Cape Town has such a wide array of exceptional eateries and restaurants, that the cold months of Winter won’t keep us away. And something that draws us in more are their outstanding winter specials.
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The Bistro @ Klein Constantia
SPECIAL: 2 course sharing menu for 2 people for R550; 3 course sharing menu for 2 people for R675
The Bistro @ Klein Constantia has recently revealed their new ‘sharing set menu’ winter special. Indulge in a delicious 2 or 3 course set menu (to share between 2 people) including delicious dishes like baked camembert with grape preserve, an onion and garlic T-bone steak, with pomme puree and veg, and a mouth-watering Cape citrus curd tart with Chantilly cream. Valid until end June when the restaurant closes for their annual break.
La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek
SPECIAL: LUNCH: R695 p/p for 9 courses; DINNER: R795 p/p for 9 courses
Head to Franschhoek at lightening speed to experience the deluxe winter special at La Petite Colombe. Their beautiful plates includes options like saldanha bay oysters with apple, kalamansi and soy; dry aged duck with prawn, Szechuan, peanut and hoisin; and their fairy-tale sweets trolley.
Salsify at the Roundhouse, Camps Bay
WEEKDAY SPECIAL: 3 courses for R400
This beautifully set restaurant in Camps Bay has introduced their winter weekday special. Enjoy 3 courses of their delicious dishes, choose from their cold smoked beef tartar, Bo-kaap inspired linefish, and their “Fire Salad” with fire-roasted miso baby corn, Jerusalem artichoke and polenta. The special is for lunch or dinner, Tuesday to Friday.
Skotnes Restaurant, Tokai
SPECIAL: Burger & chips for R100;
Sauvignon Blanc for R25 a glass or R80 a bottle;
Sunday Roast special (last Sunday of the month) for R155
Norval Foundation’s resident restaurant, Skotnes is a trendy and contemporary space to grab a bite. They are currently running a ‘Burger & Chips’ special for R100, in addition they also have a Sauvignon Blanc special for R25 a glass or R80 a bottle, as well as a Sunday Roast Special (all the trimmings) (last Sunday of the month) for R155 per person. Booking is essential.
The Glasshouse, Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
LUNCH SPECIAL: 2 courses for R295
More ways to dine at Hazendal Wine Estate, this time in their exquisite Glasshouse. As winter arrives in the Cape, The Glasshouse will be open for lunch, serving a trio of delicious two-course set-menus from Executive Chef Michélle Theron. Look forward to an inspired collection of plates, including Russian pelmeni pasta pockets filled with seasonal smoked snoek and slow-braised beef short rib on parmesan-rich polenta. Vegetarian options are available. The Glasshouse is open for lunch from 1 June 2021, Tuesday to Sunday. Reservations essential over weekends.
Where: Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Phone: 021 205 5620
beyond Restaurant, Constantia
SPECIAL: 4 courses for under R400
Acclaimed Chef Peter Tempelhoff of beyond Restaurant has introduced their latest winter special ‘beyond SLOW FOOD’.
Sit alongside their roaring fireplace while indulging in heart-warming winter fare like tiwce baked cheese souffle, free range beef wellington, sustainable fish bouillabaisse and more! Vegetarian options available.
Grub & Vine, Bree Street
SPECIAL: 2 courses for R275 or 3 courses for R375
Grub & Vine is a small, modern inner-city eatery that serves refined bistro-style food by Chef Matt Manning (previously of La Colombe) and beautiful wine by some of South Africa’s most respected estates. Their sexy menu includes dishes like Shallot Tarte Tatin, Smoked Ham Hock Roulade and Slow Braised Short Rib. Vegetarian options available.
Kloof Street House, Gardens
LUNCH SPECIAL: 2 courses for R195, 3 courses for R225
Kloof Street House, a long standing favourite to visit in Cape Town, is offering a delicious winter lunch menu including West Coast mussels, a Cape Malay chicken curry and a steak sandwich with smoked mozzarella. This insta-ready spot is bustling on most days, so make sure to book in advance.
Harbour House, Kalk Bay
SPECIAL: Half price sushi
Sushi, sushi, sushi, if there’s ever a special to take advantage of its one for half-price sushi, right!? Harbour House in Kalk Bay, with its stellar location (basically) on top of the ocean, is offering just that… SUSHI! Sashimi, California rolls, nigiri, it’s yours! (special excludes platters)
Bistro Sixteen82, Constantia
SPECIAL: 2 courses for R275, 3 courses for R315, 4 courses for R350
Winter value at its best. Chef Kerry’s lip-smacking choice of starters, mains and desserts, give you ample to choose from. The parsnip & spinach soup, pulled pork pot stickers and smoked fish tacos all come with her signature exotic twists. The mains of chicken livers in puff pastry, ethically sourced fish in a tarragon bisque, pulled beef & bacon crumble, and a risotto of the day are enriched with great depth of flavour.
Athletic Club & Social, CBD
SPECIAL: 3 courses for R300 + a glass of wine
You want to be seen at the Athletic Club & Social, and now you have another reason to visit. Athletic Club & Social is offering a range of tapas plates to get stuck into, and with their delicious fare you’ll get a glass of Elgin Vintners wine. They’re a popular venue so make sure to book.
Homespun by Matt, Blouberg
SPECIAL: 4 courses for R395
There’s a reason this fave foodie spot is almost always fully booked, Homespun is known for its delicious and beautifully platted food, and every now and then you get to experience some mad scientist gastronomy. If you haven’t yet been, now is the time to lap up this super dinner special every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Rumour has it a new Homespun will soon open at The Andros Hotel in Claremont.
LUNCH SPECIAL: 4 course for R395
Sister restaurant to La Colombe, Foxcroft is wellknown for its delicious food (small plates) and exceptional wine list. This Constantia-based restaurant is offering a 4 course lunch special including blesbok tataki, Oak Valley pork belly, steamed linefish, and a mouthwatering selection of desserts.
Where: Shop 8/9 High Constantia, Corner of Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
Phone: 021 202 3304
The 41 Restaurant, Camps Bay
LUNCH SPECIAL: 2 courses for R180, 3 courses for R195 (incl. a glass of wine)
The 41 Restaurant in Camps Bay is offering the deal of the century with their menu at such affordable prices. The menu includes favourites like hummus with flatbread, savoury churros, beef sirloin and an ice cream sundae.
La Colombe, Constantia
LUNCH SPECIAL: 9 courses for R595
Award winning restaurant La Colombe, the top of any foodies must-visit list, is offering a taste of their best at an affordable price. You can expect salmon, burnt, lime, yuzu; their infamous ‘tuna la colombe, and beef fillet, pumpkin, chermoula. See you there? Monday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm.
The Poké Co, Claremont, Loop Street, Kloof Street & Sea Point branches
SPECIAL: 2 Poké bowls inclusing a bottle of Rosé for R295
Poké, those delicious bowls of goodness, a trend that is here to stay. Grab two signature poke bowls and enjoy it with a bottle of Gabriëlskloof Rosé for the smashing price of R295. A deal not-to-be-missed, we say. See you there?
Greenhouse Restaurant, Constantia
SPECIAL: 5 courses for R550
From its spectacular location within the luxurious Cellars-Hohenort Hotel and embracing kaleidoscopic gardens and Constantia forests to the meticulously curated ingredients on each and every plate that exits the kitchen, Greenhouse is the kind of place you go when you want to be wowed … Chef Farrel Hirsh has proudly curated a modern, African dining experience, African Modern. The menu includes dishes like springbok with chicken liver parfait, and confit pork with smoked langoustine.
SPECIAL: 3 courses for R395
Steenberg Wine Estate’s restaurant Tryn’s winter special includes an amuse bouche and truffles with their 3 course meal. Think pan-fried prawns, steak tartare and mushroom tagliatelle.
SPECIAL: 7 courses for R595
Another restaurant under the La Colombe umbrella, Épice shows off their rendition of beautifully plated food focused on ‘spice’. This specials menu includes wagyu short rib, welsh rarebit, and a coconut and mango curry. The interior is beautifully decorated with accents of Indian and Spanish influences. A foodie destination to add to your bucket list, for sure.
La Parada, Bree Street, Constantia, Century City, V&A Waterfront
SPECIAL: Three tapas plates for R199, five plates for R299
La Parada’s winter special includes some of their most delicious plates, if you so choose. Think ribs, tuna tataki, miso aubergine and prawn croquettes. Delish! (Bree Street – Wednesday to Saturday; Constantia – Tuesday to Thursday; Century City – Monday to Sunday; V&A Waterfront – Wednesday to Friday).
Where: Bree Street, Constantia, Century City, V&A Waterfront
Phone: Bree Street: 021 426 0330
Constantia Nek: 021 795 0620
Century City: 021 286 9046
V&A Waterfront: 021 418 3003
SPECIAL: 3 courses for R275
Enjoy a FABER farm-to-fork 2 course meal starting off with freshly baked and their famous pumpkin fritters before choosing between 2 mains and 2 desserts, accompanied with a side of fries. Available for lunch and dinner Wednesday – Sunday.
Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro, CBD
SPECIAL: 3 tapas plates + dessert for R245
Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro, an urban winery in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre, is offering a delicious selection of tapas for R245 per person.
The menu includes twice cooked pork belly, west coast mussels and baked camembert. Did we mention their wine list is one of the best curated lists we’ve laid eyes on?
Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek
WEEKDAY SPECIAL: 2 courses + a glass of wine for R185
Cape Point Vineyards is a unique farm in Noordhoek, where the vineyards are nestled between the dramatic Cape peninsula mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Their restaurant is offering a delicious 2 course menu that includes beef wontons, curry spiced hake tempura and chips, with a refreshing glass of their fairtrade Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon.