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“This is one of the best meals ever”

Dash Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #23 of 1,224 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Dash Restaurant & Bar, although it caters for Queen Victoria Hotel guests, is a stand-alone establishment that welcomes patrons from near and far. Extraordinary artworks embellish the walls in a bold fashion. Further, a live pianist sets the tone during dinner service from Tuesday to Saturday, a delightful accompaniment to the exquisite fine dining offered at this restaurant. The menu is concise and changes every few weeks. The chef and his team place much focus on each ingredient’s unique flavour and combine them creatively to delight the palate. The bar offers an extensive selection of single-malt whiskies and wines, and is a tasteful meeting spot.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Read all the reviews and agree entirely that it is a well kept secret as there were just a small number of covers when we visited but at least this means you can get a table!! To put this place in context, we have eaten at several Michelin starred restaurants, including two 2*, and Dash is the equal if not better. When you factor in that in the UK you would probably pay £50/head for a similar meal without drinks and we paid £41 for two with an excellent bottle of wine then the value for money is remarkable. The food is sublime and so attractively presented. For a starter I had a deconstructed caesar salad so was just amazing. Do take the sorbet course ie three choices from four on offer for ZAR 25!! The staff were excellent and service was spot on plus you sit on a very lovely restaurant. Finally, do try (but please share!) the cheese platter....delicious. Our one mistake was to opt for the Savoy Cabbage on our final night and suffer a very ordinary meal rather than returning here. Thanks to the chefs for a memorable experience.

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Thank redbush
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Neil M, Managing Director at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Good day

Thank you very much for the wonderful review - it is great to get such feedback from someone who has dined at several Michelin starred restaurants. I will certainly pass the compliments on to the chefs.

Kind regards
Neil Markovitz
Managing Director - Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We have eaten at Dash on numerous occations and it has always been a memrable experiences with excellent food by a great chef, it is just very sad that there is very little marketing done for such an excellent venue. Most of our friends that we told about Dash has never heard of the place. I think management should seriously look into this !

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Thank Andries L
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Neil M, Managing Director at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Dear Andries

I'm very glad to hear that you enjoy dining at Dash Restaurant and you'll be happy to hear that we've got quite a few exciting things in the pipeline for 2014. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Kind regards
Neil Markovitz
Managing Director - Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I can't understand how this place is quiet, the food and service are awesome simply one of the best meals you could ask for. The ambience is memorable on a cold chilly cape evening. The chocolate fondant is true highlight. Big bonus is being able to dine with kids.

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Thank GeraldNaidu
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Neil M, Managing Director at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2013

Dear Gerald

Thanks for the lovely review on Dash Restaurant. I have to agree, that there aren't many upmarket restaurants such as Dash where you can comfortably bring your kids along and this does make it quite special. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Cape Town!

Kind regards
Neil Markovitz
Managing Director - Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Ate in this lovely restaurant last night and was surprised that it was so quiet. We had a drink in the bar first with a lovely fire burning beside us. The staff are lovely and our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was simply STUNNING.presentation was just awesome..like being in a Michelin star restaurant anywhere in the world. How this restaurant is so quiet is way beyond me.Apart from the food being beautiful it is beautifully furnished with leather seats and lovely expensive looking slate tables. This chef certainly knows how to,cook and I think the restaurant need a good marketing manager to,promote this beautiful restaurant.

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Thank JAG27
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Neil M, Managing Director at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2013

Good day

Thanks for the wonderful review on Dash Restaurant. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience and your complimentary remarks regarding the chef and his team are greatly appreciated.

Kind regards
Neil Markovitz
Managing Director - Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This restaurant breaks the stigma of bad meals served at hotel restaurants!!!
We had the pleasure of dinning at Dash on a recent visit to Cape Town. We didn't know the culinary surprise that awaited us. From the complimentary starter through dessert, we were more than pleased and thoroughly satisfied beyond any anticipation. The wine list is fantastic and very reasonably priced. Finding this gem of a restaurant is well worth the search. They are located in the Queen Victoria Hotel. The signage doesn't give it justice. Brilliant husband and wife are culinary masters and will make for an evening you won't soon forget!

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1  Thank Frances E
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Neil M, Managing Director at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2013

Dear Frances

Thank you very much for the stunning review! Dash Restaurant surely is a treat and I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. I will certainly pass the compliments on to the chef and his team.

Kind regards
Neil Markovitz
Managing Director - Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges

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