Quay Four, Cape Town

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    Quay Four: Great Place to Celebrate

    by Radiomom Updated Jul 4, 2004

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    This is a BIG restaurant. We had spent most of the day touring Cape Town by the "seat of our pants" and had done quite well for ourselves. (That sunset from the cable car was hot!) We'd started at the waterfront, and decided to splurge on our first night in South Africa, so we came back to the waterfront and chose Quay Four. We were seated on the upper level in the far corner with a fantastic view of the dining room, as well as the water to our right. The waitstaff was very friendly and welcoming. We ordered all three courses and a great bottle of South African wine.

    Favorite Dish: I had a terrific seafood entree, but a couple near us ordered the seafood platter which was gigantic! I think you really would have to share one of these...although we later learned that portions in South Africa are generally even bigger than what we find in the US. Steve had a delicious rack of lamb. You won't go hungry!

    For us (we're used to DC and NYC prices) this was quite reasonable, but it probably is pricey by local standards. Usually we avoid restaurants smack in the middle of tourist attractions, but this was a VERY good experience. And it was easy to get a cab for the short ride back to our B&B.

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    Quay Four: Quay Four

    by paradisedreamer Written Feb 7, 2006

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    Quay Four has a nice setting on the boardwalk at the V & A. In peak season it can get very full especially outside. The food is mainly steaks, burgers and some seafood. Its a good place to meet friends for a quick lunch.

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    Quay Four: Brunch on the Quay anyone?

    by Jenniflower Written May 8, 2006

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    Quay Four is in a prime position, located in the hugely popular V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. It also overlooks the harbour, and is a favoured venue for returning locals and tourists.

    Décor is simple, sleeper-style seating and tables on the outside terrace area (where the Tavern is) and much more upmarket inside (and upstairs) at the Seafood Brasserie, although unfortunately when we last ate inside it was smoking, which is not very pleasant for non smokers. The view over the harbour is splendid though.

    Favorite Dish: I love the calamari here, it comes on a big bed of chips (fries) with a crisp green salad on the side. The fish is well cooked and seems to melt in the mouth.

    The food is relatively expensive when compared to other restaurants with a similar setting in South Africa, but that is because you are paying for the privilege of eating at the Waterfront! haha. However, it is a great price if you compare it to other more upmarket restaurants like the 4 star The Hildebrand nearby.

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  • Quay Four: Absolutely MUST do

    by COLJEANH Written Sep 20, 2007

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    Quay Four is situated on the V & A Waterfront, in the heart of Cape Town.

    We were extremely lucky with the weather, as it was more than warm enough to sit outside. The food was superb!

    They have a live "one man" band, - he plays the older pop songs, which I found really enjoyable.

    Sitting outside with the lights twinkling like a fairyland and glistening on the dark water, with seagulls flying overhead, was a truly sublime experience!

    Favorite Dish: I had the seafood platter for one - and got a taste of everything, prawns, calamari, mussels, line fish. It was superbly cooked and our waitress Melinda was a delight.

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    Quay Four: Quay Four

    by mrsibf Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Located on the Victoria & Alfred waterfront harbor, this restaurant has an upscale dining room topside, while the lower level is outdoors on a deck. Great place to hang out, people and boat watch, etc.

    Favorite Dish: Sandwiches, seafood, fish & chips.

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    Big, bigger,...

    by genieterke Written Nov 1, 2012

    It has grown and went to big to give good service
    and food. Under the tidea : great location, lots of people,
    so everybody wants to be here. Under that motto
    you'll see that the service and food isn't equal to a
    small restaurant of those price-classes.
    Anyway the food was good, but there are better places,
    just look for them.

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    Quay Four: Do you feel like eating seafood?

    by andreja20 Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    Quay Four is decorated in nautical style.

    Favorite Dish: The most delicious seafood platter (with praws, crayfish, calamari, mussels...) I've ever tasted.

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