Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Giant Christmas Trees

Giant Christmas Trees are at the V&A Waterfront

Book lunch or dinner at Greek Fisherman, City Grill or Meloncino Restaurants at the V&A Waterfront and delight the kids and adults of all ages with the magic that the festive season brings.
See your children’s eyes light up as they gaze upon some of the city’s biggest Christmas trees. At 15 metres tall, the V&A Christmas trees are a sight worth seeing.
All 3 restaurants are family friendly and have awesome views of the harbour and Table Mountain.


Monday, 5 December 2011

Matthew Booth enjoys lunch at Meloncino

Matthew Booth had lunch at Meloncino recently.

Matthew currently plays football for Ajax Cape Town player and is a former Bafana Bafana player.    He is pictured below with Meloncino General Manager, Barry Nieuwoudt.

Actor Danny Trejo visits City Grill

Actor Danny Trejo (in the "Sons of Anarchy" T-Shirt) ate lunch at City Grill last week.
Danny Trejo is famous for his role in Grindhouse, Machete, Marked for Death and many more.
He was kind enough to pose for a picture with City Grill waiters, Chase and Brandon and hostess, Ashley. 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cruise & Dine evening for tour operators at the Waterfront

Last Thursday evening Cape Town tour operators were invited to a one hour harbour cruise with the Waterfront Boat Company ( 
After enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and experiencing fantastic views of Table Mountain, the harbour, the stadium and of course the horizon all guests were divided into three groups to dine at one of three restaurants.

The hosts for the evening were City Grill (, Meloncino ( and Greek Fisherman ( and all served a delicious three course menu for the tour operators. 
All of them were very impressed by the extraordinary food.  Many commented that being able to experience the Cruise & Dine package  first hand would enable them to recommend it to their guests in the coming season.

Below are some of the reviews and thank-you notes that the restaurants received after this wonderful evening.
It will be a pleasure for me to recommend your restaurant.
I wish you well and I have no doubt you will fill your establishment quickly and have lots of repeat business, including me!
Lorna Simone
Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring
I will definitely be selling this option to my clients in Paris. I loved the cruise and the pace at which the boat was cruising.
Samantha Andrews
Go Tourism
Thank you very much! It was wonderful evening with a lot off pleasant and useful memory!
Marina, Floris & Oleg
UAR Tours
Would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the most wonderful experience yesterday - it was beautiful. Thanks once again.
Parinita Jeaven

Hotels & guesthouses treated to an evening of Cruise & Dine

On Thursday evening, concierges and guest house owners were treated to a harbour cruise and a dine-around three course meal and they LOVED it!  
Guests were welcomed onto the Sea Princess and taked on a 1 hour harbour cruise at sunset.  After that, they were divided into 3 groups and taken to The Greek Fisherman, City Grill and Meloncino where they had starters before moving to the next restaurant to taste their delicious main meals and finally onto the 3rd restaurant for decadent deserts. 

The evening was a great success and enabled to the hoteliers to experience first hand what they will now be recommending to their guests in the upcoming season.

Below are some of the thank-you notes that the restaurants have receieved from the guests.
Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic evening last night.
I enjoyed the food at the 3 restaurants.
Just a thought- the City Grill seems to be quite dark inside if one compares it to the others-not sure if anything could be done about that.
Kind Regards,
Karin Rauwerdink
Village & Life’s Camps Bay Collection
Thank you very much for hosting us last night! It was a great evening!
Kind Regards
One&Only Cape Town
Thank you so much for last night.
It was nice to meet so many people from the industry.
Congratulations on the organization of that evening. Well done!
Kind regards
Stephan Cogels (owner)
Alta Bay Guest House
Thank you for the invite.  We had a fantastic time last night!!!
Villa Sunshine Guest House

THANK YOU.  It was very nice indeed
Nick and Bettina
Cotswold House Guest House
Thank you for a great evening last night – you have GREAT product, food, service and ambience are excellent.  There was such a cool vibe at the Waterfront last night, it really means that summer and holiday season is in sight.
Lindsey Gibaud
Big Tree Marketing
Firstly, thank you for a great evening last night.
The food was to die for and the dessert at Meloncino is definitely highly recommended.
Kind Regards
Marilu Coetzee
New Life Kings, Cape Town

The food and service was excellent as usual! Thank you for a lovely evening!
Warm Regards
Dawid Minnie
Radisson Blu Hotel, Waterfront 

Thank you so very much for a wonderful evening last night.
I was beyond impressed by the very structured and perfect organisation of the event and the planning put behind this, AND then we got so spoilt with all the delicious food!  It ran very smoothly and despite you all being so busy last night we still felt we were guests of honour.  Thank you all very much for the wonderful presentation of your yummy foods, we were very spoilt and we at Abbey Manor will most certainly continue to promote you to our guests and with summer being here (well not today) we will most certainly plug the cruise/dine option, it’s a wonderful idea.  Well done to you all and thank you for thinking of us at Abbey Manor
and inviting us.
Best of the season to you all
Judi and Dee
Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse


Friday, 21 October 2011

Meloncino Introduction


Welcome to Meloncino - the V & A Waterfront’s stylish restaurant for food and wine lovers alike. With three chefs imported from Italy, you can experience genuine Italian cuisine on your doorstep. Cheese, coffee, wine and various other ingredients are also imported to bring you the best Italy has to offer. So, whether you’re dining with family or friends, this is an experience to savour.
Enjoy your favourite cocktail or sip on a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio while you watch the sun set behind Table Mountain. Then choose from a variety of mouth-watering pastas, wood-fired pizzas and various other authentic dishes while you get ready to indulge in the best Italian cuisine in town.


Close your eyes and you could be in Rome. Open your eyes and you face magnificent Table Mountain, as seen from the comfort of one of Meloncino’s white sofas.

The Venue

Meloncino offers the ideal location for private functions, birthdays and any other celebration. With both indoor and outdoor seating, it’s suitable for all seasons. There is a large, central island-style bar which serves cocktails and various sections of the restaurant can be sectioned off for a private feel.  Large and small group bookings are welcome.

Seating capacity: Inside: 200 Outside: 50.  Open for Lunches and Dinners.

City Grill introduction


Established in 1999, the City Grill is the oldest steakhouse in the V&A Waterfront.  We invite you to discover a truly South African experience… so gather family and friends for a feast of flavour at the City Grill!


A place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and South Africa is the flavour of the month, every month!

The Venue

With magnificent sea views and Table Mountain as a backdrop City Grill is a warm restaurant with a lot of soul.  Seating Capacity: Inside:  160 – 180.   Outside:  80 - 100

Greek Fisherman Introduction


Established in 1992, the Greek Fisherman is the oldest restaurant in the V&A Waterfront and is still owned by the same owners as when Waterfront opened in 1992.
Take a seat and get a glorious view of Table Mountain while you enjoy seafood and meats grilled over open charcoals.


A newly renovated traditional Greek Restaurant with a modern twist.

The Venue

Seating capacity: Inside:  70 – 100.   Outside:  120 – 140.  This restaurant can be used for large or small group bookings as well as private functions.