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City Grill

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Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 9820
11:00 - 23:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner here, menu choices good with extensive wine list too. I had the ostrich fillet and asked for chips & veg rather than rice - no problem and it was gorgeous. Location right at the waterfront with both inside and outside tables, very busy evening and as a result service a little slow to take order and for drinks... More 

Thank Becky M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first night in Cape Town and we were not disappointed. Really great fillet steak. Opted for the BBQ basting and a Monkey Gland sauce (yes monkey gland). Pretty sure it didn't include monkeys or glands, but it was very good. Almost went for the Bobotie but our hosts said the steak was unmissable, and they were right

Thank clivepb2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We order d quite a bit.. steak were not well done when specifically asked for well done.. salad was outstanding.. ribs were really good too .. they have really good wines and the location is also quite good..

Thank dilpreetm
Zurich, Switzerland
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288 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outside in the shade we enjoyed a really nice lunch, being a sirlon steak and spareribs. This accompanied with a real nice and pleasent service resulted in us having a relaxing and enjoyable lunch.

Thank myself_on_the_move
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of five visited and overall satisfied. Extremely busy evening so our table wasn't great. Strawberry milkshakes reportedly great. Starters a little disappointing with the garlic bread and calamari both being average enough. Various burgers ordered for mains and each was good along with a tasty steak. Good value for money and the service was prompt.

Thank joemcdub
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to find a good place for a diner please avoid this restaurant. We paid a lot of money and the food was really bad.... I'm not sophisticated but here ....

Thank arthur m
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have the Entertainer App so whilst at the V&A waterfront, i checked the app for a quick dinner and City Grill came up near top. This was our 2nd visit and both times we were very satisfied with both the service and the meal. However, both times we had the burger. But both times we were happy with our... More 

Thank Debbie M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All in all a good experience. Service was good considering how busy they were. Food was also fine. The atmosphere was awesome, and views to photograph.

Thank Michael d
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We at at the City Grill at the Waterfront in Capetown. They have a large and pleasant outdoor seating area. This is the place to go to try "exotic" meats. I had the springbok which was very good. You can also try ostrich, warthog, zebra and crocodile among others. Service was good and prices were reasonable.

Thank Reinatraveler
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food ,excellent fillet steak and prawn curry Good attentive service Good ambience Would return to this resterant in cape town

Thank patti727

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, African, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 9820
Established in 1999, the City Grill is the oldest steakhouse in the V&A Waterfront. We invite you to discover a truly South African experience… so gather family and friends for a feast of flavour at the City Grill! A place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and South Africa is the flavour of the month, every month!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?