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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Essex, UK
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here as the restaurant we wanted was full. So glad we did. Food was excellent. Service was very good. And the cost very reasonable. Can't say anything more as it was a great meal. We had ribs and borewors, excuse the spelling, plus a side salad. Plus wine. If you want a great meal, inside, then go... More 

Thank essexlady1
Stockport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we visited Cape Town for the first time nine years ago we tried ostrich for the first time and loved it.....so on our return visit nine years later we asked where the best ostrich meal could be found and City Grill was recommended. We were NOT disappointed, lovely cooked ostrich, well presented meal and extremely good service from the... More 

Thank 35welltravelled35
Breukelen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just visited the city grill in Kaapstad, wonderful! Just the right place to get a taste of some genuine African food. Service was accurate, very good and thoughtful. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Thank R_Caria
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and reasonably priced Meal for 2 with 2 courses and a bottle of wine 900rand Great value in my book and really friendly staff

Thank jasondxb
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at the City Grill ( Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront ) I wish I'd discovered this restaurant my first day in Cape Town ... although, I wouldn't have sampled the fare at other restaurants if I had. MENU The menu has a good selection of traditional restaurant fare (steak, prawns etc), vegetarian optons and... More 

Thank TwoBootz
Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to visit the City grill restaurant in cape town for a long time and when arrived wasn't disappointed with the atmosphere, the service especially Charmaine a fantastic and friendly waitress... The food was superb Highly recommend this place very highly..

Thank jonathan h
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here. The wine we had was a little pricier than the wine we were having in other restaurants but it was an excellent wine so I think it was still good value. The steaks, chips and desserts were great too.

Thank Jessica R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited before I sought this restaurant out and dropped in for a quiet meal at the end of a long day of meetings in the vicinity. I was not disappointed by the food which was very good and the service which was helpful and friendly. Sadly there are some building works going on so the outside area was closed... More 

Thank march117
United Kingdom
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and best meal in the first week in SA. Steak was perfectly cooked and staff really helpful. The food, especially for V&A area, was well priced. The setting is nice.

Thank Snakey2001
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had great meal here (though didn't like sports TV on behind first time). Good quality steak and fish dishes so we went back several days later and sat away from the TV! Need to book

Thank Friz3333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, African, Grill
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, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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?