Our Philosophy

City Grill was started in 1999 by Peter Protoulis with a vision to show-case a classic South African Steakhouse full of flair, in a sophisticated setting and with a sharp focus on service excellence – celebrating beautiful cuts of meat and traditional dishes that this country is known for.

Every dish on our menu tells its own unique story from the traditional South African recipes, to modern up-to-date dishes that expresses our team’s history, our cooks/chefs passion, and our serving staff/managers commitment – true service ambassadors.

Combined with Peter’s 52 years of experience in the steakhouse business – our philosophy at City Grill is not complicated at all: “Everyone who walks through our doors must have the best time they can possibly have”.

By embracing this notion, every guest will and must have exceptional service and outstanding food. Whether you come for a casual dinner with friends or family, a special celebration or a business lunch/dinner – we are committed to your dining pleasure.

In the words of our Owner:

“Our menu is never complete” – as he and his team finds inspiration every-where: In new ingredients, new techniques, modern new twists and a fresh take on good old classics.


Our people: City Grill is a place for family, off course the one that you are born into but also the one you create around friendship, mutual respect and a love for food.

Our staff are true “service ambassadors” that ensures that your entire dining experience at City Grill is stellar from start to finish.


Situated in close proximity of our sister restaurants: The Greek Fisherman (directly overhead upstairs) with Meloncino (upstairs, next to The Greek Fisherman) at the V&A Waterfront – City Grill boasts the perfect location for lazy lunches, an unhurried cocktail hour and relaxing evenings out.

Find us at Shop 155, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (Overlooking Quay 5).

Trading Hours

11am – 11pm
Monday – Sunday (365 days a year)