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.

Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg: R515 for Tapas For Two

Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg: R515 for Tapas For Two

Tapas at Bistro Sixteen82 on Steenberg Farm is a Cape Town must-do. In the heart of the Constantia Wine Valley, the contemporary eatery’s terraced dining area spills into an indigenous garden, surrounded by rolling vineyards and mesmerising mountain vistas. Chef Kerry Kilpin’s love of bold flavours and her knack for plate-licking sauces come out strong in the alluring winter tapas menu. While her selection of five dishes changes daily, it might include show-stoppers such as arancini with parsnip and roast onion; pickled fish tacos with avo and coriander mousse; pork ribs with sticky ginger and soy; beef pot stickers with red cabbage and mangetout salsa; or wasabi dusted calamari.
The special: R515 for Tapas For Two – five tapas dishes to share between two people
Good to know The tapas special is available for tables of up to 10 people, with vegetarian and vegan menus available, too.
When Monday – Sunday, 5pm – 8pm
Valid until 30 September 2024
Contact 021 713 2211, reservations@bistro1682.co.za
Address Steenberg Farm, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
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Bistro Sixteen82: R370 for 2 courses; R470 for 3 courses

Bistro Sixteen82: R370 for 2 courses; R470 for 3 courses

Bistro Sixteen82’s location is hard to beat. Surrounded by verdant vineyards and mesmerising mountains, the elegant eatery’s terraced dining area overlooks an indigenous garden that’s punctuated with dazzling water features and intriguing metal sculptures. Chef Kerry Kilpin’s special winter Hearty & Homely lunch menu spans warming and tempting dishes such as roast capsicum and coriander seed soup; charred corn and leek risotto; braised beef gnocchi; and a decadent chocolate marquise, with choices at each course.
The special R370 for 2 courses; R470 for 3 courses; R570 for 4 courses
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm
Valid until 30 September 2024
Good to know This special is not on offer on public holidays.
Contact 021 713 2211, reservations@bistro1682.co.za
Location Steenberg Farm, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
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Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town: R995 Dinner for Two

Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town: R995 Dinner for Two

Step into Taj Cape Town’s Bombay Brasserie and you’re whisked away on a culinary odyssey to India. The signature restaurant’s inspiration comes from the buzzing, multicultural Indian city of its name, Mumbai, while the menu combines Indian cooking styles and ingredients from all over the sub-continent with local influences. The result is a multisensory extravaganza with the polished presentation and service of a fine-dining experience. Feast on the likes of chingri malai (Kolkata-style prawns in coconut milk), lamb nihari and chicken tikka masala, among many other winter favourites, with desserts such as gulab jamun and golden hot jalebi to finish off on a sweet note.

The special R995 for Dinner for Two set menu with complimentary bottle of Dorrance wine
When Monday – Saturday, 5pm – 9pm
Valid until 30 September 2024
Contact 021 819 2000, restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com
Location Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale Street, Cape Town
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Burger & Lobster: R189 for Cheese Burger, Lobster Slider + Fries

Burger & Lobster: R189 for Cheese Burger, Lobster Slider + Fries

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, designer-industrial interior (exposed brick walls, steel, leather and raw wood) lends itself to after-work drinks, too – check out the hand-crafted cocktail menu. For winter the hot deal packs a punch with their cheese burger, a lobster roll slider, fries and lemon garlic butter on one enticing platter.
The special R189 for cheese burger, lobster slider + fries B&L cheese burger, a lobster roll slider, B&L fries and lemon garlic butter
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm (sit down & takeaway)
Valid until 1 September 2024
Contact 021 422 4297, capetown@burgerandlobster.co.za
Location 105 Bree Street, Cape Town
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Foxcroft: R495 for 3-course lunch; R695 for 4-course dinner

Foxcroft: R495 for 3-course lunch; R695 for 4-course dinner

Part of the La Colombe group of restaurants, with chef-proprietor Glen Foxcroft Williams at the helm, Foxcroft is located in the charming High Constantia Centre. The interiors are stylish but not flashy; Mid-Century Modern-style chairs, wood panelling, a central fireplace and an open pass (for an eye into the kitchen) create a welcoming ambience. Though the vibe at Foxcroft is more laidback than its siblings in the La Colombe family, the food has a fine-dining ethos and is served as a set menu of small plates. The ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, and are absolutely seasonal, resulting in boundary-pushing dishes that taste as good as they look.
The special R495 for 3-course lunch; R695 for 4-course dinner
Valid until 31 August 2024
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm – 8.30pm
Contact 021 202 3304
Where to find it Shop 8, High Constantia, Corner Groot Constantia and Constantia Main Roads, Constantia, Cape Town
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FYN: R895 for 6 courses

FYN: R895 for 6 courses

A regular on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list (coming in at #60 for 2024), chef Peter Tempelhoff’s restaurant is one of the most exciting epicurean experiences in the city. The sophisticated, loft-like space on the fifth floor of an innercity block offers food and decor that is African-inspired, but with a unique Japanese twist, using flavours, aesthetics and techniques from the land of the rising sun. The six-course winter lunch kaiseki-style menu runs the full gamut of flavours and textures, where Karoo wagyu, gamefish and Cape octopus meet shiitake, ponzu and umeboshi. Each yields a hit of flavour so lingering and sublime, you never want it to end.
The special R895 for 6 courses
Wine pairing: R750
Good to know Pescatarian and plant-based menus are also available
Valid until 1 September 2024
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 2pm
Contact 021 286 2733, info@fynrestaurant.com
Location Church Square, 37 Parliament Street, Cape Town
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Grande Roche: R295 for the Grande Grill Lunch

Grande Roche: R295 for the Grande Grill Lunch

Pioneer of seasonal menus and hyper-local sourcing, chef Christiaan Campbell has brought his fresh modern approach to Grande Roche, the history-steeped Cape Dutch manor house and hotel in Paarl. The Grande Grill Lunch winter special, served beside one of two roaring fires, is simplicity itself: choose either a 250g free-range sirloin steak, or grilled fish of the day, both served with Thousand Layer crunchy potatoes and a market garden salad, together with a glass of Under Oaks wine. And on fine winter days the sun-drenched terrace calls with Paarl Valley views.
The special R295 for the Grande Grill Lunch (a main dish and a glass of wine)
When Daily, 12pm – 2.30pm
Valid until 30 September 2024
Contact 021 863 5100, restaurant@granderoche.co.za
Location Grande Roche, 1 Plantasie Street, Paarl
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Grub & Vine Winter Tasting Menu: R695 For 5 Courses

Grub & Vine Winter Tasting Menu: R695 For 5 Courses

“No-nonsense, good tasty food, beautiful produce and honest cooking” is how chef Matt Manning describes his Grub & Vine bistro offerings (on Bree Street and at The Norval Foundation in the Constantia Winelands). The beautifully prepared and executed seasonal dishes shine with full-on flavour in autumn and winter, the ideal time to sit down and relax over a six-course tasting menu…perhaps with one of three wine-pairing options (Matt’s local and international wine collection is second to none).
At Grub & Vine Bree, kick off with canapés: spiced pumpkin arancini; chicken and mushroom in phyllo; and West Coast oyster with pineapple salsa. An amuse bouche of seared trout with charred watermelon is followed by a shallot tarte tatin with baby turnips and shimeji mushrooms. A choice of butternut risotto or pan-fried linefish with charred calamari is the middle course, then for mains choose between confit pork belly with baked radish and caramelised apple; or braised lamb neck with smoked aubergine and potato fondant. Dessert is either a passionfruit panna cotta with strawberry sorbet; or a chocolate tart with shortbread and salted caramel ice cream. Bon appetit!
The special R695 for 6 courses (Bree); R695 for 5 courses (Norval)
Good to know Grub & Vine Norval’s tasting menu is 5 courses (skipping the amuse bouche) with highlights such as wild mushroom tortellini with braised fennel and pickled shimeji; and braised lamb neck with smoked aubergine caviar. There’s also a plant-based alternative tasting menu.
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9.30pm (Bree)
Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm; Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm (Norval)
Valid until until 31 August 2024
Contact 021 216 0035 (Bree), 021 216 0021 (Norval), hello@grubandvine.co.za
Address 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
The Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
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Hacienda: R395 for 5 dishes and glass of wine

Hacienda: R395 for 5 dishes and glass of wine

This eatery has turned up the heat on the Bree Street strip with its gaucho-chic interiors (leather booths, mosaic floors, ceramic drinkware) and spice-flecked food and drinks. Inspired by the cuisine of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, the menu is made for sharing. On the winter set menu you’ll find the must-try mole Hacienda, taco cola amarilla (yellowtail sashimi), brisket adobo taco (with salsa macha, pineapple, sesame seeds and pickled sandia), Oaxaca adobo rice (with salsa verde, queso fresco and burnt pineapple), churros (with burnt banana dulce and guajillo chilli chocolate ice cream) and a glass of Guardian Peak merlot.
The special R395 for 5 dishes + glass of wine
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm
Valid until 1 September 2024 
Contact 021 422 0128, capetown@hacienda.co.za
Location 92 Bree Street, Cape Town
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Iron Steak and Bar: R165 for Popcorn, Steak, Salad + Ice Cream

Iron Steak and Bar: R165 for Popcorn, Steak, Salad + Ice Cream

Offering a superb selection of succulent steaks (grass-fed, dry-aged and organic) 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; in addition to professional service and a lively atmosphere, diners are treated to complimentary Wagyu beef dripping-fried popcorn when they arrive, and Unframed salted-caramel ice cream with dark-chocolate shavings before they leave. The winter special features a flat iron steak and a leafy salad, bracketed by these tasty treats.
The special The special R165 for Wagyu beef dripping-fried popcorn, a flat iron steak, leafy salad + salted-caramel ice cream
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm
Valid until 1 September
Contact 021 422 1175, capetown@ironsteak.co.za
Location 114 Bree Street, Cape Town
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Kloof Street House: R250 for 2 courses; R295 for 3 courses

Kloof Street House: R250 for 2 courses; R295 for 3 courses

Housed in an old Victorian building, this cool courtyard restaurant, set back from the busy high street, is like stepping into the pages of The Great Gatsby. The twinkling fairy lights and velvet cushions that line the garden seating area, together with the warmly lit, cosy interiors, make this one of Kloof Street’s most romantic haunts for a special occasion, date night, brunch, or a no-excuses-needed meal with family and friends. The winter lunch special from Chef Johan van Schalkwyk is an invitation to feast with bistro classics such as West Coast mussels in coconut broth, peri-peri chicken with rustic fries, spiced hake tempura, and beef sliders and a selection of desserts.
The special R250 for 2 courses; R295 for 3 courses
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Valid until 30 September
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Location 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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La Colombe: R1 095 for 8 courses

La Colombe: R1 095 for 8 courses Andrea van der Spuy

High up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains, Silvermist Wine Estate is a veritable jewel in the Constantia Wine Valley’s crown. And it’s here that you’ll find La Colombe headed by virtuoso chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag. La Colombe has circled the upper echelons of the awards lists for over two decades and seeded many a top chef’s career, but the Scot-James duo has further raised the bar. The stylish restaurant’s pared-down interior is the perfect canvas for James and his team to conjure creative French-Asian dishes using foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.
The special R1 095 for 8-course lunch set menu
Valid until 31 August 2024
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm
Contact 021 794 2390, reservations@lacolombe.co.za
Where to find it Silvermist Wine Estate, La Colombe Road (off Constantia Main Road/M41), Constantia Nek, Cape Town
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Lievland Café: A Fireside Winter Brunch Special in Stellenbosch

Lievland Café: A Fireside Winter Brunch Special in Stellenbosch

The elegant glass-walled café at Lievland Vineyards has two fires burning brightly, one on each side of the room. With its peaceful views over the farm dam, old oak trees, verdant lawns and vines, it’s an ideal setting for a cosy winter brunch with friends and family. Just a short drive from Stellenbosch, the Cape Dutch farmhouse embraced by gentle green hills exudes tranquillity and a slower-paced lifestyle, while the winter Lievlove Brunch is designed to be lingered over. The generous brunch menu comes in three parts, and for the winter special includes a glass of Lievland MCC or freshly squeezed orange juice to start you off. Dig into shared platters of charcuterie and cheese with fresh bread seed crackers and Melba toast, plus pickles, hummus, grilled vegetables, sun-dried tomato relish and spicy aubergine. Next it’s time for a choice of hot breakfast dishes:

  • brioche French toast with mascarpone and apple and pear compote
  • cheesy baked spinach and gammon-filled pancake with salad
  • Klein Liev: 1 free-range egg, streaky bacon, pork and fennel sausage, tomato smoor and toast

Finish off with a selection of dessert pastries as you sip tea or coffee. A fig and almond tartlet, canelé and chocolate truffles make for a suitably decadent finale. The prettiest of Winelands settings to while away a cool winter morning and a lavish brunch to celebrate any occasion.
The special R295 for a three-course brunch including a glass of Lievland MCC or freshly squeezed orange juice on arrival.
Good to know Tea and coffee, plus still or sparkling water throughout the meal are included.
Special valid 1 May 31 August 2024
When Monday – Sunday, 8am – 11.30am
Contact 021 879 7892, cafe@lievland.co.za
Where to find it Lievland Vineyards, R44, Stellenbosch
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Mint Restaurant Set Menu: R395 for 2 courses

Mint Restaurant Set Menu: R395 for 2 courses

Amid the buzz of the city centre, with its alfresco terrace spilling out onto St Georges Mall, the Taj Cape Town’s stylishly relaxed Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill offers a delicious break at any time of day. Perfect for business lunches and private dinners, the set menu is a condensed greatest hits list of the main one – including salads and soups, pasta, fish and lamb shank – with a choice of four starters, five mains and three desserts. You can opt for starters and mains, or mains and dessert.
The special R395 per person for any 2 courses
When Daily, 12pm – 10pm
Valid until Ongoing
Contact  021 819 2000, restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com
Address Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale Street, corner of St Georges Mall, Cape Town
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Pier: R995 for 8 courses

Pier: R995 for 8 courses

Pier promises culinary adventure, as expected of a La Colombe group experience, but with a seaside location and chef John Norris-Rogers’ knack for coaxing the best flavours from the finest local produce. The team traverses a spider-silk thread between theatrics, molecular gastronomy and classic French technique, overshadowing even the floor-to-ceiling vistas. On the winter menu are Szechuan tuna with tamarind; crayfish, pork and spiced coconut; and Karoo lamb with sweetbread and tarragon among other delights.
The special R995 for 8-course lunch set menu
Valid until 31 August 2024
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm (last seating)
Contact 021 879 6328, reservations@pier.restaurant
Where to find it Pierhead Building, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Protégé: R595 for 4 courses

Protégé: R595 for 4 courses

From renowned chef-proprietor Scot Kirton (La Colombe, La Petite Colombe, Pier et al), Protégé, as its name implies, provides young talented chefs with the opportunity of honing their skills. At the helm is chef Zane Soutar, who deftly pairs bold flavours with passion. Opposite Epice at Le Quartier Français, the casual fine-dining restaurant offers top-quality, seasonally driven comfort food. The winter menu consists of four courses with options at each course, such as their legendary Korean fried chicken, or coal roast lamb chop with smoked tomato, accompanied by superb local wines, and friendly service that will make you feel right at home.
The special R595 for 4-course lunch set menu
Valid until 31 August 2024
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2.30pm
Contact 021 224 0801, reservations@protegerestaurant.co.za
Where to find it 18 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
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Tryn at Steenberg: R580 for Three-Course Lunch or Dinner

Tryn at Steenberg: R580 for Three-Course Lunch or Dinner

In the heart of the idyllic Constantia Winelands, Tryn at Steenberg offers the trifecta of dining out: elegant cuisine, majestic views and tasteful interiors.

Chef Kerry Kilpin and her dedicated team devise seasonal menus with a varied array of dishes (meat, plant-based and sustainably sourced fish) that blend classic French techniques with a fascination with Asian flavours and local ingredients. The winter special allows you to choose three courses from the à la carte menu at lunch or dinner. Feast on pan-fried scallops; confit duck; or pear and chevin tart among other starters. Pork belly (with star anise and tamarind jus); roast pumpkin risotto; umami glazed fish with green pawpaw kimchi; and roast lamb rack (with tahini aubergine and fondant sweet potato) are among the tempting mains, followed by an array of indulgent desserts for a grand finale (the dark chocolate sphere is a dream).

The special R580 for 3 courses (+ amuse bouche and chocolate truffle)
Good to know The special is valid for tables of up to 10 people. A few of the main dishes have a supplement charge.
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm
Valid until 30 September 2024
Contact 021 713 7178, info@tryn.co.za
Address Steenberg Farm, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
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Waterside: R595 for 4 courses

Waterside: R595 for 4 courses Andrea van der Spuy

The La Colombe family’s harbourside eatery at the V&A Waterfront is a light, bright, stylish space with a deck that feels like you’re on a superyacht. It offers sophisticated and creative fine dining, in the La Colombe style, but it’s more casual than its sibling, Pier, upstairs. The winter menu reveals beautifully plated cuisine (two choices at each course), with dishes such as pork belly with scallop, corn and peanuts; linefish, squid and mussel with black forest ham; and lamb with spinach and smoked tomato.
The special R595 for 4-course lunch set menu
Good to know A vegetarian menu is available on request
Valid until 31 August 2024
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2pm
Contact 021 879 6328, reservations@thewaterside.restaurant
Where to find it Pierhead Building, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 01 June 2024

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