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“First Class”

Signal Restaurant Waterfront
Ranked #28 of 1,147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $199
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: With panoramic views of Signal Hill, Signal Restaurant provides a welcome setting on the water's edge. The menu is a unique combination of flavours incorporating influences from the many cultures that called upon this region in days gone by. The aged yellowwood furniture juxtaposed with crisp white linen, all skillfully positioned in the glow of the eccentric hand-crafted chandeliers sets the atmosphere for a new level of hip hotel dining.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“First Class”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had two meals here, we had a fish in the most beautiful sauce as a starter followed by fillet steak cooked to perfection, the service was exceptional and at very reasonable price for such a high class hotel.

Visited December 2012
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The signal restaurant Cape Grace”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Fab restaurant with wide selection of menu. Tried the springbok delicious and no it doesn't taste like chicken!!!! Impeccable service from very friendly and helpful staff. In view of a genuine five star hotel the price was exceedingly reasonable. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant. Wine choice exceptional mind you this is South Africa!!! so not at all sirprising!!

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Nothing to Write Home About”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

It was an okay restaurant with okay food and good service.

My husband had a very boring starter salad served with no dressing. My caramalised aubergine salad was however tasty and well presented. Our friend drank his soup in silence so draw your own conclusions!

The fish main course was bordering on the dry side, but the colourful and beautifully cooked vegetables made the plate look elegant, and with some DIY seasoning, it was passable.

My husband's springbok was apparently very nice and our friend's vegetarian salad was received with some positive comments.

The service by our server Wellington was excellent and I am sorry to say that he was the best thing about Signal, in fact, he is an asset to this hotel restaurant.

Will we return? No.

  • Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were expecting to be blown away in this restaurant, but it was a real letdown. The food was very average indeed and the service equally uninspiring. There was one good waiter, who every time he engaged with us was interrupted by a more senior member of staff. It was as if he wasn't allowed to talk to us, but actually he was the best member of staff there- very odd.The dining room was very quiet and although beautifully decorated lacked atmosphere due to lack of people.
The dining experience in the One and Only was FAR superior.

  • Visited November 2011
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Best Meal Ever”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

I would like to thank the Restaurant Manager and staff at the Signal Restaurant for the best meal of our trip. My Husband and I were visiting Cape Town as part of our 40th Wedding Aniversary Celebrations. We had visited this restaurant when it was called Number One 10 years previously as part of our 30th Wedding Aniversary Celebrations. We had the best meal then and on our return we had an even better meal. As a vegetarian I tried the Tasting Menue which was imaginative and unlike other restaurants they did a vegetarian taister which was the meal of the holiday for me. My husband had the normal Tasting Menu which again he said was fantastic. It deserves to be awarded the best Vegatarian restaurant in Cape Town. As far as I am concerned it is the best in the World. If you eat in this restaurant you will not be dissapointed. The wine was great too!

  • Visited October 2012
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