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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 2013
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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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Been to many places and there are very few cities I will dine 3 times, let alone twice in one city. City Grill at V & A Waterfront is the exception ! Thanks to Sean, the restaurant manager and his attentive servers ! On an afternoon I walked in and requested a solo table for the evening, Sean greeted me... More

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Lightwater Uk
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A good welcome and at 7pm no wait for a table. We ordered a filet steak and a cheese and bacon burger. Both were very well presented and cooked to our liking. The service was attentive and the restaurant also benefits from excellent wifi. The prices are reasonable given the location and quality of ingredients. My only negative, was the... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Food is excellent on the high side for South Africa standards. It is situated at the V&A mall at Entrance 4 outside. It was a bit chilly when I was there so I chose to eat inside. They had seafood as well as meat. Nice dining experience

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

Hi Thank you for the amazing review of City Grill Steakhouse. We are delighted that we lived up to expectation. We strive for excellence in all departments and it is always great to read such wonderful comments. Regards Barry More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a popular place and we decided to try it. I prefer fish so wasn't sure as the focus is on meat. I had lamb cutlets--they were delicious and perfectly cooked--not too rare, soft and very tasty. My husband had a good steak and chips--he was very happy with it. The service was prompt and friendly. If you like... More

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

Hi Thank you for the review. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. We are sorry to read about the smoking and I wish you brought it to our attention on the night and we could have moved you to an alternative table. Thank you for the support. Regards Barry More

Nairobi, Kenya
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is super tasty, with lots of fresh meat, including game meat and biltong. The service was a bit hit or miss but it was St Patrick's Day and they were slammed.

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food, but disappointed to hear that our service was a bit lacking on the night. I apologize for this and promise to rectify immediately. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Regards Barry More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

You know the drill. Shower, dress and find a good restaurant on your first night in CT. I hate the looking in windows thing, being to "eat here it's great." We had done a lunchtime recci and discovered City Grill which had escargot on their starter menu. There it was, a no brainer. When was the last time we had... More

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

Hi Thank you for taking time to review us. We are delighted that Primrose looked after you well and that you enjoyed your snails starter and steaks that followed. We take pride in our service and food quality and happy that we lived up to expectation. Hope to see you back here soon. Kind Regards Barry More

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Loved eating outside under the heat lamps and under the big, fuzzy blankets they provide at each table. Blankets are an awesome touch I've not seen before. Food was great!! Ambiance was perfect with live music in the background and bustling of people and boats.

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant on this site. We are extremely happy to read that you had a great experience and we hope to see you back here soon. Regards Barry More

Freising, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

i am still sitting in the city grill while i am writing this - they go with the time and have free wifi! having just enjoyed the 300gr fillet steak with onion strings - now a dom pedro - i can just say i love the place. great quality, great service!

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this site for City Grill Steakhouse. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again when you are back in South Africa. Many thanks for the wonderful support and review. Regards Barry More

UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was the weekend so we had booked in advance even though we were only 3 people. We had an excellent window seat, still allowing all the people watching you want but out of the wind. I had an excellent rib eye steak and my partners had the vegetarian platter and also an excellent burger. Great food, great service, nice... More

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

Hi Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are delighted to hear such positive comments. We strive for excellence in all departments and it always great to hear when people appreciate your efforts. Hope to see you back here soon. Regards Barry More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great staff and the food was great if not a little overpriced. We both had ribs which arrived well within the norm. The Dom Pedro on the other hand took over half an hour to arrive. Possibly the most annoying thing of the evening was the fact the restaurant had a television on screening sport. This was disconcerting as other... More

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you are aware, we try and cater for the needs of all of our clients. If clients request for the television to be on, we oblige with their requests. It is a pity you didn't bring this to our attention on the evening, as we would have gladly... More

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