Forget the box of chocolates – celebrate your love of food this Valentine’s Day at one of these Cape Town restaurants offering indulgent specials.
Pamper your partner with a romantic horse ride through the vineyard followed by a scrumptious picnic in a secluded spot on the farm for R1600 per couple. The picnic box includes a cheese platter for two, assorted cold meats, baguette and crackers, olives and olive tapenade, biltong, a pomegranate and pear salad and a bottle of Altydgedacht MCC and wine. There’s also an option of beetroot and butternut salad, chicken liver pate, a prawn or chicken wrap for those who don’t eat red meat. Make bookings 48 hours before on 021 976 1295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles (Camps Bay)
Celebrate in luxury on the night of 14 February with a six-course menu for R1250 per person (pay an additional R495 for optional wine pairing). Early bookings are essential; contact the restaurant on 021 437 9029 or email@example.com.
Balducci (V&A Waterfront)
Treat your partner to a vegan Valentine’s Day dinner for R395 per person. Kick the evening off with a welcome glass of vegan bubbles followed by dishes like zucchini tartare, cashew-nut creamy pasta and a pistachio-and-raspberry ice-cream cake.
Cassia Restaurant at Nitida (Tygerberg Valley)
Celebrate love with a delicious Valentine’s meal at Cassia Restaurant for R575 per person. You’ll be greeted with a glass of Matriarch MCC and oysters on arrival, followed by dishes such as pulled lamb tortellini, grilled line fish with a plum salsa, fillet of beef with a peppercorn crème fraîche, and a shared platter of passion fruit and coconut parfait with chocolate dacquoise and homemade dessert. A vegetarian menu is also available. Call 021 975 9357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
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Catharina’s Restaurant (Tokai)
On Valentine’s Day enjoy a four-course dinner menu. Setting the mood with a delicious Kir Royale and a secret amuse bouche, the menu will also include tempura prawns and calamari, a rose-scented harvest sorbet and porcini-dusted pork belly. A raspberry ganache with strawberry and buttermilk ice cream is the cherry on top. The vegetarian alternatives are herbed chevin tortellini and a vegetable and chickpea medley. The Valentine’s Day menu is available at R895 with wine pairings, or R595 without wine.
The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia)
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a delectable six-course Valentine’s Day dinner at The Conservatory restaurant for R695 per person. Enjoy a romantic stroll in the beautiful gardens before sharing a pre-dinner glass of bubbles with your loved one. The evening will start with a welcome drink and will move on to a starter of West Coast oysters, which will be followed by tuna, avocado and citrus-cured salmon tartar. Next up is the main meal, which will be grilled springbok loin. The last course will consist of lemon, mint and dehydrated yoghurt sorbet, a gluten-free chocolate slice and hand-crafted petit fours to round it all off. To book, call 021 794 2137 or email email@example.com.
Dalebrook Café (Kalk Bay)
The Valentine’s special includes a combo of 6 oysters, baby calamari with salad or hand cut chips and sweet chilli mayo, as well as a slice of homemade cake of your choice to end things off on a sweet note, available at R220 per person. For more information, call 083 326 0184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant (Panorama)
Make this Valentine’s Day extra romantic with a five course tasting menu at De Grendel’s fine dining restaurant for R1450 (including a Rose cocktail on arrival). Highlights includes options of quail breast, seafood risotto and veal fillet mains with sides served with specially chosen De Grendel wines. Email email@example.com for bookings.
Durbanville Hills Restaurant (Tygerberg Valley)
Celebrate this special day with a romantic dinner at Durbanville Hills Restaurant for R1500 per couple (including a glass of sparkling Sauvignon Blanc). The wine pairing dinner includes duck spring rolls served with Durbanville Hills Merlot Rose 2018; a choice between seared salmon, chicken with Moroccan spices or pork belly for mains, each served with its own selected wines; and a walnut crumble with candied carrot spiced apricot ice cream or pecan pie cheesecake souffle for dessert served with dessert wine. Call 021 558 1337 for bookings.
The Ghibli Pool Bar and Lounge (City Bowl)
Single? Head to the Ghibli Pool Bar for a speed dating party with music by DJ Paso D. The cocktail evening costs R450 per person and space is limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
HQ (City Bowl)
Treat yourself and a partner to a romantic dinner at HQ on 14 February. Enjoy a glass of rose and raspberry pink Tanqueray and Schweppes Tonic on arrival before tucking in to HQ’s famous steak, salad and chips, followed by a rose-and-raspberry dessert to share. The dinner will cost R650 per couple and include live music. To book, contact email@example.com.
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The Lawns at The Roundhouse (Camps Bay)
Treat your loved one to an unforgettable evening under the stars complete with live entertainment and breathtaking views at The Lawns at the Roundhouse. Guests have the option to choose between a three course set menu and a flute of Pongracz on the Decks for R700 per couple; a picnic basket and a bottle of Pongracz for R800 per couple on one of the 36 picnic spots; or a VIP picnic basket and a bottle of Pongracz for R1500 per couple on one of the four VIP Picnic Cabanas available. Bookings essential on firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a welcome drink and a two-course set menu for R239 or a three-course set menu for R299.
Spoil your loved one to an evening in the gardens at Moyo Kirstenbosch. Enjoy a welcome drink and special gift followed by an à la carte menu offering. R100 per person is required to secure your table.
Nobu at One&Only (V&A Waterfront)
Indulge in Nobu’s six-course sharing menu for R3500 per person, which includes a glass of Moët Brut Rosé upon arrival, canapés and a bespoke Nobu Chocolate Petit Four gift box for you and your significant other.
Phantom Taste Room at Purple Rayn Boutique Guest House (Constantia)
Phantom Taste Room at the newly opened Purple Rayn Guest House in Constantia is offering a romantic six-course Valentine’s Day menu for R695 per couple. Expect canapés and a glass of bubbly on arrival, followed dishes like chicken-and-mushroom ballotine, crayfish linguine, glazed lamb cutlets, vegan pie and oysters. End this meal off with a delicious hazelnut, salted caramel, ginger and honeycomb dessert. Email email@example.com or call 021 110 0756 for bookings.
Primal Eatery (Gardens)
Visit Primal Eatery with your significant other this Valentine’s Day and share in their love affair with meat. At R395 per person, you can enjoy a three-course dinner with a glass of Boschendal Brut. Bookings are essential.
The President Hotel (Bantry Bay)
Spoil your loved one with a gourmet sunset dinner and a screening of Me Before You in an open-air cinema under a ceiling of stars while the Atlantic Ocean glitters in the background. Tickets cost R395 per person and include the movie ticket, headphones, a welcome drink, popcorn, a charcuterie antipasto board for two and dessert. Alternatively, you can book the VIP experience for R1500 per couple, which includes two glasses of Piper-Heidsieck champagne on arrival, a gourmet picnic basket for two, premium seating with blankets and pillows, as well as a handwritten card and a box of chocolates for your loved one. Booking is essential. For more information or to book your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 434 8111.
Reuben’s at One&Only (V&A Waterfront)
Enjoy a feast by celebrated chef Reuben Riffel with a six-course set menu for R1950 per person. Guests will enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon brut rosé on arrival.
Roast & Co. (City Bowl)
Impress your partner this Valentine’s Day with a food and wine pairing menu at Roast & Co. with Brampton Wines. For only R790 per couple or R395per person, dive into a three-course wine-paired menu and welcome drink. The menu will feature dishes such as baked individual camembert; Roast & Co. free-range half chicken and roasted potatoes; and banana split vs. cheesecake for dessert.
The Stratus Steak House (City Bowl)
Relive the roaring 20s with a romantic Great Gatsby-themed evening. For R700 per person, enjoy a five-course dinner, a glass of sparkling wine, live jazz and a glass of wine with dinner.
Tables at Nitida (Tygerberg Valley)
Take your partner out for a romantic meal at Tables at Nitida for R480 per person (including truffle-infused popcorn served with bubbles on arrival). The menu includes a smoked trout mousse amuse-bouche; a beef carpaccio starter; a platter style main course to share with pan-seared pecorino and herb crusted line fish, coffee-rubbed slow roasted beef fillet, potato rosti, buttered lemon and herb rice and seasonal veggies. End the meal off with a delicious white chocolate and chai-infused crème brûlée served with a homemade chocolate spiced biscotti dessert. Bookings essential on 021 975 9357 or email email@example.com
Tigger Too (V&A Waterfront)
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day sunset cruise with an Aperol Spritz cocktail on boarding, a glass of sparkling Cinzano Pro Spritz at sunset and a rose for R530 per person. Alternatively, splash out and enjoy a 2.5 hour sunset cruise for R750 per person, which includes the cocktails mentioned above and a 13-piece fine-dining canapé platter. Booking essential via tiggertoo.co.za.
Vista Bar (V&A Waterfront)
Vista turns ups the heat with a live tango performance and demonstration for Valentine’s Day. A gourmet snack platter served with a glass Moët & Chandon brut for R1500 per person completes this experience.
While every effort is made to ensure that the details of the above specials are correct, some prices or menus may change without our knowledge. Please confirm the deal with the restaurant in question when making a booking.
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