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City Grill

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Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 9820
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent steaks, but service have to improve drastically. Waiters are very friendly and helpful but too few of them on duty. Restaurant was full of guests and waiters were struggling to manage everything, under staffed. I waited too long for service, to get ice and for our bill which never came and we had to go to the pay point.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family had dinner at the City Grill last week. Being adventurous eaters, we ordered the entrée that offered samplings of various game including warthog, zebra, springbok, etc.... We were told upon ordering that there was no warthog available and this would be replaced with another zebra portion. No problem. Food was delivered and was being explained by the head... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In a country where the food is generally excellent, it is difficult to stand out. This restaurant served very good steaks, fish and game but the main highlight was the ambience and the service. Our daughter was spellbound by a couple of opera singers who came in to serenade the audience.

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Thank Andrew N
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our meal here. We all tried something different, I had ostrich and it tasted really good. The service was very good and the staff friendly and informative about the menu. I can only get better once the building/renovation work has been completed outside. Highly recommended.

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Thank Terry H
Izmir, Turkey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place for try some local dish. Price range for wines(local) and meals is good. I can say if you want to try some local meat and dish you can go there and enjoy it.

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Thank CagdasAldemir
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We encountered City Grill because our first choice was booked. What a restaurant for our group of six. Everyone enjoyed various selections from the menu. In fact we went back a few days later, the only restaurant we were chose twice. On the second visit I order Ox-tail stew, which was so exceptional, others at the table wanted a taste.... More 

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Thank Loris C
Barry N, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate the positive feedback. We hope to see you for another visit soon. Regards Management More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the wild game venison skewer and it was delectable. Service was great and the manager visited multiple times to check on us! She insisted on getting the Brandy Pudding for dessert and she was right. It was melt in your mouth greatness. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Alex M
Barry N, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the venison skewer so much. It is our signature dish and we get raving reviews about it on a regular basis. Kind Regards Management More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent meal, especially at the price that was paid. Service was very good and the atmosphere comfortable, yet stylish.

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Barry N, Public Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the review. We hope to see you back here soon for another visit. Kind Regards Management More 

Workington, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by our tour rep and I'm pleased we did. We had a fantastic platter of mixed game which was delicious as was the wine. Staff were friendly and helpful the only slight downside was the blocked view as work was being down on the waterfront.

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1 Thank HazelH72
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate the feedback. We strive for excellent in all our areas and we are always delighted to receive such good comments. Regards Management More 

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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected more but I encountered less. I ordered beef fillet and it was excellent. I ordered kingklip fish grilled but it was average and small portion and comes with rice on the side also very small portion. We ordered recfort salad and the presentation was excellent but full of mayo. ordered prawns and it was not big as it... More 

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Thank Ahmed A
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the feedback. We will investigate your comments. Regards Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Steakhouse, African, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?