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Winter specials in the Winelands

We’re always on the lookout for a great deal on fantastic food and it’s one sure-fire way to get us out of the house once the chill sets in. Warm up on a budget with these great Winelands winter specials.

Cavalli Estate (Somerset West)🍽

While the menu changes every month to incorporate seasonal ingredients, the restaurant is offering a special set menu for winter. The menu comprises six courses for just R350. If you’d like to pair your dishes with Cavalli wine, it’ll cost R425.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Clos Malverne (Stellenbosch) 🍽

Sure, the farm is known for its ice cream and wine pairings, but there are warm options on the restaurant’s menu too, ideal for cold days. The three-course autumn set menu costs R448 per person, while four courses cost R538 per person, including wine and a welcome drink.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

A dish from Clos Malverne. Photo supplied.

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. This special is only available for in-store sit-down meals.

The Dining Room at Leeu Estates (Franschhoek) 🍽 

The Dining Room at Leeu Estate is offering a three-course meal for R350 per person (including a glass of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines). The menu includes smoked snoek bitterballen, angel hair leeks and aïoli; and beef bourguignon with bacon, mushrooms, red wine and creamy mash. Finish the meal off with twice-baked chocolate and croissant pudding with crème.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Manor House at The Dining Room at Leeu Estates. Photo Supplied.

Faber (Paarl) 🍽

Until 31 August, you can enjoy a set three-course winter menu for R298 (or R378 with two glasses of Jonty’s Ducks wine). The winter special includes a welcome drink, a bread board and a side, and is available for lunch and dinner.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Goldfish Eatery (Strand)

Seafood-lovers can enjoy deep-fried calamari and chips for R70, or deep-fried hake and chips for R65.

Helena’s Restaurant (Stellenbosch) 🍽 

Enjoy a hearty three-course winter meal for R365 per person. Dishes on the special menu include a double-baked cheese-and-courgette soufflé, seafood bisque, risotto with fresh wild mushrooms, pan-seared Norwegian salmon, braised shoulder of Karoo lamb and malva pudding.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

Jardine Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

Jardine Restaurant is offering two five-course menus for the price of one for R680 per couple (excluding wine and other beverages). The special is available Tuesday to Saturday nights from May to September. Bookings are essential for 6pm, 6.30pm or 7pm seatings.

A dish at Jardine Restaurant in Stellenbosch.

A dish at Jardine Restaurant. Photo by Samantha Clifton.

Jordan (Stellenbosch)

Winter in the winelands is spectacular, especially when you get to dine at award-winning restaurants for less. Until the end of September you can take advantage of the restaurant’s winter special: two five-course menus with wine pairing for the price of one (R995 per couple). The special is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6.30pm or 7pm only.

The lovely exterior at Jordan restaurant in Stellenbosch.

The lovely exterior at Jordan restaurant. Photo by Jan Ras.

Le Pommier Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) 🍽 

Le Pommier Wine Estate is keeping you warm this winter with a starter and main (or main and dessert) plus a glass of Le Pommier wine for R165 per person. Also, if you order soup as a starter at Le Pommier this winter, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of sherry to keep you warm. Children also eat for free on Thursday evenings between 6pm and 8pm. (Children must dine with an adult ordering a main meal and no takeaways are allowed.)

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)

Enjoy a four-course lunch meal at La Petite Colombe for R450 per person (R835 with wine pairing). This special is available from Mondays to Sundays (including public holidays) for lunch only. Highlights from the menu include fresh West Coast oysters, gazpacho, beef fillet, truffled kale, and porcini with a wild garlic reduction. This special is valid until 31 August 2019.

A dish from La Petite Colombe. Photo by Andrea van der Spuy.

Restaurant Seven (Somerset West)

Look forward to a daily three-course set menu special for R295 per person (excluding oysters, sides, beverages and gratuity). The weekly changing menu includes a set starter, choice of mains and a set dessert. There’s also Free Flow Friday, with Waterkloof wines, when you can enjoy a four-course tasting menu with free-flowing Waterkloof Revenant white or red for R380 per person (excluding water and other beverages). This special is available Mondays to Fridays for dinner between 6pm and 8.30pm.

Steffanie’s Place (Somerset West)

Every Tuesday and Thursday, you can order two mains for the price of one. The only catch is that on the nights when this special runs, you won’t be able to bring your own drinks.

Terroir (Stellenbosch)

Enjoy a two-course option at R295 per person or three courses at R395 per person. This price also includes two glasses of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wines served with the starter and main courses. Vegetarian diners are also well taken care of this winter, with chef Michael Broughton’s hand-rolled tagliatelle, truffle sauce with aubergine chips, basil and Jerusalem artichoke. The winter special offer is valid from 2 May to 30 September 2019, for both lunch and dinner.

The braised and flame-grilled Karoo rack of lamb at Terroir. Photo supplied.

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery (Franschhoek)

Enjoy tasty tacos every Tuesday at Tuk Tuk Microbrewery for R150 per portion. They also have a soup special every Thursday to keep you warm this winter, at R120 per portion.

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery (Stellenbosch)

Located on the Spier Wine Farm, Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery invites you to leave the comfort of your warm home for some discounted comfort food. Just for winter, receive 50% off the chef’s platter, which comprises eight carefully selected dishes (at R200 per person). The special is available from Mondays to Saturdays.

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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