst out there. The steaks are the best we have ever had anywhere in the world. They melt in your mouth. Best to book this restaurant in advance as they get very busy with tour... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the amazing review again. We appreciate your feedback. Regards Barry More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I spend some days in Cape Town around Year End 2014, together with our 4 daughters and one of their boyfriends. We were 7 people from Norway having dinner at City Grill 31 December. It was a success! We got a nice table outside, beautiful view of the wharf, the entertainment scene/show next to the restaurant and... More 

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barrynieuwoudtcg, General Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for joining us for your special NYE celebrations. We are delighted to read that you guys had a wonderful experience with us. Kind Regards Barry More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I ate here with my family of 4 dining outside on a warm sunny evening. The setting is excellent with stunning views of table mountain and the waterfront. We ordered a variety of starters such as springbok, garlic rolls and a biltong dish all of which were all fine. Not great. Nothing special but just fine. The service at times... More 

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Dublin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a lovely Steak here, the staff were lovely, the decor was lovely but the wifi was poor. Good food for a good price and would recommend without hesitation.

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Additional Information about City Grill

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

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