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Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27(0)21 4219820
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Doha
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went here for dinner and it was the most disappointing dinner we had in Cape Town. We should have done our homework better, and as soon as we walked in we realised that we probably should have organised something else but we persevered with it as we were hungry and we did not have time to... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We never miss an opportunity to eat here when in Cape Town. Its not fine dining but what it does (and there is plenty of choice) it does superbly. Well managed and food quality is exceptional.

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Paris, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The terrace has a great view on the Victoria waterfront and the Table Mountain. The staff is very good, especially the boss who gives great advice on the extensive Wine list. We ended up with a great sauvignon blanc followed by a blend pinotage-merlot. Lamb chops were excellent too.

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Leicestershire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great tempura prawns but the steaks and lamb chops were OK but I've tasted better. Service was reasonable but among so many other restaurants at the Waterfront it was hard to see anything other than pretty average fare and service. Went there on our first night of a two week holiday but did not return, I think that says everything.

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Hoogstraten, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We wanted to have dinner on a terrace at the V&A and this one looked cosy and inviting. The staff are very friendly, you do not have to wait for your food, the priced are reasonable, even for the wines. We had a sirloin and a mixed grill on a skewer, baked just like we requested and very tender and... More

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review us on this site. We appreciate all feedback from guests, whether positive or negative. We are delighted to read that you had a pleasant experience at our restaurant and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Barry More

burgess hill
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our first night in Cape Town and after looking at so many places to eat at the V&A we opted for City Grill! Very warm welcome and prompt though not rushed service. We all opted for a steak and some wine and had a good meal! It was quite chilly and so the heaters were on outside and blankets were... More

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

Hi Thank you for the review. I am delighted to read that our service and food lived up to expectation. Kind Regards Barry More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had to take a group of tourists for dinner and we had a prescribed menu: fish or steak and a dessert. The food was okay but the restaurant's acoustics are so bad that it was impossible to have any kind of conversation. It was not loud music, just the patrons conversations.

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

Hi Joleen Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. My manager checked on your guests during the evening and they gave us incredible feedback on the food. We take note of your noise complaint, but you have to understand that the whole restaurant was full on the night with several groups and one... More

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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

we chose the city grill as we wanted to try some authentic S. African meats and cuisine. The staff were helpful and attentive, the food was excellent. I had an Ostrich fillet steak, which has to be the best steak I've ever had! We managed two courses and two beers for less than £20 (UK) ...excellent value.

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

HI Mark Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate the amazing feedback. We are extremely customer driven and it is always great to hear such positive feedback. We hope to see you back here on your next visit to South Africa. Kind Regards Barry More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We choose this place after looking at the restaurants on the waterfront as we fancied some steaks and also I was drawn in by the blankets they provided, as it gets chilly at night on the waterfront. Our meal was excellent as well as the service as we asked to move to the edge of the water and they were... More

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

Hi Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate the review and hope to see you back here soon. Regards Barry More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Fantastic dinner at City Grill... Highly recommend the trio of SA platter! Our waiter Charles was new.. But did not detract from our evening. He was attentive and helpful. Any question he didn't know he found out. Made our night. Thank you Charles and City Grill!

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

Hi Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at City Grill Steakhouse. Hope to see you again soon. 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(0)21 4219820
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Steakhouse, Grill

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