30 winter restaurant specials in Cape Town for under R300

Posted by Rachel Robinson on 3 July 2019

Winter in Cape Town has its own joys – warm fireplaces, glühwein and some great winter fine dining specials. We’ve found 30 restaurants with winter specials for under R300, so why not treat yourself to some of Cape Town’s tastiest dishes at the lowest prices you’ll find all year!

1. The Alba Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

Address: Pierhead, V&A Waterfront
Contact: Tel 0659758060, thealba.co.za

Bubbly Brunch Cruise R295
Afternoon Cocktail Cruise R295

With their reduced winter rates, you can afford to treat yourself to bubbly and breakfast, cocktails and canapés or a delicious lunch on a two-hour cruise aboard The Alba.

The brunch cruise includes a three-tier cold breakfast array accompanied by your choice from the hot breakfast selection, along with bottomless bubbly and tea and coffee. The cocktail cruise includes Seared Sesame Tuna with Mango & Coriander Salsa; Citrus-poached Prawn Ceviche & Avocado Phyllo Pastry Cups; Sesame Seed Duck Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce; and Lamb Tzatziki & Quinoa Tabbouleh Wrap; along with a selection of sliders, Jalapeño Poppers and desserts.

2. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens

Address: 76 Orange Street, Gardens
Contact: Tel 0214831000, belmond.com

Cheese Fondue for two R250 (per couple)

Pop into the Planet Bar, find a cosy spot by the fire and share a cheese fondue served with a selection of crudités and bread. The fondue special is available daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

During the month of July they are also offering 20% off The Lord Nelson’s Classic Menu and 15% off their High Tea – both offers run Monday to Thursday.

3. Bilboa, Camps Bay

Address: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact: Tel 0212865155, bilboa.co.za

Two course set menu R200
Three-course set menu R240

Tuck into Mediterranean-inspired dishes including Za’Atar Spring Rolls with Halloumi, Mint & Labneh; Sirloin Beef Skewers with Dried Lime, Sumac Onions & Flatbread; Spiced Fried Chicken with Tahini, Za’atar Red Zhug Chilli Sauce & Pickled Lebanese Cucumber; and Semolina Cake with Coconut and Almond & Honey Ice Cream.

4. Blanko at The Alphen

Address: The Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
Contact: Tel 0217956313, www.blanko.co.za

Two-course set menu R190
Three-course set menu R240

Enjoy a long lunch or candlelit dinner in this chic gallery-style space while taking in local art. Set menu dishes include Butternut Gnocchi with Sage Butter & Pine Nuts; Mussels with Saffron Cream & Grilled Ciabatta; Chicken Scarpariello with Piquant Peppers & Roast Garlic Mash; Grilled Sirloin with Roasted Vine Tomatoes, Rosemary & Potatoes; and White Chocolate Cheese Cake with Sour Cherry Compote & Frozen Yoghurt.

There’s also a selection of winter dishes for under R150, along with selected wine specials.

5. Bobo’s Brasserie, Mouille Point

Address: Beach Rd, Mouille Point
Contact: Tel 0214399027, bobosbrasserie.co.za

Selected dishes for under R200

Uninterrupted sea views and a plush interior are paired with a menu made up of French bistro classics with a twist. The winter specials include Grilled Prawns with Fennel, Celery, Garlic, Butter, White Wine & Rice Pilau; Braised Lamb Shoulder with Baby Turnips & Haricot Beans; Sirloin Steak with Onion Rings & Watercress; Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Risotto, Mushrooms & Lemon; and Stuffed Mushroom with Shallots, Garlic, Thyme, Goats Cheese & Parmesan.

The winter special menu is available daily from 12pm to 10.30pm.

6. Botanicum Café & Grill, Constantia

Address: Shop 6, High Constantia, Constantia Main Road
Contact: Tel 0217947843, bcgcapetown.com

Three-course lunch R225

This popular all-day eatery has a winter set menu that includes Pork Terrine with Apple & Mustard Puree, Watercress and Sourdough Toast; Smoked Aubergine & Haricot Bean Soup with Buttered Ciabatta; 200g Steak with Thick-Cut Chips and Béarnaise Sauce; Four-Cheese Wild Mushroom Macaroni & Cheese; Granny Smith Apple Fritters with Butterscotch; and Dark Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cinnamon Crumble.

The set menu is available for lunch from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.

7. Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg Estate

Address: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Constantia Valley
Contact: Tel 0217132211, steenbergfarm.com

Two-course lunch R230
Three course lunch R265
Four course lunch R295
Tapas for Two R325 per couple

The set lunch menu includes Broccoli & Roasted Onion Soup; Abalobi Fish Fritters; Pulled Beef & Ricotta Gnocchi; Chocolate Choux; and Caramelised Apple Bread & Butter Pudding. The Tapas for Two includes the chef’s selection of five dishes. The standard tapas menu includes Corn, Mushroom & Spring Onion Croquettes, Bourbon Peppered Chicken Livers, Polenta Frites, Pork Belly and Baby Patagonian Calamari.

The lunch special is available from Monday to Friday and the Tapas for Two is daily between 5pm and 8pm.

8. Burger & Lobster, City Bowl

Address: 105 Bree Street, City Bowl
Contact: 0214224297, burgerandlobster.co.za

All Rounder winter special R149
Happy hour tapas R38

Tuck into their All Rounder winter special, which includes Lobster Bisque, Prawn Roll, Slider and Skinny Cut Fries, for R149. Their two-for-one happy hour with the B&L Bar Bites menu runs daily from 4pm to 7pm, with all dishes on the menu being R38. The two-for-one drinks include cocktails, wine, bubbly, and selected beers on tap.

9. Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek

Address: Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
Contact: Tel 0217890900, cpv.co.za

Two-course lunch with a glass of wine R195

The winter special set menu includes Baked Butternut Risotto with Shaved Parmesan and Sage Olive Oil; Tomato & Shallot Soup with Toasted Ciabatta; Roasted Hake with Sumac-Spiced Heirloom Carrots, Cauliflower and Potato Puree with Toasted Hazelnuts; and Grilled Beef Sirloin with Smoked Potato Mash, Onion Rings and a Roast Bone Marrow and Red Wine Sauce.

Available Mondays to Fridays from 12pm to 2.30pm.

10. Cheyne’s, Hout Bay

Address: Scott Estate, Main Road, Hout Bay
Contact: Tel 0664123289, cheynes.business.site

Three-dish special R180

If you have been wanting to try out Pacific Rim cuisine, then this is your chance! The Yum Cha winter special dining experience allows you to choose any three dishes from the menu, including Fire Cracker Crayfish; Pork Belly Chasu; Seared Chilli Salmon; Miso and Chilli Roasted Quail Croquettes; Aubergine Tempura; Beef Tataki; and Tonka Bean Chocolate Crémeux.

The three-dish special is available for lunch Thursday to Saturday and for dinner Monday to Saturday.

11. Constantia Glen, Constantia

Address: Main Road, Constantia
Contact: Tel 0217955639, constantiaglen.com

Winter soup selection R95 each or R100 for a trio

Choose between a Traditional Austrian Beef Goulash served with Spätzle, a French Onion Soup or a Potato & Leek Soup. Or even better, opt for the trio of smaller portions to enjoy all three!

12. Den Anker Belgian Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

Address: Pierhead, V&A Waterfront
Contact: Tel 0214190249, denanker.co.za

Meal and a draught R125

Meals on offer include Seabass on Bulgar Wheat; Mussel Bowl with Frites, Sirloin with Café de Paris Butter; Meatballs, Stoemp & Maredsous Jus; and Risotto. Beers include Duvel, La CHOUFFE or a Liefmans.

13. The Foodbarn, Noordhoek

Address: Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek
Contact: Tel 0217891390, thefoodbarn.co.za

Two-course lunch or dinner R265 / R295 with wine
Pensioner’s special R245 for two courses and a glass of wine

The set menu includes Duck Breast Salad, with Sautéed Apples, Endives and a Warm Cider Vinaigrette; Foodbarn Tartiflette with Raclette Cheese, Grilled Bacon and a Red Wine Sauce; Lamb Cutlets served with Buttered Cabbage, Polenta Croquette and a Thyme & Garlic Jus; Grilled Fish ‘Normande’ with Mushroom Dolari and a White Wine & Cream Sauce; Quince & Strawberry Gratin with Roasted Oats served with Walnut Ice Cream; and Warm Spiced Pear Puff with Creme Anglaise and Jasmine Ice Cream.

Every few weeks, there’s a new menu paired with local wines. The lunch and dinner special is available every day of the week. The pensioners’ special is available for lunch from Monday to Saturday.

14. Grub & Vine, City Bowl

Address: 103 Bree Street, City Bowl
Contact: Tel 0878982207, grubandvine.co.za

Single course lunch R90
Two-course lunch with canapés R150
Two-course dinner R295

Lunch options include Oxtail Cottage Pie, Macaroni & Cheese, soups and curries while the dinner menu sees Pan Fried West Coast Hake with Bubble & Squeak, Mussels & Bacon Velouté; Baked Potato Gnocchi, with Roasted Pumpkin, Sautéd Baby Gems, Toasted Pumpkin Seed, Pecorino & Sage; Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Braised Celery Heart, Celeriac Puree, Potato Fondant and a Spinach & Lamb Sauce; and Lemon Tart with Meringue & Strawberry.

The lunch offer runs from Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.

15. Harbour House, Kalk Bay and V&A Waterfront

Address: Kalk Bay Harbour and Quay Four at V&A Waterfront
Contact: Tel 0217884136 (Kalk Bay) / 0214184744 (V&A Waterfront), harbourhouse.co.za

Two-course set menu R240

The winter set menu at both restaurants includes Cream of Corn Soup with Crème Fraiche and Chive Mousse with Truffle Dusted Shoestring Crisps; Panko-Crumbed Deep Fried Smoked Salmon Fishcake with Chilli Aioli, Pineapple Salsa and Cucumber Ribbons; Fillet and Short Rib with Smoked Potato Mash, Pea & Mint Ragout, Onion Petals, Roasted Oyster Mushrooms and Porcini Cream Sauce; King Oyster Mushroom roasted in butter with Gremolata Smoked Potato Mash, Tenderstem Broccoli; Lentil Croquettes and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes; and Spiced Carrot & Caramel Cake with Pecan Nuts and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

The set menu is available for both lunch and dinner daily.

16. Kloof Street House, Gardens

Address: 39 Kloof Street, Gardens
Contact: Tel 0214234413, kloofstreethouse.co.za

Two-course lunch menu R170
Three-course lunch menu R195

Make yourself comfortable in this 20th century Victorian house tucked away on Kloof Street and enjoy a selection of dishes from their lunch set menu. Dishes include Pan-Fried Patagonian Calamari with Aioli & Harissa; Butternut, Spinach & Feta Parcels with Dukkah-spiced Sweet Chilli; Beer Battered Kingklip Goujons with Rustic Cut Fries, Mushy Peas & Homemade Tartare Sauce; Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Butternut, Baby Spinach, Sage and Pumpkin Seeds with Parmesan Cream; and Sticky Malva Pudding served with Vanilla Ice Cream, Grilled Pineapple and Pistachio.

The lunch special is available from Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm.

17. Kyoto Garden Restaurant, Gardens

Address: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens
Contact: Tel 0214222001, kyotogardensushict.com

Three-course meal with a glass of wine R230

This shrine to Japanese cuisine offers much more than sushi and sashimi. Here, fresh seafood is the specialty, with top-quality, unusual ingredients sourced from around the world. They also boast South Africa’s largest collection of Japanese whisky and is renowned for authentic cocktails, including the popular Dirty Ninja Saketini. The winter special includes Tuna Tartare, Vegetable Tempura or Miso Soup for starters with Ramen Noodles with Prawns, Rice with Special Fish or Chef’s Sushi Creation for mains. There’s a choice of sublime ice creams for dessert and you can finish off your meal with a Green Tea or Saki.

18. La Mouette, Sea Point

Address: 78 Regent Road, Sea Point
Contact: Tel 0214330856, lamouette-restaurant.co.za

Five-course meal R295

Get comfy by one La Mouette’s multiple fireplaces and enjoy a selection of dishes from their set menu, including La Mouette Croquettes with Garlic Aioli; Roasted Butternut Soup with Hazelnuts, Goat’s Cheese, Onion Cress and Parmesan Crisp; Beef Short Rib with Confit Sweet Potato, Pickled Turnip, Aubergine and Miso Purée; Wild mushroom Risotto with Umami Dressing, Rocket and Parmesan; and Lemon Posset with Rhubarb, Mint Oil, Almond Crumble and Warm Vanilla Doughnuts.

La Mouette also offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten, and dairy-free alternatives. The winter menu is available for lunch on Wednesday to Friday and Sundays from 12pm to 3pm and for dinner on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6pm to 10pm.

19. Mink and Trout, City Bowl

Address: 127 Bree Street, City Bowl
Contact: Tel 0214262534, minkandtrout.com

Three-course curry dinner R129 (Tuesdays only)
Two-course dinner R199
Three-course dinner R250
Three tapas plates R189

Tuesday night is Curry Night at Mink and Trout, where you can enjoy a starter a main and a dessert, including samosas and papadums; Butter Chicken Curry, Pork Penang, Cape Malay Fish & Shellfish Curry; and Cauliflower Korma.

If curry isn’t to your palate, then try the tapas offer, including Smoked Snoek Croquettes; West Coast Mussels; Chicken Pad Thai with Vietnamese Spring Rolls; and Ham Hock Terrine. Or choose two or three dishes from their main menu, including Thai Green Chicken with Steamed Spring Greens and Jasmine Rice; Pepper-Crusted Fillet Steak served with Cauliflower, Mushroom and Triple-cooked Chips; Lamb Bredie with Eggplant Caponata and Olive Tapenade Mash; and Gnocchi with Eggplant, Baby Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Ricotta and Salsa Verde.

The curry dinner is available on Tuesdays only, with the other specials available from Thursday to Saturday.

20. Moyo at Kirstenbosch Gardens

Address: Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Contact: Tel 0217629585 (Kirstenbosch), moyo.co.za

Winter buffet R245 (children under 11 years eat for free)
Two-course set menu with soft drink R199 
Three-course set menu with carafe of wine or soft drink R249

At the Woza Winter Buffet you can expect to tuck into a variety of African-inspired dishes, including Pumpkin Bread Rolls; Sweet Potato Soup; West Coast Mussels; Seven Colours Stambu (samp); South African Paella; Curried Linefish with Apricot Stuffing; Oxtail Amos; Three Bean Curry; and Suya Spiced Sirloin, along with a wide range of salads, sides and desserts. The set menu includes Lamb Koftas; Vegan Shakshouka; Flambéed Kudu Fillet; African Fish Stew; and Moyo Mousse With a Twist.

The winter buffet offer is available on Fridays from 6pm to 10pm and on Sundays 12pm to 4pm. The set menu is available daily for lunch or dinner.

21. Paranga, Camps Bay

Address: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact: Tel 0214380404, paranga.co.za

Two-course set menu R240
Three-course set menu R290

Tuck into a variety of Mediterranean-style dishes at this sea-facing chic eatery on the Camps Bay Strip. Set menu dishes include Venison Carpaccio with Baby Beets, Parsnips, Parmesan & Micro Cress; Seafood Chowder with Tomato, Mussels, Clams, Baby Squid, White Fish & Prawns; Grilled Sirloin with Silver Skin Onion, Mushroom, Pancetta, Potato Purée & Red Wine Jus; Spring Pea Risotto with Parmesan, Mint & Lemon; and Passion Fruit Tart with Lemon Curd Sauce & Hazelnut Praline.

Selected signature dishes are also on special for under R200. The winter specials are available daily from 12pm to 10.30pm.

22. Pigalle Restaurant, Green Point

Address: 57A Somerset Road, Green Point
Contact: Tel 0214214848, pigallerestaurants.co.za

Two courses for R285

Starters include Roast Butternut and Cumin Soup, Oysters with a Lime and Chilli Dressing and Peri-Peri Chicken livers in lemon butter. Main course options include Balsamic Beef Fillet Mustard Mash and Wilted Spinach with a Balsamic Beef Jus; Lamb Shank served with Mashed Potato and Vegetables; Wild Mushroom Risotto Served with Asparagus Spears; and Norwegian Salmon Teriyaki served with mash and drizzled with a Sweet Soya and Sesame Dressing. Desserts include Malva Pudding, Chocolate Mousse and Crème Brûlée.

The set menu is available Monday to Thursday for dinner and Monday to Saturday for lunch.

23. Plant Café, City Bowl

Address: 8 Buiten Street, City Bowl
Contact: Tel 0725219252, plantcafe.co.za

Vegan Sunday buffet R130 (full plate plus one extra helping)

The vegan buffets are themed and have included a Mexican, French, African, Japanese and Malaysian. There are usually eight or more dishes to choose from – simply fill your plate with whatever you fancy and go back for seconds.

The buffet is available on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

24. Quentin at Oakhurst, Hout Bay

Address: Oakhurs Farm, Main Road , Hout Bay
Contact: Tel 0217904888, oakhurstbarn.com

Mid-week wood-fired carvery buffet supper R185
Sunday wood-fired winter carvery buffet lunch R295

Both buffet options include Saldanha Bay Mussels steamed in White Wine, Parsley, Garlic and Cream; Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Sauce; Stuffed Roast Chicken with Cranberry Jelly; and Steamed Malva Pudding with a Van der Hum Custard; along with various sides including Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Roasted Cinnamon Butternut.

25. The 41, Camps Bay

Address: 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact: Tel 0214370558, the41.co.za

Two-course lunch with wine R170
Three-course lunch with wine R195
Two-course dinner with wine R190
Three-course dinner with wine R225

The set lunch menu includes Traditional Split Pea Soup with Bacon Confetti; Butternut & Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Wilted Rocket and Parmesan; and Belgian White Chocolate Crème Brûlée. Dinner dishes include Mushroom & Truffle Risotto; Osso Bucco, Slow-Cooked Shank in a tomato-based sauce; and Grilled Linefish with Cream of Leeks and Tempura Popcorn infused oil.

The lunch special runs from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and the dinner special is on offer daily from 6pm.

26. Shio Restaurant, City Bowl

Address: 49 Napier Street, De Waterkant
Contact: Tel 0646617474, shio.co.za

Three-dish lunch special R150
Three-dish dinner special R190

Shio specialises in modern Japanese Izakaya and you get to choose dishes from different sections of the menu, being Umi (Ocean), Tochi (Land), Chickyuu (Earth) and Amai (Sweet). The extensive Japanese-inspired tapas menu includes Forbidden Black Rice Risotto; Tuna Tataki Taco; Tokyo Beef Slider; Duck Croquettes; Baby Shrimp Tempura; Potato & Coconut Dumplings; and Banana Cream Pie.

The winter specials are available fromThursday to Saturday.

27. Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation, Tokai

Address: 4 Steenberg Road, Steenberg Estate
Contact: Tel 0876545900, norvalfoundation.org

Two-course set menu R195
Three-course set menu R235

After taking in some art and the sculpture garden, enjoy a two or three-course meal, including Potato Gnocchi with Orange Smoked Butternut Puree and Boerenkaas; Prawn Bisque with West Coast Mussels and Dill Cream; Chicken & Mushroom Pot Pie with a Root Vegetable Salad; Durban Vegetable Curry with Aromatic Rice, Sambal and Poppadum; and Fig Leaf Crème Brûlée with Vanilla Soet Koekie.

The winter set menu is available Monday to Friday. The Norval Foundation is closed on Tuesdays. Entrance is free every first Thursday of the month.

28. The Stack, Gardens

Address: 7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens
Contact: Tel 0212860187, thestack.co.za

Two-course meal R235
Three-course meal R255
Sunday Roast R140

Choose any two or three dishes from the menu, including Pear & Walnut Salad with Winter Greens and Goat’s Feta; Chicken Liver Parfait with Toasted Brioche and Pickled Vegetables; Pan-fried Kingklip with Provençal Brandade and Saffron Broth; Grilled Springbok Loin with Braised Shank served with Red Cabbage Puree, Roasted Garlic Flan and Red Wine Chocolate Sauce; Mandarin Orange Cheesecake served with a Brandy Snap Cigar; and Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Ice Cream.

Or tuck into Rare Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, served with roast potatoes, vegetables, and gravy for Sunday lunch.

29. Upper Bloem Restaurant, Green Point

Address: Shop 1, Winston Place, 65 Main Road, Green Point
Contact: Tel 0214331442, upperbloemrestaurant.co.za

Six tapas dishes to share R125
Additional bread R35

The tapas dishes on offer at this upmarket restaurant include Salt and Pepper Hake ‘Sandwich’ with African Potato and Pickled Cucumber; Boerenkaas Croquettes with Curried Aioli and Shaved Radish; Roti’s / Choux Pastry Dhaltjies with Pickled Aubergine; and Samosa Crisp with Teriyaki Glaze and Snoek Pâté.

The lunch special is available from Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm.

30. Zenzero, Camps Bay

Address: 2A Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact: Tel 0214380007, zenzerorestaurant.co.za

Two-course menu R220
Three-course menu R260

Wrap yourself shamelessly in ‘La Dolce Vita’ at while eating in style by the sea. Their winter set menu includes Lamb Arancini with Gremolata & Lemon; Grilled Calamari with Clams, Olives, Roasted Red Pepper Purée & Basil; Sirloin Tagliatala with Portobello Mushrooms, Rocket & Parmesan; Pea Risotto with Mint & Gorgonzola; and Cheesecake with Orange Marmalade & Amaretti Crumble.

There are also select signature dishes for under R150. The winter special is available daily from 9am to 10.30am.


Most of these winter specials are valid until 31 August or 30 September 2019, but please contact the restaurant beforehand to confirm.


If we’ve missed out a wonderful winter special that you know about, please let us know! Leave a comment below.

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