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Dash Restaurant & Bar

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Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 418 1466
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined at this restaurant for the third time having been impressed with the food on the previous 2 occasions. Excellent service, and the starter and main course were brilliant, but it was disappointing for a restaurant of this standard to be missing the brittle crunch element from the chocolate fondant dessert which was also over cooked. I would suggest... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Julieanncam Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your return experience as its always a pleasure to welcome guests back to Dash. Thank you also for your feedback this has been duely noted and will be actioned accordingly. We have... More 

Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just eaten at Dash tonight! piano player while we ate, warm and cosy atmosphere, staff excellent and beautiful food. A great evening!! Fine dining, so much better than most of Waterfront restaurants

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear PeteandAly Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had memorable dining experience with us. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lovely place. The presentation of the food was beautiful. Mr. B, our server, was delightful. The other staff was very friendly and welcoming. I ordered the kudu and the food was good. I had the chocolate fondant for dessert and it was also delicious. It is a very limited menu. There's 4 starters, 4 first courses and... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable meal with us and enjoyed the hospitality of Mr B. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards... More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly service. Food was bit too fancy. Sauces and mixed up flavours. Food seemed complicated and too many things on the plate at once. Glass of Pinot noir was very good and great value. Overall R1100 for 2. Very good value Venue was good quality place.

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear GolfDuck Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience in Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us. Thank you for your comments and feedback this will be passed onto our chef and actioned accordingly. We sincerely hope that we will... More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there based on Trip Advisor recommendation. The restaurant is within an hotel so the ambiance is not really top but the service is nice attentive , the menu is limited in its length but diverse and the food is very good. In your plate you will find several type of vegetables very nicely cooked. My meat was excellent... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear sandrine c Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience.The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable dining experience with us and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived earlier than our time which was not a problem. This happened to be one of a few restuarants willing to book us in even though we were not part of the hotel guests. Our table was reserved and ready as well as our waiter. The food was excellent . The menu is explained thoroughly and the restuarant was... More 

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear hakdent Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent breakfast with us. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable experience and that the Dash team looked after your every need. We sincerely hope that we will be welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Reagrds Theunie Marais More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sleek modern hotel restaurant, serving excellent food. First class cooking and presentation, wth efficient and charming service. And very good value!

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kingsley M Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable dining experience and that you enjoyed the food and service the Dash restaurant strives to deliver. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future.... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With limited time, we tried to fit our quest for the best list within the 4 days visiting Cape Town...Located in the Queen Victoria Hotel, this special restaurant came highly recommended...Every bit was delicious...and we agree with the original reviews...

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Lin A Thank you very much for your review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable experience with us. We sincerely hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Cape Town. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were highly recommended to this restaurant by local friends and we made a reservation for dinner. Amazing and personal service. Well priced. Meals of high quality and value. We really enjoyed and we will return.

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear stonejames Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Dash reputation is well deserved. We enjoyed a fantastic tasting menu with excellent service (thank you Mr B!) and a great choice of wines.

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TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Duncan H Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable experience with us. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Theunie Marais More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1466
Description
Dash is the restaurant and bar offering at the Queen Victoria Hotel, named after the Queen’s favourite pet. There is nothing cute about this space, however on the contrary it is the ultimate in sophisticated fine dining. The 36-seat Dash offers patrons an elegant yet relaxed experience with a touch of drama in the presentation of the well-crafted menu. The menu focuses on the unique flavours of each ingredient, which, except for the caviar, are all sourced locally.

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