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Setup, owned and run by the legendary Goncalves brothers, Victor and Naldo, NV-80 is the connection to years of dedication to industry and craft. An ode to the classic grill houses of yesteryear, NV-80 is a nod to a bygone era of real service, exceptional food and a classic yet contemporary dining aesthetic. Serving beautiful steaks, seafood, salads and a wide array of starters, sides and specials, NV-80 has something for everyone. Over the years NV-80 has become a staple with locals and tourists and has earned NV-80 a reputation as a Cape Town institution. Bought in 2022 by NoName Hospitality Group and partners with the aim of honouring the brands legacy while adding value for a loyal customer
PRICE RANGE
R 150 - R 350
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful food! We took out dinner last evening to eat with a guest in our nearby apartment with sea view. Mushroom risotto accompagned by spinach. All excellent. Everything hot and well packed when I picked it up as arranged. Manager Stephen personally oversaw everything. We...had had this combination a couple weeks ago in the restaurant and really liked it. We look forward to returning and trying something else in the handsome dining room.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Amazing steaks and fabulous side dishes, accompanied by very attentive service. The whole evening was lovely! We had a choice of steak cuts, and all had different sauces and side dishes and no one was disappointed!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jaynes. Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate it. We are delighted to hear you had an amazing meal and lovely experience overall. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of eating at NV80. I hadn’t been here for several years but it didn’t disappoint. Our server Michelle was exceptional and very knowledgeable advising us on certain dishes especially on which steaks to order. I was with 3 other colleagues...and we all had our meals cooked to a high standard. The only very small thing is I wish they could do a gluten free garlic roll as they looked and smelt delicious. Well done NV80, I can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Hi Tracy. Thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate this greatly. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us after visiting us several years ago. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Michelle and the team....More

Reviewed 19 November 2023

I will start off by saying what an awesome place the ambience is on point and the food was amazing. But as for service it was a bit disappointing. I made a reservation as it was my son's 21st birthday. When we arrived the restaurant...was quite empty. I informed the manager that I made a reservation he just said you can choose any booth and walked off. Our waiter too seemed disengaged I informed him it was my son's birthday and that was where it stayed. No effort was made from the staff's side to make it a memorable experience for him which was quite sad. I suppose the food made up for the bad service. Not a place I would quickly return to.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2023

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. While we are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, we are terribly sorry to hear about the substandard service you experienced with us. Please note this...More

Reviewed 13 November 2023

The atmosphere is great. The food was amazing! We had steaks which they are well known for. It was perfectly cooked. The flavour was good. The sides (onion rings and roasted vegetables) were delicious! Dessert was good as well. Not many options on the non-alcoholic...drinks and the seating is limited to a time only. It’s understandable because the place can get very busy but unclear on what happens to the seating time when the place is not too busy. Feels a bit rushed to finish within a timeframe. Unclear on dress codes as well because on the website, the dress code is semi formal/smart casual but when we were at the restaurant, we have seen people wearing flip flops and shorts. Perhaps a better clear instruction on dress code would be appropriate.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2023

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals and that your steaks were perfectly cooked. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our head...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

The food was excellent, lamb shank, sirloin, kingklip and prego sandwich all wonderful. The staff was super friendly and quick. The manager gave us recommendations for the area. The chef makes the peri peri sauce in house and it was fantastic. Our waiter, Tulani(?), was...amazing, had great suggestions and was very attentive. Overall, a fantastic dinner and would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

Hi Alex. Thanks so much for your feedback and recommendation. We are thrilled to hear you had an excellent meal and enjoyed your overall experience with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Tulani and the team. We hope to...More

Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Good service, excellent Food and nice atmosphere - we had burgers and chateau briand meet. Red wine a little to varm though.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

Hello Bjorn. Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent experience with us. We are so glad to hear you had an excellent meal and that our team took good care of you. We do apologise that you found your red wine a...More

Reviewed 25 August 2023

This is a good option in Seapoint for a casual meal.It’s a large restaurant with a good vibe. Cocktails are available . The oysters were very good as was the calamari served in a delicious sauce. Service was average. By the time we paid our...bill my plate had not been removed. We’ve been there before and would return. The bill was about R1600 for four including wine and service.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2023

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so glad to hear you had an enjoyable time dining with us. We do apologise that you experienced average service. This is not usually the case at NV-80...More

Reviewed 17 May 2023

It was a mixed dining experience. While the sirloin steak was mediocre, the caramelised pear salad and gnocchi were excellent. The service provided by Pardon, our waiter, is praiseworthy and he must be commended on his engagement and recommendations. The restaurant boasts a beautifully decorated...interior, adding to the overall dining experience and creates a delightful ambiance. Overall, it was a memorable and enjoyable dining experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2023

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We will definitely pass on your feedback regarding Pardon. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed his recommendations and were pleased with his service. We would like to apologise for the sirloin steak not being...More

Reviewed 13 May 2023

The new manager was extremely rude, unkind and not willing to assist. We were turned away after getting there for dinner with my family including my 2 daughters 11 and almost 9. I understand they have a no children policy in the evenings, however I...was at Nv80 a month ago with my kids again and we were allowed to have dinner. In fact the hostess then complimented me on how well behaved my kids were. They didn’t utter a sound. I even showed the manager the table we were seated at. In fact this evening we only had an hour to eat as we were rushing to the airport to pick up some family from the states, so we were literally going to eat and leave. But the manager , Evan was very un-accommodating and not sympathetic at all.. no customer service whay so everMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Gabrielle van der Watt, Marketing at NV-80 Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2023

Hello Alexia. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We sincerely apologise for the confusion regarding our children policy, as well as the unfortunate miscommunication you experienced with us. Just to clarify, no children under 12 years of age are...More

Reviewed 25 April 2023

Sadly I do not seem to be the only one to complain about the bad manners of some of the staff. When calling to book a birthdsy celebration for 2, the host who mumbled his name -finishes with an N from what I heard- first...said he could only accomodate dinner at 6 or 8:30 on the day I needed, more than a week later. Then he changed his mind and reluctantly accepted my request for 7:00. But when proceeding to get my details, he started shouting and swearing hysterically that I was not welcome to the restaurant and hung up on me! What kind of a discrimination is that? And how unprofessional to treat a potential customer this way. Useless to say, I will take my business somewhere else. No matter how good the food is, it is not worth standing this kind of abuse from an employee on duty. Cape Town is luckily full of venues with panoramic views, not just a blind shopping mall like this one, food as good if not better and above all much friendlier service...More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

I just wanted to express how unhappy I was with the service I received tonight at your establishment. My waiter was a tall guy with a full beard whom I found was extremely arrogant and very unpleasant. After he hastily took my order and I...asked him to leave the menu as I was planning on ordering a takeaway meal he didn’t give me a chance to speak but told me rudely that there is a shortage of menus and the resturant is busy meanwhile the table next to mine had ordered their food and had both menus on the table. Next up was the absolutely pink and rare steak that was still bleeding I received after I had ordered medium to well (see pictures). I returned my plate and ask for my initial order which came the second time around corrected. However I had already poured mushroom sauce on my previous steak which meant I had half of the sauce left for the newly made steak which the presentation of was not great at all extremely underwhelming (see attachment). All I can say is I was looking forward to my first visit at your shop and I was extremely disappointed. However I was super impressed with the other waiter that I went out of my way to ask for him to assist me, his name is Raymond, he was extremely kind, which I thanked him for his kindness because it was all that I needed to make me feel good about my dining experience and also tipped him. Overall extremely underwhelming experience, would not do it again nor recommend anyone to try it out and I was planning on giving you guys a nice feature on my food blog page as I was looking forward to visit the place. Paid overall R575 for a ribeye, mash, sauce and 2 glasses of merlot including tip which I would say is a bit on the pricey side for the extremely underwhelming service you get. The food was nice I must say but, it did not make up for the horrible service I received. What makes it worse is that I sent an email and DM to express my disappointment and neither my communication was acknowledged.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

One of our favourite restaurants. However the new manager has a rude and aggressive demeanour which is appalling. This after inquiring about the status of our table which we reserved in advance and numerous tables being seated after us.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

When you go to a restaurant known for its steak you expect it to be perfect…and it was like butter in your mouth. Service was also good. It is situated in a shopping mall but once inside the restaurant it is buzzy We both enjoyed...our meal very much and the lovely bottle of red wine. If you are looking for a great steak then you can’t go wrong here.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023

We had a 3 course meal that just couldn't be faulted, everything was perfect, including the wine. This is my partners most favourite restaurant and he wanted to spend it here. The service was excellent and and the food excellent. I had the fillet and...he had the surf and turf, both cooked to perfection. After desserts I had a brandy, heated over a warm glass, a wonderful end to our brilliant day.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Depends on what cut you order, between 180-210 Rand. Dependent on the exchange rate about £18-£20 They all come with a potato (chips or mash) included. Best steak I've had so it is worth the money!
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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