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Dash Restaurant & Bar

Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 418 1466
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 460 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

On a cold stormy night we randomly chose Dash - the menu looked right. From the moment we walked in we treated like guests entering a warm room and a waitress with great charm. The meal started with a chef amuse Boucher then the real...More

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with my husband here. Located it in the Queen Victoria Hotel. Nice ambiance. Staff is amazing and very attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the second we walked in we we treated like royalty by the host. Absolutely amazing service from the cocktail barman to our awesome waiter Mr B. My wife and I will definitely be returning again soon.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After enjoying a very lovely meal at Dash, we returned a second night just to enjoy sitting at the bar and to watch the barman create two fantastic gin & tonic creations - one with grapefruit and a sprig of thyme - using The Botanist...More

Thank TRHinHouston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise this place turned out to be. Tucked away at the Waterfront, no easy task to find but once you do the experience is quality with a capital Q. The room is stunning with artwork and a fireplace to set an ambiance for...More

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stage looked very attractive for the evening meal and the staff were excessively helpful as we were led to the table for our special occasion. Maybe the Maitre D and the staff knew what was in store. The starters were just above cold and...More

1  Thank Zabrian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, I can not begin to explain the decor, the food, the service or anything that should be ideally reviewed since I had been sitting in a chair that was heavily stained by female menstruation for the duration of my lunch. Having just returned, my...More

Thank NadirZap
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear NadirZap Thank you very much for taking the time to give us the feedback on your lunch. We are horrified to read this review. It has been escalated to the Group Operations Director who has been trying to contact you via telephone and Skype....More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

The food in Cape Town in general was quite good but our evening meal at Dash was one of our highlights whilst in Cape Town. We were staying at the hotel so no issue finding it but if you're not it's basically perched up on...More

Thank Scott G
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear Scott G 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 that you had a memorable experience with us and that you enjoyed the cuisine and...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations after reading glowing reviews of the food but we were disappointed. The food although plated attractively, lacked a depth of flavour and finesse as expected of a restaurant at a five star establishment. It was mediocre only to say the best....More

Thank Lin5858
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Dear Lin5858 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 did not have a memorable experience with us. Your comments and feedback has...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 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...More

Thank patriciadrew28
TheunieMarais, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Dear patriciadrew28 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent Dash experience. The ta and I are thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience with us and that Priscar took such good care of you. We...More

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Frankielicous
18 December 2016|
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Response from Margot M | Reviewed this property |
We had a female pianist and she was very talented - really added to the experience.
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Tom J
18 July 2016|
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Response from DianneG007 | Reviewed this property |
Fillet Steak is on the menu.
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Kirk L
26 May 2016|
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Response from TheunieMarais | Property representative |
Dear Kirk L Thank you very much for your interest in the Dash Restaurant. The restaurant is based in the Queen Victoria Hotel and is operational every day of the week. We start with dinner service at 19:00 and take last... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
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
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Description
Dash Restaurant & Bar is the jewel in the crown of the Queen Victoria Hotel, which is situated in the Portswood Precinct near the Waterfront, Cape Town. An intimate restaurant, with just 36 seats, serves the most delicious food, as testified by its constant rave reviews. It prides itself on only using the best and freshest ingredients, to chime with the Cape’s seasons. The dishes at Dash change every few weeks, when new ingredients become available. Early diners are welcomed to relax in the swanky bar area for a cocktail and take in impressive views of Table Mountain and the city. Dash has an impressive and exceptionally well chosen wine list and the walls boast some remarkable artwork, kindly loaned by the restaurant’s prestigious gallery neighbour, Everard Read, and this is also changed every few months with new work by renowned local artists, such as Beezy Bailey and John Meyer.
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