The Best Monday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town

Start your week on the right foot with a tasty meal at one of these cool haunts.

It’s easy to let Monday get you down, but despair not! There are fantastic feasts to be had that won’t break the bank! So, whether you’re looking for a place to have a business meeting, first date, family birthday, or cool-down drink, these Monday restaurant specials have you covered.

Blanko Winter Special: 2 Courses for R255

Blanko Winter Special: 2 Courses for R255

Located at the historic Alphen Boutique Hotel, Blanko’s chic, gallery-style space exudes artful style. Inside Italian-marble tables, a dramatically lit-up bar, and textured furnishings complement the artworks on display (courtesy of Goodman Gallery). This winter, diners can look forward to a fabulous set menu, as well as a selection of à la carte specials, such as truffle porcini arancini; carpaccio beef; crispy chicken cutlets; and lemon sirloin steak, with desserts of chocolate mousse and baked Alaska.
The special R255 for 2 courses
R295 for 3 courses
View the menu
Valid until 30 September 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 8pm (curfew dependent)
Contact 021 795 6313, events@alphen.co.za
Address The Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Den Anker Special: 2 Wagyu Burgers + Fries for R225

Den Anker Special: 2 Wagyu Burgers + Fries for R225

This nearly-three-decade-old stalwart is perched on the quayside, where swooping seagulls and passing yachts enhance the nautical feel. No matter the season, the welcoming family-friendly atmosphere at this quayside restaurant sets the tone for a delicious meal out.
The special R225 for 2 Wagyu burgers and fries
Valid until Ongoing
Good to know Enquire about the other two-for-one specials on offer!
When Monday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm
Contact 021 419 0249, denanker@mweb.co.za
Address Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Épice Special: 7 courses for R595

Épice Special: 7 courses for R595

Part of the esteemed La Colombe stable of restaurants (La Colombe, La Petite Colombe, Foxcroft and Protégé); Épice offers a diverse selection of dishes in an idyllic Winelands setting. Headed by former La Colombe sous chef Charné Sampson, the restaurant draws on the culinary team’s travels to India, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Denmark and the US. As such, guests can expect a colourful menu of unique flavours and textures.
The special R595 for reduced 7-course menu
R395 for optional beverage flight
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Valid until 31 August 2021
When Friday – Sunday, 12pm – 1:30pm
Monday – Sunday, 6.30pm  – 8.30pm
Contact 021 492 4044, reservations@epice.co.za
Address 9 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape
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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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Ideas Cartel Special: Breakfast + Coworking Space for R85

Ideas Cartel Special: Breakfast + Coworking Space for R85

Recognisable by a lush, tree-lined entrance in an otherwise concrete jungle, Cartel House on Loop Street is a veritable oasis that tempts the itinerant working set with a quiet place to work – and a sumptuous bite to eat – in a central yet stylish setting. Known primarily as a communal office, the space is also home to a vibrant eatery, luring passers-by with the heavenly aromas of flapjacks, fried bacon and freshly brewed coffee, while also servicing its itinerant clientele.
The special R85 for breakfast at Brunch Café + a day at the Coworking Space + access to the Clubhouse Bar and Rooftop pool (normally reserved for members and guests only).
Valid until Ongoing
When Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 4pm (brunch); 3pm – 10pm (clubhouse)
Contact 021 276 3989
Address 113 Loop Street, Cape Town

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
Book Through DinePlan

La Belle Bistro & Bakery: Winter Specials

La Belle Bistro & Bakery: Winter Specials

Loved for its outdoor seating under the oak trees and delicious dishes, La Belle at The Alphen Boutique Hotel offers a selection of delicious dishes and freshly baked goods in a relaxed setting. Its sister restaurant on the Camps Bay strip overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a scenic breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
The winter special includes a variety of dishes – including crispy skin trout, seed-crusted chicken schnitzel, creamy mushroom pasta, sticky maple bourbon ribs and, last but not least, a hearty vegan burger. Highlights on the breakfast menu feature an open omelette with smoked salmon, cottage cheese and avocado; truffle mushroom toast; and granola and chai pudding.
The special R65 – R295
View the Constantia menu
View the Camps Bay menu
Valid until 30 September 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm (both branches, curfew dependent)
Contact 021 795 6336 (Constantia); 021 437 1278 (Camps Bay)
Address The Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
201, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Book Constantia
Book Camps Bay

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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La Parada Happy Hour: Two-For-One Special on House Beer + Wine

La Parada Happy Hour: Two-For-One Special on House Beer + Wine

The special Two-for-one on all house beers and wines
About La Parada These Spanish-style tapas joints (in Constantia Nek, Bree Street, V&A Waterfront and Century City) are wildly popular for their finger-licking food and festive atmosphere – the perfect spot for late-afternoon drinks with a tasty bite to eat.
When All branches: 4pm – 6pm (selected days)
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact Bree Street: 021 426 0330, breestreet@laparada.co.za
Century City: 021 286 9046, centurycity@laparada.co.za
Constantia Nek: 021 795 0620, constantianek@laparada.co.za
V&A Waterfront: 021 418 3003, waterfront@laparada.co.za
Address Locations across Cape Town

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

Lily’s: Winter Specials Menu

Lily’s: Winter Specials Menu

This all-day eatery on Mouille Point’s Golden Mile is part of The Kove Collection (whose stable includes The Bungalow, Paranga, La Belle, Bobo’s, and Blanko, among others). While harnessing its endless sea views, Lily’s combines lavish interiors with a carefully considered winter menu. Think smooth and spicy pinto bean soup; prawn curry; pepper-crusted filet with cognac pepper sauce and truffle fries; and a hot, honey-fried chicken burger, to name a few. Vegan? You’ll love the plant-based crunch wrap!
The special R135 – R285
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Valid until 30 September 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm (curfew dependent)
Contact 021 204 8545, managers@lilysrestaurant.co.za
Address Shop 1, East-West Building, Corner Beach Road and Surrey Place, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Paranga Winter Special: 2 Courses for R275

Paranga Winter Special: 2 Courses for R275

With its prime location on the sunny Camps Bay strip, this sea-facing Mediterranean eatery serves an assortment of fresh and delicious seafood dishes in a stylish, modern setting. Friendly attentive staff at the front of house and seasoned chefs in the kitchen, coupled with cool beats and a muted interior palette, make this a must for a glam night out or even just a laidback lunch.
And, in case you need another reason to visit, check out Paranga’s wonderful selection of winter specials: two- and three-course set menus, as well as an array of à la carte specials, such as grilled prawns; pan-roasted white fish; tempura baby squid; pot-steamed black mussels; risotto of peas, goat’s cheese and Parmesan; and grilled rump with peppercorn sauce. Undoubtedly, the dulce de leche fondant or burnt-butter pear slice will round off your feast on a sweet note!
The special R275 for 2 courses
R320 for 3 courses
View the menu
Valid until 30 September 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 8pm (curfew dependent)
Contact 021 438 0404, info@paranga.co.za
Address Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

The Bungalow Winter Special: Seaside Feasts

The Bungalow Winter Special: Seaside Feasts

Boasting uninterrupted panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean, The Bungalow is one of the best spots to sea and be seen (pun intended!). Its buzzy vibe attracts all sorts, from seafood lovers to the young-at-heart. And, even if there’s a nip in the air, fret not: your waitron will offer you a blanket and turn on the outside heaters, so you need not move.
On the winter specials menu is a selection of mains including prawn pasta, a shellfish platter (for one or two), peel-and-eat prawns with lemon butter, butter chicken, sweet sticky BBQ ribs, sirloin on the bone, and lamb shank (braised in red wine and served with potato purée).
The special From R145 for a main course
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Valid until 30 September 2021
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 8pm (depending on curfew)
Contact 021 438 2018, info@thebungalow.co.za
Address The Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, 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

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Time of publication: 10 May 2021