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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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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is without doubt in my top 5 of places to eat not only in Cape Town but anywhere in the world! From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave everything is just perfect 👌🏻and at only £40.00 per head for 3 amazing courses with drinks you need to get your bums on these seats!!!!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dash Restaurant at Queen Victoria Hotel has a simple, not extensive menu but each dish sounds interesting. Food was excellent, decent size portions well presented on hot plates .Extensive wine list (local wines available by the glass) and friendly service. Quiet on a Sun night.

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

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

Scotland
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely good menu, service and the food itself was wonderful. This restaurant was conveniently located near our favourite ever hotel- the dock House. Cape Town's secret haven.

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Thank nippysweetie1
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear nippysweetie1 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience at Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable dining experience with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

South Africa
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An undiscovered gem... from friendly, happy staff, great service to the high quality food. Ambience and music very enjoyable with live piano music and a cosy fire for rainy winter days.

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

Dear CoolRamblings Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the service and cuisine the Dash team is so well renowned for. We sincerely hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived after two long flights just before last orders. Charming hospitable service from Zameka. Well prepared and presented food. Lovely tastes - went to bed fully revived

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

Dear richard a Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your meal with us and that Zameka took such good care of you. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dash is delivering some great value creative cuisine in a nice quiet location above the V&A. Wanted a light dinner trying to recover from jet lag which was superbly facilitated with Beetroot marinated Salmon and chicken liver parfait. Washed down with a couple of glasses and all for less than R400 ($25) incredible value

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

Dear Simon M Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience in Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the cuisine and service of the dedicated team. We sincerely hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The restaurant is inside the Queen Victoria Hotel. A Sunday evening dinner with my girlfriend. Restaurant almost empty. Skilled and good service from the waitress. Had the Springbok for main course which was perfect! The wine was also nice. The chef talked to us about the food at the table. A nice touch. For Cape Town this perhaps in the... More 

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

Dear janao 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 dinner with us and enjoyed the hospitality and cuisine Dash is so well renowned for. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

On the strength of TA reviews we decided to give this a try. A quick call to book, and I was advised that they had no room at the Inn......I explained that I was flying the next day, and they asked for my number to see what they could do..Within a couple of minutes I received a text and a... More 

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

Dear spencermit 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 experience with us. Thank you for the positive feedback n the Springbok dish your comments will be passed onto the kitchen team. We are looking forward... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant is in the Queen Victoria hotel just behind the Waterfront. We were staying in the Dock House hotel next door which doesn't serve meals other than breakfast. The restaurant is sophisticated, nicely decorated with tables well spaced. The service is good but a little more formal than most South African restaurants. The food and wine were very good.... More 

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

Dear RHofBath 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 a memorable dining experience. We sincerely hope that we will be welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

London
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our 2 course meal in Dash set with the the Queen Victoria Hotel. The amuse-bouche proved a tasty signal for the well presented prawn tempura and Gorgonzola soufflé starters, respectively. The salmon and springbok mains were also delicious and the wine by the glass of good quality. Finally, the service was warm, efficient yet unobtrusive. Highly... More 

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

Dear PTripLondon 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 experience and that you enjoyed the cuisine and service of the dedicated team. We sincerely hope that we will welcome 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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over a year ago
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?