14 Cape restaurant winter specials

Posted by Ondela Mlandu on 17 May 2018 Tags:, ,

Warm yourself from your belly to your bones with some hearty fair, in Cape Town, this winter. From eateries with sea views and muted colours to cosy home-like restaurants, here are some winter specials on offer this season.

1. Aubergine Bistro

A cosy and quaint atmosphere at Aubergine Restaurant. Image from Aubergine Restaurant


Address: 39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: aubergine.co.za; 0214650000

Cost: R290 for two course meal; R375 for a three course meal

The Aubergine Bistro has a warm and cosy ambience with views of Table Mountain as you enter the restaurant. The house now converted to a restaurant dates back as far as 1830 and the former house belonged to the first Chief Justice of Cape Town, Sir John Wylde.

The restaurant invites you to keep your bellies full and satisfied with their Winter special meals varying from pastas, to meat dishes (duck, springbok, pork, beef) and an array of desserts such as pumpkin souffle, roasted plum, thyme and almond streusel with pomegranate and yoghurt-ginger sorbet. Bookings are required.

2. Harbour House

The Harbour House in Constantia Nek interior. Image from Harbour House

Address: 1 Hout Bay Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Contact: harbourhouse.co.za; 0217950688

Cost: R225 for a two course meal; R255 for a three course meal. Add a glass of wine to your meal for R30

Harbour House is one of Cape Town’s oldest restaurants, based in the oldest wine producing region in Africa. Indulge yourself in beetroot carpaccio, fish cakes, beef short rib and sirloin. The winter special is available at all locations (Kalk Bay and the V&A Waterfront too) until 15 May 2018.

3. The Bungalow Restaurant

Enjoy dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Image from The Bungalow

Address: Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Cape Town

Contact: thebungalow.co.za; 0214382018

Cost: R220 for a two course meal; R260 for a three course meal

While The Bungalow may be known for a relaxed cocktail in hand and summer feel, this Winter the restaurant wants to ensure you are well nourished and your belly is happy. Their winter special menu comprising of Thai green curry, lamb curry, fillet pasta, mussels and more. Special is valid until the 30 August 2018.

4. Dalliance Restaurant

An urban and eclectic restaurant in the Waterfront. Image from Dalliance Restaurant

Address: Shop 7216A, V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town

Contact: dalliancerestaurant.co.za; 0214181037

Cost: R180 for a two course meal; R225 for a three course meal

Based at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Dalliance Restaurant serves Belgian mussels, butternut gnocchi, slow-braised rib eye, grilled hake and chicken, bacon and mushroom pie this winter. The urban eatery is modern and chic with views of both the stadium and the sea. The special is valid until the 30 August 2018.

5. Firefish Restaurant

Contemporary seafood for winter at Firefish. Image from Firefish Restaurant

Address: Shop 154, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: firefishrestaurant.co.za; 0212864933

Cost: R180 for a two course meal; R230 for a three course meal

Enjoy dinner overlooking the harbour at Firefish Restaurant, where the decor is neutral and stylish. On your plate, you have the option of pork cheek, chicken yakitori or Malaysian fish curry. This special runs until the 30 August 2018.

6. UMI Restaurant

The modern Japanese restaurant is right on the foot of Camps Bay. Image from UMI

Address: 201, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Contact: umirestaurant.co.za; 0214371802

Cost: R190 for a two course meal; R230 for a three course meal

UMI is a modern Japanese restaurant that brings some Asian flair to the Camps Bay strip. The menu option consists of octopus carpaccio, salt and pepper chilli squid, braised sweet and sour short rib. Book a table to enjoy the special, valid until 30 August 2018.

7. Foxcroft

To feast or not to feast. The choice is yours this Winter at Foxcroft Restaurant. Image from Foxcroft Restaurant

Address: Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia

Contact: foxcroft.co.za; 0212023304

Cost: R195 for any two tapas, R245 for any three tapas, R295 for any four tapas

Foxcroft Restaurant is in charming Constantia. The elegant yet casual restaurant is hosting a winter special on weekends only. You may choose between two and four tapas. The menu ranges from Foxcroft oysters, seared tuna tataki, turnip gratin, honey glazed figs, mushroom. The special will run until 31 July 2018. Bookings are recommended.

8. Bilboa Restaurant

Uninterrupted sea views and Mediterranean food for you at Bilboa. Image by Bilboa Restaurant

Address: Shop 120, First Floor, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Contact: bilboa.co.za; 0212865155

Cost: R195 per person and three courses for R250 per person

Feel as though you are in Bilboa in northern Spain, when indeed you are in Cape Town. Winter in Cape Town, isn’t so bad when you have comfort food to keep you company. Bilboa Restaurant in Camps Bay has winter specials varying from baby squid, lamb gozleme and even falafels. This special ends on the 30 August 2018.

9. Paranga Restaurant

End off your day with a good meal and a cosy set up at Paranga. Image by Paranga Restaurant

Address: Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Contact: paranga.co.za; 0214380404

Cost: two courses for R240 per person and three courses for R290 per person

Paranga Restaurant in Camps Bay offers a diverse menu of seafood, vegetarian friendly options, vegan options and even gluten free meals. Bask in the winter special this month, while overlooking the beach. The special includes beef carpaccio, grilled swordfish and mushroom orzo. You can enjoy this special until the 30 August 2018.

10. Blanko Restaurant

Eat and drink your heart out at Blanko. Image from Blanko Restaurant

Address: Alphen Boutique Hotel, Constantia, Cape Town

Contact: blanko.co.za; 0217956300

Cost: two courses for R190 per person and three courses for R240 per person

Everyone knows Italian’s are passionate about their food. Visit Blanko Restaurant in the Alphen Hotel in Constantia this winter for delightful Italian cuisine. Enjoy a meal in the all white gallery space with ambient lighting. Available on the special menu is spinach and ricotta gnocchi, fried calamari and also beetroot and goats cheese ravioli. The special runs until the 30 August 2018.

11. Zenzero Restaurant

Fresh, homemade ingredients from Zenzero create the most delicious meals. Image from Zenzero Restaurant

Address: 2A Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Contact: zenzerorestaurant.co.za; 0214380007

Cost: two courses for R220 per person and three courses for R270 per person

Zesty and feisty are a few ways one would describe the Zenzero menu. This winter, the restaurant presents you with a spicy and fresh, full of flavour menu made of calamari, grilled catch of the day and aged sirlion as part of their winter special. The special is available until the 30 August 2018.

12. Lily’s Restaurant

The Lily’s Restaurant in Moulie Point is a modern, eclectic and contemporary space. Image from Lily’s Restaurant

Address: corner Beach Road and Surrey Place, Mouille Point, Cape Town

Contact: lilysrestaurant.co.za; 0212048545

Cost: single course butter chicken curry for R95 per person

Lily’s Restaurant in Moulie Point with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Besides the seaside setting and avid joggers you will find running past the lighthouse, this winter, you can enjoy a meal for as little as R95. Other options are salt and pepper whitebait, crispy tofu poké bowl, bang bang shrimp cocktail. The special runs until the 30 August 2018.

13. Kyoto Garden Sushi

Japanese cuisine at its finest. Image by Claire Gunn Photography

Address: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com; 0214222001

Cost: three course meal and wine for R220 per person

Kyoto in Gardens has fresh Winter Japanese experience, that is suitable for every palate. A menu with a combination of unusual ingredients from around the world has been crafted. Some of the meals, you can expect find on the menu include miso soup, vegetable tempura, duck noodle dish to name a few. Leave room for dessert and of course, the Japanese whiskey The special is currently on, until the 30 August 2018.

14. La Tête Restaurant

Owned by two brothers, La Tête is a culinary dream. Image by La Tête

Address: 17 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre

Contact: latete.co.za; 0214181299

Cost: three courses for R220 per person

La Tête Restaurant on Cape Town’s buzzing Bree Street is also offering a special this winter. Every Wednesday, La Tete customers receive a free glass of wine with their winter special meal with an interesting wine list. The dinner served will consist of three dishes every Tuesday to Sunday until the 31 August 2018.

If you visit any of the above restaurant, please share how your experience with us.