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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront | 4 W Quay Rd, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 419 2008
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always thought that this establishment was financially "out of reach" due to it's location but we were pleasantly surprised when we visited recently - definitely value for money compared to some other "family" establishments. Although it was noisy (as to be expected for a pub atmosphere with live music), the vibe was excellent and the food was delicious! Highly recommended!... More 

Thank calicraftgems
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regular visitors to the waterfront. This restaurant is treating us every time special. Not like some of the other waterfront restaurants that know you are a number and most probably not coming back See food excellent and service is outstanding . Place to visit every time

Thank Docgerhard
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been coming for years and always good value and good dishes. We usually have one ribs and chicken wings combo between us as there is plenty. Nice bottle of wine, good views and great service.

Thank Peter I
Bellevue, Washington
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of people, tables, etc. Food was average. Sports TV. Groups of four or more were having a great time. Service was outstanding. Shade was in abundance with umbrellas.

Thank Vince C
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love Quay Four, for the food, the position and the buzz! This is always our first stop when we come over from the Uk because it never lets us down. We had the T-bone and the ribs and they were delicious !

Thank Marian S
Doha, Qatar
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate in the restaurant section on the top deck in Quay 4. The seafood served was good although the service to begin with was a little slow

Thank OilandGas_13
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at this venue for a meal on the Friday night. Whilst it was extremely busy the staff made a concerted effort to find us a seat. The service was good and friendly staff. Food was good and the live music made for an excellent vibe. Seated outside afforded us the luxury of being able to have a conversation but... More 

Thank Erik W
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there many times. Positioning excellent and food and service used to be. After pathetic service I decided to finish my very expensive drink (by far the most expensive of any place that I have been in South Africa) and not have lunch. I really hope they improve to the way I experienced it before.

Thank Wim_traveler
Durban, South Africa
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a meal here, only because every other place throughout the waterfront was fully booked and we could only get a meal at the Quay Tavern restaurant at the bottom. The tables were a bit sticky and I really did feel like I was in a pub having pub fish and chips. We chose the catch of the day... More 

Thank KwazuluNatalSunshine
Cairns Region, Australia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately 2 out of 4 of us got sick after eating here, one was the children's fish and chips and the other was the prawns on the seafood platter. The off prawn was disgusting and caused an awful 72 hours to follow. The other disappointment was the margarita - all premixed. Stick to bottled wine and beer and soft drinks.... More 

Thank KeSH15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront | 4 W Quay Rd, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 2008
“One of the oldest landmark restaurants in the charming V&A Waterfront, Quay Four boasts two distinct restaurants.”Downstairs, the world famous Tavern buzzes with locals and visitors virtually all year round. Seating 380 people, the Tavern's adjoining terrace fringes the Harbour, and is ideal to enjoy a meal and to sip cold beer as the sun sets. The elegantly adorned upstairs restaurant places emphasis on fresh seafood with the al la carte menu also including irresistible meat and poultry dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?