“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.”
– Edith Sitwell
Winter has so much to offer us, the freshest air, the opportunity to go out in layers of warmth and the enjoyment of a fireplace dinner amongst friends and loved ones. Don’t miss incredible winter experiences on account of the cold weather, enjoy the happenings from within the enclosed warmth of these restaurants and hotels with the following curated experiences that ensure the perfect winter escapes that are bound to be worth stepping out into the cold.
From 2 May to 30 September guests can enjoy their choice of two dishes (starter/main or main/dessert) from Terroir’s French-inspired chalkboard menu for just R295 p/p as well as a chef’s choice of four courses at R450 p/p, both including a glass of Kleine Zalze’s award-winning wines.
Dining at Terroir never fails to be a memorable experience, whether seated out on the dappled terrace or indoors next to the roaring fireplace. With Broughton’s considerable talent buoyed by a youthful new energy in the kitchen, Terroir is certainly set to shine a spotlight on winelands cuisine this winter.
Terroir is open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12h00 – 14h30 and for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 18h30 – 21h00. Advance reservations are highly recommended. To book call 021 880-8167 or email email@example.com .
Please note that Terroir will be closed for their annual winter break from 25 June 2018 and re-opening on 17 July 2018.
The Shortmarket Club
The firmly established go-to gourmet destination for city slickers in the know, The Shortmarket Club is kicking off this winter with an exciting Prix Fixe Winter Lunch Menu and new menu additions promising to keep any winter blues at bay.
Being a partnership venture between internationally acclaimed and award-winning chef Luke Dale Roberts, his wife Sandalene, chef Wesley Randles and manager Simon Widdison, The Shortmarket Club is one of the top dining destinations in Cape Town’s vibrant inner city, whether for a sophisticated business lunch or a languid dinner.
Randles says, “The Shortmarket Club is such a great winter lunch venue, as it’s so cosy and welcoming inside while still retaining a modern and sophisticated feeling. There is so much happening in the city centre, and the developments in the last two years since The Shortmarket Club’s opening have created a constant buzz and energy in the area.” With its Prix Fixe Winter Lunch Menu, its all-round sexy sophistication and world-class service, there simply is no better place to be this winter than at The Shortmarket Club.
The three-course Prix Fixe Winter Lunch Menu at The Shortmarket Club is priced at R280 per person, or R380 per person including a carafe of wine. It is available at lunchtime only, Monday to Saturday, until the end of September 2018. The Shortmarket Club is located at 88 Shortmarket Street and is open for lunch and dinner daily (closed Sundays).
Bookings should be made online via their website: www.theshortmarketclub.co.za, however tables can also be reserved telephonically on (27) (21) 447 2874.
Please note that The Shortmarket Club’s annual Winter break is from the 8th -23rd July 2018.
Love to picnic, but patiently awaiting summer’s return to enjoy the marvellous spread again?
Join Allée Bleue Chicnics for a winter undercover picnic from 1 June to 31 August 2018. The offer includes a basket selection of a variety of picnic-style foods including pastries, salads, along with a farm style platter of local cheeses, creamy yoghurt balls, fresh meat, olives, freshly-baked bread, along with a selection of pesto, chutney and preserves, as well as a traditional Malva pudding to polish off the feast.
The picnic menu also includes a vegetarian option. All for only R245 for a single basket and R460 for a double basket. This picnic offer is perfect for families and accordingly offers a special menu for children under the age of 12 years at R105 per child. Price may subject to change.
Allée Bleue is open Monday-Sunday & Public Holidays from 11h00-15h00.
Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 874 1021.
Majeka House & Spa
Winter proves to be the perfect time of year to visit the fresh and vibrant Cape Winelands and this season the luxurious Stellenbosch based Majeka House & Spa boutique hotel is boasting a winter special.
Until the end of September, join Majeka House for a Winter night out at R1325 per person sharing for 1 night.
The offer includes a 4-course small plate dinner (excl. Beverages) at Makaron for 2, a Premier room for 2 and breakfast for 2. Valid from 1 May to 30 September 2018 (except Wednesdays).
Upgrade to a Garden for R600 extra, a Mountain View for R920 extra or Poolside for R1510 extra Single supplement of R520.
Or experience a Winter Escape at Majeka House at R1990 per person sharing for 1 night, inclusive of all of the above as well as a choice of a 60-minute treatment each at the Majeka House Spa.
Majeka House will be closed from 24 June –26 July for their annual winter break and renovations.
In the heart of the scenic Breedekloof valley lies BOSJES Kombuis, the perfect quintessential country kitchen. This charming restaurant, like the applauded BOSJES chapel, was designed by Coetzee Steyn from Steyn Studio, and boasts high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace, mountain views and a delightfully whimsical historical-and-nature inspired blue and white tiled mural of the Bosjes Tree of Life created by Lucie de Moyencourt and Michael Chandler.
This dreamy winter destination is now offering their very own “First Thursdays” special in the months of June and August, giving guests the chance to celebrate chilly evenings with BOSJES’ winter curry nights on the first Thursday of each month. This special allows diners to feast on a selection of three curries served with sambals, naan, rotis, rice and dessert for R280 per person.
Please note that BOSJES will be closed in July.
La Petite Ferme
La Petite Ferme offers exceptional cuisine, boutique wines and luxurious accommodation synonymous with the Franschhoek valley, along with their great service, hospitality and spectacular view – creating a sensory overload like no other.
This winter, from 1 May – 30 September, they are offering a range of 3 packages to choose from to accommodate all walks of life.
If you’re looking for a winter weekend getaway, the Winter Weekend offer should tickle your fancy. The offer is for Friday and Saturday Night, guests are to receive a daily complimentary breakfast and complimentary lunch on Saturday.
If you are seeking mid-week accommodation from Sunday to Thursday night, visit La Petite Ferme for their Winter mid-week offer. Stay for 2 nights and receive a 20% discount per night with breakfast and lunch included daily. Stay for 3 and more nights and receive a 25% discount per night with breakfast and lunch included daily.
EXCLUDES ALL DRINKS, BEVERAGES AND ADDITIONAL EXTRAS. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ROOM RATES ARE QUOTED PER ROOM PER NIGHT.
Waverley Hills Restaurant
When winter rolls in, there can be few better places for a wholesome and heart-warming culinary experience than where true country hospitality begins. The restaurant at Waverley Hills, celebrates the return of cosiness this winter with a new, fired-up menu and a dedicated, five-course food and wine pairing menu, to tantalise your taste buds.
Just 90 minutes from Cape Town in the Witzenberg Valley, Waverley Hills is renowned for producing premium organic wines and farming sustainability with innovative practices. Its restaurant follows suit, being a top local favourite thanks to its chic, country style and views over vineyards, orchards and farmlands. The venue’s twin fireplaces and deep leather couches makes it especially popular as a winter meal-stop for families out to see the snow on surrounding peaks.
This five-course food and wine pairing menu is available until the end of Spring 2019 and is priced at R395.00 per person. Reservations are required a week in advance. Waverley Hills’ restaurant is open six days a week for breakfast and lunch, and twice for dinners on Wednesdays and Fridays.
For more information about Waverley Hills visit www.waverleyhills.co.za or contact the farm on 023 231 0002.
The Pot Luck Club
Lunch has never been more fun, or delicious, than at The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town this winter. One of internationally renowned, multi-award-winning chef Luke Dale Roberts’s restaurants, The Pot Luck Club is perched at the top of the grain silo at The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town’s gritty yet trendy Woodstock area. With a bird’s eye view over the mountain and harbour, the restaurant offers its now trademark tapas-style dining to discerning restaurant-goers.
This winter sees the return of its Lucky Lunch menu, presented bento-style, lunch is served in small handmade bowls and wooden boards, and provides a feast for the eyes and taste buds.
The menu is subject to change without notice, due to seasonal availability and chef’s inspiration and is available for lunch from 1 June to 31 August 2018. The offering consists of 6 items and is priced at R295 per person. Items will be substituted at the discretion of management to accommodate dietary requirements. No sharing allowed.
The Pot Luck Club is located at the Silo top floor, the Old Biscuit Mill, 373 – 375 Albert road Woodstock, Cape Town. Bookings are open one month in advance via their website www.thepotluckclub.co.za . Open Monday to Saturday lunch 12:30 – 14:30 and dinner 18:00 – 22:30 and Sundays 11h00 – 15h00.
Please note that The Pot Luck Club’s annual Winter break is from the 23rd July 2018 to 5th August 2018 and re-opens for dinner from 6th August.
Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant
With the cooler winter weather firmly setting in, the Haute Cabrière dining room’s soft lights and cosy fireplace present the perfect setting for the hearty winter comfort food on offer at the winery’s Cellar Restaurant.
Chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller relish winter cooking, as the cold weather lends itself perfectly to serving up comfort food with bold flavours.
The winter menu is inspired by robust flavours and a feeling of comfort, featuring dishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia and fulfilment, tempting diners to venture outdoors despite the colder temperatures.
Enjoy a two-course meal at R230: Featuring a generous steak as main course, with triple fried hand cut chips, garlic and black pepper sauce, green beans and onion rings, paired with the Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Reserve, at R185pp. Diners can add a dessert of the day for an additional R45. Available for lunch and dinner, excluding Sundays.
Relish in the six course Tasting Menu at R450: The six course Haute Cabrière tasting menu gives diners the opportunity to sample more courses off the menu compared to regular dining, and also a larger range of Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan wines. The price is inclusive of wine paired with each course. Available for lunch in the 12h00 and 12h30 time slots, and for dinner in 18h30 and 19h00 times slots, excluding Sundays.
Feast on Sundays: Enjoy catching up with family and friends with ‘Feast’, a menu designed around feasting and the breaking of bread. R370 pp with wine from the Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan ranges included. Children 12 and under R150.
From 1st June until 31st August, the restaurant is open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday and for dinner only on Fridays. Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant is situated on Franschhoek Pass (Lambrechts Road), Franschhoek.