Winter is here which means fireside meals, red wine swilling, hearty seasonal-inspired menus, and unbeatable deals at some of the city’s and winelands’ most revered restaurants. Here are Cape Town’s Restaurants 2019 winter specials!

The Stack, Gardens

The Deal: Winter special menu, 2 courses R235 and 3 courses R275

The Brasserie at The Stack serves is authentic, hearty, good and true French food – no smears, no soils, no spumas, froths or strangled ingredients. And, with a beautiful fireplace inside, is the go-to local for consistently magnificent fare inside their beautiful old building or (on those clear winter days) on the bloom-scented terrace.

When: Starting 8th May 2019, Lunch and Dinner – Monday to Sunday
Where: Leinster Hall, 7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens
Contact: 021 286 0187, www.dineplan.com
Web: www.thestack.co.za

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The Alba Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

The Deal: Winter special rates for a two-hour cruise, three-course meal, and wine pairing aboard the Alba Restaurant boat.

The Alba Restaurant is the first of its kind in the Mother City: a fully equipped and professionally serviced fine dining restaurant aboard a boat. The boat departs from a pier at Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront and, for two leisurely hours, performs a slow circuit of the harbour, affording guests spectacular and breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town, which sprawls out at her feet.

Winter special rates:
Bubbly Brunch Cruise (Mon – Sun) R295; Board: 9:00am | Cruise till 11:00am
Lunch Cruise (Mon – Sun) R395; Board: 12:00pm | Cruise till 2:00pm
Afternoon Cocktail Cruise (Mon – Sun) R295; Board: 3:30pm | Cruise till 5:30pm
Dinner Cruise (Mon – Sun) R695; Board: 7:00pm | Cruise till 9:00pm

When: Ends 30th September 2019
Where: Pierhead, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0) 65 975 8060, bookings@thealba.co.za
Web: www.thealba.co.za

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Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg Estate

This winter, the stylish and trendy Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg Estate is throwing a variety of fabulous breakfast lunch, and dinner specials to keep enticing locals and visitors to the Southern Suburb winelands:

The Vintner’s Breakfast: a special breakfast for wine lovers, which includes a glass of Steenberg bubbly, a signature classic breakfast of your choice, and tea or coffee for R195 per person. Available Monday to Saturday until 31st October 2019 from 09h00 and ends with a classic wine tasting and cellar tour at 11h00. Available for tables of up to 10 people.

Hearty & Homely Menu: Choose from a lip-smacking selection of Chef Kerry Kilpin’s dishes for only R230 for two courses | R265 for three courses | R295 for four courses. Available Monday to Friday, 2nd May to 30th September 2019 (excluding public holidays). Available for tables of up to 10 people.

Tapas Menu Selection: choose five tapas dishes for R325 for two people sharing, available between 17h00 and 20h00 until 30th September 2019. This is the perfect after-work indulgence with your choice of top-notch Steenberg bubblies and wines.

Contact: reservations@bistro1682.co.za, +27 (0) 21 713 2211
Web: www.steenbergfarm.com/bistro1682

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The Bistro @ Klein Constantia

The Deal: Two courses for R320 or three courses for R425, including wine (lunch and dinner).

Situated alongside their newly renovated tasting room under the Jacaranda trees, The Bistro @ Klein Constantia creates a unique wine and food experience that focuses on fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and ‘farm to table & head to toe’ dining. The winter lunch and dinner special includes a flight of three wines paired with each dish. View the Winter Menu.

When: Tuesdays to Fridays (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Where: 37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia
Contact: info@kleinconstantia.com, +27 (0) 21 794 5188
Web: www.kleinconstantia.com/the-bistro/

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Durbanville Hills’ Winter of Wander

The Deal: R325 for three-course meal and wine-pairing

Winter is a magical time to explore the winelands and a series of food and wine evenings paired with exotic global cuisine at Durbanville Hills will add some warmth to the cooler nights! Hosted by Durbanville Hills’ winemaker and chef, the Winter of Wander series includes a tutored tasting and a three-course menu paired with DH’s Collectors Reserve range wines. Dates for this globe-trotting experience are:

9th May: France
13th June: Brazil
11th July: Austria
8th August: Spain

Where: Durbanville Hills Wine Estate, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Cape Farms
Contact: Mkmalaza@durbanvillehills.co.za, +27 (0) 558 1300
Web: www.durbanvillehills.co.za

Durbanville Hills Red Wine Pairing with Dishes from Around the World

The Foodbarn Restaurant, Noordhoek

The Deal: Two courses for R265 (R295 with wine) or three courses for R305 (R345 with wine) per person | R245 (pensioners): two courses with a glass of wine – available Monday to Saturday (lunch only, excluding public holidays)

The Foodbarn Restaurant in Noordhoek serves delicious and decadent “casual fine-dining” by Chef Franck Dangereux in a relaxed and characterful old barn. View the Foodbarn’s winter special menu.

When: Starts 2nd May 2019, available for lunch and dinner (including weekends and public holidays)
Where: Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek
Contact: +27 (0)21 789 1390, info@thefoodbarn.co.za
Web: www.thefoodbarn.co.za

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Foxcroft, Constantia

The Deal: Two courses for R240 or three courses for R290 per person.

Although strictly-speaking an autumn special, Foxcroft’s fabulous lunch deal of R345 for four courses (including their Prickly Pear Paloma on arrival) is well worth mentioning! Working together with the best local farmers and the finest international suppliers, every ingredient is selected for seasonality, quality and flavour before entering the kitchen at Foxcroft. With a commitment to quality and flavour, their team of chefs believe in treating simple ingredients with the same care, attention and respect as those of rarity.

Book now via our website (link in bio) or via the @dineplan_app

When: Valid until June 14th, weekday lunches only, including public holidays.
Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
Contact: www.foxcroft.co.za/book-online, +27 (0) 21 202 3304
Web: www.foxcroft.co.za

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Gabriëlskloof Restaurant, Bot River

The Deal: Five-course Sunday lunch for R385 per person or R450 with wine

Enjoy hearty, honest, soul food prepared with love by the owners of the Gabriëlskloof restaurant, Frans and Mariaan Groenewald. They are passionate about everything local and source most of their produce from neighbouring farms and villages. Now, on Sundays throughout winter, guests can expect a delicious five-course line-up of dishes from casseroles, soups, and crispy pork belly to grilled trout, curried wheat salad, and more.

When: May to August 2019
Where: Gabriëlskloof Wine Estate, R43 Bot River
Contact: +27 (0) 028 284 9865, info@gabrielskloof.co.za
Web: www.gabrielskloof.co.za

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The Greenhouse at Cellars Hohenort, Constantia

The Deal: Nine-course tasting Journey for R1300 per person or R2000 with Greenhouse wine pairing | reduced Discovery experience for R900 per person or R1400 with wine pairing.

The Greenhouse heads into winter 2019 retaining its evergreen appeal with a menu comprising tempting seasonal additions courtesy of new head chef Farrel Hirsch. From April 2019 onwards, patrons can embark on either a full nine-course tasting Journey or a less extensive Discovery experience. Both menus are as inventive as ever and enhanced by exemplary service, stimulating presentation, plating akin to artistry, and an incredible array of flavours.

When: 1st April 2019 onwards | Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday, 18:00 to 21:00 | Lunch: Fridays and Saturdays only, 12:00 to 14:00.
Where: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia
Contact: +27 (0) 21 795 6226
Web: www.greenhouserestaurant.co.za

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La Colombe, Constantia

The Deal: Four-course meal: R495 per person

Executive Chef James Gaag and Head Chef Jess van Dyk invite you to join La Colombe for their fantastic winter lunch special. La Colombe is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments. Guests flock here in their droves to experience an extravagant, multi-course food theatre, the likes of which leave a lasting impression.

When: 6th May to 30th August 2019, weekdays lunch only (including public holidays)
Where: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek
Contact: +27 (0) 21 794 2390
Web: www.lacolombe.co.za

La Colombe

La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek

The Deal: Four-course meal for R450 per person | R835 with wine pairing

La Colombe has consistently received worldwide acclaim and is positioned amongst the top restaurants in the world. Visitors to Franschhoek can look forward to experiencing the same level of service excellence and exquisite cuisine that has put La Colombe on the map – but with a twist! Enjoy a heart-warming winter lunch at La Petite Colombe, an Eat Out Top 10 Restaurant, this cold season! View winter menu here.

When: Monday to Sunday, lunch only (including public holidays), until 31 August 2019
Where: Le Quartier Francais Hotel, Franschhoek
Contact: +27 (0) 21 202-3395
Web: www.lapetitecolombe.com

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Photo by Claire Gunn

Protégé, Franschhoek

The Deal: Select any three dishes for R275 per person | Add an extra course for R75 | Bottomless bubbles for R195 per person

Celebrate the beauty of Franschhoek by joining Protégé for their fantastic winter lunch special at the beautiful Le Quartier Français. Protégé is an exciting casual fine dining eatery under the guidance of previous Eat Out Chef of the Year, La Colombe’s Scot Kirton. View lunch / dinner menu.

When: Monday to Sunday (lunch only) 5th April until 31st August 2019
Where: Le Quartier Français Hotel, Franschhoek
Contact: For reservations, book online or contact Protégé on (021) 224-0801
Web: www.protegerestaurant.co.za

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Salsify at the Roundhouse, Camps Bay

The Deal: Four-course meal and a glass of Méthode Cap Classique or non-alcoholic cocktail for R395 per person.

This autumn and leading into winter, Chef Ryan Cole (former head chef at The Test Kitchen) will be offering a special lunch menu showcasing his favourite micro seasonal produce, such as Jerusalem artichokes, wild foraged mushrooms, and of course, the namesake ingredient salsify. Salsify at The Roundhouse is a recent addition to Chef Luke Dale-Roberts portfolio of fine dining eateries and, perched high above the Camps Bay coastline, offers sensational views of the Atlantic Ocean below.

When: Tuesdays to Saturdays for lunch, starting on Tuesday 16th of April 2019
Where: The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay
Contact: +27 (0) 21 010 6444, reservations@salsify.co.za
Web: www.salsify.co.za

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Fire roasted asparagus, sunflower hollandaise, sunflower pesto | Photo: Justin Patrick

Skotnes Restaurant, Tokai

The Deal: Two courses for R195 or three courses for R235 per person.

Named after legendary South African artist and teacher, Cecil Skotnes, The Norval Foundation’s resident restaurant is trendy and contemporary with uncompromised views of the spectacular sculpture garden and the dramatic Constantiaberg beyond. Executive Chef Phil de Villiers extends the theme of celebrating South African culture well into the menu, which is inspired by local cuisine with a contemporary twist.

When: 30th April to 1st September 2019
Where: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai
Contact: +27 (0) 87 654 5900, bookings@theskotnes.com
Web: www.norvalfoundation.org/skotnes-restaurant/

Skotnes Restaurant Norval Foundation
Photo: Claire Gunn

Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront

Localicious: Whether it’s a bottle of wine, a beer, lunch, dinner or simply a light snack, 50% will be deducted from the entire bill every Tuesday 11am until 11pm as Shimmy Beach Club presents “Localicious”.

Half-price pizza, sushi, and dim-sum: Keep warm on wintery days next to Shimmy Beach Club’s wood-fired oven while tucking into their freshly baked pizza hot out of the oven, or choose from their famous selection of sushi or dim sum, all at half price from Wednesdays to Fridays from 11am until 11pm.

Where: 12 S Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
Contact: info@shimmybeachclub.co.za or call 021 200 7778
Web: www.shimmybeachclub.com

Terroir, Kleine Zalze Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

The Deal: Two courses for R295 or three courses for R395 per person, includes two glasses of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wines served with the starter and main courses.

Since opening in 2004, Terroir restaurant has been honoured nine times with a Top 10 award in the annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. This attests to Chef Michael Broughton, whose new winter menu showcases his and his team’s considerable talents. Expect a starter of lightly smoked sea salmon trout with pickled celery and orange and sage emulsion; mains of braised and flame grilled rack of Karoo lamb with fregola, pea and bagna càuda; and desserts of strawberry swirl meringue with honey poached pears and pistachio.

When: Valid from 2nd May to 30tb September 2019 for both lunch and dinner (max 10 people per booking). Please note that Terroir will be closed for their annual winter break from 17th June and to 10th July 2019.

Where: Kleine Zalze Wine Estate, Strand Road (R44), Stellenbosch, South Africa
Contact: 021 880 8167, restaurant@kleinezalze.co.za
Web: www.kleinezalze.co.za

Terroir Restaurant Kleine Zalze