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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never heard about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised and the food was delicious! The blue cheese soufflé to start was amazing. Portions generous and a lovely view of the mountain to enjoy whilst having sundowners before dinner. Mr B, our server, was upbeat and knowledgeable and made our evening.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful dining experience Helpful staff, beautiful surroundings and a lovely ambience. A must for anyone visiting Cape Town and looking for a special dining experience

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here for our last Cape Town meal this year. Love the quiet elegance and pleasant service by our waitress Zaneka.

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Thank Brewersfriend
Canada Bay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd visit to Dash restaurant in two weeks. Thumbs up for the barmen. Really good cocktails and great tot talk to. Good food, no. Great food, no, Amazing food, yes!!! Flavors was delicate and surprising textures. Not a big variety to choose from. My wife is a strict vegan, and she could not find anything to eat.... More 

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Thank canadatravel2017
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear canadatravel2017 Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent visits to the Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience at Dash and that you enjoyed the service and the cuisine Dash is so well renowned for. We sincerely hope to welcome... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I begin ? Well lets start with the food .. For starters I had the Baked Gorgonzola soufflé which was amazing!! The Biltong added a slight saltiness and the hazelnut gave it the most amazing crunchy texture in contrast to the soufflé. For mains i had the grilled fillet , i ordered it medium rare and received it... More 

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

Dear jsmit6092 Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent visit to Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us and that you enjoyed the cuisine and service. Thank you also for your comments on the pianist and the cocktail menu I... More 

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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel food, nice, well presented but deffinately nothing special. Lovely staff but slow service. Unfortunately absolutely no atmosphere what so ever. The pianist provided a very old fashioned ensemble which was reminiscent of a cruise for the tired and elderly. When the piano stopped there was an uncomfortable silence. The so called cocktail bar was again out dated and boring.... More 

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

Dear mindasyougo 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 sad to learn that you didn't have a memorable experience with us. Your comment and feedback has been duely noted and will be actioned accordingly. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Cape Town
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know the type of thing: Over designed , over priced and over the top, except for the food. Weirdly silent apart from the clanking 1960's piano in the background; goofy too-young managers in expensive tight fitting suits, and extremely funny fashion food. Each starter is a selection of ill-combined morsels scattered around the plate with the obligatory drizzle. The... More 

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

Dear Yendys 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 sad to learn that you didn't have a memorable experience with us. Your comments have been duely noted and will be actioned accordingly. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Thornton, Colorado
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163 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited Dash during an earlier visit to Cape Town and found a bit of inconsistency in the food and service. We were hoping for a better experience this time, but yet again, things were a bit off. If there were a rating for 3 1/2 that would be a better representation of our experience. Three of us had... More 

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

Dea Ellen L Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Dash restaurant. The team and I are sad to learn that we didn't manage to delivery on the service and the standard that Dash is so well ronowned for. Your comments and feedback had been duely noted and we will... More 

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best dining experience we had during our 10 day visit to Cape Town. We went with our Cape Tonian friends who ate at Dash before. The only concern from our friends was that the food took very long to arrive during their previous visit. We did not make a reservation as the restaurant is not that busy,... More 

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

Dear junewalters Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had such a memorable experience with us. Thank you for the positive feedback on Irene and Gabriel these comments are highly appreciated and will be passed onto the team. We... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, excellent wine, amazing service, great ambience. Was very impressed with this place and would strongly recommend it!

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Thank Nemran2563
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Nemran2563 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 had such a memorable experience with us and enjoyed the cuisine and service. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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Zielona Gora, Poland
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over a year ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?