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City Grill

Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27(0)21 4219820
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Miami
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice because the first time it was so good we went back again! Service was hands down the best we got in all ofCape Town. Fantastic management team made us feel so welcome and both Bobby and Willie were excellent servers. We also enjoyed talking with sommelier Shaun who gave great recommendations. My husband had the rib... More

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Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

out on dinner with friends , lovely decor and our waiter was so nice . if only the waiters uniform could be changed to something more stylish it would make the decor stand out more , but overall the food was amazing .

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had a great night out here at City Grill. They had a wide variety of African Game food at reasonable prices and which tasted delicious. The menu was helpful as it highlighted which dishes where traditional South African dishes. In particular the Skewer of meat was fantastic, as a way of trying multiple native animals in one dish. Overall... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at the City Grill on Wednesday and enjoyed it very much. Great food, especially the rib eye steak and the ostrich fillet. Both perfectly done as we wanted. Great service made our lunch more enjoyable with a stunning wine recommendation from Barry the manager. We will be back and can recommend them to anyone.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I recently received some good news and wanted to celebrate. I often feel that making a good meal at home is much better tasting and often better value for money, but I was feeling like a night out and thought I deserved a treat. My husband and I took some friends to City Grill for a meal. We all left... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

my last night in cape town after tough meetings all week, i decided to meet up with some friends for a nice steak and heard city grill was the place to go. the service was incredible waiters and managers alike showed us how important we were i think personally the best meal I've had in a very long time, not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a sirloin steak for lunch and thought the meat was of average quality. Service was good but I would not return.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

After being in the hotel and conference centre all week my husband and I had a chance to get out our last night in Cape Town. As the hotel had a shuttle to the V&A Waterfront we took the path of least resistance and went there. The reviews for City Grill (except for one recent one) were very good and... More

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

HI Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am extremely disappointed to read that you found the springbok to be uninspiring, as it is one of our most popular dishes and normally receive fantastic reviews on this. I apologize for this. I will definitely investigate with the chef and make the necessary changes where necessary. Thank... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

awful awful awful Stay away what a sad story sad because the owner does not realize how his investment ( passion?) is being systematically destroyed BUT then who really knows? Always 3 sides to a story The buck stops with the owner. Why are manager and staff uninspired? I find and I have understanding that it is sometimes in cases... More

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

Dear Sir We are sorry to hear about your poor experience at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to write this review on tripadvisor. As you can read from the other guests that have dined with us at City Grill Steakhouse, we have an extremely high ranking and excellent reviews for outstanding food and service. Your post concerns... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great food, great service and warm and cosy atmosphere at night . Terrace have heaters that keep you warm, and if that's not enough, there's even blankets. had a skewer that was massive. Kids had chicken strips and hot dogs. real traditional and just perfect for the little one too.

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that we lived up to expectation. We appreciate the support. Kind Regards Barry More

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