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Where to eat out in Cape Town this Christmas

These restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make your Christmas time of year.

The Alphen Boutique Hotel (Constantia)

Christmas day lunch: Choose between La Belle Café & Bakery for R600 per person or Blanko Restaurant for R1050. 

Balducci (V&A Waterfront)

Christmas day lunch: The three-course Christmas menu at Balducci costs R1099 per person and includes antipasti starters, a seafood platter main and Christmas pudding, berry pavlova or a luxury cheese board.

Barristers (Newlands)

Christmas day lunch: The menu at this southern suburbs gem includes vegetarian and meat dishes such as roast vegetable and barley salad, and the Barristers Christmas steak (sirloin or fillet) for R395 per person. Booking is essential.

Beerhouse on Long (City Bowl)

Christmas day lunch: The festive feast at Beerhouse comprises two courses for only R175 per person. Book now to celebrate Christmas with plenty of beer.

Belthazar (V&A Waterfront)

Christmas day lunch: For R1299 per person, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before kicking off with starters like oysters and shrimp cocktail. Other highlights include traditional turkey with cranberry stuffing, honey-and-mustard-glazed gammon, crispy duck fat roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Finish with berry pavlova. Booking is essential.

Bombay Brasserie Restaurant at Taj Hotel (City Bowl)

Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day lunch: Enjoy the festive set menu at the Taj for R1250 per person (including a welcome drink).

Cattle Baron (Tokai)

Christmas day lunch: Cattle Baron Tokai is hosting a delicious buffet for R299 per person. Booking is essential.

Chez Shiraz (Stellenbosch)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy a buffet packed full of festive flavours for for R490 per person (R250 per child). To book, email events@devonvale.co.za.

COPA Restaurant at the Pepperclub Hotel (City Bowl)

Christmas Eve dinner: Indulge in a generous three-course menu for R375 per person (R275 for children under 12). Email copa@pepperclub.co.za to book.

Christmas day lunch: COPA Restaurant is also offering a decadent lunch buffet for R595 per person. Email copa@pepperclub.co.za to book.

The Conservatory at Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy a traditional family-style menu for R995 per person (children under the age of 10 eat for half price). Look forward to roast lamb followed by a scrumptious African chocolate yule log.

Eat Restaurant at the Hout Bay Manor (Hout Bay)

Christmas day lunch: Eat Restaurant has all the festive favourites: bacon-wrapped pork loin with cranberries, Christmas trifle and more. Book now for the three-course feast that costs R475 per person (R235 per child under the age of 12).

The Fat Greek (Tableview)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy the three-course menu at The Fat Greek with family and friends for R395 per person. Booking is essential.

Grub & Vine (City Bowl)

Christmas Eve dinner: Expect a festive five-course dinner to tantalise your taste buds, with price ranging from R750 to R1200. Booking is essential.

Karoo Art Hotel (Barrydale)

Christmas day lunch: The Karoo Art Hotel buffet costs R325 per adult, with children between the ages of seven and 12 paying half price. Booking is essential.

Mint Restaurant at Taj Hotel (City Bowl)

Christmas Eve dinner: Festivities start the night before at Mint, where you can enjoy a buffet for R845 per person.

Christmas day lunch: The lunch costs R945 per person and booking is essential.

Moyo (Blouberg)

Christmas day lunch: Celebrate Christmas with true African flare. Join for a welcome drink, live entertainment and a delicious festive meal for R485 per adult (R275 for children between the ages of four and 12). To book, email edenfunctions@moyo.com.

Moyo (Kirstenbosch)

Christmas day lunch: Lunch here includes entrance to the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and costs R550 per adult (R250 for children aged five to 11). To book, email kbfunctions@moyo.com.

The Mount Nelson (Gardens)

The Oasis Bistro: Celebrate with a family Christmas Eve dinner for R1430 per person (R820 per child), or go for the delicious Christmas day lunch buffet with live jazz for R1320 per adult (R720 per child).

Lord Nelson Restaurant: Celebrate a Christmas Eve dinner with entertainment by Maureen Malan for R2150 per person, or enjoy the beautiful Christmas day lunch with entertainment by pianist Henry Dike for R2150 per adult. But it doesn’t end there – there’s also a Christmas Day dinner with entertainment by pianist Henry Dike for R1150 per adult.

The Mount Nelson Ballroom: Celebrate a Christmas day lunch buffet with entertainment by Moonshine Band for R1560 per adult (R720 per child).

Myoga Restaurant (Newlands)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy a festive six-course menu for R1500 per adult. The vegetarian or vegan variation costs R1300 and children get three courses for R350. Booking is essential.

Park Inn by Radisson (Newlands)

Christmas day lunch: Book now for the Christmas buffet that costs R475 per person (R275 for children under the age of 12).

The President Hotel (Bantry Bay)

Christmas day lunch: The President Hotel will serve a three-course buffet. Expect all the traditional favourites mixed with a few new exciting dishes for R720 per person.

Reverie Social Table (Observatory)

Christmas Eve dinner: Enjoy a five-course dinner with six wines for R1390 per person. Booking is essential.

Shimmy Beach Club (V&A Waterfront)

Christmas day lunch: This year, Shimmy Beach Club is offering guests a lavish buffet for R950 per adult (R275 per child between the ages of 4 to 11). Booking is essential.

The Square Restaurant (Newlands)

Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day lunch: For R695 per person, enjoy buffet food like roasts, sauces and all the festive trimmings. Booking is essential.

The Stack (Gardens)

Christmas Eve Dinner: It’s just R450 for a three-course à la carte menu with a delicious festive twist at The Stack. Book now so you don’t miss out.

Stratus Grill at the Radisson Blu (V&A Waterfront)

Christmas day lunch: For R595 per person, enjoy the Stratus Grill buffet with a welcome drink and live entertainment. Booking is essential.

The Table Bay Hotel (V&A Waterfront)

Christmas day lunch: Celebrate this festive day with the buffet-style menu at The Table Bay Hotel for R1500 per person (R1150 for children aged four to 12). Booking is essential.

Tintswalo Atlantic (Hout Bay)

Christmas Eve dinner: Expect a grand affair for R1550 per adult (half price for children under the age of 12). Booking is essential.

Tobago’s Restaurant at Radisson Blu (V&A Waterfront)

Boxing Day lunch: Celebrate in true South African style with a braai priced at R495 per person, which includes a braai buffet and live entertainment to prolong the Christmas festivities.

Towers Restaurant (Century City)

Christmas Eve dinner: The Towers buffet dinner costs R500 per person. Booking is essential.

Christmas day lunch: If you’d rather celebrate on the day, Towers has you sorted too. Enjoy the Christmas lunch for R600 per person. Booking is essential.

The Townhouse Hotel (City Bowl)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy the buffet priced at R585 per person (R280 for children under the age of 12). Booking is essential.

Christmas day dinner: The set menu costs R380 per person, with six different decadent dessert options. Booking is essential.

Tryn Restaurant (Steenberg)

Christmas day lunch: Nothing says festive spoils like a six-course lunch with a wine pairing. The regal affair at Tryn will cost R1850 per person with the wine pairing (R1450 without wine). Book now for a memorable fine-dining feast.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel (Camps Bay)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy a three-course buffet menu for R1550 per person at Azure Restaurant or R1350 per person in the Atlantic Marquee. Book now for a gourmet experience with all the trimmings.

Have we missed a festive Christmas special? Let us know in the comments below. 

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