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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
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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
Traditional meets modern

City Grill have done a great job in a saturated area for restaurants. Catering for the tourist market as well as the locals the choices are excellent and fairly priced. Tough to stand out on the V&A Waterfront but the friendly staff, prompt service, local entertainment and varied menu choices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Drlbla
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Stockholm, Sweden
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There was nothing in the world wrong with the food and drink but then in South Africa that's setting the bar really low. A good steak and a good bottle of wine is not a lofty expectation. On this occasion we had a decent stake (the carnivour in the party) and a decent salad (the healthier-minded) and a perfectly fine... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

City Grill have done a great job in a saturated area for restaurants. Catering for the tourist market as well as the locals the choices are excellent and fairly priced. Tough to stand out on the V&A Waterfront but the friendly staff, prompt service, local entertainment and varied menu choices certainly makes them competitive. Well done.

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Mauritius
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Quality of the food served there was excellent and is definitely value for money. The staff is also very helpful and nice.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was a great dining experience introducing us to local culinary highlights. We had the mixed venison skewer (crocodile, ostrich, warthog, springbok and venison sausage) and it was breathtakingly delicious)! Wonderful dining - definitely highly recommend. Staff was very nice and explained every culinary delight in detail.

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Barry More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you are looking for an amazing meal on the V&A Waterfront, then look no further. Upon arrival we were seated straight away which had lovely views of the waterfront. Our waiter was prompt and easy to deal with. We had steaks for our main which were cooked to absolute perfection - something my partner struggles with as he has... More 

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Barry More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The restaurant is situated in the Waterfront so it’s central to the CBD and Green Point area. The restaurant has a warm and relaxed atmosphere so it’s wonderful for couples wanting to have a nice romantic dinner, a social dinner with friends or with family. The staffs are friendly, patient and very helpful. The food is excellent, steaks are top... More 

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Barry More 

Table View, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant is located directly on waterfronts shore with view over the hole waterfront. The staff is very friendly and the food delicious. Try the cheesecake as dessert and you will know what I mean. You are able to sit inside and outside as well. If there is blowing a cold wind they have blankets. Very nice location.

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Barry More 

cape town
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have not eaten Red meat in about 10 years. Tonight for some unknown reason I felt like a steak. Having been to the City Grill once before we decided to go there for their winter special which lasts till the end of August. THe Rump or SIrloin or Fillet were less 50%. Both hubby and I went for the... More 

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Barry More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one place which is know for the variety of meat that it serves.. Kudu, Springbok, Crocodile, Zebra .. to name a few!! The service is quite good and as a one off place its definitely worth the visit.

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Barry More 

UK
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We wanted to try out the various meats that you wouldn't normally get to try back home and from the menu, this place fitted the bill. We opted to sit outside (it's currently winter in SA!) but the heaters and blankets help keep you warm. Great selection of starters to choose from and if you want to try the local... More 

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. 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, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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