The Best Friday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town

Start your weekend the right way.

Nothing says “It’s the weekend, baby!” like stepping out for a delicious meal. Which is why we’ve earmarked these fantastic restaurant specials in Cape Town that are as appetising as they are affordable. Time to dine out!

Blue Room Dinner Special: R495 for Three Courses + Canapés

Blue Room Dinner Special: R495 for Three Courses + Canapés

Downstairs from Grub & Vine, chef Matt Manning’s popular Bree Street bistro, this cocktail lounge and jazz club adds another dimension to a night out in the Mother City. Regularly hosting top local musicians, you can toe-tap to top-brass musos while enjoying a delectable array of dishes from the bistro kitchen. As for the cocktails, named after perennially cool jazz artists, they’re equally appetising. The dinner special showcases winter flavours in Matt’s refined bistro style, featuring seared trout with charred watermelon; butternut risotto with pickled butternut and confit lemon; and a choice of pan-fried linefish with charred calamari and baby fennel, or braised lamb neck with smoked aubergine for mains. Dessert is an optional extra should chocolate tart, passionfruit panna cotta, or a South African cheese board appeal.
The special R495 for canapés and three courses.
Good to know There are two live-music shows per night, at 7.30pm and 9pm
When Wednesday – Saturday, 6pm – 8.30pm
Valid until 31 August 2024
Contact 021 216 0035,
Location 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
Book Through DinePlan

Grub & Vine Menu du Jour Special: R355 for Two Courses

Grub & Vine Menu du Jour Special: R355 for Two Courses

The good, honest (and refined) fare of Matt Manning’s two renowned bistros (on Bree Street and at The Norval Foundation in the Constantia Winelands) gets an extra dollop of hearty flavour in autumn, with grub – and wine – both out of the top drawer. Warm up with the menu du jour, which kicks off with canapés, followed by your choice of two or three courses (starter, middle and main) and three options to choose from at each course. The good news is there’s a different menu at each of the two branches, so you can get all the dining pleasure twice over.
Grub & Vine Bree Think beetroot and goats’ cheese agnolotti, butternut risotto, pan-fried linefish with charred calamari, confit pork belly, beef sirloin with braised oxtail, and more.
Grub & Vine Norval Tuck into seared yellowtail, wild mushroom tart, potato gnocchi, braised lamb neck, pan-roasted line fish with squid, and beef short rib, among other delicious dishes.
You can also add dessert afterwards if you have room and can’t resist chocolate tart or sticky toffee pudding.
The special R355 (2 courses from the menu du jour)
R495 (canapés + 3 courses from the menu du jour)
R695 (6-course tasting menu)
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Valid until 30 June 2024
Contact  021 216 0035,
Address 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
The Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
Book Norval
Book Bree Street


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Time of publication: 01 July 2023

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