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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Restaurant and Location. Ok Steaks.

The food was good. Steaks were good once sent back to be cooked to correct doneness. Delicious mushroom sauce on the steaks and the fries were hot and yummy. Salad and large rolls (like kaiser rolls) served family style prior to dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was good. Steaks were good once sent back to be cooked to correct doneness. Delicious mushroom sauce on the steaks and the fries were hot and yummy. Salad and large rolls (like kaiser rolls) served family style prior to dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted to try out a restaurant that served more than just the typical foods we could get in the states, so we ended up at the City Grill in Victoria Wharf. the atmosphere was great, we were greeted with a shot of free port wine, and the first bottle of wine was on the house. The port was great,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I dined there last week. The service was great, but the food was well below average. The biltong starter, while large, was tasteless. The pork ribs I had for mains were too sweet and pretty tough. The cheesecake dessert, while enormous, was again not great - it wasn't a proper cheesecake!! The waitress I had was excellent, engaging and attentive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I enjoyed a great meal of pork ribs at the City Grill on the Watwrfront and, having eaten at several other Cape Town restaurants, they were the best I have tasted. The waiter was very attentive and his recommendation of a glass of Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc was spot on! I was even given a complimentary glass of sherry as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not as noisy as other waterfront restaurants, and a great steak! The venue is cleverly appointed and makes for a relaxed and secluded experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stunning Afro-Chic interior with inside & outside seating. Great selection of Game meats on offer. I sampled the ostrich kebab & succulent Springbok Steak and was pleasantly surprised. Very tasty house wine, love Leopards Leap Pinotage. Attentive service! Caters for kids & veggies too...if you're in the V&A do drop in and get your biltong to go!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I visited at about 3:30 pm on Sunday - so not busy and we "should" have got great service. First problem was the waiter telling my partner that they ONLY way they sell water was in 1 lt bottles - rip off we thought but ordered anyway - later in the meal we saw couple next to us ordering 250... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great value and very efficient service! Even though it was cold the heaters and planets provided warmth. Most definitely be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I recently visited city grill with my wife on a night out. I ordered the chicken cordon bleu. After about 5 minutes into the meal, I cut open the chicken from the top (had previously been eating around the edges) I am appalled to find that the entire centre of the chicken was raw !! I immediately called the waiter... More 

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

Dear Barry Thank you for voicing your dissatisfaction on this forum. We apologised on the evening for what went wrong on your table. We have a fantastic track record and these types of mistakes do not often happen at City Grill. We tried our best to resolve the problem on the evening. Once again, please accept our apology for your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Eventually got the food, steaks were not grilled well despite being requested, got the basting wrong.....

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Hi Would you be so kind as to send me a direct message with more information in order for me to do a proper investigation. We appreciate all feedback from guests, positive or negative. Kind Regards Barry More 

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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: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill

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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, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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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