dahlia

on regent

Welcome

"Fresh, organic & locally sourced ingredients"

Dahlia on Regent is a small experiential restaurant on the golden mile in Sea Point. It is the brain child of owner and head chef Damian Dafel. Damian has travelled the world in pursuit of culinary inspiration...

While working at some of the top establishments such as La Colombe, Foxcroft, Gleneagles (Scotland) & La Tete, Damian found himself wanting to bring his own style of cooking to the world.

Damian Dafel

Owner / Head Chef

Our ethos

Quality Ingredients, Quality experience

With a focus on locally sourced, high quality ingredients, we try and ensure you are really tasting the world through a South African lense. South Africa is a fertile country with a stunning offering of fresh goods, so why look anywhere else.

Come in and enjoy!
Exclusive offer

Group Bookings

The 30 seater venue is perfect for group bookings.

Our restaurant in the Golden Mile of Sea Point is a perfect venue for birthdays and special occasions. And you can book the entire restaurant without paying venue hire fees!*

*Subject to deposit. Minimum spend required.

What people had to say...

  •   The venue is lovely, intimate and relaxed. The staff are immediately warm and welcoming, as is the head chef who is spectacular! Huge flavors and a wonderful, playful take on... read more

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    3/14/2020

      We were really looking forward to our meal at Dahlia as the restaurant had some good write ups.
    I guess we went on the wrong night. They advertised Picanha as... read more

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    3/13/2020

      I went to Dahlia on Regent for a welcome back to Cape Town dinner and we could not have chosen a better suited restaurant. Staff were very friendly, great atmosphere,... read more

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    3/13/2020
  •   We were really looking forward to our meal at Dahlia as the restaurant had some good write ups.
    I guess we went on the wrong night. They advertised Picanha as... read more

    avatar thumb Mark W
    3/13/2020

      This is a real find! The rising star of Mainroad!
    Very nice food and extremely friendly staff.
    I can really recommend this beautiful place.

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    3/12/2020

      An intimate venue with innovative food. The bowls are made to be shared and the flavors delight. A charming waitress made the evening perfect. Having overheard that I was celebrating... read more

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    3/08/2020
  •   This small gem of a restaurant is exciting and is one of those places that the conversation will centre around the amazing fusion tastes that Damian is able to deliver.... read more

    avatar thumb Noogs
    3/07/2020

      Damian could be another Reuben with a different and very modern approach to food. Great fusion tastes. Loved it. Jill and Mike Smith.

    avatar thumb Roving40992525662
    3/06/2020

      Damian could be another Reuben with a different and very modern approach to food. Great fusion tastes. Loved it. Jill and Mike Smith.

    avatar thumb Europa1950
    3/06/2020
  •   Food and service was very good. Very chilled music, great atmosphere. A real hidden gem. A competitor to my favourite restaurant in London

    avatar thumb N5611DCjasonh
    2/28/2020

      Excellent and creative dishes with friendly service from the talented staff. I’ve enjoyed quite a few dishes on the continuously changing menu. The oysters, mushroom risotto and bang bang bowl... read more

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    2/19/2020

      Had dinner at Dahlia last night. The menu is varied and inspired. We chose 4 dishes between 2 of us and each was splendid. Our particular favourites were the mussels... read more

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    1/24/2020
  •   Had dinner at Dahlia last night. The menu is varied and inspired. We chose 4 dishes between 2 of us and each was splendid. Our particular favourites were the mussels... read more

    avatar thumb RookieandSB
    1/24/2020

      Dahlia is different, not same old same old. Damian the chef patron has devised a menu that is so tantalising that it is difficult to restrict your choices. The menu... read more

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    1/18/2020

      a great new gem in seapoint. everything we tried was interesting and very good. nice service, lovely decor, prices reasonable. wine list should be improved, not very exciting . as... read more

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    1/17/2020
  •   Took my husband and visiting family to Dahlia on Regent in early January, a tiny restaurant on Sea Point’s trendy strip. Unique one off dishes, good vegetarian options.. we ordered... read more

    avatar thumb yvette894
    1/08/2020

      The food produced by such a small team, the flavours put together by Chef Damian,the atmosphere, staff all of it was,so beautifully presented. The waiters are friendly and accommodating and... read more

    avatar thumb jubes_pauling
    1/08/2020

      Gorgeous space with friendly staff and INCREDIBLE food. Will definitely be taking friends and family as often as possible.

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    1/07/2020
  •   Don’t know why this place wasn’t as crowded as the other spots on the strip. The food is outstanding. It’s tapas, so a few plates on the table is best.... read more

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    1/05/2020

      Don’t know why this place wasn’t as crowded as the other spots on the strip. The food is outstanding. It’s tapas, so a few plates on the table is best.... read more

    avatar thumb Anthony R
    1/05/2020

      The food was delicious! Service was friendly and efficient. Their mushroom risotto was super good. My daughter enjoyed fish the most, and also the butternut squash salad and octopus dish... read more

    avatar thumb 720piam
    1/04/2020
  •   This is a fabulous little place, excellent food and service, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Its new, the lady who looked after us is there for 3 months helping... read more

    avatar thumb Simon E
    1/02/2020

      My daughter and her boyfriend took us out for dinner. We had oysters as a starter the presentation was beautiful the taste was out of the world. I had the... read more

    avatar thumb JoaoJose1962
    12/29/2019

      Damien, the young chef and owner is so passionate about what he's doing he walks into the seating area and explains lovingly all that goes into a dish. His menu... read more

    avatar thumb bluejayinsa
    12/27/2019
  •   Wife and I had a fantastic meal at this new establishment (only 6 days old they told us). We ordered 4 plates and couldn’t have been happier with the amount... read more

    avatar thumb mrusse01
    12/17/2019

      The menu boasts dishes from all over the world which is really cool. The menu is tapas / small-plates style - but you definitely don't leave hungry that's for sure!... read more

    avatar thumb HelderBabe
    12/16/2019

      The food was well-priced, original, beautifully presented and so delicious! The chef, Damian, and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. This was an all-round wholesome experience and I... read more

    avatar thumb 591svenjas
    12/11/2019
  •   Great atmosphere, great service, staff always there to help with a big smile.
    The food is amazing and really tasty.
    Highly recommended.

    avatar thumb Johnny12395
    12/11/2019

      Wow. Damian took us on a culinary experience like no other! Four courses of some of the most incredible food, you feel like you are traveling the world with all... read more

    avatar thumb Tomdraper
    12/09/2019

      Dining here is an amazing experience with attention to detail which surprises and delights- can't wait to revisit and try more of the superb dishes! Though I will definitely be... read more

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    12/07/2019

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Limited Takeaway Menu.
Serving from Friday to Sunday.