16 Fantastic Friday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town 2018

16 Fantastic Friday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town 2018

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 14 fantastic restaurant specials in Cape Town that are as appetising as they are affordable. Time to dine out!

Shortmarket Club

Shortmarket Club Friday Special

The deal Exceptional food, exceptional value, exceptional setting, exceptional service – the acclaimed Luke Dale Roberts-owned Shortmarket Club is offering one of the best lunch specials on the Cape Town foodscape this winter. Head chef Wesley Randles has devised an exceptional three-course prix fixe lunch menu – for R280 – that includes a host of unfathomably exquisite dishes, including tuna belly dressed in Asian flavours with sambals; perfectly grilled red roman with a tangy lemon and tarragon velouté and smoked mussel aïoli; and rhubarb crumble, served with pine-nut ice cream, mascarpone catalan, rusk and shortbread crumble. Added to all that is  a beautiful bread board, and show-stopping amuse bouche. It’s arguably the best lunch (special) in town.
Cost R280 (three courses)
R380 (three courses with a carafe of wine)
When Monday – Saturday, 12.30 – 2pm
Special valid until 30 September 2018
Good to know Shortmarket Club is closed for its winter break from 8 – 23 July 2018
Contact 021 447  2874
Where to find it 88  Shortmarket  Street, CBD, Cape Town

Giulio’s Café

Giulios Friday Special

The deal Every Thursday and Friday evening is date night at this cosy café on Loop Street: diners can tuck into any two mains off the dinner menu, plus a glass of wine each, for a mere R220 per person. And for pizza lovers, enjoy a free margherita with any other pizza ordered off the menu between 11am and 2pm on weekdays.
Cost Winter dinner: R220 (two mains plus two glasses of wine)
Two-for-one pizza special: order two; pay for one
When Winter dinner: Thursday & Friday, 5pm – 10pm
Two-for-one pizza special: Monday – Friday, 11am– 2pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 418 6304, info@giulios.co.za
Location 16 Loop Street, Cape Town


Foxcroft Friday Specials
Claire Gunn

The deal If you’ve not yet tried the inspired and utterly sensational neo-bistro dishes at Foxcroft in Constantia, there is no better time to do so. This refined yet laidback eatery that’s co-owned by Glen Foxcroft Williams’ and feted La Colombe chef-proprietor, Scot Kirton, is offering some irresistible winter specials: any two plates for R195 (or four for R295). Menu items include seared tuna tataki, honey-glazed fig (with goat’s milk labneh and beetroot lavash), free-range pork collar (with gochujang, white cabbage, sweet potato and kimchi) and a sensational selection of desserts.
CostR195 (two plates)
R295 (four plates)
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm
Special valid from 3 April until 31 July 2018
Book online
Contact 021 202 3304
Where to find it Foxcroft, Shop 8, High Constantia, Corner of Groot Constantia and Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town

La Mouette

La Mouette Friday Specials

The deal La Mouette’s latest offering is the perfect winter warmer: a delicious five-course tasting menu for R295 (or R595 for the wine-paired option). Sit back in the cosy yet refined restaurant while tucking into truffle-and-cheese croquettes, garden pea soup, and a comforting portion of cured pork belly, with Jerusalem artichokes, currants, broccoli purée and crackling, while enjoying the warm glow of the nearby fireplace.
Cost R295 (five courses), R595 (with wine)
When Tuesday – Sunday, 6pm – 10pm
Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until end-September 2018
Contact 021 433 0856, reservations@lamouette.co.za
Location La Mouette Restaurant, 78 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

The Brasserie

Brasserie Friday Specials

The deal Whether you’re seated inside the bustling bistro, or outside in the quiet courtyard,  you’re sure to have a fantastic family-sized feast at this popular southern suburbs eatery, where you pay for one adult main and your child eats for free from the kiddies’ menu.
Cost Family special: cost of main adult meal
The lunch club: R98 (includes one dish and drink)
When Family special: Daily, 4pm – 6pm
The lunch club: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 712 1363, info@brasseriect.co.za
Location Shop 1 Forest Glade House, Tokai Road, Tokai, Cape Town

Kyoto Garden Sushi

Kyoto Friday Specials
Claire Gunn

The deal Arguably the best Japanese restaurant in the Cape, Kyoto Garden Sushi is offering a winter special that is so appealing, you could eat here every night! Enjoy a three-course meal that includes miso soup, duck and noodles, vegetable tempura, and black-sesame ice cream, plus a glass of vino!
Cost R220 (three courses and a glass of wine)
When Monday – Saturday, 5.30pm – 11pm
Special valid until 30 August 2018
Contact 021 422 2001
Location 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town

Devil’s Peak Taproom

Devils Peak Friday Specials

The deal Head over to Devil’s Peak Salt River Taproom for a value-for-money Happy Hour special.
Cost R25 (500ml Alpha Cider or Devil’s Peak Soul Range excluding The King’s Blockhouse)
R80 (2L Devil’s Peak Lager)
When Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6pm
Special valid until end-December 2018
Contact 021 2011 401, info@devilspeakbrewing.co.za
Location Devil’s Peak Brewery, 150 Cecil Road, Salt River, Cape Town


Jonkershuis Friday Specials

The deal This popular restaurant situated on South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate, Groot Constantia, is offering a two- and three-course winter special where the menu changes monthly according to what fresh, seasonal produce is available.
Cost R195 (two courses)
R235 (three courses)
When Monday – Thursday, 12pm – 5pm
Friday – Saturday, 12pm – 9pm
Winter special is not available on Sundays or public holidays
Special valid end-August
Contact 021 794 6255, info@jonkershuisconstantia.co.za
Location Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia

La Petite Colombe

La Petite Colombe Friday Specials
Claire Gunn

The deal La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek continues to dazzle diners with exquisite (looking and tasting) dishes. Which is why we’re so excited to share their winter special with you. Enjoy a four-course lunch (with a bread board and amuse bouche as complimentary extras) for R395! (The wine-paired options costs R750.)
Cost R395 (four courses)
R750 (wine-paired)
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm (excluding public holidays)
Special valid until 31 August 2018
Contact 021 202 3395, reservations@lapetitecolombe.com
Location Le Quartier Français Hotel, Franschhoek

Tiger’s Milk

Tigers Milk Friday Specials
Claire Gunn

The deal These popular eateries and bars have some attractive winter deals. Enjoy a two-for-one special on selected drinks or opt for a delicious pan-fried breakfast: R29 that includes a cup of coffee!
Cost Two-for-one on selected beer, wine and cocktails
R29 (single pan-fried breakfast and free coffee)
When Two-for-one drinks: Monday – Sunday, 4pm – 7pm (all stores)
Pan-fried Breakfast: Daily, 8am – 11am (Century City & Stellenbosch), 9am – 11am (Muizenberg)
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact Claremont: 021 671 1296
Stellenbosch: 021 883 3740
Century City: 021 286 2191
Muizenberg: 021 788 1869
Kloof Street: 021 286 2209
Long Street: 021 422 0700
Location Tiger’s Milk Claremont, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont
Tiger’s Milk Stellenbosch, 98 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
Tiger’s Milk Century City, 8 Kinetic Way, Century City
Tiger’s Milk Muizenberg, Sidmouth Road, Muizenberg
Tiger’s Milk Kloof, 55 Kloof Street, Gardens
Tiger’s Milk Long, 22 Long Street, Cape Town

Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Friday Specials

The deal A delicious meal, stylish interiors, and spectacular winelands views – it doesn’t get better than this. Unless, of course, the said meal is on special. Which it is – at Cavalli – this winter. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu for R400 (R350 for the vegetarian option) in the stunning surrounds of Cavalli estate.
Cost Winter Work Lunch: R200 (includes a glass of wine)
Winter Tasting Menu Special: R400 (five-course) or R350 (vegetarian option)
When Winter Work Lunch: Wednesday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm
Winter Tasting Menu Special: Wednesday – Saturday,12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 9.30pm and Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until 31 July 2018
Contact 021 855 3218
Location Strand Road, Somerset West, Cape Town


Wednesday Specials Surfarosa
Alex Hayn

The deal This edgy punk-meets-surfer dive bar on Harrington Street is running a cool pizza special and a whole lot of drinks for half price.
Cost Happy Hour: Half-price pouring spirits, mixes, beer, tequila and Jagermeister
Aloha Fridays: R40 (Hawaiian Pizza); R80 (Hawaiian Pizza and cocktail)
Aloha Friday Cocktails: R60
When Happy Hour: Wednesday – Saturday, 5pm – 6pm
Aloha Fridays: Friday, 5pm – 7pm
Aloha Friday Cocktails: Friday, all night
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, info@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61a Harrington Street, Cape Town

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge

The deal Fridays are for tapas and half-priced tipples at this swanky East City cocktail lounge. Choose a selection of any four tapas off the tasty menu for just R200 from 5pm until 8pm, as you sip on half-price local bubbly, standard lager or pilsner, or one of their famous classic cocktails (Happy Hour is from 5pm until 7pm) at the striking L-shaped bar, or cosied up in one of the cool velvet booths.
Cost Tapas: R200 for four
Happy-hour: half-price classic cocktails, standard lager and pilsner, and local bubbly
When Tapas: Friday, 5pm – 8pm
Happy-hour: Friday, 5pm – 7pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, CBD, Cape Town

The Village Idiot

The deal
Slide into a booth or cosy up next to the fireplace as you enjoy bottomless Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel bubbly, for just R100 per person, every Friday from 3pm – 6pm at this popular Loop Street hangout. Stay a while and watch the place transform into a thumping nightspot, complete with cool beats and a boisterous vibe.
Cost Bottomless bubbly: R100
When Friday, 3pm – 6pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town


Cocotte Saturday Restaurant Specials

The deal Sea Point’s very own French rôtisserie-chicken shop is offering a nutritious and delicious winter special. With all full Cocottes ordered, you’ll receive a complimentary side or salad and mayo.
Cost R145 (includes whole chicken and complimentary side or salad and mayo)
When Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 11am – 3pm
Special valid until end-September 2018
Contact 021 286 4352, 083 459 2321
Location 20 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

The Mess

Mess Friday Specials

The deal The Mess’s neighbourly owner Carlene de Gouveia has created a warm space, where diners can tuck into an interesting tapas-style menu any day of the week. Swing by on a Friday for the tasty Bao Special (R75 for four). Order a few – each portion has four baos – and share away!
Cost R75 (four bao sliders)
When Friday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 418 3910, carlene@themess.co.za
Location The Mess, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel (Ground floor, shop 110), Napier Street, Green Point, Cape Town

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Time of publication: 10 July 2018

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  1. Sunset Restaurant, SEA POINT

    The Sunset Restaurant at the Peninsula All-Suite hotel is offering a three course meal for R395pp including coffee and friandise. On arrival u can choose between a selection of our local gin served from our gin trolley at the table. To end the evening we have our local brandy available also served from the brandy trolley at the table.