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Dash Restaurant & Bar

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Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 418 1466
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Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is inside the Queen Victoria Hotel. A Sunday evening dinner with my girlfriend. Restaurant almost empty. Skilled and good service from the waitress. Had the Springbok for main course which was perfect! The wine was also nice. The chef talked to us about the food at the table. A nice touch. For Cape Town this perhaps in the... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear janao Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable dinner with us and enjoyed the hospitality and cuisine Dash is so well renowned for. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the strength of TA reviews we decided to give this a try. A quick call to book, and I was advised that they had no room at the Inn......I explained that I was flying the next day, and they asked for my number to see what they could do..Within a couple of minutes I received a text and a... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear spencermit Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us. Thank you for the positive feedback n the Springbok dish your comments will be passed onto the kitchen team. We are looking forward... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the Queen Victoria hotel just behind the Waterfront. We were staying in the Dock House hotel next door which doesn't serve meals other than breakfast. The restaurant is sophisticated, nicely decorated with tables well spaced. The service is good but a little more formal than most South African restaurants. The food and wine were very good.... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear RHofBath Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable dining experience. We sincerely hope that we will be welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

London
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our 2 course meal in Dash set with the the Queen Victoria Hotel. The amuse-bouche proved a tasty signal for the well presented prawn tempura and Gorgonzola soufflé starters, respectively. The salmon and springbok mains were also delicious and the wine by the glass of good quality. Finally, the service was warm, efficient yet unobtrusive. Highly... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear PTripLondon Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience and that you enjoyed the cuisine and service of the dedicated team. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice piano playing until 9pm. The setting is elegant. Food is delicious, some great combinations. Lovely chocolate fondue.

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear aroundtheworld0624 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Switzerland
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat! Not only you feel welcome and well served, all dishes are presented in a sophisticated though fine way. Dishes are of greatest freshness, wines are sublime! Service is just great - if you like wines, just ask, all explanations are given with passion. Not easy to find, it is located inside the posh Victoria hotel. Definitely a... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear NikoleNiak Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent visit to the Dash restaurant. The team and I are trilled to learn that you had a memorable dining experience with us and that you enjoyed the cuisine and service of the team. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about dash so decided to try it. Disappointing ! On arrival we were not immediately greeted and I Had to tell one of the staff we were waiting to be seated Service was good but would have expected outstanding service for the extremely high prices they charge Food was tasty but not exceptional Wouldn't recommend it to... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kim T Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Dssh restaurant. The team and I are sad to learn that you didnt have a good experiece with us. As a team we strive to deliver the great food accompanied by fantastic service and we are dissapointed that we... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate very well here - the starters were delicious - we had the beetroot and asparagus - the mains were amazing - beef fillet and the venison - and the shared hot chocolate fondant with orange ice cream to die for. However, we must talk about the wine. We do not know South African wines, and asked for advice.... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Peter L Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had such a memroable experience with us and that the dedicated Dash team under the leadership of Irene took such good care of you. We sincerely hope... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Awful lunch beyond my worst explanation. Starter was ok but mains went back. I had a chicken dish and kling film was included whilst Doris had a lamb burger billed to have haloumi cheese that turned up with cheddar, when asked why they said they had ran out! Both meals sent back and credited to bill. Kitchen was very noisy... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Richard W Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Dash restauarant. The team and I are sad to learn that you had such a negative experience with us and that we failed to provide the cuisine that Dash is so well renowned for. We sincerely hope that we will... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I had never heard about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised and the food was delicious! The blue cheese soufflé to start was amazing. Portions generous and a lovely view of the mountain to enjoy whilst having sundowners before dinner. Mr B, our server, was upbeat and knowledgeable and made our evening.

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear nicolestry Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us. You comments on Mr B service will be passed onto the team. We sincerely hope that we will be able to welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1466
Description
Dash is the restaurant and bar offering at the Queen Victoria Hotel, named after the Queen’s favourite pet. There is nothing cute about this space, however on the contrary it is the ultimate in sophisticated fine dining. The 36-seat Dash offers patrons an elegant yet relaxed experience with a touch of drama in the presentation of the well-crafted menu. The menu focuses on the unique flavours of each ingredient, which, except for the caviar, are all sourced locally.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?