If you’re the kind of traveller whose made sure you booked the best cheap flights to Cape Town this winter, you obviously know a good deal when you see one. Here are some more to add to your bag of tricks when visiting the Mother City.
Winter Restaurant Specials in Cape Town
There’s nothing like a great special to lure food lovers out of hiding during the chilly months. Here’s where to get your foodie fix this winter.
Hungry Mondays mean you pay just R195 for a three-course dinner at this popular Kloof street eatery. The menu features hearty butternut soup, mussel pot swimming in white wine, and soul-searing vegetable curry amongst other Winter favourites.
Monday to Thursday
Kloof Street House
A few numbers down the road, you’re invited to lunch at Kloof Street House where you can nab three courses for R170 or add an extra course for just R25 extra.
This 20th century Victorian townhouse is nestled behind a façade of greenery just off the bustle of the main drag. You’ll be transported back to grander times while dining on things like Patagonian calamari, grass fed beef burgers, and classic malva pudding with a twist.
Great for spending quality time with family or a significant other, the Kloof Street winter menu makes it worth ducking the duvet and stepping out into the cold clear light of day in Cape Town.
Monday to Friday
Does fine dining put a spring in your step? Head for Aubergine, where you can snap up a 5-star feast at just R305 for two courses or R415 for three. Chef Harald Bresselschmidt is dishing up the latest in organic fare every day of the week, excluding alternate Mondays. Cape Malay Fish Chowder, free range chicken and caramelized pear join the catch of the day on this upmarket winter menu.
You’ll need to book in advance to secure a spot at this acclaimed restaurant.
If you should find yourself in the winelands on a weekday, wade through the surrounding vineyards to this elegant terraced dining area for lunch. You’ll find comfort food in the form of pickled fish, pulled beef and ricotta gnocchi, as well as broccoli and roasted onion soup amongst other hearty delights.
Two courses will set you back R230, three courses are R265 and R295 gets you four courses.
Cape Point Vineyards
You don’t have to head too far out of town to pick up a winelands style experience at Cape Point Vineyards. This winter special boasts a two-course meal for R195, plus – you guessed it – a complimentary glass of wine to wash it all down.
Besides the 360-degree views over the Atlantic, complimented by dishes like tomato and shallot soup and grilled beef sirloin, Cape Point Vineyards has a children’s play area to keep the littlies occupied while you indulge.
A paltry R200 gets you a two-course meal, or you can add another R40 for a third course at the Mediterranean-styled Bilboa. If you’re not into a set menu, selected signature dishes like aged rib eye steak are going for R145 to R195 this winter.
Here, roast red peppers, lentil soup and lemon and orange blossom posset are just what the doctor ordered to banish the winter blues. The awesome Camps Bay vibe and sea views are complimentary.
7 Days a Week
Another infinitely Instagram-able eatery, Bobo’s Brasserie adds stylish interiors to its seaside location to create a sensationally snap-worthy experience on Mouille Point.
The food is fabulously French, and two courses are going for R110 and three courses for R165 during the winter season. Think French onion soup, beef tartare, Parisian dumplings, Chicken Paillard or Crème Brule. Those who prefer more familiar fare with flair can settle for burgers, battered fish or sirloin.
Bootlegger Coffee Company
Nothing takes the sting out of winter like a warming cuppa joe, or a vitamin boost of freshly squeezed juice, especially when you have the option of half-price burgers too.
These aren’t your ordinary greasy roadside burgers either, they’re wholesome offerings made from the finest ingredients. Head to the Salt River branch of this franchise from 3 to 4pm daily to get yours.
Tuesday to Saturday
Kyoto Garden Sushi
No list of specials is complete without mentioning the latest food of the moment. You can get your fill of sumptuous sushi at this minimalist diner in Lower Kloof Nek Road this winter.
The three-course winter menu at R230 features classics like ramen noodles with prawns, tuna tartare and miso ice cream. Plus, you’ll get a glass of wine, sake or green tea on the side.
That’s Just for Starters
Wherever you roam in Cape Town, you’ll come across excellent food and wine to chase the winter chills. While there’s no way to get it all in just one trip to this iconic destination, cheap flights to Cape Town mean you can always come back for more. Find the best fares here.