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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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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. For entree I had the salmon and it was perfect. For main I had the Chicken and my husband had the Venison. Both were perfect. For dessert I had the Banana Parfait and it was perfect. Our waitress was Priscar. She was flawless. Honestly I... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It is a little bit out of the way and tricky to find, but as we were having conferences at the hotel nearby it was still quite convenient. Food was excellent and the chef also surprised us with some nice treats.

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

Dear Imali2017 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable time with us. We sincerely hope that we will welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Sandton, South Africa
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Dash is superb. The staff and friendly and we'll trained. The Chocolate Fondant with orange ice cream is one of thee best deserts I have had in my life time. Definitely worth a visit.

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

Dear Debsabbott Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable experience with us. We sincerely hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

New York City, New York
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Queen Victoria hotel is very attractive, but exceedingly difficult to find, tucked away in an odd location. It’s probably great if you’re staying there so you can escape the mass of tourists on the waterfront. Dash has a good reputation so we thought we’d check it out for lunch after returning from our tour of Robben Island. The place... More 

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

Dear BAM1113 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 did not manage to deliver on the food and service Dash is so well renowned for. Your feedback and comments have been duly noted and will be action accordingly.... More 

Stockholm
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360 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can I write this review... It's hard. You can check my previous review about Dash, which is 5 stars! This time we expected the same, or at least a good meal. We chose to get there on a Saturday (not a Monday, because then, the chef might be off duty :). Our expectations were very high and as usual... More 

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

Dear AroundTheWorld000 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 sad to learn that we did not deliver on the cuisine and service we are so well renowned for. Your comments and feedback has been duly noted and will be action accordingly. Please... More 

Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is without doubt in my top 5 of places to eat not only in Cape Town but anywhere in the world! From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave everything is just perfect 👌🏻and at only £40.00 per head for 3 amazing courses with drinks you need to get your bums on these seats!!!!

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

Dear Dazzler7890 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent dining experience at Dash. The team and I are thrilled to learn of your memorable experience with us. We sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dash Restaurant at Queen Victoria Hotel has a simple, not extensive menu but each dish sounds interesting. Food was excellent, decent size portions well presented on hot plates .Extensive wine list (local wines available by the glass) and friendly service. Quiet on a Sun night.

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

Dear DebbieHeiner Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent vistit to the Dash Restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable dining experience with and sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

Scotland
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Extremely good menu, service and the food itself was wonderful. This restaurant was conveniently located near our favourite ever hotel- the dock House. Cape Town's secret haven.

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

Dear nippysweetie1 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience at Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable dining experience with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

South Africa
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

An undiscovered gem... from friendly, happy staff, great service to the high quality food. Ambience and music very enjoyable with live piano music and a cosy fire for rainy winter days.

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

Dear CoolRamblings Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Dash restaurant. The team and I are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the service and cuisine the Dash team is so well renowned for. We sincerely hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Theunie Marais More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived after two long flights just before last orders. Charming hospitable service from Zameka. Well prepared and presented food. Lovely tastes - went to bed fully revived

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

Dear richard a 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 enjoyed your meal with us and that Zameka took such good care of you. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
over a year ago
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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?