Forget the box of chocolates, celebrate your love of food this Valentine’s Day at one of these Cape Town restaurants offering indulgent specials.
Enjoy an evening of romance at this Italian spot. Celebrate with a four-course set menu for R550 per person, including a glass of Prosecco. The menu features dishes like homemade duck liver pâté, homemade gnocchi with gorgonzola and dried figs, Roman-style pork belly with pork fillet, and classic cannoli with a Sicilian twist for dessert.
Celebrate in luxury on the night of 14 February with a six-course menu for R1250 per person (pay an additional R450 for optional wine pairing). The menu will feature dishes like forest mushroom panna cotta, molasses-cured salmon, barn-raised duck, char sui beef short rib, and a berry-and-lime dessert. Early bookings are essential; contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or email@example.com.
Celebrate in style with Boschendal MCC. Beluga will be partnering with the bubbly brand to bring a little sparkle to Valentine’s Day. Look out for their exclusive menu on their Facebook page. Booking essential.
Celebrate Valentines Day with your loved one at Blanko with a set five-course menu for R450 per person. Dishes will include options like seared scallops, beef carpaccio, mushroom ravioli, and a choux bun of love for dessert.
Head to this refurbished Sea Point hotel for a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance inspired by Casablanca. For R550 per person, guests can enjoy a four-course set menu, a glass of bubbly, and live entertainment. The menu will feature dishes like classic avocado Ritz, seared Norwegian salmon with saffron mash, a dessert buffet, and a chocolate fountain.
Woo your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a Brut Rosé MCC French breakfast or a cheese and charcuterie sharing platter (R165 to R210) at this picture-perfect wine farm. The breakfast will run until 12.30pm on 14 February and will feature a freshly baked croissant with jam and cheese (R45), smoked trout (R70), or scrambled eggs (R80). Both the breakfasts and sharing plattters will be served with 50% off a glass or bottle of Rosemarie & Funa Brut Rosé MCC.
On 14 February, enjoy a six-course Valentine’s Day dinner for R695 per person. Take a stroll through the gardens before sitting down to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbles and an exciting menu. The offering includes West Coast oysters, Cape Malay seared tuna tataki, springbok loin with salt-baked celeriac, and textures of strawberries and cream for dessert. The evening will end with petit fours and coffee or tea. To book, call 021 794 2137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treat you and your loved one to a three-course meal in the De Oude Manor on Valentine’s Day. The menu is yet to be announced but will cost R180 per person (R360 per couple) and will include a glass of bubbly on a arrival. Booking essential and can be done via email@example.com or 021 200 5802.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day week with your loved one with special cooking classes for R695 per person, per class. The first one takes place on 13 February and will be a Thai-themed evening, while the second one on 15 February will focus on back-to-basics cooking. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 by Ricky Botsis and Anthea Scholtz. To book, contact email@example.com.
Tuck into a pre-Valentine’s Day a la carte menu on 14 February with a R125 deposit per person. This includes a complimentary welcome cocktail and soulful live entertainment. Call 021 762 9585 to book.
Head to the Kirstenbosch Gardens branch for a set Valentine’s Day dinner for R395 per person. This special includes a complimentary welcome drink and live entertainment.
Indulge in Nobu’s six-course sharing menu for R3200 per person, which includes a signature welcome cocktail, canapés, a garnished oyster station and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé.
Toast to love with a three-course Valentine’s Day set menu, including an amuse-bouche, for R450 per person. Call 021 554 1988 to book your table.
Spend the evening listening to jazz at this musical spot. For R825, enjoy a dinner including two glasses of bubbles, a sharing board, your choice of mains, dessert with Frangelico and musical entertainment by Brittany Dilkes duo.
Spoil your loved one with a gourmet sunset dinner and a screening of The Notebook in an open-air cinema under a ceiling of stars while the Atlantic Ocean glitters in the background. Tickets are R380 per person and include the movie ticket, headphones, a glass of bubbly on arrival, wood-fired pizza, craft beer or a glass of wine, and a dessert to share. Booking is essential. For more information or to book your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 434 8111.
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day picnic for two on the lawns overlooking the Atlantic Ocean for R745 per couple. The picnic basket includes a bottle of Protea Wine by Anthonij Rupert and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Guests will also receive an umbrella and a picnic blanket for the evening.
Enjoy a feast by celebrated chef Reuben Riffel with a six-course set menu for R1250 per person. The romantic experience includes a candlelit dinner for two in the wine loft. For R3500 per couple, you can also get a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé and a bouquet of red roses.
Enjoy a romantic evening for two on 14 February with a three-course menu for R425 per person, including an amuse bouche and a glass of bubbles on arrival. Highlights include a camembert, fig and onion tart with a baby leaf salad; roast ballotine of chicken with goat’s cheese and apricots; and dark chocolate brownies with mixed berry compote for dessert. To book, email email@example.com or call 021 975 9357.
The swanky fine-dining revolving restaurant atop the refurbished Ritz Hotel will be hosting a lavish seven-course Valentine’s Day menu with a free bottle of French Champagne, as well as bubbly on arrival, all for R1250 per person. The menu will include dishes like fresh Knysna oysters, avocado Ritz, grilled beef sirloin with fondant potato, and smoked chocolate mousse for dessert. If you’d like to stay the night, a package for two people is also available and includes dinner, a night’s stay and breakfast for R4500 per couple.
Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for R385 per person. This special includes a glass of Pongracz on arrival (one lucky guest might find a diamond courtesy of The Diamond Works in their glass), a bottle of Deetlefs wine per table, and live entertainment by Ricky Botsis. Dishes on the menu include chilli, lime and gin oysters; grilled kingklip with a grilled tiger prawn and crushed baby potatoes; and Turkish delight crème brûlée for dessert.
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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