Finding a cheap spot for a hearty midweek or weekend lunch can be a bit tricky. That’s why we’ve rounded up some great, reasonable lunches that are easy on your bank account. From three-course set menus to buy-one-get-one-free pizzas, here’s where to find great lunchtime deals across SA.
Order a dish off Col’Cacchio’s new Piccolo menu and receive a free R100 YuppieChef voucher. The Piccolo menu features smaller portioned pastas, pizzas and salads, designed to be eaten for lunch and all priced under R60. Available Monday to Friday until 4pm.
For R189 per person, you can enjoy a three-course menu. This winter special is available for lunch from Tuesday to Friday at the Fourways branch and from Sunday to Friday at the Bedfordview branch.
Love food – Kitchen, Deli, Café (Braamfontein)
Daily lunch special: order lasagne, stew, pasta, curry, wraps and the like for R45. Check website for the daily offering.
Enjoy half-price sushi on Mondays and half-price steaks on Tuesdays. There’s also a daily lunch special on items like prawns, steak, calamari or buffalo wings ranging from R79.90 to R99.90. The lunch special is offered every day until 5pm.
Villa San Giovanni (Wonderboom Airport)
On Monday, diners can order any two pizzas or pastas and get the cheaper one for free.
Pay R85 for a six-piece sushi lunch or R55 for dumplings, chicken teppanyaki, veg and choice of starch from 11am to 5pm every day.
De Kloof (Waterkloof)
De Kloof is running a set lunch menu from 12 noon to 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Pay R195 for three courses, R148 for two courses, or R100 for the main only.
Eastwoods Tavern (Arcadia)
Tuck into a monster burger with sauce for R75. Those with a big appetite will enjoy the 1kg big grill, which arrives with 300g short rib beef strip, 200g boerewors, 250g pork ribs and 250g chicken wings, for R165. Or order hake and chips for R69, or the 500g T-bone for R75.
Papa’s Real Food (Hatfield)
Daily special: Get a gourmet boerewors roll and chips, or a large Regina pizza, for R45.
Toni’s Pizza (Menlo Park)
Order any three pizzettes for lunch and pay for two only. The special runs from 12 noon to 3.30pm, Tuesday to Friday.
Bar Ba Coa (Umhlanga Rocks)
Guests can tuck into a two-course set menu lunch from 12 noon to 3pm for R100. Alternatively, enjoy a burger or tostada and draught beer for R60. These offers are valid Monday to Saturday.
Butcher Boys (Umhlanga Rocks)
Enjoy a set menu lunch available from 12pm to 2.30pm for R100. Tuck into options like boerie bites with tomato relish and bruschetta or 200g sirloin steak with chips or mash, plus a glass of house wine or Peroni draught. This offer is valid Monday to Saturday.
Greedy Buddha (Umhlanga Rocks)
Go for lunch at Greedy Buddha and receive 20% off your total, or grab a few friends and take advantage of 50% off cocktails from the Cocktail Terrace. The offer is valid Tuesday to Sunday during lunchtime only.
Olive and Oil (Glenwood, Hillcrest, Pietermaritzburg and Umhlanga Rocks)
Pastas are all R74.95 on Mondays, and platters for two are R279.95 per couple on Tuesdays. Sunday is family day, where one child eats free from the children’s menu with a parent ordering from the à la carte menu. A leisurely lunch special incorporates a two-course (R130) or three-course meal (R140) with a complimentary glass of wine.
Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel
Find a seat near the toasty fireplace at lunchtime with Azure’s Lunch by the Sea special. It includes a two course lunch and a glass of top quality red or white wine for R295. This special is available from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Mondays to Fridays, until 31 August 2016.
Beerhouse on Long (City Bowl)
Beerhouse on Long is offering lunch specials that change daily. Enjoy your dish with a beer for R50 from Monday to Friday.
Bistro Sixteen82 (Tokai)
For lunchtime, enjoy a hearty two-course meal for R175 or a three-course meal for R205. This special is available Monday to Friday until 24 July 2016 for tables of up to 10 people.
Catch 22 (Table View)
Take advantage of the Tuesday special: Order two main meals and two drinks and get a 22% discount on the bill.
Enjoy a two-course menu for R275 per person or a three-course menu for R350, which includes a glass of Steenberg wine. The menu may change due to availability and vegetarian options are available upon request. This special is valid from until 31 August 2016. Booking is essential.
El Burro Taqueria (Tamboerskloof)
Visit this popular taco spot and enjoy the weekday lunch special. Every Monday to Friday from 12pm until 4pm, diners can order three food dishes and get the cheapest one free.
Goloso Restaurant (Sea Point)
For just R69, you can choose from a variety of options such as salads, tramezzinis, burgers, pastas and brunch items. This special includes a 250ml carafe of red, white or rosé wine, and is valid from 11.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
Giulio’s (City Bowl)
This charming café is offering any three salads for R50 or five salads for R65, available during lunch time.
Harbour House (Kalk Bay and V&A Waterfront)
Indulge in Harbour House’s weekly changing special menu by choosing between two (R195) or three courses (R215). For starters, expect items such as masala-dusted calamari starters and mains of slow-roasted spiced pork belly or bouillabaisse du cap. Finish it off with a classic crème brûlée or dark chocolate torte. This special runs Monday to Saturday until 31 July 2016.
Myoga at The Vineyard Hotel (Newlands)
Opt for the five-course lunch menu at R275 per person (or R500 with wine pairing). The lunch special is valid from Tuesday to Saturday.
Mondiall (V&A Waterfront)
Bring a business card to the table and enjoy a choice of a 33% discount on the food bill of four people or less, or a 44% discount on tables of four or more. (This special excludes drinks).
THIRTY ATE at The Grand Daddy Hotel (City Bowl)
Tuck into the everyday lunch special of two chicken schnitzels for R110. This special is available for lunch only. Guests can also enjoy the Burger Tuesday special, for which you can order a burger and receive a complimentary 500ml Castle Lite draught.
96 Winery Road (Stellenbosch)
Order a 200g gourmet burger and get a 500ml Stellenbrau draught for R110 for both. This special is available from Monday to Saturday for lunch only. Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July, guests will also have a choice between 250g Hollandse pepper fillet or the duck-and-cherry pie for R116.
Bistro 13 (Stellenbosch)
Indulge in the Feed Me experience at Bistro 13 by ordering the five-course tasting menu with wine at R295 per person. This special is available from Monday to Saturday. Alternatively, enjoy the Sunday lunch special of a two-course set menu for R265 per person or three courses for R320.
Clos Malverne (Stellenbosch)
Book for the four-course food-and-wine pairing lunch for R348 per person. This special is valid from Tuesday to Sunday.
Choose between the fish or meat dish selections at Terroir and receive one glass of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wine for R195. This special is available for lunch from Monday to Saturday.
While we take care to ensure the accuracy of this information, please note that some items and prices may change without our knowledge.