Brilliant pub lunch specials in Cape Town

Lunching in a vibey pub (often to the tune of live music) is already great – add discounted grub to that and you’ve got yourself a great day out. Here’s where to find the best pub lunch specials in Cape Town.

Barristers (Newlands)

Barristers’s status as one of Cape Town’s most well-known and popular pubs was undoubtedly helped by its pub lunch specials that run from 11am, Mondays to Sundays. For just R70 per person, you can choose from 25 different dishes that come with a free side.


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Beerhouse on Long (City Bowl)

There’s more than just beer on offer here and if you time it correctly, you can get a great deal. Every day, from 11am, you can enjoy a burger and selected beer for R99.


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Burger & Lobster (City Bowl)

Sneaking in a lunch during your work break? Burger & Lobster not only sells a cheeseburger with chips and a soft drink for R99, but they guarantee that they’ll take less than 30 minutes to prepare it (or you get it free). The special is on offer from Mondays to Fridays, 12pm to 3pm.

Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

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Devil’s Peak Taproom (Salt River)

On Mondays, tuck into a delicious burger for just half the price, or go on Tuesdays for a cheeseburger and Devil’s Peak lager for R75. If you’re heading back to the office, you can substitute the lager for a Zero to Hero. Then on Saturdays, you can get your hands on a hotdog plus a 340ml Devil’s Peak lager for R70.


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Doodles (Table View)

With a beautiful view of the ocean and Table Mountain, Doodles is a beachfront favourite, particularly among locals. The best time to visit is midday, not only because of the clear skies but also because that’s when the daily specials kick in. These include a soup of the day for R45, chicken curry for R79, macaroni and cheese with bacon for R59, and steak and calamari for R99.

The Mash Tun (Woodstock)

This Woodstock eatery says it’s “not your average restobar” and promises some of the highest quality food. At lunch time, you can enjoy some of it at discounted prices. On Mondays you can get two gourmet burgers for the price of one; on Tuesdays you can dine on three tapas for R190; two-for-one salads are available on Wednesdays; and there are two-for-one flatbreads on Thursdays. If you visit on a Friday, you can enjoy a 200g sirloin steak for R130.


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Rick’s Cafe Americain (Gardens)

If it’s a festive vibe and relaxed atmosphere you’re after, Rick’s should be at the top of your list. From Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 3pm, you’ll find different dishes on offer for just R75. These include prego rolls on Mondays; spicy meatballs on Tuesdays; homemade gnocchi on Wednesdays; boerewors on Thursdays; and hake on Fridays. On Saturdays, it’s the chef’s choice.


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Van Hunks (Gardens)

This charming and relaxed restaurant is giving you one more reason to make it your regular lunch spot. From Mondays to Saturdays, between 11.30am and 3pm, you can select two meals for R110 or a single meal for R70.


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The Wild Fig (Mowbray)

Trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for some country feels, and while you’re there take advantage of the R80 pub lunch special. The menu includes beef and chicken burgers, steak and chips, bangers and mash, and beer-battered hake. Available Mondays to Sundays, from 12pm to 6pm.

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