About City Grill

City Grill is part of a group of three restaurants, situated in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The Group’s vision – To provide individuals with unforgettable dining experiences across all three of our restaurants consistently.

Attention to detail is key – in the staff that we employ, the food preparation techniques and ingredients that we use and the constant introduction of new elements to remain fresh, new and relevant. Above all, our appetite and drive to be the best at what we do is entrenched through-out our Group’s fibre.


Is our authentic Italian restaurant for food and wine lovers alike. Meloncino serves traditional Roman food with a contemporary modern touch. Home-made pasta with authentic Italian sauces, steaks and seafood are available from the charcoal grill. Pizzas are created in our wood fired oven with a thin base (Roman Style) or a thick base (Neapolitan Style). To stay faithful to the original recipes, the majority of our ingredients and wines are fully imported from Italy.


The Greek Fisherman

At the Greek Fisherman, we serve traditional Seafood, Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine – with a modern twist. Established in 1992, it is one of the original restaurants in the Waterfront and is still owned by the same owners as when the Victoria wharf, Waterfront also opened back in 1992. Our cuisine includes Greek and seafood specialties and we are known for our Greek meze, our lamb Souvla and our stunning roast lamb in the oven. Choose from over twenty Meze, starter and tapas dishes.


Athenian Villa (Bed and Breakfast)

Situated in the heart of the Overberg, Athenian Villa Guesthouse is a hidden gem behind the façade of a heritage building on the Main Road of Caledon.

In sharp contrast to its outer appearance, a beautiful courtyard immersed in greenery and bougainvillea bushes, and which boasts a small plunge pool, welcomes you to a taste of the Greek Islands. Painted stone pathways lead upstairs giving way to the authentic wooden flooring of the bedrooms and living areas, which are clean and comfortable.

Each bedroom is individually decorated with rugs, throws and artefacts of Greece and each has its own eclectic shower and toilet, although there are also communal facilities available. The beds offer crisp white linen and comfy duvets to ensure a good night’s sleep.

While its walk-in entrance is in a secret alleyway, Athenian Villa offers secure underground parking for guests accessible from the Main Road. Included in the price, clientele is invited to enjoy a full breakfast, either in the courtyard on sunny days, or in the cozy dining room in winter. Whilst not overly sophisticated, this 3-star guesthouse oozes charm and character.


Our Awards

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence: 2018 – 2013

This prestigious award, which places City Grill in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

Diamond Award:
2010 & 2011

City Grill won the Diamond Award for 2011. City Grill has been presented this award by Diners Club International in recognition of the quality of the Wine List on offer. Factors assessed by an independent panel of judges, include content, balance, suitability and presentation.

Diamond Award:
2010 & 2011

36th International Trophy for quality. Geneva, Switzerland.

Platinum Technology Award: 2008

10th Anniversary 2008. The Platinum Technology Award for quality.  Rome, Italy.

Gold Wine List of the Year: 2008

This award is presented by Diners Club International in recognition of the quality of choice and interest of the wines on the Wine List as assessed by an independent panel of judges.

New Millennium Award: 2007

International Award for tourist, hotel and catering industry. Madrid, Spain.