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Signal Restaurant Waterfront

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West Quay Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 410 7100
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The minute you set foot into this hotel, the warm welcome begins at the door then follows through while soaking up the sights of the phenomenal bouquets of flowers which embodies the grace of this place. I choose to always sit in the library area and not physically in the actual restaurant as the best view is from here. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst staying at the hotel we dined in the Signal Restaurant and had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The service was very good but the restaurant has no atmostphere and felt more like a stuffy gentlemans club. Wine pairings excellent quality but very small. The food was good if you like tasting menus. The bar/terrace downstairs is lovely for... More 

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Thank Adrienne6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We got the wine taster menu as a wedding present. The food was the most exquisite food I have ever had. It looked beautiful and tasted beautiful. The local wine that was paired with it was my favourite part. The employees, like all the people we had the pleasure of meeting in cape town, were fantastic. Very pleasant and courteous... More 

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Thank Mrs_Mooham
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent tasting menu at the Signal. Food and wines matched perfectly. It's quite expensive for South Africa but worth its price.

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Thank Kerstinaimevoyager
Leiden, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Signal is a great restaurant with a nice wine list. We liked the food, although the kitchen is a bit 'classic'. Large portions, so one appetizer and one main course will do.

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Thank WHdeL
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a great experience with superb service. The food, in addition to being tasty was beautifully plated. All 3 courses were equally of the same standard. Will recommend and return to this venue. I would also recommend starting the evening with pre-dinner drinks downstairs on the docks from an incredibly well stocked bar.

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Thank DylanGar13
Luxembourg
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chef is a magician. Everything we had was simply delicious. We followed the recommandations of the waiter and were not disappointed of his choices for us. Not much to say, if only a better mark than excellent could be given! Merci.

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Thank Dommeldange
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the tasting menu here and it did not disappoint. Everything was very tasty and good portions. I would very much recommend stopping for a cocktail before you sit down for the main meal. Service was also good!

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Thank JoHudson84
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with an amazing view, spoiled with poor service, and disappointing dishes. To start off with, the dinner was a surprise birthday party. We were 8 people in total, and rarely saw a waiter. We were presented a wine list, the most expensive wine list I ever saw. Only halfway through dinner did I discover that they have... More 

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Thank Profpetrof
Madrid, Spain
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed at the Cape Grace on occasion and thought the restaurant one of the best. High quality. Very good service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 199
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Quay Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 410 7100
Description
With panoramic views of Signal Hill, Signal Restaurant provides a welcome setting on the water's edge. The menu is a unique combination of flavours incorporating influences from the many cultures that called upon this region in days gone by. The aged yellowwood furniture juxtaposed with crisp white linen, all skillfully positioned in the glow of the eccentric hand-crafted chandeliers sets the atmosphere for a new level of hip hotel dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?