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Dash Restaurant & Bar

Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 418 1466
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 475 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a stunning restaurant with a great atmosphere! It has a small firw going with a man playing piano. Very romantic. We went to celebrate my fiancé's birthday & they made us feel so special & brought us a special dessert. The hospitality...More

Thank PT-Julz
Juan W, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. The Team are truly passionate about delivering excellent service and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 1 of the best 6 course dinners at Dash last night. Wow! I enjoyed each and every course, the service was excellent, and the ambience so so good. Go hungry as the courses are quite big for a tasting menu. Please do yourself a...More

Thank mullchantal
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very proud of the level of service our team provide and the tasting menu certainly does not leave one hungry. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a delicious meal at Dash. The seared salmon was medium rare and perfect, the starter prawns were special and a lovely evening was enjoyed.More

Thank ElizabethJill1941
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. The seared prawn dish is delicious and the burnt corn and coconut spume really do make it a...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

SUCH a shame. Take a look at the reviews before 31st October and those after. Pretty much sums up our experience. We visited this fabulous and gorgeously appointed restaurant on 31st October and the food was amazing. 2 days later (and a new chef/menu) it...More

Thank London235
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on your recent dining experience at Dash restaurant. The team and I are disappointed that we did not deliver our usual high standard of cuisine we are so well known for. Your feedback...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

It is strange to dine in the restaurant of a hotel where you are not staying. But who cares. The dash is an experience that goes beyond any restaurant i've visited in town. The service is quick and correct, friendly and helpfull. The food is...More

Thank Dimitri381
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant.Dash certainly does create a special atmosphere that has a unique touch of romance. We are very proud of our service staff and chefs who passionately go about...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Good appetizers, but mains were below what you would expect. We ordered a supposedly seared salmon which came well done.More

Thank Marinishi
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good evening Thank you for your review regarding your recent dinner at Dash restaurant. We are very disappointed to hear that we did not deliver the experience we aim to consistently achieve. Your feedback will definitely be communicated with the Chef and the kitchen team...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Dash is in the Queen Victoria Hotel were we had the good fortune of staying for four nights during our stay in Cape Town. The dining room is used by the hotel for breakfast and we found the offering at breakfast to be outstanding. On...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-888
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good Day Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Dash restaurant. The team and I are disappointed to learn that we did not manage to deliver on the dining experience Dash is so well renowned...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had the opportunity to eat at Dash twice during our stay at the Queen Victoria - eating once from their a la carte menu and once from the new fine dining menu! Both wonderful experiences. Superb melange of flavours and beautifully presented in the...More

Thank Lynn O
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed both your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Queen Victoria Hotel and Manor house and...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, advise to book. Just love this restaurant, the ambience food and service are wonderful, intend to go again tonight. Named after queen Victoria’s dog. Highly recommendMore

Thank Rosie590
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant.We are very proud of the level of service our staff provide and we are delighted you enjoyed to your meal, especially the venison. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

The food was fantastic, service excellent all in a lovely setting. I had the venison (Springbok) and it was excellent, really tender especially for venison. I can highly recommend it.More

Thank Rob T
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very proud of the level of service our staff provide and we are delighted you enjoyed to your meal, especially the venison. We look forward...More

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Frankielicous
18 December 2016|
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Response from Margot M | Reviewed this property |
We had a female pianist and she was very talented - really added to the experience.
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Tom J
18 July 2016|
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Response from DianneG007 | Reviewed this property |
Fillet Steak is on the menu.
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Kirk L
25 May 2016|
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Response from TheunieMarais | Property representative |
Dear Kirk L Thank you very much for your interest in the Dash Restaurant. The restaurant is based in the Queen Victoria Hotel and is operational every day of the week. We start with dinner service at 19:00 and take last... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
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
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Description
Dash Restaurant & Bar is the jewel in the crown of the Queen Victoria Hotel, which is situated in the Portswood Precinct near the Waterfront, Cape Town. An intimate restaurant, with just 36 seats, serves the most delicious food, as testified by its constant rave reviews.

It prides itself on only using the best and freshest ingredients, to chime with the Cape’s seasons. The dishes at Dash change every few weeks, when new ingredients become available. Early diners are welcomed to relax in the swanky bar area for a cocktail and take in impressive views of Table Mountain and the city.
Dash has an impressive and exceptionally well chosen wine list and the walls boast some remarkable artwork, kindly loaned by the restaurant’s prestigious gallery neighbour, Everard Read, and this is also changed every few months with new work by renowned local artists, such as Beezy Bailey and John Meyer.
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