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Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 0551
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I understand The Grand is something of a Cape Town institution and frequented by Cape Townians and Tourists alike. For me, this is a must see for any tourist and feels like it would be at home in St Tropez, Ibiza, South Beach Miami or the Caribbean. It is essentially an old beach warehouse building that has been turned into... More 

Thank Hospitalitygav007
Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a bunch of local teenagers and they loved it, but that was because they had little interest in the food as they were much more interested in the whole party scene. And that is what this place is about. Forget the food, its average and over-priced (by South African standards). But the music is loud and the under 25s... More 

Thank GeoffNicholas
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great setting, especially for sundowners; unusual to have a restaurant AND bar on a Cape Town beach - very refreshing; crammed seating; Good food; Non-existent service - if you can find a waiter, good luck on them actioning your order/request - they probably won't even look interested, as with us.

Thank scottymcscotterson
Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was initially swept up by the amazing decor and impressive space of Grand, only to be brought quickly back to the ground by the poor service and food. Although there were a lot of waiting staff around they seemed very disorganised and inattentive. Separation between the bar staff and waiters was confusing and I waited 30 minutes to receive... More 

Thank Mia S
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing feels like I'm in St Tropez in France wow the smell from the sea and sand between your toes and drinks are amazing

Thank Kar89300
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner Ok walking on a sand is disturbing but who cares u take off your shoes and u feel the fresh sand in your feet . Never had such delicious Mussels. It was a delight . Then I had this fish carpaccio which was another delicacy . The atmosphere is great . The staff is cool... More 

Thank Eileen K
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner, good idea to make a reservation as the venue is always full. The restaurant has a rustic feel about it with some interesting touches. There is a great vibe there, very cosmopolitan. The food was very good but for locals, i think it is a bit over-priced. The views are spectacular and we had a knowledgeable... More 

Thank Debbie M
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fav place in cpt. Best spot and great food. They used to have a fantastic service too. Yes used to as I have ended up going there twice the past week and we had twice an issue with the cash handling. First of all my sis who was visiting paid cash and the waiter never came back with the... More 

Thank Jose L
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250 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a very Big place so it's not for a romantic lunch or dinner but it's wonderfully lively and that's what we were looking for. Food is good and service as well. Surroundings as perfect for farm days even when wind blows? I can for sure recommend this place for the atmosphere food and surroundings.

Thank Torben K
Cape Town
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I organised for my two of my Meetup food Dining Out groups, The Friday Lunch Club and First Tuesdays, for lunch and dinner respectively at The Grand. For both functions, (for lunch we had 17 members and for dinner 30 members), our tables were appropriately set up and awaited our arrivals. It is a majestic location and even for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$76
Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 0551
Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach Cafe culture - the only one of its kind in Cape Town. Offering a unique experience the tactile decadence completes the trendsetting design offering a cafe style dining experience on the deck or beach with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?