THE Cape Town Restaurants Winter Specials List 2010

25 05 2010

Yes ladies and gents… here it is, the long anticipated kryptonite to the winter blues in the form of the Cape Town Restaurants Winter Specials List 2010.

And as I’ve said before, no credit to me… well except with the google searching that I undertook to get my hands on this (the original) list of lists – veritable gold dust I say! My sincere thanks go to all at Whale Tales for working so hard to make sure we can eat well this winter.

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And by the way, if this list leaves you feeling overwhelmed and unable to see the wood for the trees, a couple of our fine foodie friends have made life even easier for us…

Relax-with-Dax talks about the pitfalls of winter specials and then gives his very worthwhile 10 cents on what he considers Cape Town’s Top 10 winter specials, and Jamie Who has also come to the party with his Top 24, including his number 1 Cape Town restaurant, and even goes as far as nominating his all-time favourite restaurant in the country…

So. Read. Book. Go. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. You’re welcome.


*   Ci Casa at Camil’s in the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel on Main Road, Green Point: 2-course lunch on Saturdays and Sundays for R 100 + glass of bubbly, April and May

*   The Cru Cafe in the Cape Quarter: breakfast for 2 for R 85, 2 pasta dishes + 2 glasses of wine for R 119, all days of week, lunch and dinner

*   Wang Thai: half-price sushi and cocktails, Mondays – Thursdays 12h00 – 18h00, at V&A Waterfront, Constantia, Somerset West, and Lagoon Beach branches

*   Jardine on Bree Street: 3 course dinner special at R 150 until end May

*   Five Flies: 2-course meal reduced down to R125, 3-course dinner reduced down to R150, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays April – June.  Voucher of R100 for table of two (or R 200 for table of 4) received on departure, to use for future meal.

*   Andiamo in the old Cape Quarter: R 89 Breakfast special for 2, and R 125 pizza/pasta + wine for two

*   Pure at Hout Bay Manor: 3 course dinner for R 220, and R 280 with a glass of wine added

*   Catharina’s at Steenberg Hotel in Tokai: 2 course lunch at R 135, 3 course lunch R175/3 course dinner R195, May – September

*   Vanilla in the Cape Quarter offers an Autumn dinner special – 50% off the second person’s main course, and 1/2 price sushi 12 – 6 pm

*   Tuscany Beach in Camps Bay offers an Autumn dinner special – 50% off second person’s main course, and 1/2 price sushi 12 – 6 pm

*   Pepenero in Mouille Point : sirloin and chips R 79, seafood platter R 129, prawn platter R 99, oysters R 9 each, half-price sushi

*  Sinn’s Restaurant at Wembley Square:  lunch (6 options) at R 50, including a glass of fruit juice.  Dinner (5 options) at R 95, including a glass of wine.

*   La Colombe : 3-course lunch at R 280 and 5-course dinner at R 380, with a carafe of wine, Mondays – Saturdays, May – 7 August

*   The Roundhouse in Camps Bay:  7-course dinner for R 245, May only.

*   Hussar Grill, in Camps Bay and Green Point: 1 kg ribs or kingklip plus chocolate mousse for R 99.

*   Pepperclub on the Beach in Camps Bay – 6 oysters and glass of bubbly at R 60, Fridays from 16h00

*   Kuzina in the new Cape Quarter: Meze platter for two R 140, Mondays – Fridays 12h00 – 18h00

*   Saul’s Sushi@Vegas, 118 Main Road, Sea Point: “Eat as much as you like” sushi R 120 Mondays and Tuesdays, “two for the price of one” sushi Fridays and Saturdays

*   Cape Town Fish Market: Salmon special, 1 course R 54,95, 2 courses R 69,95, 3 courses R 89,95, V&A Waterfront Cape Town, Parkview Pretoria. Eastgate Johannesburg, Hemingways East London

*   Cassis in Garden Centre: Lunch Box special – coffee/juice/colddrink + savoury tart (quiche/tomato tart/sandwich) + sweet tart = R 40, Mondays to Sundays

*   Bukhara in Burg Street: Butter Chicken made with tandoori chicken pieces cooked in tomato and cashew nut gravy R 79, until 31 May

*   Theo’s on Beach Road, Mouille Point: oysters R 6 each, 1 kg prawns R 99, line fish R79, for lunch and dinner. 300 gram sirloin steak, spatchcock chicken peri peri and 500 gram spare ribs all R 79 for lunch only .

*   Saul’s Saloon & Grill, 74 Church Street, Wynberg: buy-one-get-one-free hamburger, eat “as much ribs as you like” for R 89. Until 31 May.

*   Salushi Intaba, 25 Protea Road, Claremont: 50 % off sushi on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays, from 12h00 – 17h00 (until end May), and other days of the week.  Springroll + noodle dish R 70 on Wednesdays.

*   Sevruga in the V&A Waterfront: Sole special, between R89 – R180, half price sushi 12h00 – 18h00 Mondays – Saturdays

*   1800 in the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, Main Road, Green Point: Amuse Bouche + 200 gram sirloin, rump or rib-eye steak +parking for R 99.

*   Myoga at Vineyard Hotel, Newlands: lunch: 2-courses R 95, 3-courses R 125, or salad or soup with bread at R 55, Mondays – Saturdays

*   Myoga at Vineyard Hotel, Newlands: 6 course dinner for R 150, Mondays – Saturdays

*   Dros in Tygervalley: 350 gram T-bone steak + glass of wine/draught beer/colddrink for R 49,95, 11h00 – 15h00

*   Tank in old Cape Quarter: 3 courses for R 165.

*   Cape Colony restaurant in the Mount Nelson Hotel: 5-course meal for R 200.  Until 10 July.

*   Beluga in The Foundry, Green Point: 1 kg Tiger Prawns R 109, 26 sushi pieces for R 109.  Until October.

*   Vaudeville in Mechau Street : “Vaudeville Undressed” – show without food, at R 100, Mondays 17, 24 and 31 May.  Tel 021 419-7000

*   Boo Radley at 62 Hout Street, off Long Street, 3-course meal at R 120, lunch and dinner, until 10 June.

*   Butler’s Pizza, Newlands, Rondebosch, Wynberg, City Bowl, N1City, Bellville, Tableview: 3 pizzas for the price of 2; 2 medium pizzas + 4 toppings each at R 89.95; 2 large pizzas + 3 toppings each at R 109.95, Sundays – Thursdays.

*   The Kove, Victoria Road, Camps Bay: Line fish R 89, Calamari R 69, Lamb R99, Rump 250 gm R 79, Rump 500 gm R 109, 1/2 kg of prawns R 69, Meat Platter R 149.

*   St Elmo’s: 2 large regular pizzas cost R 99.90.  On Tuesdays 2 large pizzas out of a choice of six cost R 79,90, at Belgravia, Brackenfell, Claremont, Durbanville, Fishhoek, Gardens, Hout Bay, Kuilsriver, N1 Value, Paarl, Parow, Plumstead, Rondebosch, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Tableview, Three Anchor Bay, Tokai, Tygervalley, Woodstock and Worcester.

*   Societi Bistro on Orange Street, Gardens: Two-for-the-price-of-one after seeing the play ‘Rumpsteak’ at the Intimate Theatre, on Tuesdays 18 and 25 May.

*   Cafe Sofia in Camps Bay, Green Point, etc: All pasta dishes R 49, 250 ml soup + ciabatta toast R 19.

*   221 Waterfront: two drinks for price of one, Mondays – Fridays, 16h30 – 18h30, two dishes on “Lite” and Sushi sections of menu for the price of one

*   Blowfish, Marine Drive, Blouberg: Seafood Platter for two to share R 179, Fish & Chips R 59, Seafood Rice R 55

*   The Food Barn, Noordhoek: three course lunch or dinner R 205, May – July

*   River Cafe, Constantia:   3 courses lunch or dinner + a carafe of wine R 195, 4 courses R 225, on Mondays to Thursday 1 child eats free, May – October

*   Diva Pizza, 81 Buitenkant Street: 2 pizzas + 2 toppings each take-away special price R 75

*   Pastis in High Constantia Centre, Constantia: free glass of wine with meal.


*   Overture at Hidden Valley wine estate, Stellenbosch: 4-course Menu de Jour for R200, or R250 with a glass of wine, Tuesday – Friday lunch, May – July

*   Reubens in Franschhoek : 3 course meal for R 150, or R 220 for a glass of wine per course.  Mondays – Fridays, May until mid-June

*   D’Vine Restaurant at Willowbrook Lodge, Somerset West: 1 course R100, 2 courses R145, 3 courses R170, includes a glass of wine.  Dinners only

*   96 Winery Road between Stellenbosch and Somerset West: 3-course meal plus a glass of wine for R 165, Mondays – Saturdays, lunch and dinner

*   Terroir at Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch: two-course meal at R 165, and 3-course meal at R 195, until the end of September.

*   Waterkloof Restaurant on Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West: amuse bouche + 3-course lunch or dinner at R 190, May – July, Mondays – Fridays

*   Waterkloof Restaurant on Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West: cheese platter, curried mussels and fries, or confit lamb pie, lunch, 1 – 5 July

*   Allee Bleue, outside Franschhoek: choice of four 250 gram steaks at R 99, including a glass of estate wine, May – September

*   Allee Bleue, outside Franschhoek: 3 course meal plus a glass of wine, at R 130.

*   Dutch East in Franschhoek: 3 course lunch or dinner including a glass of Protea wine for R 150, May

*   Mont Rochelle Hotel in Franschhoek: 2006-priced 3-course dinner, each course accompanied with a glass of wine, as well as water, costs R 2006 for a party of six persons (R 334,33 per head).

*   Olivello, Klapmuts, outside Stellenbosch: 2-course meal R 115, 3-course meal R 130.

*   Backsberg, between Paarl and Franschhoek: free jazz with home-made hamburgers, from R 55.  Every Saturday until 10 July.

*   Mon Plaisir @ Chamonix in Franschhoek: 2 courses at R 170

*   Le Bon Vivant in Franschhoek: 2-course meal for R 115, 3 courses for R 150

*   Haute Cabriere in Franschhoek:  2-course meal R 120 and 3-course meal R 150, Mondays – Fridays, until 12 June

*   iCi at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek: 2 courses cost R 120 and 3 courses R 150, Monday – Friday, until August

*   Delheim outside Stellenbosch: ”Be a Tourist in your own country”, S. A. citizens have the Rand cost of their lunch divided by the $-exchange rate on the day (i.e. divided by about R 7,5), 17 – 21 May and 23 – 27 August

*   Grand Provence in Franschhoek: Chef’s Table for 8 or more persons, 4 courses R 200 per person, June – August, lunch and dinner

*   Warwick Winter Bistro, Warwick wine estate, Stellenbosch: Butternut soup R 30, Bobotie R 57, Steak and Mushroom pie R 70, Mushroom Risotto R 75.  Mondays – Sundays.

*   Jardine at Jordan, Jordan wine estate, Stellenbosch: 3 course lunch R 200, May – August

*   Dornier Bodega, Stellenbosch: 3 course lunch R 220, 4 courses R 275, May – July

*   Cuvee, Simonsig wine estate, outside Stellenbosch:   2 course lunch or dinner + glass of Cabernet R 160, 3 courses R 190, May – July

*   Clos Malverne wine estate outside Stellenbosch: autumn special – 2 course meal + quarter bottle of wine R 125, 3 course + half bottle of wine R 155, Tuesday – Saturday lunch and Wednesday and Friday  dinner



2 responses

25 05 2010
Chris von Ulmenstein

Thank you for the “thank you” – much appreciated!

26 05 2010

Overture at Hidden Valley is where we had out company end-of-year function last year and it was outstanding, beautiful surroundings.

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