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.

Burger & Lobster Special: R169 for Two Burgers

Burger & Lobster Special: R169 for Two Burgers

Ideal for a lunch stopover during the workday, or dinner before a night on the town, Burger & Lobster manages to pull off two seemingly incongruent dishes: burgers and (sustainably caught) lobsters. The casual, New York-inspired interior (brick walls, steel, leather and raw wood) lends itself to after-work drinks, too – check out the hand-crafted cocktail menu, created in collaboration with one of Cape Town’s best mixers, Brent Perremore.
Whether you opt for a whole lobster, burger (vegan, vegetarian, beef or chicken) or a lobster roll, satisfaction is guaranteed.
The special R169 for two burgers: beef or crispy Southern-fried chicken; vegan and vegetarian options are available on request.
Valid until 1 December 2021
When Monday, 12pm – 10pm (curfew-dependent)
Contact 021 422 4297, capetown@burgerandlobster.co.za
Address 105 Bree Street, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Meloncino Special: Pizza or Pasta for R99

Meloncino Special: Pizza or Pasta for R99

When all the other tables in the restaurant are filled with Italians, you know you’ve come to the right place for food straight out of nonna’s kitchen. We’re talking wood-fired pizza – Roman-style (thin base) or Neapolitan, homemade pasta, grilled steak, seafood and poultry and an array of meat-free dishes, too – made with fresh, vibrant, authentic flavours and served with a smile. Grab a harbourside table, and enjoy magical nighttime views of Table Mountain, the marina and the twinkling Cape Wheel.
To add to the authenticity of the experience, septuagenarian maître d’ Alberto di Grisostomo feels like a character straight out of the Godfather trilogy. Arms folded, he leans against the bar counter, in his suit and tie, peering out of thick-rimmed glasses, ensuring things are running as they should be. Capisce? If you’re lucky, he’ll come over to your table and regale you with stories of his travels to Rome and New York.
Good to know Half-price cocktails daily, from 4pm – 7pm.
The special R99 for selected pizza or pasta
Valid until 1 December 2021
When Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 9pm (curfew dependent)
Contact 021 419 5558, info@meloncino.co.za
Address 259, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Iron Steak and Bar Special: 200-Gram Steak for R99

Iron Steak and Bar Special: 200-Gram Steak for R99

Offering a superb selection of succulent steaks along with a fine array of tasty tipples, Iron Steak and Bar certainly lives up to its name. But there’s more to this bustling venue than steak and booze; in addition to professional service and a lively atmosphere, the starters, sides and desserts are pretty good, too!
Start with a complimentary serving of Wagyu-fried popcorn, followed by the cut of your choice, and round it all off with sea salted-caramel ice cream.
Feel like dining at home rather? No problem, this special is also available for collection.
The special R99 for 200g grass-fed, dry-aged and organic Flat Iron steak, served with Wagyu-fried chips.
Valid until 1 December 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10pm (curfew dependent)
Contact 021 422 1175, capetown@ironsteak.co.za
Address 114 Bree Street, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

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
View the menu
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
Book Through DinePlan

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
View the menu
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

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

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Time of publication: 10 May 2021