The Best Winter Restaurant Specials in Cape Town

The Best Winter Restaurant Specials in Cape Town

Image credit: The Twelve Apostles Hotel

A good reason to brave the cold…

If, like us, you love a good deal, you’re going to be over the moon when you read about the specials we’ve rounded up for winter in the Mother City. Some are such good value, you could potentially eat out every day of the week…if you wanted to… Here are our picks:
(Please note: We advise you to contact the restaurant before arriving to make sure the special is still valid, and has not expired.)

 

Winter specials for every day of the week

MONDAY SPECIALS
Café Chameleon sunrise breakfast special 7:30am – 9am
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers 2 for 1 burger special 11am – 10pm
The Foodbarn 50% off à la carte dishes 12pm – 2:30pm
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm
Azure Restaurant lunch by the sea 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
Bistro Sixteen82 lunch special 12pm – 3pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Café Caprice world class burger pairing 12pm – 10pm
Mondiall business lunch special 
Beerhouse on Long R50 lunch special
Nomad Bistro Fusion R50 lunch special, free coffee with breakfast
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm
Foreign Exchange Bar 2 for 1 cocktail or red wine special 4pm onwards
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers happy hour special 4pm – 6pm
Spiro’s 500g rump special 4pm – 9pm
Kyoto Garden Sushi three-course special 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Aubergine Restaurant winter bistro menu 6pm – 10pm
Barristers Grill steak + free main course special 6pm onwards
HQ Restaurant 2 for 1 steak special
TUESDAY SPECIALS
Café Chameleon sunrise breakfast special 7:30am – 9am
The Foodbarn 50% off a la carte dishes 12pm – 2:30pm
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
Azure Restaurant lunch by the sea 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
Bistro Sixteen82 lunch special 12pm – 3pm
La Boheme winter special 12pm – 10pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Café Caprice world class burger pairing 9am – 10pm
Spiro’s T-bone steak special 12pm – 10pm
Mondiall business lunch special
Beerhouse on Long R50 lunch special
Nomad Bistro Fusion R50 lunch special, free coffee with breakfast
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers happy hour special 4pm – 6pm
Kyoto Garden Sushi three-course special 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Aubergine Restaurant winter bistro menu 6pm – 10pm
La Mouette winter tasting menu 6pm – 10:30pm
Gallagher’s Restaurant winter menu 6pm – 10pm
HQ Restaurant date night special 
WEDNESDAY SPECIALS
Café Chameleon sunrise breakfast special 7:30am – 9am
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers ribs + burger special 11am – 10pm
The Foodbarn 50% off à la carte dishes 12pm – 2:30pm
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
Azure Restaurant lunch by the sea 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
Bistro Sixteen82 lunch special 12pm – 3pm
Aubergine Restaurant winter bistro menu 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
La Boheme winter special 12pm – 10pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Café Caprice world class burger pairing 9am – 10pm
Spiro’s ribs special 12pm – 10pm
Mondiall business lunch special
Beerhouse on Long R50 lunch special
Nomad Bistro Fusion R50 lunch special, free coffee with breakfast
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers happy hour special 4pm – 6pm
Sotano 2 for 1 lamb burger special 5pm – 11pm
Kyoto Garden Sushi three-course special 5:30pm – 11:30pm
La Mouette winter tasting menu 6pm – 10:30pm
Gallagher’s Restaurant winter menu 6pm – 10pm
THURSDAY SPECIALS
Café Chameleon sunrise breakfast special 7:30am – 9am
The Foodbarn 50% off a la carte dishes 12pm – 2:30pm
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
Azure Restaurant lunch by the sea 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Bistro Sixteen82 lunch special 12pm – 3pm
Aubergine Restaurant winter bistro menu 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
La Boheme winter special 12pm – 10pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Café Caprice world class burger pairing 9am – 10pm
Spiro’s whole chicken special 12pm – 10pm
Mondiall business lunch special
Beerhouse on Long R50 lunch special
Nomad Bistro Fusion R50 lunch special, free coffee with breakfast
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers happy hour special 4pm – 6pm
Kyoto Garden Sushi three-course special 5:30pm – 11:30pm
La Mouette winter tasting menu 6pm – 10:30pm
Mondiall ladies night
Gallagher’s Restaurant winter menu 6pm – 10pm
HQ Restaurant half-price Tapas
FRIDAY SPECIALS
Café Chameleon sunrise breakfast special 7:30am – 9am
The Foodbarn 50% off à la carte dishes 12pm – 2:30pm
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
Bistro Sixteen82 lunch special 12pm – 3pm
Aubergine Restaurant winter bistro menu 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
La Boheme winter special 12pm – 10pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Mondiall business lunch special 
Beerhouse on Long R50 lunch special
Nomad Bistro Fusion R50 lunch special, free coffee with breakfast
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm
Gibsons Gourmet Burgers happy hour special 4pm – 6pm
Café Caprice Fiesta Friday 5pm  – 8pm
Kyoto Garden Sushi three-course special 5:30pm – 11:30pm
La Mouette winter tasting menu 6pm – 10:30pm
Gallagher’s Restaurant winter menu 6pm – 10pm
SATURDAY SPECIALS
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
La Boheme winter special 12pm – 10pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Nomad Bistro Fusion R50 lunch special, free coffee with breakfast
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm
Kyoto Garden Sushi three-course special 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Aubergine Restaurant winter bistro menu 6pm – 10pm
La Mouette winter tasting menu 6pm – 10:30pm
Gallagher’s Restaurant winter menu 6pm – 10pm
SUNDAY SPECIALS
The Foodbarn tasting menu special 12pm  – 2:30pm
Café Chameleon pizza lunch special 11am – 2pm
La Mouette winter tasting menu 12pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
La Boheme winter special 12pm – 10pm
Balducci lunch special 12pm – 6pm
Barristers Grill pub lunch special 11am – 6pm

1. Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel

Azure Restaurant
The deal The Twelve Apostles Hotel’s dinner-and-movie deal runs throughout the year, but is especially appealing during the cold months. It starts with a meal in the upmarket Azure Restaurant, after which you’ll be treated to a private screening in the hotel’s 16-seater theatre. Complimentary candy and popcorn are provided, along with a milkshake or hot chocolate. In addition, the hotel is running a Lunch by the Sea winter special: a two-course meal with a glass of red or white wine.
Cost R475 (dinner and movie special)
R295 (Lunch by the Sea)
When Dinner and movie: runs throughout the year
Lunch by the Sea: Monday – Thursday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (until September 2016)
Contact 021 437 9029, restaurants@12apostles.co.za
Where to find it Victoria Road, Camps Bay

2. Kyoto Garden Sushi

Kyoto garden sushi special
The deal The cream of Japanese restaurants in the Mother City is offering three beautifully prepared courses of gourmet food for excellent value.
Cost R170 (three courses)
When Monday – Saturday, 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Contact 021 422 2001
Where to find it 11 Lower Kloofnek Road

3. The Foodbarn

The Foodbarn
The deal Get 50% off à la carte dishes from Monday to Friday. There’s also a three- and four-course tasting special, each course paired with a Doolhof wine.
Cost 50% off à la carte menu (excludes drinks and side orders)
R325 (three-course tasting menu)
R380 (four-course tasting menu)
When 50% off à la carte dishes: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 2:30pm (excluding public holidays)
Tasting menu special: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2:30pm (lunch) Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 9:30pm (dinner)
Contact 021 789 1390, info@thefoodbarn.co.za
Where to find it Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Cape Town

4. Aubergine Restaurant

Aubergine
Image credit: Elizabeth Palmer Kitchen

The deal This foodie haven always has a selection of dynamic dishes on offer, and its special winter bistro menu provides a taste of that for the duration of the season. Options may change depending on the availability of ingredients, but current offerings include a fish masala starter, braised lamb shoulder for mains, and a mandarin gratin with honey ice cream dessert.
Cost Around R230 – R400, depending on choices
When Monday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm (dinner)
Wednesday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm (lunch)
Special runs until September 2016
Note Aubergine is closed from 2 – 25 July 2016
Contact 021 465 0000, info@aubergine.co.za
Where to find it 39 Barnet St, Gardens

5. Bistro Sixteen82

Bistro Sixteen82
Image credit: Wining and Dining

The deal The elegant eatery in Steenberg offers two-, three- and four-course lunch specials.
Cost R175 (two courses meal)
R205 (three courses)
R235 (four courses)
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm (until 30 September 2016)
Contact 021 713 2211, reservations@steenbergfarm.com
Where to find it Steenberg Road, Tokai

6. La Mouette

La Mouette
Image credit: Foodblog Cape Town

The deal Six working fireplaces make La Mouette an ideal spot for staying warm this winter, especially with a six-course tasting menu on offer. Courses include house-made goat’s milk ricotta, East Coast sole and carrot cake.
Cost R395 (six-course tasting menu)
R665 (six-course tasting menu + wine pairing)
When Tuesday – Sunday, 6pm – 10.30pm (dinner)
Sunday, 12pm – 5pm (lunch)
Note La Mouette is closed from 13 – 28 June
Contact 021 433 0856, reservations@lamouette.co.za
Where to find it 78 Regent Road

7. La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro

La Boheme
Image credit: Wining and Dining

The deal This laidback bistro is offering two- and three-course gourmet meals during winter. Read our full review of La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro here.
Cost R150 (two courses)
R180 (three course)
When Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 021 434 8797, info@labohemebistro.co.za
Where to find it 341 Main Road, Sea Point

8. Mondiall

Mondiall
The deal This lunch special is for working folks. Bring a business card to the table and you’ll get a discount! Meanwhile, Thursday night is ladies night, with all-girl groups getting special treatment.
Cost 33% off (business lunch special, fewer than four people)
44% off (business lunch special, more than four people)
50% off, R30 for cocktails (ladies night)
When Business lunch special: Monday – Friday 
Ladies night special: Thursday nights
Contact 021 418 3002, reservations@mondiall.co.za
Where to find it Alfred Mall, V&A Waterfront

9. Balducci

Balducci
The deal The lunch special gets you a pizza or pasta (check their website for the terms and conditions), a 250g sirloin steak or a Bento Box (23-piece sushi box with a free miso soup).
Cost R65 (pizza or pasta)
R95 (250g sirloin steak)
R129 (Bento Box)
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
Deal ends 30 November 2016
Contact 021 421 6002, info@slickrestaurants.com
Where to find it Shop 6162, V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Blvd

10. Gibsons Gourmet Burgers

Gibson's Burger Deals
The deal Two burgers for the price of one. Swing by on Wednesdays and get a free burger with every portion of sticky BBQ ribs. Happy Hour from Monday to Friday gives you 50% off all beers and cocktails.
Cost 2 for 1 burger special – you’ll only be charged for the more expensive of the two burgers (excludes sliders). Read more about the Gibsons Gourmet Burgers specials here.
R170 / R190 (Ribs + free burger)
When 2 burgers for 1 special: Mondays
Ribs + free burger special: Wednesdays
Happy Hour special: Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6pm
Deal ends 31 October 2016
Contact 087 357 3465, info@slickrestaurants.com
Where to find it Shop 157 Lower Level V&A Waterfront

11. Beerhouse on Long

beerhouse
The deal There’s nothing like a fine mug of ale or two to warm you up. Order from the lunch specials menu and you’ll get a free 330ml beer or cider.
Cost R50
When Monday – Friday (lunch)
Contact 021 424 3370, onlong@beerhouse.co.za
Where to find it 223 Long St, Cape Town City Centre

12. Spiro’s

Spiros
Image credit: Wining and Dining

The deal Enjoy a 500g rump on Mondays, T-bone steak on Tuesdays, 1kg ribs on Wednesdays and a whole chicken on Thursdays, all accompanied by oregano chips
Cost R120 (rump, steak, ribs specials)
R100 (chicken special)
When Monday – Thursday
Contact 021 791 3897, spiroragavelas@gmail.com
Where to find it 30 Main Road, Hout Bay

13. Café Chameleon

Cafe Chameleon
The deal This breakfast deal is one for the early risers, looking for a bite on the way to work. There’s also a pizza dinner deal on Monday and Saturday nights that gets you a large pizza with three toppings of your choice, and a lunch pizza deal that swaps the large pizza for a medium margarita.
Cost R25 (breakfast deal, includes bacon, eggs, tomato relish and toast)
R75 (pizza dinner deal)
R59 (pizza lunch deal)
When Sunrise breakfast special: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 9am
Pizza lunch deal: daily, 11am – 2pm
Pizza dinner deal: Monday & Saturday nights
Contact 021 911 1025, admin@cafechameleon.co.za
Where to find it Shop no 5, Plattekloof Centre, Plattekloof

14. Sotano

sotano
The deal Drop by this oceanfront hangout on Wednesday evenings and get two juicy lamb burgers for the price of one. Read our full review of Sotano here.
Cost R90
When Wednesdays, 5pm – 11pm
Contact 021 433 1757, info@sotano.co.za
Where to find it 121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point

15. Barristers Grill

Barristers Grill
Image credit: Jack Black’s Brewing Co.

The deal On Monday nights, ordering a steak at this southern suburbs grill gets you a second main course for free. There’s also a pub lunch special with 20 or so options.
Cost Around R130 – R300 (Monday night steak + free main course special)
R55 (pub lunch special)
When Free main course with steak: Monday, 6pm onwards
Pub lunch special: daily, 11am – 6pm
Contact 021 671 7907, info@barristersgrill.co.za
Where to find it Corner of Kildare Street and Main Street, Newlands

16. Gallagher’s Restaurant

Gallagher's Restaurant
Image credit: Cape Town My Love

The deal Choose between six hot dishes, including the duck confit shepherd’s pie with basil mashed potato, and wood-roasted baby chicken with rosemary gravy.
Cost R120
When Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
Contact 021 465 7218, reservations@gallaghersrestaurant.co.za
Where to find it 7 Breda Street, Oranjezicht

17. Café Caprice

Cafe Caprice
The deal These two specials are worth putting the remote down for. Fiesta Friday gets you two coronas for the price of one, and half-price on Caprice Classic Nachos, while the world class burger pairing special gives you the option of various cocktail and burger pairings recommended by the restaurant’s most esteemed bartenders. Examples include the red wine and Ketel One Vodka cocktail with a creamy mushroom & black pepper sauce burger, and the shot of Bulleit Bourbon + Old School Burger combo.
Cost R50 (Fiesta Friday)
R45 (half-price nachos)
R160 (world class burger pairing)
When Fiesta Friday: Friday, 5pm – 8pm
World class burger pairing: Monday – Thursday
Contact 021 438 8315, info@cafecaprice.co.za
Where to find it 37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay

18. The Foreign Exchange Bar

Foreign Exchange Bar
The deal Stop by this trendy bar in Observatory on Mondays and get two cocktails for the price of one, two glasses of the house red wine for the price of one, or even two bottles of red for the price of one.
When Monday, 4pm onwards
Contact 021 448 0083
Where to find it 92-96 Station Road, Observatory

19. HQ Restaurant

HQ Restaurant
Image credit: Leisurescapes

The deal This popular steakhouse hosts live music on Monday nights, and offers a two-for-one steak special with it. The Tuesday Date Night special gets you two meals and two glasses of red wine, and tapas costs half price on Thursdays.
Cost R250 (date night special)
When Two-for-one steak special: Monday
Date night: Tuesday night
Half-price Tapas: Thursday
Contact 021 424 6373, info@hqrestaurant.co.za
Where to find it 100 Shortmarket Street

20. Nomad Bistro Fusion

Nomad winter specials
The deal The steampunk-themed bistro is offering guests a R50 lunch dish, with a different item on the menu being on offer for each day of the week. In addition, you’ll get a free coffee with any breakfast. Perfect for working folks in the busy Bree Street area.
Cost R50
When Monday – Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch
Contact 073 620 7609
Where to find it 33 Waterkant Street, Central Business District

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 02 June 2016

4 Responses to “The Best Winter Restaurant Specials in Cape Town”

  1. Michelle

    Would also love to see some restaurants catering to the vegan or vegetarian crowd (with something a little more adventurous than a repeat of the standard risotto)

    Reply
  2. Mathy

    Looking for vegan restaurants or vegetarian at least. ..or restaurants with those options.

    Reply
    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Mathy

      Watch this space – we will release our list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants soon.

      Reply
  3. Julia

    Reverie Social Table winter special R500 for our 5 course Social Table experience, including 6 local boutique wines!

    Reply

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