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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty and excellent service!

We loved the blankets on each chair - in case it gets cold. The fool is delicious. Prices are slightly high for the portion size that is offered, so one is somewhat disappointed when the food comes and it seems a little on the small side. My salad leaves were a little less fresh, so I sent it back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, staff approachable friendly, knowledgeable about menu.... So much food on the plate, but all really good ....enjoyed it very much.

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went here w/ a group of 8 of us. The food was excellent on both nights we ate here. The only thing that we had that was not amazing was the biltong sausage which was hard and crumbly although some people like that and look for it. I prefer mine a little moister and chewy.

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Bergeggi, Liguria, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Expecting to taste local food and excellent grill experience, I ended up with an expensive but lousy dinner. Wine was ok, Ostrich meat acceptable but the fried onions were soggy ,and the pumpkins reheated. The food quality doesn't correspond to the price.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location and fantastic food...possibly the best steak Diane I've ever eaten in my life! We chose this restaurant primarily on the location,, availability of outdoor seating for a large family party and the wide selection of foods available on their menu. I was prepared for the food to be ok, but nothing to write home about. Their were 16... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

After being seated fairly quickly I ws given a menu. It was a long time between being seated and somebody coming to take my order, and then he only asked for my drinks order... So I had to wait a further 10-15 mins for him to come back and take my food order. Food was lovely, restaurant had a nice... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We loved the blankets on each chair - in case it gets cold. The fool is delicious. Prices are slightly high for the portion size that is offered, so one is somewhat disappointed when the food comes and it seems a little on the small side. My salad leaves were a little less fresh, so I sent it back for... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very nice restaurant which serves excellent quality meat. The service is reasonable and the price is good. I had a huge piece of steak for about what it would cost to buy in a supermarket in the UK. It was cooked to my liking and it was probably the best meat I had during my stay. This is not a... More 

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you had a great evening with us. We look forward to your next visit. Regards Barry More 

iainmak328
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are here twice in Cape Town , had the Giant Grilled Skewer!!! Crocodile Kudu Warthog Ostrich Springbok Utterly utterly amazing food and setting overlooking the marina. Really hope to be back to SA soon.

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

Hi We are delighted that you had such a great experience with us. We look forward to you joining us again in the near future. Regards Barry More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
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306 reviews 306 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very cheap, that's the good news. My shrimp tempura was cornbread and flour battered and fried. Not exactly " tempura ". I did eat them after peeling batter off. The Greek salad I tried to eat but it just wasn't what I expected. The manager asked if okay, took the complete salad away. And no adjustments were made. My impression... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your feedback. We are extremely disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience at our establishment. We will investigate your concerns, as we normally receive fantastic reviews on those items. Thank you for brining this to our attention. Kind Regards Barry More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Ate here a couple of times while in Cape Town. As with all Cape Town restaurants the standard is very high and the prices excellent compared to the U.K. A 10 oz sirloin steak cost about £8 which for a restaurant with views over the waterfront and outside seating is fantastic in my opinion. Service was very good and when... More 

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful positive feedback. 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: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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