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Extra-special winter deals

As the leaves turn , and the air begins to take on that winter chill, restaurateurs begin pulling out all the stops to get patrons through the doors, which, for us, means a veritable feast of winter specials. We’ve received a slew of winter offers from restaurants around the country, but competition is especially tough in Cape Town where it seems diners can pick from a huge variety of spots for bargain brunches and super-value suppers. Take a leisurely scroll through our extensive list, and you could soon be saving yourself a bit of cash and still eating out.

Gauteng

Johannesburg
 
Regal and chic champagne Thursdays – Every Thursday, bottomless sparkling wine for R160 per person and R380 per person for bottomless premium champagne.
 
A delectable Winter Fondue Feast for R340 per person, or with an optional wine pairing for R85 per person
 
Monday nights: Pay only half price for any selection of sushi
 
Enjoy a Sunday buffet breakfast from 9:00am to 11:30am, for only R55 per adult and R35 for children under 10.
 
On Mondays, buy two pieces of any kind of sushi and you get a third piece free. Special valid from 12:00 until dinner. On Thursdays: Green and Yellow Plate (avo and cucumber maki) for R15,50, Red and Blue Plate (salmon and tuna fashion sandwiches) for R22,50, White and Brown Plate (salmon and tuna nigiri and battleships) for R28,50
 
Get 50% off selected pizzas on Mondays and Tuesdays at Col’ Cacchio Northgate. Sit down only.
 
Half Price Pizza Special – Get 50% off selected pizzas on Mondays at Col’ Cacchio Fairland. Sit down only. 
 
Pretoria
 
Mondays: 1kg Lemon Butter Prawns with rice, chips and salad only R99.95
Tuesdays: Buy any two main courses and recieve an additional free main course up to the value of R79.95
Wednesdays: 500g T-Bone and chips for R49.95
Thursdays: buy any combo and recieve two free Laurentina beers
Friday lunch: eat as much beef espetada as you can for only R89.00
Saturdays: recieve one free dessert with every starter and main course purchased.
Sunday lunch: buffet from R99 per person (kids for free) 
 
Get 50% off selected pizzas Monday – Thursday, 12h00 until 15h00 at Col’ Cacchio Woodhill, Pretoria. Sit down only. 
 
KwaZulu-Natal
 
Cocktails are 2 for 1 every Sunday.
 
Eastern Cape
Enjoy a sushi buffet on Wednesdays and Thursdays for only R100 per person.
 
Every day of the week: Cake and tea/coffee for R25
Tuesday:  10% off the bill for all pensioners.  
Wednesday:  half price pasta
Thursday: burger and chips for only R29.
Fridays & Saturday:  Buy 1, get 1 free cocktails.
 
Western Cape 
 
Cape Town
 
As from Sunday 29 May, tapas will be served for only R195 per person between 12pm and 3pm.
 
For the month of May, on Wednesday and Saturdays: A set menu with starter followed by a variety of eight different dishes finished off with a  cup of our famous traditional Ethiopian coffee. Only R120 per person.
 
Breakfast special: Monday to Friday 09h00 to 11h30, R20 for any breakfast dish.
Breakfast buffet: weekends and public holidays: 09h00 to 11h30 R59 – eat as much as you like for R59. (children under 12, R34) 
Pizza and pasta special: two pizzas or two pastas off menu and two glasses of wine for only R99.
Happy hour: Monday to Sunday 4pm to 6pm. Two for the price of one on local beers and ciders, house wine and cocktails.
 
Winter special for two; choose between beef or chicken stew, served with spaetzle or couscous with a free bottle of Altydgedacht Red wine – dinner for two for only R 99.
 
Every weekend for only R95, you will get two tapas and a glass of Excelsior Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Sauvignon.  Also, every Sunday the tapas are half priced.
 
May special: 2 course menu for R200, 3 course menu for R275
 
R120 for a two course lunch or R160 for a three course lunch. R160 for a three course dinner or have 1kg prawns or a 26-piece sushi platter for R119.
 
2 course lunch for R120, 3 course dinner for R150.
 
Winter menu for only R165 per person, every Monday to Thursday.
 
2 for 1 burger special every Monday to Thursday from 12:00 to 20:00 until the 25th of August 2011.
 
Winter Friday night dinner special: any two courses for R125 or any three courses for R155.
 
May Special: Lunch (Tue – Fri ) 2 courses from our special menu for R120 12.30pm – 2.30 pm. Dinner (Tue – Sat) 2 courses from our special pre-theatre menu (orders before 7pm).
 
Enjoy one of Catharina's winter warmer menus, including a complimentary glass of Klein Steenberg wine : 2-course set lunch menu at R165, 3-course lunch at R195, 3-course dinner at R215.  
 
Choose any 2 meat dishes from our winter meat selection and receive a free bottle of Elements white or red wine and 2 free Amarula crème brulees.
Or have one of the following specials: soup of the day R35, Malay lamb curry R89, mussel Mexicana R69, winter platter  R99, 1 kg white Vanamei prawns, served on a bed of rice with a free garlic butter or lemon butter or piri-piri sauce R99.
 
 A 3 course meal including 2 glasses of wine (red or white) at R145.00 per person.
 
Take-away special: two pizzas with two toppings each, for R84.95.
 
Most lunch items cost 50% less, between 12pm and 5pm daily.
 
From 12:00am to 6:00pm, you can have a tapas taster platter for only R60. It is served with a glass of wine/beer/soft drink and a cup of coffee afterwards.
 
Early dinner special: choose two courses for R99 or three courses for R130.
 
Enjoy the 2 for 1 special on Monday nights at HQ. Buy one steak or cocktail and receive one for free. Lunch Special: buy one steak and receive another one for free.
 
Monday to Friday from 12noon to 3pm, enjoy a delicious Knife bagel R35, Knife salad R45 or Knife platter R60. All dishes are inclusive of a drink (glass of wine, soft drink or 330ml draught beer) and coffee.
 
Until September, 2 for 1 tasting menu – buy one get one free. 6 course tasting menu for R240.  An optional wine pairing is available for R160 per person. Menus change monthly; June's menu includes spiced cheese croquettes, white bean soup, butternut squash ravioli, confit shoulder of lamb, chocolate macaroons and apple custard.
 
For a mere R60, eight succulent tiger prawns, with sesame stir fried vegetables and an Asian noodle salad.  Valid for dinner, Sunday to Thursday and lunch Monday to Thursday.
 
Half price English Breakfast from 7am – 9am, weekdays, and from 8am – close, during weekends.
 
Lunch special: tuck into a delicious 2 courses for  R120 or  3 courses for R145.
Dinner special: enjoy a 6-course dinner for only R195, with 5 options per course.
 
For R299 per person: five-course set menu including new style sashimi, the restaurant’s famous rock shrimp, beef toban and a sushi roll of the day. For dessert there are three choices including Nobu Cape Town’s signature chocolate bento box.
 
2-courses for R99 per person or 3-courses for R119 per person.
 
For the month of May, from Monday to Saturday between 11am and 4pm, pizza and pasta will be R30.
 
Family Night every Wednesday
Order any two large pizzas and get two margheritas with one topping for only R20 each and two soft drinks and two coffees free!  Or order any two main courses and get any two starters for only R20 each.
 
Half of a large, fresh Elgin free-range chicken, flame-grilled, with shoe string chips, a parmesan and avocado salad and a herb or chilli sauce for R50. Valid Sunday dinner to Thursday dinner and Saturday lunch.
 
R195 for 3 courses with 2 glasses of Groote Post wine.
 
Share 1kg of mussels, prawns or ribs for R99.
 
Every Thursday: half price pizza between 5pm-7pm. (Applies to eat in only).
 
50% off selected sushi all day on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays and from 12 – 5pm on Wednesday – Saturday. Also, Wednesday’s Winter Warmer offers any spring roll plus any noodle dish for R70.
 
R120 for a two course Lunch, R160 for a three course Lunch, R160 for a three course Dinner.
 
R50 Lunch Creations including: eal bratwurst and creamy mash, pepper steak, egg and chips, juicy Moroccan chicken breast burger, fresh Sinn’s gourmet salad, curried Asian chicken noodles, deep-fried baby calamari. 3-course dinner special with glass of wine at R150 per person.
 
Sunday roast lunch special: choose from 2 courses for R130 or 3 courses for R160.
 
Enjoy a 3 course set menu for R125 per person. Choose one of each of the three courses and recieve a complimentary glass of red or white wine.
 
Monday and Wednesday evenings: R120.00 for 2 courses & R150.00 for 3 courses.
 
3 course meal for R165 per person, 4 course meal for R185 per person, 5 course meal for R215 per person. The courses are paired with Steenberg wines and are available every week for lunch and dinner except Sundays.
 
A 'surprise' 5 course menu with wines for R295.
 
New, vegan journey menu: 6 courses for R300 per person or 4 courses for R220 per person.
 
7 courses for R240 per person; paired with wine, R460 per person, or 3 courses for R180 per person.
 
Weekly lunch buffet from 12:00am – 2:30pm for R50 per person.
Dinner: 2 courses for R95, 3 courses for R130.

 
From Tuesday to Thursday, eat in diners will get 20% off their entire bill.
 
Wafu and Wakame
50% off all noodle dishes and 25% off all sushi.
 
2 course meal and a glass of wine for R99-00.
 
Tuesday night raclette evening: for R80 eat as much as you like.
 
3 course menu for R100 per person.
 
For every meal ordered as a main course from the menu, a second member of your party may select one of the special courses, and get the lesser priced meal for free. Each pair to order at least one started or one dessert to qualify. Or Order any two of the special courses and get the lesser priced meal for free.  Each pair to order at least one starter or dessert to qualify.
 
Get 50% off selected pizzas Monday – Thursday, 12noon until 3pmat Col’ Cacchio Blouberg. Sit down only. 
 
Winelands
 
Each weekday (Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri from 10:00am – 5:00pm) a different Latin-inspired dish is offered for R64.
 
Winter Business Lunch Specials priced at R79 per person. Dishes vary daily according to the day's theme:  Meat-Free-Mondays, Comfort Tuesdays, Pasta Wednesdays, Soup Thursdays and Fish Fridays
 
 A 2 course meal for R100; includes dishes such as the Chef's soup of the day, Cape Malay bobotie and traditional malva pudding.
 
Enjoy the rustic soup of the day followed by a slow-cooked stew served with a glass Knorhoek's playful Two Cubs Cape style red blend, for R90 per person.
 
Monday: burger special R75, Tuesday: braised oxtail R95, Wednesday: seafood risotto R95, Thursday: slow-cooked Springbok shank R95, Friday – Green Thai Chicken & Prawn Curry R95, Saturday: lunch Burger R75. All including a glass of our selected wine, and available lunch and dinner except Saturday Lunch only.
 
During the month of May, every restaurant diner will receive a R100 voucher that is redeemable in June.
 
4-course lunch or dinner in The Jonkershuis, created by our renowned Executive Chef, Darren Roberts, for R200 per person.
 
2 course menu for R170 per person or 3 course menu for R195 per person
(The menus also include one glass of Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection wine per person)
The Green Season Specials menu is available for lunch and dinner, Monday – Saturday and Sundays for lunch only. Lunch from 12noon to 2:30pm, dinner from 7pm to 9:30pm. 
 
Receive 20% discount on selected menu items on Wednesdays, with live music provided by Hilton.  During selected rugby games you can enjoy our famous "Erinvale" Burger with a 500ml Windhoek draught for only R89.00
 
Try the delicious food and wine pairing menu, including wine, for only R148 per person.
 
Enjoy a 4-course set menu with two glasses of Jordan wine for only R225, or a one course meal with one glass of Jordan wine for R95.
 
A savoury fondue which includes meat, fish, chicken, mushrooms, suasages, haloumi cheese, vegetables etc, followed by a 30 minute trivia quiz with wine as prizes, and a chocolate fondue for dessert. The tone of the evening is one of FUN and we will have a list of rules (fonDO’s and fonDON’T’s), contravention of which allows your fellow fonduer’s to impose a forfeit on you. R150.00 per person, excluding drinks.
 
Winter set menu for R220 per person.
 
Braised lamb shank in a red wine sauce with herb mash and vegetables with a glass of Riebeek Cellars Shiraz (or white wine) for only R75.
 
Garden Route
 
Every Friday from the 27th of May, you will be able to enjoy a gourmet crayfish dish for only R129.
 
Freshly cooked pasta every Tuesday for only R70 per person and R45 per child. 
 
By Katharine Jacobs
Research: Jana Cilliers
 
Please enquire with the restaurants: terms and conditions may apply.
 
Image: Flickr
 

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