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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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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to the Cape Grace - Signal restaurant numerous times spanning 4-5 years. It's been our favourite until 12 months ago when service, attitude and quality declined. Today's incident was the final straw - we were a walkin booking for lunch (like before) and asked for a table, and were given a choice except the table with a view.... More 

Thank CoolRamblings
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy the splendour of the Cape Grace Hotel as you walk through the impressive lobby to the Signal Restaurant We enjoyed a pre drink at the beautiful bar The meal was outstanding, delicious food with perfect service and not too expensive for a 5 Star Hotel Strongly recommended as a "fine" dining venue Neil

1 Thank Neil K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank foodierushni_za
Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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 

Thank Adrienne6
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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 

Thank Mrs_Mooham
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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.

Thank Kerstinaimevoyager
Leiden, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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.

1 Thank WHdeL
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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.

Thank DylanGar13
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180 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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.

Thank Dommeldange
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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!

Thank JoHudson84

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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, Brunch, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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