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Winter specials in Cape Town

Though Capetonians tend to take shelter during winter, it’s actually (secretly) a great time to be in the Mother City thanks to it famous winter specials. You’ll have to leave the house at some point, so make sure it’s to head to one of these restaurants.

The 41 Restaurant and Bar (Camps Bay) 🍽

Keep warm beside this restaurant’s fireplace while taking advantage of the winter specials now on offer. These include a two-course lunch (weekdays between 12pm and 4pm) with a glass of wine for R170, or three courses with a glass of wine for R195. At dinnertime (from 6pm), a two-course meal is R190 and three courses cost R225. But that’s not all – on Wednesdays burgers and pizzas are half price from 6pm, and on Mondays and Fridays tables of four or more get a free bottle of wine if each diner orders a main.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

Indian butter chicken with garlic naan bread from The 41. Photo supplied.

The Alba (V&A Waterfront)

Have you experienced dining on the water yet? Now’s your chance to do so. The Alba Restaurant Boat is running a winter special that includes a two-hour cruise, meal and wine pairing. The bubbly brunch cruise is R295, the lavish lunch cruise is R395, the afternoon cocktail cruise is R295 and the decadent dinner cruise is R695.

Balducci (V&A Waterfront)

Balducci’s is inviting you to take advantage of its lunch specials, which run from 11am to 6pm until the end of September. Choose from pizza or pasta for R79, sirloin steak for R109, or a 12-piece assorted sushi platter for R99.

Bistro Sixteen82 (Steenberg)

You’ll be spoiled for choice at Bistro Sixteen82 this winter, where you can choose two courses for R230, three courses for R265 and four courses for R295. Think dishes like broccoli and roasted onion soup, pickled fish, and goat’s cheese panna cotta for starters; and mains of sustainable fish fritters, line fish, pulled beef and ricotta gnocchi, and a flavourful risotto of the day. If you’re going for dessert there’s a choice between a dreamy yoghurt mousse, a delicious chocolate choux, or a rich caramelised apple bread and butter pudding. The special is available Mondays to Fridays until 30 September (excluding public holidays). You can also enjoy a wintery breakfast: The Vintner’s Breakfast includes a glass of Steenberg bubbly with your choice of signature classics on the breakfast menu, including eggs Benedict and tea or coffee. It’s followed by a cellar tour and wine tasting. The Vintner’s Breakfast costs R195 per person and is available Mondays to Saturdays from 9am and ends with the cellar tour at 11am. Lastly, the chef’s special of five tapas dishes for R325 is ideal as an early supper for two, available between 5pm and 8pm.

Bistro at Klein Constantia (Constantia)🍽 

Pop in to try out the winter menu. The two-course lunch is R320 while three courses cost R425, both of which include wines paired with each dish. The winter menu is only available from Tuesdays to Fridays.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

Blowfish (Table View)

Not only does Blowfish offer sea and mountain views while being indoors, there are also discounted meals if you visit on the right day. On Mondays, you can climb into a seafood platter; on Tuesdays go for steak and prawn;, and on Thursdays calamari and prawns. Get these dishes for just R99.

Bootlegger Coffee Company

Bootlegger Coffee Company has a half price burger special off all burgers from 16:30 until closing time available at Cape Quarter, Century City, Green Point, Harrington, Kenilworth, The Marc, Salt River (between 15:00 and 16:00), Sea Point, Stellenbosch and Tokai.

The half price burger special at Bootlegger Coffee Company. Photo supplied.

Catch 22 (Blouberg)

This beachside eatery is enticing you to leave the house by slashing your lunch or dinner bill by 22% every Tuesday (which they’ve aptly renamed Take it Off Tuesdays). The menu offers fresh seafood, juicy steaks and even sushi. This special runs until August.

Col’Cacchio (Nationwide) 🍽

Col’Cacchio wants you to love Tuesdays (AKA Twosdays) as much as they do, so they’re running their two-for-one promotion again this year. Up until 27 August, you can order two of your favourite pizzas or pastas and get the cheapest one free. The special is only available for in-store sit-down meals.

🍽 Col’Cacchio Foreshore available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Den Anker (V&A Waterfront)🍽 

To mark its 25th anniversary, Den Anker is offering five winter specials for R125 each. Three of these options include sea bass on bulgar wheat, a mussel bowl with frites, and sirloin with café de Paris butter and frites. Each meal also comes with a selection of a draught: Duvel, La Chouffe or Liefmans Fruitesse.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

The Foodbarn (Noordhoek)

You won’t want to pass up the winter special at the Foodbarn. A two-course lunch or dinner is going for R295 (or R265 without wine), while a three-course lunch or dinner is R345 (or R305 without wine). This special is available all week, including weekends and public holidays.

A dish from The Foodbarn. Photo supplied.

Foxcroft (Constantia)

Until 16 June, you can feast on a discounted four-course lunch at Foxcroft for R345 per person. The price includes a welcome drink and applies from Monday to Friday.

 

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Gibsons (V&A Waterfront)

If it’s Monday, you’ll want to head over to Gibsons – and take two of your besties along. This is when the restaurant’s delicious burgers are available for three for the price of two. Order three burgers and you’ll get the cheapest free. The special runs from 11am until closing time.

Hussar Grill (Nationwide)

You’ve only got a few weeks left to tuck into Hussar Grill’s autumn two-course lunch, available for R130 at selected branches. The special excludes drinks, but remember there’s no corkage fee! The special ends on 31 May.

A steak dish from Hussar Grill. Photo supplied.

Janse & Co (City Centre)

Tuck into the Winter Special at Janse & Co this season. Enjoy five courses from their tasting menu for R450 per person for lunch or dinner. This offering is available until the end of August. The restaurant will be closing for their annual break from 17 June to 15 July 2019. Booking is essential.

Kloof Street House (Gardens)

This charming eatery is running a winter lunch special that’s available from Tuesdays to Saturdays. A two-course meal will cost you R170 and three courses R195. There are various options available – highly recommended is the beer-battered kingklip goujons with rustic cut fries, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce.

Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant (Gardens)

Enjoy a  three-course meal (plus a glass of wine) for R230 per person. Highlights from the menu include tuna tartare, miso soup, vegetable tempura and ramen noodles. Finish the meal off with chocolate or orange ice cream. This special is available until 31 August. Bookings essential.

Tuna tartare from Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant. Photo supplied.

La Colombe (Constantia Nek)

If you haven’t yet visited this award-winning restaurant, now’s the time to do so. A four-course winter special menu is on offer until 30 August for R495 per person (or R945 per person with wine pairing). This special is available from Monday to Friday (including public holidays) for lunch only.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

The interior at La Colombe. Photo supplied.

La Mouette (Sea Point)🍽  

Ditch the winter blues with a five-course winter special menu for just R295 (or R545 with wine). Dishes on the menu include La Mouette croquettes with garlic aÏoli, roasted butternut soup, hake, beef short rib and lemon posset. Corkage is not allowed if you choose to take advantage of this special.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

A winter dish from La Mouette. Photo supplied.

La Tête (City Bowl)🍽 

La Tête is offering a tapas-style experience where you can indulge in a selection of starters and desserts for R260 this winter. The special will start on the 28th of May and will be available from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Manna Epicure (Gardens)

Make the most of winter by dining out at this Kloof Street eatery. During the chilly season, you can enjoy a two-course meal for R185 or a three-course meal for R210. These prices only apply before 6.30pm and after 9pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Mantra Cafe (Camps Bay)

Mantra is running a number of winter specials. On Mondays, enjoy Burger by the Bay, while Tuesdays are Seafood Pasta Nights, Wednesdays are Pork Rib Perfection and Thursdays Winter Warmer Curry. On these nights, the applicable meals are available at half the normal price.

 

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NV-80 (Sea Point)

For R230 you can enjoy a two-course meal, or three courses for R290. That includes dishes such as trinchado, miso salmon, calamari, vegetarian risotto, crème brûlée and banana split, to name a few. The special is available for lunch from Mondays to Sundays or for dinner from Sundays to Thursdays.

The Skotnes Restaurant (Tokai)🍽 

The Skotnes Restaurant is offering a two-course meal for R195, or a three-course for R235 this winter. The menu includes potato gnocchi with orange, smoked butternut purée and boerekaans; chicken and mushroom pot pie with a root vegetable salad; as well as a choice between a lemon maize upside down cake and a fig leaf crème brûlée for dessert.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

The Stack (Gardens)🍽 

You’re spoiled for choice at Brasserie at The Stack, where you can choose two-courses for R235 and three-courses for R275. Highlights from the menu include fresh Saldanha Bay oysters with mignonette sauce; grilled springbok loin with braised shank, red cabbage purée, roasted garlic flan and red wine chocolate sauce; and butterscotch crème brûlée with a sage madeline for dessert.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

The interior at The Stack. Photo by Paula Zapata.

Please note that while we take care to ensure the accuracy of our information, some specials may change without our knowledge.

Have we missed a great winter special? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll investigate.

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