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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront | 4 W Quay Rd, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 419 2008
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Awesome place for a chilled out afternoon or evening with good friends. Menu and drinks are a bit pricey but fun nevertheless

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Thank Lucille K
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Reasonably priced seafood. Busy place. Sometimes has 'live' music. The 1kg prawn special was good value.

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Thank Themi V
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Pub grub at average prices. Nothing to write home about. We call it The Wetherspoons of Cape Town! A nice setting by the waterfront but there are much better places to eat.

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Thank Aswefindit
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for breakfast on lovely sunny Saturday. Spectacular views of the harbour and friendly, attentive staff. They also have a lovely breakfast special for R24. Seems like great value, we however had the Admirals breakfast which was very filling.

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Thank Jade I
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to Quay 4 for dinner with our family. The food took a really long time to get to us - the restaurant was packed but what made up for it was the excellent service from our waiter Malcolm (hope I remembered his name correctly); he kept coming back to check on us and keep us up to date... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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115 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We have such expectations of the water front and having a meal there. First mistake we made is walking into Quay 4. The place was busy, which was obviously great for business. The whole experience left a sour taste. We have to wait fir the right waiter who has been assigned to the tables in the section we sat at.we... More 

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Thank SewChek
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The place is much lighter and brighter than I remember. We were fortunate enough to get a table outside. Was totally delighted that the non smoking section outside had the best seats. The setting is relaxing, as being outdoors helps. The service is good and friendly. We always got what we asked for, and if you tried to catch your... More 

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Thank HAYLEY W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The downstairs part of the restaurant is a "pub" environment. The menu is orientated around the pub vibe as is the entertainment. The upstairs part however is a totally different kettle of fish. The setting is more formal yet still relaxed. The menu is more sofisticated than downstairs and the quality is awesome. Our service was great too. The outside... More 

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Thank 550seand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting better. Had Capri salad for starter, one of my favorites, but the way it was served was nothing like it should be. Baby spinach leaves topped with whole baby tomatoes on the vine and pesto thrown over mainly falling on the vine. The cheese part was fine but it was so disappointing when you are expecting a... More 

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Thank Ninette T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Down to earth quality food served with great craft beers, what else would you want. Cosy business dinner in a very busy and trendy environment. Highly recommended if you are in this area of Cape Town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
“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?