They have vibrant dishes that reflect the abundant South African landscape, an extensive wine list that covers the local and international wines and a diverse menu to suite every palate.
This was our very first visit to Signal Restaurant and upon entering this establishment, we already knew good things would come.
Firstly the staff are pleasant and eager to please. We were taken to our table which had a view of the marina. Our waitress took our cocktail orders as they have an exciting cocktail menu. Warm and freshly baked bread was brought to us with soft butter. Sadly some really high end restaurants still serve rock hard butter...tsk...tsk.
A wine sommelier popped by our table after we gave our food orders. We told him what we were in the mood for and what was a no no.... He came back with two vintage bottles which he gave the rundown of each. We took his word and ordered a 28 year merlot. The wine was exquisite and just as he described.
For starters I had their Butter Curry Risotto with, pan fried kingklip, grilled prawns and coconut foam. Now before you make a funny face, let me set the scene in front of me. Perfectly cooked risotto with a nice heat coupled with Kingklip, prawns and the most perfectly cooked green peas. It was heaven. This was a superb dish that was executed with precision. My partner had their Confit Pork Belly with seared scallop, celery purée, passionfruit, apple salsa and ginger foam. Another dish that wowed and wowed.
Onto mains and I decided to have the Bobotie Spiced Ostrich with lentils, quinoa, cauliflower puree and jus. The Ostrich was cooked to a perfect medium rare and danced in unison with the Bobotie spices. He had the Beef Fillet with short rib, polenta and jus. Another excellent dish.
Our desserts were very good. He had their Milk Chocolate parfait with cremeux, dehydrated chocolate, raspberry and pink peppercorn sorbet - delicious. I had their Dulcey Mousse with passion fruit whipped ganache, banana liqueur jelly and praline ice-cream - A very summery dessert that wasn't too heavy.
Will we go back to Signal Restaurant? Yes as they make your who dining experience about you. Their staff are excellent and really have a passion for their work. They are extremely knowledgeable with regards to the menus. The food is outstanding with so much of attention to detail. If you are ever in the Waterfront vicinity, go and have a meal at Signal Restaurant.
From the moment you set foot into the Cape Grace Hotel, the soft atmosphere and timeless elegance embrace you. As you walk through to the restaurant polite and professional faces greet you ready and waiting to ensure your evening is unforgettable. Signal restuarant Lived up to our expectations and more. Our waiter, Wellington, was in a word, exceptional. His attention to detail and ability to attend to our every need without the slightest fuss was certainly on par with some of the top restaurants worldwide. The food was an experience to remember. We ordered the Tasting Menu and taste we certainly did! As each dish finished we were left thinking, ' this was the best by far,' and then the next course would arrive and simply outdo the previous course. Elegant and sophisticated presentation, full flavours that stay with you long after the dish is finished and creative thinking are definitely the order of the day! I would go back in a heartbeat to relive this experience as many times as I possibly can.
Signal serve the most incredible breakfast. There are options to choose from, so you can decide on what you are in the mood for! The selection for the cold breakfast is really great! Loads of pastries, cheeses, muesli, yogurt, fruits and cold meats etc. The hot breakfast is plated with a number of great choices from eggs Benedict to waffles with blueberries. The great perk is bottomless glasses of MCC bubbly! And with a beautiful setting of sailboats and Signal Hill, you are truly going to have a posh nosh!
Had dinner here with my wife for a specail night out. What fantastic service and food, a little pricey but definalty worth the visit; this isnt just your average hotel resturant and the hotel itslef has so much to offer. A cigar and whiskey in Bascule finshed off the evening for us... We will be back for more
Lovely wine & dine evening with Malika & Graham Beck wines. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you.