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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.
PRICE RANGE
R 476 - R 3 793
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Food was great. Service was great. Wine was great. Views were great. Music was great. But no WOW factor that would make me choose to come back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

For starters we had the beetroot and goats cheese salad, which was very good, and a crayfish soup which was served at a temperature that made it impossible to tell if it was supposed to be hot, which it was not, tepid, which it was,...or cold - but it tasted alright. As main courses we had the Malay curry that was a great success and the confit duck that was far from it, lacking a suitably complementary sauce - the one it came with detracted. After a slow start, service improved from willing await staffMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Cape Grace, Marketing at Signal Restaurant Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Dear David G, Thank you for your review of our Signal Restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our beetroot salaf and Malay chicken and prawn curry. We are disheartened to hear that our Confit Duck and Crayfish Bisque was not to your...More

Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

Both the service and the dinner were of exceptional quality. My daughter ordered the curry and declared it the finest she had ever tasted. My husband enjoyed a steak that melted in his mouth like butter while I enjoyed a delectable seafood soup. The entire...experience was outstanding!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Cape Grace, Marketing at Signal Restaurant Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Dear Tarynlisamolle, Thank you for your very kind review of our Singal Restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed their time with us and we hope to welcome you back in future. Kind regards, The Cape Grace Team

Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

Get a taste of five-star luxury with a breakfast at one of Cape Town’s best hotels. Build up your appetite with an early morning stroll through the Waterfront en route to where Bill Clinton has stayed. You’re going to need that appetite because breakfast here...is a feast. A huge continental selection for R295, hot for R265 or devour both for R395. Internationally, that is amazing value. Guests not staying at the hotel are welcome for breakfast if the hotel has capacity so ring ahead.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

Beautiful colonial hotel restaurant . Very classy with great service. Nice SA wine list Nice music at the right volume 😉 The food a bit too complicated for my taste but overall a very good experience .

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2022

Visited for dinner with my wife and we had a magnificent experience once again at the Signal restaurant. The place has style, the food was excellent and the staff as always were outstanding with particular thanks to Brenda our waitress for helping us enjoy the...experience. We will return during our visit as we still have a few weeks to go.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed 3 fabulous breakfasts and one dinner in the elegant restaurant with great views and personable staff with excellent service. Classy. Delicious food. Excellent presentation. Tried my first tender and well-sauced springbok and the beef filet was good as well. Top choice in the area.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

This was a real gem of a restaurant to find in Cape Town. Generally food throughout Cape Town is faultless but the signal adds a different degree and I would classify it has fine dining. The staff looked after us attentively and the selection of...food and wine were excellent, if I ever return this is one place I will eat in again and probably even stay in the hotel.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2021

As a vegan with a wheat allergy finding places to eat let alone places with amazing food is a challenge, If you are fortunate enough to be in Cape Town and want some exceptional vegan and non vegan food come to Signal, even if not...staying at the hotel, you will not be disappointed. The staff are super attentive and friendly and the chef goes above and beyond to understand the food you like and accommodate dietary restrictions. The entire meal was amazing and they went out of their way to ensure I had exceptional desserts and end of meal treats that were (I think even better) as good as my omni husband. I would travel to South Africa just to eat here! Thank you for the amazing meals and memories- Tatiana, Alvezo and Chef made it an amazing stay!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 September 2021

We were staying at the Cape Grace Hotel which had recently reopened. We had 5 lovely breakfasts and 3 evening meals and none was other than excellent. The menu selection was very good considering the limitations of low volume of tourists due to COVID and...each meal was very tasty and very well presented. Service was exception and friendly - special, thanks to all the waiting staff. COVID precautions were of the highest level with excellent separation from other diners. Would highly recommend especially if staying at the hotel or in the nearby area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2020

Had an enjoyable dinner here as well as three very good breakfasts. We loved both our Shellfish Broth and Minted Tomato & Beetroot Salad dinner appetizers. Our Bobotie Spiced Springbok was our favorite dinner entrée. Our server was very professional and friendly. The atmosphere at...dinner is warm (ideal for conversation or a romantic evening) and the light shines in brightly through the windows at breakfast. The potato rosti, truffle-scented mushrooms & soft poached eggs for breakfast is worth trying. Check out my photos for more details.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

Visited for lunch with my wife. As regular visitors from the UK we hadn't been for over a year but it was too long a wait. The ambience, service and food quality were excellent. We had a table overlooking the marina. The food was superb...from starter to sweet with fishcakes and soup for starters, the prawn/chicken curry and Tuna for mains and the brownie and fruit platter for sweet. They were all great and we thoroughly enjoyed. We will undoubtedly return on our next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

A classy environment serving exquisite food. Service top drawer. Attentive but not intrusive. Cheeseboard one of the best we have tasted. Chicken liver parfait also was amazing. The combinations delivered on the plate were surprising and beautifully crafted. Beautiful ambiance and now A treasured memory....Hard to find but it is in the grace hotel.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here. Service was excellent. Enjoyed our beef filet. Excellent choices for wine. Dessert was lovely. Overall a wonderful place. Reservations are necessary

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

After a business meeting in one of the Cape Grace boardrooms (with a wonderful selection of fresh fruits, nuts, pastries and tarts) we headed to their restaurant for lunch. Almost everyone tried something different. I opted for the Roasted Garlic Risotto which was absolutely amazing....The Wagyu Burger was beautifully presented and enjoyed (though it was a bit on the dry side according to my colleague). Another hit was the Club Sandwich - a massive portion for anyone with a healthy appetite. Other meals ordered included the Curried Cauliflower, Sesame Seared Tuna (that looked amazing!) and Pan Fried Fish. Service was very attentive and I like the fact that they have round tables (we were 7pax) so that conversation could flow without obstruction. All in all a superb experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from SamanthaWil | Property representative |
Good morning. Warm greetings from Cape Grace. Yes, Cape Grace, Signal Restaurant and Bascule Bar are open on Sunday evenings. Best wishes
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I sent them an email to make the reservation the day before. It was no problem at all. But you could sent an email now to be sure. It was not crowded at all that night ( Wednesday). I also agree about... More
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We paid around R1700 for 2 people for 3 courses including the special of day and also had water, bottle of wine& x2 g&t's
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5