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Shop 155, Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 9820
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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704 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a real good fillet here tonight. Comparable to "back home" good! A blue cheese garden salad, fries and big ole fillet! My going home tomorrow dinner. I made an excellent choice. Service was excellent as well, made for a great final CapeTown dinner.

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Thank george60898
Chisinau, Moldova
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location of the place is just perfect- at the famous V&A Waterfront, and the food matched it. They have a good selection of exotic local meats- ostrich, zebra, kudu, crocodile, to name just a few. Ostrich steak was cooked to perfection and was tender and tasty. The only thing that was not perfect at the place was the service-... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is hard to know where to start with is review. Everything was so good. My rib-eye steak was exactly as I ordered and much larger than advertised. My partner's sirloin was also delicious. Patience was the perfect server: observant, proactive, unobtrusive, friendly, and personable.

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Thank TheoClarke
Copenhagen
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250 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not really hungry but decided to just have a main course. I took their ribeye and my wife took the chicken with peppersouce. Both courses were just fine. We sat outside and was serviced above what was expected, very skilled people. The price was really fair and for sure a place to return to.

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Thank Torben K
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate the positive feedback regarding our quality food and excellent service. Regards Management More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is well placed by the Victoria Mall at the V&A in Cape Town - just the place to relax over a good meal after some busy shopping time! The views are good and the tables well protected from sun and wind. The service was efficient and pleasant (thanks Mpho!). We tried 2 different chicken dishes and both were... More 

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Thank Margaret1917
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We are not just famous for our fantastic steaks, we make a mean chicken dish as per your review. Many thanks Management More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The City Grill Steakhouse is situated in Victoria Wharf at the V&A waterfront in CApe Town. I went there for a business lunch with a colleague who was treating me. The setting is beautiful. It has views of the harbour and Table Mountain. We were warmly greeted by the staff. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. At the time of our... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the reception at this restaurant is warm.it is situated along the wharf .Beautiful views. it serves a various type of meat dishes like crocodile , wild pig and the Karoo lamb. their lamb chops are quite scrumptious. They are soft and leaves you with the original taste of a Karoo lamb.

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Thank magdelines2016
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the lovely review. I have to agree with you that there is nothing better than a Karoo Lamb. We are delighted that you enjoyed the meal. Regards Management More 

Poole,UK
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188 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, wine and service. There is a lot of competition in the area, but this restaurant seems to hold its own!

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Thank Corrib
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the delightful review. Regards Management More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat a steak and loved the option of either the standard BBQ steakhouse basting or a marinade of origanum, olive oil and I think garlic (open to correction). We chose the later and it did not disappoint. Sadly the meat was under-spiced - I don't believe any salt was added and it is never sufficient to add... More 

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Thank Janine_K_Riley
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the review. We are disappointed to hear that the meat was under-spiced as per your review. We will investigate with the head chef. Regards Management More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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130 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had deserts and coffee at City Grill in the Victoria Warf Waterfront. We tried three of their deserts – the cheese cake, Crème Brule and Nougat Ice cream. The Crème Brule was so delicious that I could’ve had at least ten more of them! The only regret was that we didn’t have time to go back; I would love... More 

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Thank LuxuryEscapesSA
Barry N, Guest Relations Manager at City Grill, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the wonderful review. Regards Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, African, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?