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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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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was absolutely perfect. The Venue, and Food were amazing and the wine choices perfect. We enjoyed everything about Dash. It is definitely one of the best restaurants in Cape Town, and they have many. The portions are perfect unless you are a chomper. This is fine dinning at its best. The staff is delightful and nothing negative could be... More 

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Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was fabulous, the service impeccable, and the views magnificent. The entire dining experience was exactly the way it should be--beautiful food with a focus on SA, appropriate wine selection to complement each choice.I definately recommend this restaurant to all foodies out there who like swanky and creative dining experiences.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our last night in Cape Town dining at Dash. Enjoyed a couple of well made sundowners at the bar then were shown to our table which had a nice view of Table Mountain. Food was excellent, we particularly enjoyed the gorgonzola souffle, the venison and the chocolate fondant, which was cooked perfectly. We accompanied all this with a... More 

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

Dear clarkebruce 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 

Nottinghamshire
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139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as party of seven. The food is very good, although the venison was overcooked but one of us said it was the best steak he had ever had. Overall we rated the food as excellent. Great wine choice, great service and the venue, although quiet, has a bit of wow factor. Would recommend for a special meal

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

Dear KezraB 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 sincerely hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So the only two negative things are the speed of the kitchen (there were 3 tables occupied while we were there - including ours, and we were here over 1.5 hours for an Appetizer and a main!!!) and the amount of food that you get which ain't much. Apart from that, service was spectacular and very knowledgable and the food... More 

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

Dear Oliver v Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review pon your recent visit to the Dash restauarant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us and that you enjoyed the service and cuisine Dash is so well renowned for. Thank you for your comments... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous décor & art. Warm welcome. Best scones & tea!! Interesting gallery. A perfect place to end a perfect morning on Muizenberg Beach.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked Dash based on the very high review ranking and the pictures of the food which looked awesome; however we were a bit disappointed at the end of our meal. The dinner at Dash was exactly what you would expect from a restaurant in an upscale hotel. The food was prepared very well, and we enjoyed the 4-course preset... More 

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

Dear Keith H Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Dash restaurant. Thank you for your comments and feedback this has been duely noted and will be actioned accordingly. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Chobham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here today, we were the only customers, but the restaurant was nicely furnished and the service was very good. Overlooking the food market building, no water view. In the Victoria Hotel which looked very nice. We wondered if being the only people at lunch, that it was not the head chef in the kitchen, given the great... More 

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

Dear cedar29 Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are sad to leanr that we did not manage to deliver on the fantastic cuisine the restauarant is so well renowned for. Thank you very much for your comments and feedback this has been duely... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say it was a pricey lunch, but it was a delicious lunch.Had a four course meal and my favorite course was the dessert. The service was pleasant. Entertainment was provided which added to the ambiance of the experience.my only complaint is that the a/c made the place a bit too cold.

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

Dear Jeanette_Ithana3 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 on this special holiday. Thank you for your comments and feedback on the a/c this has been duely noted. We sincerely hope that we will be able... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best cutest waiter ever so proud of his job, which made him be so knowledgeable and dedicated. Food beautifully prepared and the meat was awesome. A couple of minus points for bad bubbles (sparkling wine) and not what I ordered from the menu. Also the restroom lacking towels for more than two hours until I let them know.

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

Dear sokriw Thank you very much for taking the time to give us some feedback on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us. Thank you also for your constructive comments this has been duely noted. We are lookinig forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... 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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Suffolk, Virginia
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Millbrae, California

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