Valentine’s Day specials in Joburg

Spoil your significant other this Valentine’s Day with an amazing meal and free-flowing bubbles. These Johannesburg restaurants are hosting lavish specials on 14 February.

A la Bouffe (Linden)

Make your Valentine’s Day lunch memorable with a five-course meal for R550 per person. Menu highlights include butternut squash velouté with truffle oil, loin of pork with potato Dauphinoise and a Valhrona dark chocolate terrine. Booking is essential: call 081 316 5864 or email

The interior at A la Bouffe. Photo supplied.

Balata Restaurant at Fairway Hotel (Randpark)

Enjoy a five-course set menu for R450 per person. Menu highlights include a roast-garlic-and-thyme lamb rack; a watermelon, ginger and mint sorbet palate cleanser; and duck liver mousse. Booking is essential on 011 478 8000.

The interior of Balata Restaurant. Photo supplied.

The Bull Run Restaurant (Sandown)

Lover’s platters are in store for you at The Bull Run this Valentine’s Day. On arrival you’ll receive cocktail oysters and sparkling wine with crème de cassis followed by a starter platter, a mains platter and a cheese platter. The mains platter features Brazilian rump steak with café de Paris butter, Cajun grilled queen prawns with lemon butter cream, and fried haloumi with chips and vegetables. End off with chocolate-dipped strawberries. This experience costs R370 per person sharing.

Café Hemingways (Kyalami)

Enjoy a six-course menu with your beloved at Café Hemingways, plus a welcome glass of Prosecco. The menu features dishes like a twice-baked brie cheese soufflé; bacon and asparagus pot stickers; crispy sea bass; and short-rib ravioli. Decadent desserts include a strawberries-and-cream inspired panna cotta dessert; and a chocolate fondant. The cost is R595 per person and you can book via 011 466 0195 or

A dish at Café Hemingways. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Harvest Grill and Wine (Brakpan)

From 1 to 28 February, buy any burger and get a second burger at half price. Terms and conditions apply.

Lacuna Bistro (Sandton)

Head to the luxurious Maslow Hotel for a sumptuous evening of bubbly on 14 February. The Moët & Chandon themed evening will R440 per person with dishes like Knysna oysters, pan-fried prawns, lambe Valentine, and a dessert plate with homemade crème anglaise with 70% dark chocolate ganache and malva squares. There will also be a Veuve Cliquot-inspired picnic on 18 February for R750 per couple.

Moyo (Melrose Arch)

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Moyo for R350 per person. Have an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink on arrival with a Moroccan and Tunisian flat bread platter. Choose between three starter options and four mains options then finish off with a dessert buffet.

Moyo (Zoo Lake)

The Zoo Lake branch is also offering at romantic dinner for R375 per person. Have an alcoholic or non-alcoholic on arrival with a Moroccan and Tunisian flat bread platter. Starters are served for the table to share before you can choose between mains like an aged beef fillet, North African chicken, seared calamari or a lentil curry roti. Finish off with a dessert buffet.

Parc Fermé (Sandton)

Enjoy a dreamy evening for two on 14 February for R615 per person. Expect gourmet dishes like poached lobster tail in honey butter; roasted rack of lamb with a brie and potato croquette; and chocolate-glazed espresso cheesecake with strawberry marmalade. Booking is essential on 011 245 4846 or at

Outside Parc Fermé. Photo supplied.

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