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“Excellent food and service”

Dash Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #22 of 1,225 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Dash Restaurant & Bar, although it caters for Queen Victoria Hotel guests, is a stand-alone establishment that welcomes patrons from near and far. Extraordinary artworks embellish the walls in a bold fashion. Further, a live pianist sets the tone during dinner service from Tuesday to Saturday, a delightful accompaniment to the exquisite fine dining offered at this restaurant. The menu is concise and changes every few weeks. The chef and his team place much focus on each ingredient’s unique flavour and combine them creatively to delight the palate. The bar offers an extensive selection of single-malt whiskies and wines, and is a tasteful meeting spot.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We ate dinner at Dash the 25 of aug 2014. The food was really good and beautifully plated and the service was fantastic, very warm and friendly. We had the gorgonzola sufflé, baby chicken, venison and chocolate fondant, all of them really tasty and beautiful. The restaurant was very beautiful and modernly decorated. We would definetely recommend this restaurant.

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2  Thank Mathilda B
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Mike_Vroom, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Good day Mathilda B,

Thank you for lovely feedback and review on your recent visit to Dash Restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the fanatstic food that Chef Sam and her team creates.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,

Mike Vroom

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Amongst such high competition in Cape Town this restaurant truly shines brightly.
We ate here the first night we arrived in SA as we were shattered after the long trip and decided to cancel another reservation we had as we just couldn't face leaving the hotel. What a culinary feast! We were expecting a good meal, hotel restaurant etc. but this surpassed all expectations and more. Brilliant service and dishes that would rival many Michelin star restaurants I have dined in for a fraction of the cost. Apparently the chef is early twenties and English. I cannot remember his name but he is one to watch. Eat here before all the amazing reviews make it too difficult to get a table.

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Thank Peach107
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Mike_Vroom, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Good day Peach107,

Thank you for your lovely review and complimentary feedback on your dining experience at Dash Restaurant.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Mike Vroom

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We make a dinner reservation based on some of the reviews we found here. What a dissapointment!
The place is fancy (is in the Queen Victoria Hotel) and the atmospher very cozy.
After we were escorted to our table and ordered, appetizer arrived 55 minutes later. There's a spanish proverb that says: "El que sabe comer; sabe esperar" He who can eat, can wait. But that was big too much! Specially for a place like this one.
The dishes were delicious, but too small. We knew what we were facing after read the reviews, and we are familiar with haute cuisine, but THAT was very pretentious.
I went there with my wife, we were in our honeymoon; we order champagne, and a nice desert. By the time we asked for the bill; we realize we spent there more than 3 hours. There was no gratification for the waiting (not even a coffee!!!).
Instead of spending a fortune here, go to Willoughby & Co, and get more than what YOU deserve!

Thank Roberto O
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Mike_Vroom, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Good day Roberto O,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience at Dash. I am glad to read you enjoyed the food. Thank you for your feedback on the timing of the food. There have been some exciting changes since you were last here in March and we look forward to welcoming you back to experience them in the near future.

Kind regards,

Mike Vroom

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at the Queen Victoria Hotel where Dash is located. After a long and rainy day, coming back absolutely cold and drenched we couldn't bring ourselves to leave our room again and it was just our luck that we could order room service from Dash. Not only did they plate everything perfectly as they would have in the restaurant, the waiter even told us to give him a call when we'd finished with our mains and he'd bring up our desert because its best eaten warm.
My husband and I ordered the tempura shrimp, gorgonzola soufflé (both starters) and the loin of venison as the main and it was all beautifully done. We had the chocolate fondant for dessert (what else do you treat yourself to on a rainy day?) and the mix of colourful sauces on the plate was a delight, like a festival of flavours!
We're lucky that we get to experience this restaurant for breakfast as well again!

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Thank LottieYeow
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Mike_Vroom, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Good day LottieYeow,

Thank you for your lovely review on Dash restaurant. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your dining experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

Mike Vroom

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

this restaurant has a somewhat short but sweet menu. The food is top drawer and the presentation excellent. Well worth a visit.

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2  Thank RicotheGreat
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Mike_Vroom, General Manager at Dash Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Good day RicotheGreat,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Dash. I am glad to read your enjoyed your dinner with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Mike Vroom

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