The Best Lunch Specials in Cape Town

A lunchtime special for every occasion.

Eating out in Cape Town can get kind of pricey, which is why these wonderful lunchtime specials are so appealing. Treat yourself to a leisurely lunch at one of these fabulous restaurants.

Belly Of The Beast Lunch Special: R350 for an Out-of-the-Ordinary Feast

Belly Of The Beast Lunch Special: R350 for an Out-of-the-Ordinary Feast

Belly of the Beast lures you in with an industrial-modern space, that’s cool yet cosy, elevated by a curated alternative playlist. Co-owner and chef Neil Swart only cooks with local seasonal ingredients and sustainably sourced meat, making for a gastronomic experience of the highest standard.
The special R350 for a lunch extravaganza
Valid until 31 July 2021
When Wednesday – Friday, 12.30pm
Address 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town
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Greenhouse Dinner Special: 5 Courses for R550

Greenhouse Dinner Special: 5 Courses for R550

Enclosed in a glass box to maximise its magnificent garden setting, Greenhouse is a long-time luminary on the Cape’s restaurant scene. At the assured helm is head chef Farrel Hirsch, whose current tasting menu – African Modern – is a delightful array of fine-dining-style plates that pays homage to southern African cuisine.
The special R550 for five-course dinner + R390 (wine pairing)
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Valid until Ongoing
When Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 8.30pm
Contact 021 795 6226, reservations@greenhouserestaurant.co.za
Address The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town
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Kloof Street House Lunch Special: 2 Courses for R195

Kloof Street House Lunch Special: 2 Courses for R195

Housed in a 20th-century Victorian-era house, this courtyard restaurant, set back from the bustling high street, feels like you’ve stepped into the pages of The Great Gatsby. Twinkling fairy lights and velvet cushions line the garden area, while inside warm lighting and eclectic decor create a cosy-chic atmosphere, making this one of Kloof Street’s sexiest haunts for a special occasion, date night or a no-excuses-needed meal with family and friends.
The special R195 for two courses; R225 for three courses
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Valid until Ongoing
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Good to know There’s an à la carte menu on Sundays, accompanied by a live-jazz session (1pm – 3pm) that’s sure to hit all the right notes.
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Address 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Cape Point Vineyards Special: 2 Courses + Wine for R185

Cape Point Vineyards Special: 2 Courses + Wine for R185

Cape Point Vineyards (CPV) is the only wine estate on the Cape Peninsula that boasts unhindered 360-degree views of mountains, fynbos, vineyards and glorious Atlantic Ocean sunsets. Apart from the long stretches of open grass with a jungle gym for the little ones, the property is home to a wonderful restaurant where superb dishes are the order of the day.
The Asian-inspired menu consists of a starter of beef wontons in broth and broccoli, shimeji and nori; mains of curry-spiced hake tempura served with miso mayo, thrice-cooked chips, nori spice, pickled ginger, spring onion and toasted sesame – plus a glass of #fairtrade sauvignon blanc or semillon.
The special R185 for 2-course lunch + a glass of wine
Valid until 30 June 2021
When Wednesday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm
Contact 027 789 0900, info@cape-point.com
Address Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
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Foxcroft Lunch Special: 4 Courses for R395

Foxcroft Lunch Special: 4 Courses for R395

Part of the La Colombe group of restaurants, Foxcroft sits cheek by jowl with a clutch of restaurants and boutiques in the charming High Constantia Centre. The food, served over multiple courses of smaller plates, is impeccable – without being overly complicated – not surprising given that Scot Kirton and Glen Foxcroft Williams are chef-proprietors!
If you have any dietary requirements, give them a heads up when booking, as these may affect the pairing experience.
The special R395 for a 4-course lunch
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Valid until 31 August 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2pm
Contact 021 202 3304
Address Shop 8/9, High Constantia, Corner of Groot Constantia Road and Constantia Main Road, Cape Town
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Postcard Café at Stark-Condé Wines: Weekday Specials

Postcard Café at Stark-Condé Wines: Weekday Specials

At Stark-Condé Wines in the serene Jonkershoek Valley, Postcard Café, as its name suggests, flaunts one of the most picture-perfect settings in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Coupled with this, the restaurant’s selection of simple yet expertly prepared dishes and baked goods make it an ideal venue for a lazy lunch or sumptuous breakfast.
The Early Bird special R120 for one of the four breakfast options, including a hot beverage or juice and bottomless (still or sparkling) water. Time 9am – 12pm
The Workers’ Lunch special R180 for one of the four lunch options, including a hot beverage or juice and bottomless (still or sparkling) water. Time 12.30pm – 4pm
The All-Day Go-Getter special R280 for one of the four breakfast and lunch options, along with two hot beverages or juices and bottomless (still or sparkling) water. Time 9am – 4pm
Please note Booking in advance is essential for the weekday specials, as there is a limited number of spaces available. Book your spot via email (postcardcafe@stark-conde.co.za).
Valid until 30 September 2021
When Wednesday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Wine-tasting at Stark-Condé Wines Before you leave, why not sample a few wines, and purchase a case or two to take home?
Contact 021 861 7703, postcardcafe@stark-conde.co.za
Address Stark-Condé Wines, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch

The Poké Co Special: 2 Poké Bowls + a bottle of Rosé for R295

The Poké Co Special: 2 Poké Bowls + a bottle of Rosé for R295

With branches in Loop Street, Kloof Street, Sea Point and Claremont, this popular eatery serves fresh, utterly delicious bowls of goodness in well-put-together spaces, with friendly, passionate staff rounding off the experience. And, if you’re not partial to poké, there are all sorts of other items on the menu: smoothie bowls, healthy breakfast bowls, homemade cold-pressed juices, hot beverages, ice cream and even sushi-rittos (burrito-sized sushi creations).
The special R295 for two regular signature poké bowls and a bottle of Gabriëlskloof rosé
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Please note The special is valid at all of The Poké Co branches, in-store only.
Valid until Ongoing
When Monday – Sunday, 11am – 9.30pm
Contact Kloof Street: 021 286 9597, info@pokecoct.com
Sea Point: 087 701 9692, info@pokecoct.com
Loop Street: 087 470 0125, info@pokecoct.com
Claremont: 087 470 0583, info@pokecoct.com
Address 47 Kloof Street, Cape Town
90 Loop Street, Cape Town
The Point Mall, 76 Regent Street, Cape Town
12 Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town

Harbour House Special: Half-Price Sushi

Harbour House Special: Half-Price Sushi

When it comes to smack-of-the-sea sushi, Harbour House knows a thing or two. Add an ocean-scraping location views and a buzzy vibe, and you have the makings of a delicious (half-price) working lunch, lazy dinner with friends, or special-occasion meal.
The special Half-price on all sushi (excluding platters).
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Valid until Ongoing
When Kalk Bay: Wednesday – Friday, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 788 4136, kalkbay@harbourhouse.co.za
Address Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
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La Colombe Lunch Special: 9 Courses for R595

La Colombe Lunch Special: 9 Courses for R595

An internationally acclaimed two-decade-old institution, La Colombe is one of Cape Town’s oldest and most revered restaurants. Situated on a slope on Silvermist Estate, among trees and vines, the stylishly understated restaurant revolves around a dove motif (la colombe is a dove in French), creating a pared-back canvas for the highly anticipated food.
The special R595 for a nine-course lunch
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Valid until 31 August 2021
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm
Contact 021 794 2390, reservations@lacolombe.co.za
Address La Colombe Restaurant, Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Cape Town
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The Vine Bistro at Glenelly: Under 30s Special Offer

The Vine Bistro at Glenelly: Under 30s Special Offer

The special R290 for a wine-paired three-course meal, including water and coffee.
About The Vine Bistro Housed within a state-of-art building at Glenelly Estate, this Christophe Dehosse-owned gem is headed by chef Alex Rykaart, whose concise French-inspired menu changes regularly. If the sun is out, sit under the pergola at one of the long tables on the deck and enjoy beautiful views of the vineyards and surrounding hills. On chilly days, gather in the elegant restaurant dining room.
The deal If you are between 18 and 29, and partial to gourmet fare accompanied by award-winning wine, breathtaking views, and warm Winelands hospitality, this one’s for you. Les Jeunes a Table (directly translating to “the youth at table”) has arrived in Stellenbosch! Originated in France to generate a passion for quality food and wine among the youth by making it more affordable, accessible and fun, this rendition is not to be missed!
Under 30s will be treated to three delectable courses served with tasting portions of wine, including water and coffee, for R290 per person (normally priced at R420). Waiters will make a special effort to explain the dishes in detail and hopefully spark a lifelong passion.
Good to know

  • The chef custom-creates a menu for your party of four (or less); dietary requirements need to be specified when booking.
  • Booking is made via email only (bistro@glenelly.co.za), which should be accompanied by an ID for each guest in the group.
  • This special is valid for a maximum of four under-30s per table.
  • Bookings will open at the beginning of every month for the month ahead. Only one booking per guest is permitted per month.

When Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm; 6.30pm – 8pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 809 6444, bistro@glenelly.co.za
Address The Vine Bistro, Glenelly Estate, Lelie Street, Idas Valley, Stellenbosch

La Parada Tapas Special: R199 For Three Plates

La Parada Tapas Special: R199 For Three Plates

The special R199 for three tapas; R299 for any five tapas
About La Parada These Spanish-style tapas joints (in Constantia Nek, Bree Street, V&A Waterfront and Century City) are understandably popular for their finger-licking food, as well as the festive atmosphere.
Whether you’re after a hearty breakfast, lazy lunch, after-work cocktails or an enjoyable dinner with friends, you’ll find what you’re after at any of the much-loved locations.
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When Bree Street: Wednesday – Saturday, 8am – 11pm
Constantia Nek: Tuesday – Thursday, 8am – 11pm
Century City: Monday – Sunday, 8am – 11pm
V&A Waterfront: Wednesday – Friday, 8am – 11pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact Bree Street: 021 426 0330, breestreet@laparada.co.za
Constantia Nek: 021 795 0620, constantianek@laparada.co.za
Century City: 021 286 9046, centurycity@laparada.co.za
V&A Waterfront: 021 418 3003, waterfront@laparada.co.za
Address Locations across Cape Town

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Time of publication: 10 May 2021