The festive season is barrelling towards us at a rate of knots. It is officially the season of overindulgence, extravagant celebrations, and bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! So, stow away your kitchen utensils and give the dishwasher a night off because with these fabulous Christmas day specials going down at some of Cape Town’s finest establishments, you can enjoy all the spoils without any of the work!
Reuben’s at One&Only Cape Town
The deal: R1450 per person
Celebrity Chef Reuben Riffel’s Cape Town home is set to make the festive season a bubbly affair. Join the family fun on Christmas for a traditional buffet, interactive dessert station, and live music. Reuben’s will serve a Christmas buffet with all the trimmings and guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon.
Nobu at One&Only Cape Town
The deal: R1600 per person for the Omakase menu
Nobu, the sensational award-winning Japanese and Peruvian fusion style restaurant, is the perfect, celebratory venue for an unforgettable Christmas lunch. Choose between an Omakase experience (meaning “from the chef’s heart”) and an a la carte menu for the day’s feast.
Picnic at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
The deal: Picnic baskets at R800 for two people or R400 for a single basket. Children under 10 qualify for a half portion at R200.
Unwind in the beautiful Franschhoek winelands after the Christmas rush with a leisurely braai picnic on Boxing Day at the delightful new Bistro at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. The Bistro picnic basket is filled to the brim with delicious braai favourites such as prime beef boerie rolls, sosaties of satay-style aged sirloin, and free-range chicken with chakalaka, farm baked herbed garlic bread, garden salad, traditional potato salad and the perfect end to any braai – Malva pudding with vanilla custard. Wine is as important as the food at any braai and with the wide selection of Grande Provence and Angels Tears wines and bubbly, you will be spoilt for choice.
The Hilton Cape Town
The deal: R450 per person | half price for kids U12 | kids under 3 eat free.
The Signal Hill Lounge at the Hilton Cape Town opens its doors on Christmas Day for an indulgent buffet lunch feast consisting of great number of food stations serving the most popular Christmas foods, treats, and trimmings. With the finest festive table decorations and live music for only of R450 per person, this is bound to be a Christmas lunch to remember. Booking is essential. There will also be a sharing menu for R250 available at 126 Cape Kitchen & Café, located on the hotel’s ground floor.
Backsberg Wine Estate, Paarl Winelands
The deal: R795 per person (includes a glass of Backsberg Sparkling MCC Brut or Backsberg Rosé upon arrival) | R250 for kids U12
Spoil your loved ones and enjoy a fantastic Christmas lunch at Backsberg. The serene Cape Winelands is the best setting for an idyllic celebration, featuring a mouth-watering lunch buffet crafted from locally sourced produce and served with award-winning Backsberg wines. Let your children roam free in the green gardens while you sit back and enjoy a delicious spread of home-cooked favourites. Complete this feast with live background music and let the day linger into the sunset.
Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl
The deal: R864 per person | R 432 for kids U12
An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for the Restaurant at Grande Roche Hotel, where fine dining and attentive service is the order of the day. Prepared by Michelin-trained Executive Chef, Roland Gorgosilich, a superb buffet will be served in the Manor House on Christmas Day and the swimming pool closest to the restaurant will be open for use.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
The deal: R1950 per person for lunch at the Planet Restaurant | R1420 per adult and R650 per child for the buffet lunch in the ballroom.
Come to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel to enjoy a beautiful Christmas Day lunch at Planet Restaurant featuring our favourite Christmas classics and delicious, innovative dishes. Alternatively, a buffet lunch will be served in the ballroom, where guests can expect sublime seafood, mezze, salads, and hot carvery traditional classics.
Jordan Wine Estate
The deal: R450 per person
If you’re looking for a special spot to celebrate Christmas Day, then The Bakery at Jordan should be high up on your list. The Bakery atmosphere is relaxed and fun, where visitors can unwind and enjoy the freshly produced fare amongst the aromas of baking bread, pastries, and freshly brewed coffee. On Christmas Day, they will are offering a harvest style table featuring wood fired breads, pâtés, cheeses, preserves, a selection of salads, lamb pies, roast beef, and slow roasted pork belly, followed by a dessert of individual tiramisus.
Christmas at The Taj, Cape Town
The deal: Mint Restaurant (buffet lunch): R650 per person or R695 per person including welcome drink | Bombay Brasserie (5-course lunch): R850 per person | R895 per person including welcome drink
With the seductive strumming of a background guitar, bask in the chic atmosphere at Bombay Brasserie. Celebrate Christmas Day with a festive family style platter-to-plate luncheon that showcases modern Indian dining in all its splendour. Enjoy a complimentary festive cocktail on arrival and share a laugh with Santa when he visits with gifts for the children. For a more laid-back atmosphere, The Taj’s laid-back, family-friendly hot spot, Mint, will be offering a buffet style lunch.
96 Winery Road, Somerset West
The deal: R545 per person
Enjoy a spectacular 5-course Christmas feast in the heart of the glorious Helderberg countryside at Ken Forrester’s 96 Winery Road restaurant. The warm and relaxing restaurant offers the perfect venue for a slap-up Christmas lunch, which includes highlights such as sirloin steak, crispy pork belly, soups, chilli squid and so much more. The staff can also recommend the perfect Ken Forrester wines to go with your meal.
Park Inn by Radisson Newlands
The deal: R475 per person and R237 for children under 12 years
The Live-Inn Restaurant at Park Inn by Radisson Newlands invites the entire family to celebrate the festive season with a Christmas lunch. The selection offers a wide variety to suit all and includes a carvery! The menu includes a delicious grilled pepper-crusted beef sirloin, fresh fish with spiced lemon butter, and an exotic seafood pasta bake with creamy mustard and lime sauce. There are a variety of salad choices, including the garden salad, baby leaf salad, and the pan-friend halloumi, basil, radish, and honeyed tomato salad. Conclude your meal with a choice of strawberry cheesecake, mini mince pies and black cherry mousse, along with many more delicious dessert options.
The President Hotel, Bantry Bay
Nestled beneath Bantry Bay’s majestic Lion’s Head, the Hotel is bringing in the holiday cheer on 25 December with their new Christmas special the entire family can enjoy.
The hotel will boast a scrumptious three course menu of which can be paired with a glass of notable South African wine, curated gin or a local favourite craft beer.
The deal: R650 per adult, R200 for children under twelve and children under six, eat free.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 434 8111
12 Apostles Hotel, Camps Bay
For a grand Christmas treat make a booking at the Azure Restaurant and the Atlantic Terrace Marquee. Here you’ll indulge in a 3 course buffet-style menu (with views for days).
The deal: 3 course menu for R1450 per person including a welcome drink (and includes gratuity)
To Book: email@example.com, 021 437 9000
Allée Bleue Wine Estate, Groot Drakenstein
On Christmas day, families are welcome to indulge in Allée Bleue’s immensely popular picnics that have become a signature event in the Cape winelands. The basket packs a delicious mélange of Cape flavours, with a touch of Christmas tradition. For guests that prefer a more traditional sit-down meal, the Allée Bleue Bistro boasts two open verandas overlooking the gardens and is ideal for enjoying a quiet, relaxed Christmas lunch.
The deal: Chicnic menu (R695 per couple, R295 per person, and the kiddies picnic costs R150 per child) | Chicnic-On-The-Go menu (R670 per couple, R270 per person, and the kiddies picnic costs R125 per child) | Set Christmas menu costs R385 per person and includes a welcome drink on arrival.
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 874 1021 – Bookings are only confirmed once payment is received.
Balduccis, V&A Waterfront
Balducci is one of the V&A Waterfront’s oldest and most beloved restaurants that has remained as popular as it was on the day it opened its doors. Also a member of the Slick Restaurant Group, it is running the same special as Balthazar: a three-course Christmas feast with all the trimmings, finished off with tea, coffee, and freshly baked Christmas mince pies.
The deal: R999 per person for three-course set menu and glass of sparkling wine on arrival (excludes gratuity)
On offer: email@example.com, 021 421 6002/3
Barristers Grill & Café, Newlands
Barristers Grill has always been a favourite meeting spot in the Southern Suburbs and is one of the grand old restaurants of Cape Town. Situated in the heart of Newlands Village, they continue to provide warmth, friendship, and good cheer. Now, they have just released their Christmas lunch menu and it’s a doozy! For only R380 per person, guests can enjoy five-courses of indulgent dishes from salmon trout mousse and Barristers’ famous steaks to baked berry cheesecake (vegetarian alternatives available).
The deal: R380 per person for a five-course Christmas feast (drinks and gratuity not included)
To Book: 021 671 7907 – booking confirmed with payment of deposit
Belthazar, V&A Waterfront
Sit down to a slap-up, three-course festive meal at Belthazar at the V&A Waterfront, voted the best steakhouse in South Africa. Choose from one of three starters and then a sumptuous no-holds-barred Christmas feast of succulent turkey and rare roast prime sirloin with all the trimmings. Oh, and did we mention that Belthazar is the biggest wine by the glass bar in the world? Cheers!
The deal: R1150 per person for three-course set menu and glass of sparkling wine on arrival (excludes gratuity).
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 421 3753/6
Grande Provence, Franschhoek
Treat your loved ones to a Winelands Christmas and experience Franschhoek dining at its best at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Eat, drink and be merry with a six-course feast of Chef Guy Bennett’s modern South African flavours. Cooked to perfection using local ingredients, this is a yuletide spread fit for a king.
The deal: R1650 per person (excluding drinks and gratuity). Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Grande Provence bubbly and a special gift on arrival.
To Book: email@example.com, 021 876 8600
Kunjani Wines, Stellenbosch
Kunjani Wine Farm in Stellenbosch will be hosting a 3-course Christmas feast on 25 December 2018.
The deal: The 3 course Christmas lunch menu is priced at R650 per person, R325 per child under 12
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 087 630 0409
La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek
Spend your Christmas Day at La Petite Ferme surrounded by the serene vistas of the Franschhoek valley accompanied by live music, a welcome drink and an exceptional 4-course Christmas-inspired menu prepared by Chef Kyle Norris and his chef brigade. Guests can expect to receive a small gift from the La Petite Ferme team.
The deal: The Christmas lunch menu is priced at R975 per person
To Book: email@example.com, 021 876 3016
Le Pommier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Enjoy a Christmas feast with all the trimmings and traditional favourites at Le Pommier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. They’ll also be doing a Christmas picnic.
The deal: R450 per adult, R255 per child under 12; picnic: R590 for 2 people (including wine), R125 per child
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 885 1269
Myoga Restaurant, Newlands
Game fish ceviche, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, smoked beetroot tartare, pork terrine, turkey ballotine, pina colada palette, and a “White Christmas” dessert featuring flavours of coconut, litchi, cashew, and elderflower… if this sounds like your kind of slap-up Christmas meal, then you’ve got to make Myoga Restaurant your festive season destination!
The deal: R1450 for a spectacular multi-course Christmas feast (R1200 for the vegetarian option).
To Book: email@example.com, 021 657 4545
Radisson Blu Hotel, V&A Waterfront
Celebrate in true style this festive season at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. Stylish, sophisticated and with plenty of sparkle, this luxury hotel has all the ingredients to make your festive season extra special, from perfectly chilled bubbly and delectable food, to idyllic panoramic views of the ocean.
The deal: R995 per person, includes a welcome drink, live entertainment, a buffet-style three course meal, table décor, gift, and Christmas crackers.
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 441 3000
Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront
With a lavish Christmas Buffet, festive table decorations, unrivalled ocean views, a backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain, a private beach, two pools and a designated kid’s play area, Shimmy Beach Club has all the ingredients to make you and your family’s Christmas wishes come true this year. Expect tables laden with a variety of traditional Christmas favourites, created by Executive Chef Adrian with an extravagant twist.
The deal: R950 per adult (and kids 12+) | R275 for kids 4 to 11 | kids 0 to 3 FREE. Price includes full buffet offering, live music, and a Christmas cracker per person. Drinks and service charge not included.
To Book: email@example.com, 021 200 7778
Suikerbossie Restaurant, Hout Bay
Join this institution of picturesque Hout Bay for a buffet-style Christmas feast that’s pretty much guaranteed to send you home happily stuffed to the gills. Guests can expect festive roasted treats, including lamb, pork belly, turkey, glazed gammon, potatoes, and garden fresh vegetables, while dessert is a dizzying array of sweet dishes from traditional Christmas pudding and mince pies to chocolate mousse, tiramisu, and more.
The deal: R800 for adults | R290 for kids under 12 for a three-course Christmas meal
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 790 1450 – booking confirmed upon receipt of payment.
The Conservatory, Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia
Bring the entire family for a festive Christmas Day Lunch at The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia. In this beautiful and charming location, guests will be served a steady stream of mouth watering dishes with family-style sides for the table, creating a home-away-from-home Christmas feeling.
The deal: R990 per person (495 for kids under 10) – includes a welcome drink and Christmas crackers. Vegetarian option available on request.
To Book: email@example.com, 021 794 2137
The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront
Join The Table Bay’s Christmas celebrations with magical festivities in a fairy-tale land of mysterious enchantments, heroic nutcrackers, sweet sugar plum fairies and delectable treats.
The deal: The Christmas lunch menu is priced at R1450 per person, R1150 for kiddies, buffet-style
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 406 5988