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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
6:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll 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 479 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are in Cape Town the Dash is on our schedule. The restaurant has been underrated for a long time and was always a hidden gem. However, when Albert Bronkhorst took over as the new chef two months ago he definitely took the restaurant...More

Thank Juergen D
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 staff provide and Chef Albert and his team are doing a fantastic job creating amazing dishes. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for a week over Christmas holiday. We had Christmas day dinner here. A huge surprise to us is it was the best hotel restaurant meal ever and the 2nd best meal for our entire stay in Cape Town! They also...More

Thank Jeff-and-Todd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow ...very few times to places surprise me and Dash did. The service at this place is top notch and so is the food and coupled with location, you can never go wrong. Our waitress was knowledgeable, knew wines, recommended excellent dishes and...More

Thank Neema46664
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Evening Wow. Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent surprising experience at DASH Restaurant. We are incredibly happy to hear you enjoyed all the fantastic elements Dash has to offer. We are very proud of our service staff and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must when visiting the waterfront. We visited on xmas eve and the food was impeccable and the staff are very attentive. We were offered also free sorbet between meals and free chocolate treats at the end. Prices are very good for...More

Thank Deborah B
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 quality of the food that our hard working chefs prepare and we are delighted you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 4 weeks 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 December 2017 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 7 December 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 team provide and the tasting menu certainly does not leave one hungry. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

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 7 December 2017

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 3 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

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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
19 July 2016|
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Response from DianneG007 | Reviewed this property |
Fillet Steak is on the menu.
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Kirk L
26 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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