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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, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good quality of the dinner, waiting time a bit longer

I have visited the restaurant with the group of 60 persons in January. The quality of the dinner was very good, but the staff from beginning a litle bit chaotic, not well managed. If you plan to have a group dinner, please, simply visit the restaurant in the afternoon and clarify everything, but be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jiri B
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited the restaurant with the group of 60 persons in January. The quality of the dinner was very good, but the staff from beginning a litle bit chaotic, not well managed. If you plan to have a group dinner, please, simply visit the restaurant in the afternoon and clarify everything, but be sure, that the same person on... More 

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Thank Jiri B
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our first dinner in Cape Town at City Grill and it gave us a great introduction into the delicious food the city has to offer. I had the ostrich steak, which was cooked perfectly. Our server was great, offering her favorite items and how she recommends it to be prepared. I also enjoyed the patio view and being... More 

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Thank Ilene B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a chilled couple of hours having a relaxing lunch, good wine and watching the world go by. The service was good and the food tasty

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Thank march117
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is terrible. My husband ordered kingklip for his main course having had it a few times previously elsewhere. When it arrived it was rancid and inedible. When one member of staff realised this they apologised profusely on behalf of the restaurant and said it was their supplier!!! How this ever left the kitchen is beyond me and in... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the fillet steak here you wont be dissapointed. Hearty portion with fries was cooked medium rare to perfection. We were well impressed

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Thank Ron W
uk
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at City Grill on our second night in Cape Town. Service was great and so was the food. We would have had a steak but we'd had steaks the night before. Instead, my husband had the burger, excellent meat and lovely and pink in the middle as requested. I had the karoo lamb chops which were so delicious,... More 

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Thank Emma M
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here tonight. Open terrace overlooking the harbour. Extensive wine list with something for everyone. Generous portions of well prepared and presented food. Well worth a visit

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Thank Mike A
Scotland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered City Grill by chance, and at first we were glad we did. The steaks are superb. We both like them well done so they told us that the steaks would take a little longer which was fine, we were happy to wait. We had the steak diane and the spicy mushroom steaks, both were excellent and cooked to... More 

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Thank swish53
barrynieuwoudtcg, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the steaks. Thank you for bringing your disappointment with the Springbok to our attention. We have taken this up with our supplier and we have rectified. Many thanks and we look forward to your next visit. Regards Management More 

Mill Creek, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a busy night and we were able to get a table outside - mostly because it was a chilly night for Cape Town. There were radiant heaters and blankets for those who wanted them - my wife took a blanket and I was OK in my shirtsleeves. It seemed like organized chaos, with wait staff buzzing from table... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very proud of longstanding history in the V&A Waterfront and we are delighted to read that you had a great experience with us. Kind Regards Management More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 meals ordered. 4 meals were average and 2 were a disaster. Ordered 600g T-bone steak, medium, took a very long time to arrive and came back well. I returned it took a rump instead, as the had run out of T-bone but that came back rare. The other was medium came back well.

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review. We are extremely disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience at City Grill Steakhouse. We pride ourselves int he quality of our meat. Please email us on info@citygrill.co.za and supply us with more information in order for us to investigate your concerns. Kind Regards Management 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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?