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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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 472 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SUCH a shame. Take a look at the reviews before 31st October and those after. Pretty much sums up our experience. We visited this fabulous and gorgeously appointed restaurant on 31st October and the food was amazing. 2 days later (and a new chef/menu) it...More

Thank London235
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on your recent dining experience at Dash restaurant. The team and I are disappointed that we did not deliver our usual high standard of cuisine we are so well known for. Your feedback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is strange to dine in the restaurant of a hotel where you are not staying. But who cares. The dash is an experience that goes beyond any restaurant i've visited in town. The service is quick and correct, friendly and helpfull. The food is...More

Thank Dimitri381
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant.Dash certainly does create a special atmosphere that has a unique touch of romance. We are very proud of our service staff and chefs who passionately go about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good appetizers, but mains were below what you would expect. We ordered a supposedly seared salmon which came well done.More

Thank Marinishi
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening Thank you for your review regarding your recent dinner at Dash restaurant. We are very disappointed to hear that we did not deliver the experience we aim to consistently achieve. Your feedback will definitely be communicated with the Chef and the kitchen team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dash is in the Queen Victoria Hotel were we had the good fortune of staying for four nights during our stay in Cape Town. The dining room is used by the hotel for breakfast and we found the offering at breakfast to be outstanding. On...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-888
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Dash restaurant. The team and I are disappointed to learn that we did not manage to deliver on the dining experience Dash is so well renowned...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to eat at Dash twice during our stay at the Queen Victoria - eating once from their a la carte menu and once from the new fine dining menu! Both wonderful experiences. Superb melange of flavours and beautifully presented in the...More

Thank Lynn O
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed both your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Queen Victoria Hotel and Manor house and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, advise to book. Just love this restaurant, the ambience food and service are wonderful, intend to go again tonight. Named after queen Victoria’s dog. Highly recommendMore

Thank Rosie590
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant.We are very proud of the level of service our staff provide and we are delighted you enjoyed to your meal, especially the venison. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fantastic, service excellent all in a lovely setting. I had the venison (Springbok) and it was excellent, really tender especially for venison. I can highly recommend it.More

Thank Rob T
Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very proud of the level of service our staff provide and we are delighted you enjoyed to your meal, especially the venison. We look forward...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This great hotel has an excellent bar and dining area. Cosy comfortable and attentive service. The food is tasty well thought through and well plated. All the courses are worth it and the choice is enough to satisfy everyone. Unfortunately the granadilla used on the...More

Thank pdpcpt
Juan W, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to to review your recent experience at Dash Restaurant. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the Kingklip dish and the chef has noted this. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to sample the...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Last Saturday was the first time I've been to this restaurant. You are welcomed by friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. The food is top class! I had the chicken and bacon flat bread as a starter, the sirloin as a main, and the chocolate...More

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Juan W, Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at DASH Restaurant. We are very proud of the level of service our staff provide and Sasha truly is a star and we will pass on the positive comments to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Staff exceptionally friendly and efficient from the time we arrived to the time we left. Hotel is spotless and the food is great! Breakfast's are fantastic (and included in our price) and our new friends, Tawana and Moyo were great hosts and a credit to...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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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