Friday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town 2019

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!

Bootlegger Coffee Company: Half-Price Burgers

Bootlegger Coffee Company: Half-Price Burgers

The special All burgers are half-price (R89 – R119)
About the restaurant Bootlegger Coffee Company is the go-to haunt for locals seeking good coffee, an after-work drink, or a freshly squeezed juice. In addition to serving a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the popular establishment also serves a selection of wholesome burgers that are sure to hit the spot – no matter the occasion. And its daily burger special is sure to hit the spot – half-price burgers!
When Monday – Sunday, 4.30pm – close
Please note The burgers are half-price from 3pm – 4pm for the Salt River branch only.
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 433 2599, info@bootlegger.co.za
Location Available at the following Western Cape branches:
Bootlegger Sea Point
Bootlegger Green Point
Bootlegger Cape Quarter
Bootlegger Harrington Street
Bootlegger Century City
Bootlegger Salt River
Bootlegger Tokai
Bootlegger Kenilworth
Bootlegger Stellenbosch

Faber at Avondale: Steak Special

Faber at Avondale: Steak Special

The special R215 for a steak with a side of fries and a glass of red wine
About the restaurant This elegant yet relaxed fine dining restaurant in the central heart of the Cape Winelands is where chef Dale Stevens (in collaboration with Avondale Estate’s proprietor, Jonathan Grieve) serves dishes that not only taste good, but also take guests on a memorable culinary journey. And with tables overlooking the vineyards, Paarl Rock, and the silhouette of Table Mountain, there’s no shortage of spectacular scenery.
Every Friday, visitors can enjoy a steak – with a side of fries and a glass of Avondale red wine – for R215.
When Fridays, 6.30pm – 8pm
Special valid from 1 August – 30 April 2020
Contact 021 202 1219, book through DinePlan
Location Avondale Estate, Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Happy Hour

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Happy Hour

The special Half-price on classic cocktails, standard lager and pilsner, local bubbly, house wines, pouring spirits and tequila.
About the restaurant Picture the scene: New York, 1960. The high society are gathered around a leather booth in a plushly kitted-out cocktail lounge, puffing cigars with snifters of cognac all round. Fast forward 50 odd years to Harringtons, a sophisticated bar and cocktail lounge in Cape Town’s moody East City, which evokes West Side Story-era Manhattan. Now one of Cape Town’s most popular watering holes, Harry’s (as it’s affectionately known) is running a fabulous Happy Hour special.
When Wednesday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Saturdays, 6pm – 7pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Tapas Special

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Tapas Special

The special half-price on selected tapas
About the restaurant Ornate, plush, decidedly glam, this hot after-work drinks spot – once a grungy live-music dive (The Assembly) – is brought to you by the team behind Aces ’n’ Spades, The Village Idiot, and SurfaRosa. Draped velvet curtains line the interior walls and velvet-covered booths. Scattered in between the windows and throughout the venue are framed botanical sketches, old black-and-white pictures of Cape Town, and Baroque-style paintings. The cocktails, as one would expect from a cocktail lounge, are excellent, and some of the best we’ve had in the city recently. Now this popular watering hole is running a wonderful tapas special.
When Thursday – Saturday, 4pm – 7pm
Wednesdays, 4pm – 10pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Kloof Street House: Two-Course Summer Lunch Special for R170

Kloof Street House: Two-Course Summer Lunch Special for R170

The special R170 for two courses
R195 for three courses
About the restaurant Housed in a 20th-century Victorian house, this cool courtyard restaurant, set back from busy Kloof Street, is like stepping into the pages of The Great Gatsby. Hidden behind thick shrubs, you might miss it but, once inside, you’ll be happy you didn’t. The twinkling fairy lights and velvet cushions lining the garden area, as well as the warmly lit, romantic setting of the cosy-chic interior, makes this one of Kloof Street’s sexiest haunts for a special occasion, date night, or a no-excuses-needed meal with family and friends.
This summer, this popular haunt is giving you another reason to visit: a two- or three-course lunch for R170 and R195 respectively. Options include heavenly butternut, spinach and feta parcels, arancini balls, pan-fried Patagonian calamari, among others, for starters. Mains include potato gnocchi, grilled Chalmar steak, beer-battered kingklip, or a chicken salad. And a summery choice of lemon meringue or passion fruit panna cotta for a sweet finish.

View the menu.
Please note Meals are per person and cannot be shared.
Good to know There’s an à la carte menu on Sundays, during which the live jazz is sure to hit all the right notes (1pm – 3pm).
When Lunch Special: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Special valid until 30 April 2020
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Where to find it 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Maresol: Breakfast Special

Maresol: Breakfast Special

The special R30 for breakfast
About the restaurant Set on the water’s edge at the V&A Waterfront, this contemporary Portuguese restaurant has loads going for it: stunning views, tasty Portuguese food and pared-back interiors. The classic breakfast – for less than R30 – sounds too good to be true in 2019, but it’s not! Two eggs, two bacon rashers, a grilled tomato and toast. A killer way to start your day.
View the menu
When Daily, 8.00am – 11.30am
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 425 3385, reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za
Location Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Set-Menu Special

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Set-Menu Special Dining Out

The special R185 for two courses
R215 for three courses
About the restaurant This popular Mozambican-Portuguese restaurant at the V&A Waterfront promises fresh Mediterranean dishes with an East African spin. Set on the marina’s edge, the restaurant’s large windows allow the scenic setting, and an abundance of light, to stream into the The current lunch and dinner specials allow guests to choose two or three courses from the set menu, which includes red lentil, chickpea and chilli soup; calamari steak with chorizo; peri-peri chicken livers; feijoada (pork-and-bean stew with rice); Mercado platter (seafood); Portuguese steak (sirloin served with a fried egg); rice pudding and chocolate salami.
When Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 425 3385, reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za
Location Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Special

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Special

The special R99 for peri-peri chicken; chicken trincado; or calamari steak
About the restaurant If you’re looking for 360-degree panoramas of the harbour and Table Mountain while you enjoy a satisfying Portuguese meal in light, airy interiors, look no further than Maresol, whose finger-licking lunch or dinner specials – for under R100 – sound too good to pass up.
View the menu
When Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 425 3385, reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za
Location Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Sotano: Two-For-One Daily Stella Artois Special

Sotano: Two-For-One Daily Stella Artois Special

The special R50 for two Stella Artois draughts every day during Happy Hour (4pm – 6pm)
About the restaurants Sotano on Bree is home to the Pintxos Bar that opened in March 2019. A cornerstone of northern Spanish culture, pintxos (pronounced “peen-chos”) are flavourful bar snacks, traditionally pierced by a toothpick, and enjoyed with alcohol following a hard day’s work. At Sotano, a range of cocktails, craft beers and South African wines are the perfect accompaniments to these pintxos, but we’re currently loving the Stella Artois Happy Hour deal: two draughts for R50. If you happen to find yourself on the Atlantic Seaboard, Sotano Mouille Point is offering the same beer-tastic deal. Cheers!
When Monday – Sunday, 4pm – 6pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact
Sotano Mouille Point: 021 433 1757, info@sotano.co.za
Sotano on Bree: 021 422 0567, breestreet@sotano.co.za
Locations
Sotano Mouille Point: 121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Sotano on Bree: 199 Bree Street, Cape Town

Sotano Mouille Point
Book through DinePlan

Sotano on Bree
Book through DinePlan

The Brasserie: Lunch Club

The Brasserie: Lunch Club

The special R98 includes lunch and a beverage
About the special This Tokai neighbourhood favourite is known for its characterful Parisian-styled interiors, delicious Italian- and French-inspired dishes, and its fabulous family specials. One such deal that caught our attention is the Lunch Club special. For R98 diners can enjoy a beautiful main and a beverage of choice (house wine, Jack Black beer on tap, fresh juice or a single shot of coffee), every Monday to Saturday from 12pm until 4pm. To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking ahead.
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 712 1363
Location Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Tokai Road, Tokai, Cape Town

The Foodbarn: Lunch + Dinner Specials

The Foodbarn: Lunch + Dinner Specials

The special R265 for two courses; R295 with a glass of wine
R305 for three courses; R345 with a glass of wine
R245 for pensioners’ special (not available on Sunday)
About the restaurant At this stylish yet laidback restaurant in the Noordhoek Village, consummate chef and bon vivant Franck Dangereux masterfully combines the flavours of his native France with culinary influences from across the globe.
Franck was arguably one of the forerunners of the fine-dining scene in Cape Town, but at The Foodbarn, he’s dispensed with the starched napkins and stuffy atmosphere, and created a family-friendly space where diners can enjoy his irresistible taste and texture combinations.
And this winter, he’s offering diners an unbeatable deal: two exceptional courses for R265; and three for R305. Dishes include duck-breast salad; classic steak tartare with French fries; grilled fish; and apple tarte tatin.
View the menu.
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2.30pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 9.30pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 789 1390
Location Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Cape Town
Book through Dineplan

The Hussar Grill: Lunch Special

The Hussar Grill: Lunch Special

The special R130 for two courses (starter and main; dessert is an optional extra); R95 for one course

About the restaurant For 55 years, The Hussar Grill has been a premier grill room, respected by meat-lovers all over the country for its easy-going, all-occasions atmosphere. With 20 restaurants across South Africa, the secret to its success is surely their consistently well-prepared delicious food, award-winning winelist and warm reception.

Menu favourites include carefully aged grilled-to-perfection steaks, and spare ribs that literally fall off the bone. And while their beef, venison and game cuts are legendary, there’s also a host of chicken, seafood and salad dishes to choose from. We’ve got our eye on the new pure-beef gourmet burger that comes with a choice of two toppings – bacon, biltong, feta, blue-cheese crumble, fried egg or avocado – as well as crispy chips. If you’re keen on the vegetarian options, try the gnocchi with wild mushroom and roasted butternut, topped with feta crumble.
View the menu.

Good to know

  • If you opt for two courses, starters are a choice between: tomato soup with cream; sautéed chicken livers; or tender fried calamari strips.
  • Sides and dessert are optional extras and are charged for separately.
  • There is no corkage fee.

Please note The Hussar Grill Camps Bay is only open in the evening and The Hussar Grill Rondebosch is closed for lunch on Saturdays.
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact Please contact your nearest grill room for more info or book through DinePlan.
Location Visit The Hussar Grill website to find your nearest restaurant.

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The Village Idiot: Lunch Special

The Village Idiot: Lunch Special

The special R65 for specific dishes during lunch
About the restaurant Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite with a colleague, celebrating a friend’s birthday, or treating a special someone to a weekday lunch in the city, the Village Idiot’s lunch specials have you covered. From the duo behind Aces ’n’ Spades, this neighbourhood pub-style eatery attracts crowds by day and at night, for all occasions. Its relaxed vibe during the day is just the thing to take the edge off a hard day’s work – especially with the current lunch special: R65 from Tuesday to Saturday!
The options include:

  • seasonal salad with toppings
  • local artisanal cheese board
  • biltong and local charcuterie board
  • beer-battered hake*
  • half Tata Ma Chance ribs*
  • Mrs Ball’s boerewors burger*
  • braaied veggie burger*
  • chicken burger*

*comes with coleslaw and a side of your choice (pap; chips; side salad or mielie)
When Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

Tjing Tjing Momiji: Multi-Course Japanese Menu for R595

Tjing Tjing Momiji: Multi-Course Japanese Menu for R595

The special R595 for a multi-course kaiseki menu
About the restaurant Tjing Tjing on Longmarket Street is a four-in-one Japanese emporium, offering a variety of immersive dining experiences. The first floor is home to the beautifully understated Momiji restaurant, whose multi-course kaiseki menu is going for a discounted rate until 31 October 2019.
So what exactly is kaiseki? The Japanese equivalent of haute cuisine (French for high cooking). It refers to the style of meticulous preparation and presentation of dishes, usually reserved for high-level establishments.
Tjing Tjing Momiji’s spring menu offers a delightful South African twist to a traditional kaiseki menu, while still staying true tradition with a number of seasonally driven courses. The menu will change regularly, but examples of what you can expect include hay-seared yellowtail, chilled avocado soup, octopus and squid ink okayu, and rooibos-and-naartjie mochi ice cream for dessert.
View the menu.

Good to know

  • For R395, you can add the drinks pairing, where each course is paired with wine, beer or sake.
  • Dietary requirements and food allergies need to be stated in advance when making your booking. Pescatarian and vegetarian menus are available on request.

Please note a 12.5% gratuity will be added to all bills
When Thursday – Saturday, 6.30pm onwards
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 422 4920
Location 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town

Book through DinePlan

Upper Bloem: Express Lunch Special

Upper Bloem: Express Lunch Special

The special R125 for six dishes to share
R35 for additional bread
About the restaurant From the team behind Sea Point’s famed La Mouette is Upper Bloem, a 40-seater fine-dining eatery on the Green Point strip. Inspired by his childhood growing up in the Bo Kaap (on Upper Bloem Street), head chef André Hill – in collaboration with La Mouette’s Henry Vigar – has devised an edgy yet refined menu that is packed with colorful flavours and textures. For only R125 per person (there are six dishes to share), it’s a steal.
View the express lunch menu.
When Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 433 1442
Location Shop 1, Winston Place, 65 Main Road, Green Point Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

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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: 13 May 2019

One Response to “Friday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town 2019”

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    Malcolm Jacobs

    you have left out the best restaurant in Cape Town and that is Magica Roma in Pinelands

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