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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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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank LittleRicky
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really looked forward to this restaurant. But, after all not the value for money we expected. Yes, great food (inspiring local dishes), best South African wines and friendly service. But, atmosphere is too much of a hotel restaurant. Guests rushing in and out, instead of enjoying a night long fine dining. Very eclectic music from jazz to classic (why?).... More 

Thank Vanamstel
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good evening. We went to check out the decor as a friend was one of the interior designers- and what a superb job she did. We were given a warm welcome by Josh, Maitre D who had arrived from another restaurant since we were in CT last year, and we were touched that he remembered us. Very much enjoyed... More 

Thank Jane R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Cape Town you are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. If you are looking for a special evening of fine dining there is no need to venture into the winelands, Signal at the Cape grace is wonderful, well priced, fantastic service and delicious food. We had the springbok and it was probably the best we'd... More 

Thank Lesley L
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best meal we had in Cape Town. Several of the recommended places we went were disappointing. It was expensive but worth it

Thank Cathyt1961
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were part of a birthday party celebration at the Signal Restaurant of about 40 guests. The food was outstanding and beautifully plated and the mains and desserts were served all at once per table. Impressive! The exceptional helpful and friendly service from Wonga and Alvezo was an added bonus. These two young men served the guests with aplomb and... More 

Thank Nina V
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service poor - sommelier had learnt his script like a parrot and demonstrated no genuine love of wine, no knowledge of technique ( shaking out the dregs of a bottle of paired red so we had all the sediment to endure) and did not acknowledge his error much less apologise. The food was on the face of it fancy but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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182 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed elsewhere, Bummer! Loved the food and wine matching. This is a must do. Fine dining and great service and prices

Thank GurusW
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I had lunch at the signal restaurant. This is a quality venue and the staff treated us delightfully. I had the ostrich starter; which I can honestly say is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. My steak main was nice and the desert was good. The wine was on the expensive side but all in all I... More 

Thank RichReilly
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Me and my girlfriend love tasting menus and have been to a few. She is vegetarian and was keen to try the vegan tasting menu. For the cost in Cape Town we were expecting something out of this world. It was good, but to be honest we were a little disappointed. On the same trip we visited Myoga for their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$199
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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