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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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Workington, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank HazelH72
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the outside and inside, looks like a normal restaurant. Their menu is diverse from 'normal' food to local meat such as ostrich and springbok! The food was excellent and a nice stop try these different game meat.

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Thank K H
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking advice from the reception at the V&A Hotel we explored the Mall looking for the City Grill. It took us a while as there many eateries in the Mall. The recommendation was first class as our steaks were not only excellent but massive as well. Well worth a visit if you are in Cape Town

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Thank Jon K
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful review. We pride ourselves in the quality of our meat at City Grill and we are really delighted to read that you had such a positive experience. Kind Regards Management More 

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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. I said it. The steak was cooked to perfection. They really understand what "medium rare" means. Although, I must admit, the restaurant is Quite pricey, so go there after pay day. It's probably because this place is such a hit with tourists.

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Thank innocentiam673
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Love reading about someone that knows his meat. We also believe that our top quality meat is probably some of the best in the country. We are really delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience. Regards Management More 

Glasgow, Scotland
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. The menu was extensive with a range of meats from Snails to Zebra. We went for the ostrich and sirloin which were both delicious. The atmosphere was good, enhanced by an impromptu concert by a group of singers. Very entertaining. The wine list was extensive too. Could have sampled a lot... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the positive response. You have chosen some exciting dishes and we are really delighted that both of them were up to your liking. We receive top awards for our wine list every year and pride ourselves with our top quality offering. Thank you for the review. Regards Management More 

Camps Bay, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by with no reservation, the manager was cold and very methodical, our waiter was very blunt and the food to top it off was very average

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Thank Seanvanwyk1
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 are really disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your experience. Would you be so kind as to provide us with more information in order to check our cameras and attain what went wrong on the evening. We pride ourselves in our top quality food and service,... More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The choice of food was good with plenty for everyone. The service was quick and food came in a reasonable time. Food was piping hot and tasted good.

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Thank pwood006
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the amazing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. Kind Regards Management More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed exceptional steaks, ribs, wines and service on both visits to the restaurant. Staff couldn't have been more attentive ensuring our food was cooked perfectly

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful compliments on our service and food. We are really delighted that you enjoyed the experience. Kind Regards Management More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had my most average steak from City Grill, felt like such a waste seeing as it is in such a well known space with such a great view.

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Thank FiFi01WP
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for sharing your comment. We are completely shocked at this response, as we are well known for our superb offering of quality steaks. Please be so kind as to provide me with more information via email in order for me to investigate your concerns. Our email is info@citygrill.co.za I look forward to receiving your mail. Kind... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?