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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Very good food

The food was awesome! Had one of the best steaks here. The waiter was very friendly and the service was good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Leroy K
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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iainmak328
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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Cornelius, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food was awesome! Had one of the best steaks here. The waiter was very friendly and the service was good as well.

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Bucharest, Romania
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57 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

eating there 2 time during my stay in CT was good choice. tasteful food.yet they missed some of the meat on the menu,the wine selection was good,quite expensive but not outrageous. staff was polite,quite well trained in pairing the wine with the food. for sure for a regular decent meal is a good option.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

For me eating is like an adventure and at City Grill a had one....the skewer was my best one,all that different meats mmmm. just thinking of it makes me hungry

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New York City, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Food and service were both good but not outstanding! Tried zebra which was prepared well and tasty. Wife had a trio that included oxtail and ostrich--again good but not great. Daughter had babootie (sp) which was also good but not great. This place rfeminded us of your typical tourist focused restuarant.

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

Hi Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that the food was good, but disappointed to hear that you felt we were very much a tourist restaurant. We have huge local support and have become known all around the world for our quality steaks and excellent service. We look forward to your next visit. Regards Barry More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Cape Town central has lots of big lavish restaurants. I went to the grill with some friends .we got a great place to sit. Cold beers and the waitress took our orders. Which she read back to each of us. The steak was perfect. As good as the ones I had in Argentina.

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

Hi Thank you for the review. We are in full agreement with you regarding the quality of our steaks. Look forward to your next visit. Regards Barry More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

City grill is a good restaurant with friendly service. portion are a little bit small, but quality is good. good wine selection. position excellent

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

Hi Thank you for the lovely positive review. We are delighted to read that you had a great time. Regards Barry More 

Ascot England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Do go here, staff are great, food is great and prices are so.... Great. What's not to like! We had starters, mains, a bottle of wine and it came to less than £40 for two!

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

Hi Thank you for the review. We agree 100% regarding the quality of the fillet and we also believe it is great value for money. Thank you once again. 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

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?