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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Very very disappointing. It was my best friend’s birthday and we had a terrible experience as the manager and the host on duty refused to offer us a table despite after we had called for booking prior.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2023

Good Morning, Thank-you for sharing - appreciate if time allows to forward me some more details please rm@queenvictoriahotel.co.za Many Thanks, Jason

Reviewed 19 November 2023

What a lovely discovery- the charm of the decor and the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain added class to the delicious meals served. Our waitress Zameka was perfect throughout the evening, her jovial energy and professional approach was commended. We will certainly return!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Good Morning Maps48666381729, Thank-you very much for your kind review and time Many Thanks and Safe Travels, Jason

Reviewed 30 September 2023

What a gem. The restaurant was around the corner from where we were staying and way quieter than the more touristy restaurants right on the waterfront. In fact, we were the only people in the restaurant the day we dined. If people know how good...the food and service is, that'll change. We opted for the chef's tasting menu and a few glasses of South African wines. The waitress was amazing. She explained every dish in detail. The taste and presentation was top notch. We've eaten in some of the finest restaurants in California and I'd say Dash was up there. Except for one aspect--price. Our meal with wine and a generous tip was about 25% of what you'd pay in one of the more famous restaurants. When we make it back to Cape Town, we'll definitely dine as Dash again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

Good Morning, Thank-you so very much for your kind review and feedback It is well noted and well received Many Thanks, Safe Travels and DO let us know when back in Cape Town! Jason

Reviewed 21 August 2023

10/10 experience. Zameka who was our waitress offered the best service ever! She was very thoughtful and we really enjoyed our time there.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2023

Good Afternoon Cruiser26277684229, Thank-you very much for your kind review and time - it is hugely appreciated Do let us know when you will be visiting us again Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Jason

Reviewed 14 August 2023

I have never tasted food so unseasoned in my life. I definitely know that Alfredo is not supposed to taste like white sauce. Rib eye steak prepared so long that it was so dry. And to put the cherry on the cake was getting Crème...Brûlée that the sugar was not caramelized, due to no gas in the torch. I can definitely say that this was the worst birthday experience of my life. Only positive thing was our waitress that served us.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2023

Good Morning Quest30379831015, Thank-you for your feedback and review - although not great to read, it is wonderful that the opportunity is available When and where possible - please let me know when you will be back, would like the opportunity to apologise personally Many...More

Reviewed 23 July 2023

Great service and ambience but food very poor. We ordered aka carte. Steak (ordered medium rare) was totally dry and overcooked - obviously had been sitting under warming lamp. Charcuterie was nothing special - could have been grocery store bought items. Squid was fresh but...heavily breaded thus overwhelming taste of the food. May have been better if we ordered tasting menu as no effort was placed into these selections. .More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2023

Good Morning thomasj846, Thank-you so much for your time to review - much appreciated Many thanks for the opinion shared, this is great feedback to work with Looking forward to your next visit Kind Regards, Jason

Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Zemecka was a terrific server working on her birthday. Restaurant is moving out of covid to typical menu. If what we had is preview of what to come, book your table! Everything from flavored butters with warm sourdough bread to salt and pepper calamari, amous...bouche of seafood ravioli under smoke dome, to fennel and parm salad to sea bass entre...all excellent. Don't shy away from this hotel restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

How wonderful to read! Many Thanks and Travel Safe, Jason

Reviewed 10 January 2022 via mobile

Some of us had a sublime fine dining experience at Dash but had to wait two years to bring the whole family. The new scaled-back Covid-adjusted menu is deceptive-the meal was sublime. The chef and his team produce tastes and flavours which are complex, layered...and balanced- the chef is a flavour maestro. The maitre d is very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list, and his exceptional service elevated the amazing dining experience. We will definitely be going back for more!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

Thank-you so very much for your review and time Travel Safe, Jason

Reviewed 3 November 2021

My family and I had dinner here and it was exceptional. The food was superb, the Chef really knows what they’re doing. Prisca and Mark are real gems and made the experience truly welcoming. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

How super wonderful to read Many Thanks and Safe Travels, Jason

Reviewed 13 April 2020

The restaurant is situated in the Victoria and Alfred Hotel. It a 5 minute walk of the beaten path but totally worth finding. Chef Warren puts together main dishes which would qualify for a five stars Michelin grade. We were served by Zameka, Rushdi and...Ben. All so pleasant and helpful. What we ate: Starters Squid in coconut curry sauce with black and white sesame seeds, pickled cucumber. The best I ever had! Blackened tuna with fennel foam, in tom yum soup served with vine tomatoes and c lettuce...so delicious! Mains Venison: springbok, polenta with parmesan cheese, gem squash puree and num num jus. Melts in your mouth and incredibly flavourful. Fish yellow tail on crushed cauliflower, chetabec and corn sauce with saffron, fried kale. A great blend of taste. And the desserts!!!! Souffle served with passion fruit. The lightest most divine soufflé I ever tasted served with costade and blueberry and dark chocolate ice cream. What would’nt I give to go back and have some again! Panna Cotta falodda (strawberry guava), rose syrup rose essence infused with rose jelly served with milk froth and vanilla ice cream. Wonderful. The chef constantly changes the menu but be assured that whatever you chose it will be absolutely exquisite. I would go back anytime, everything was succulent, mouth watering and add to this great service and atmosphere (with lovely fireplace and a live pianist). So reasonably priced considering the quality offered!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

Thank-you so very much for your time and review Many Thanks, Jason

Reviewed 23 March 2020

The pork starter - wontons in a broth with what seemed like small pieces of the crackling, but very tender, plus a touch of chilli heat - was out of this world. The Moroccan lamb would have hit the heavens too if it had been...a bit more moist - it was still excellent. The bill though quite high by Cape Town standards was nowhere near the highest for this trip and did include a whole bottle of upmarket wine: an Antonij Rupert Optima from the miracle 2015 vintage. My waitron was very knowledgeable when adivising on wines - no need to call a specialist sommelier.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Jason La Fleur, General Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

Thank-you very much for your review and time Many Thanks and Safe Travels, Jason

Reviewed 14 March 2020

Had a wonderful meal from the tasting menu with top class service from Priscar and Rushdi. The squid was the best I had ever had and the tuna the best I have had whilst in South Africa. Lovely ambience and a great night out.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Daydream24491920228, Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2020

Hi Diane Thank you for this wonderful feedback. Its a pleasure to hear you like the field to fork twist dusted with some cape inspiration in our dishes. I will be sure to pass on your comments to our Chef, along with the rest of...More

Reviewed 1 March 2020

The food and service were wonderful. Carmeney made sure I never had to wait on anything and my meal was satisfactory. Worth every penny!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Daydream24491920228, Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2020

Hi Michael We always strive to exceed our guests expectation and the team in the restaurant are key to this success as they are extremely passionate about creating intimate guest experiences. I'm happy to hear that my breakfast team made your stay memorable, looking forward...More

Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Taster menu and wine combo was excellent. Zameka our waitress was first class explaining every dish and the wine making it a real fun experience. A great personality. All the food was excellent favourites included the squid, tuna desert soufflé. Amazing wine combos with a...few surprises. The restaurant is hard to find but thy e Victoria hotel should get you thereMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Daydream24491920228, Manager at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2020

Good day Mike Thank you very much for taking the time to write this exceptional review on your recent dining experience at Dash Restaurant. The team is very passionate about service.We are happy that you enjoyed the experience. I will definitely share your experience with...More

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

There is nothing wrong with this restaurant other than the time it takes to serve the food. We had the five course tasting menu and arrived at 7.30 pm but we were not presented with the desert until 10.20 pm. The time between courses detracted...from the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Daydream24491920228, Other at Dash Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

Good day Graham Thank you for taking the time to write this review on your recent experience at Dash. Thank you for your honest feedback, it is always unfortunate and disappointing when we receive feedback of this nature and we always view it in a...More

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Sorry but Dash does not offer buffet service.
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Hi Joe Apologies for the delay, unfortunately you cannot bring your own wine. We do have a wonderful selection of wines. Best, Neil
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