Thursday Restaurant Specials in Cape Town 2019

Why eat in when you can dine out?

Trying out all the fabulous restaurants in Cape Town can get a tad pricey. Which is why these Thursday specials are a very welcome week treat. These are our favourite Thursday specials in the Mother City.

Aubergine Restaurant: Bistro Special

Aubergine Restaurant: Bistro Special

The special R305 for two courses
R415 for three courses
About the special Consistently rated among the top restaurants in the country, Aubergine Restaurant provides guests with the ultimate dining experience: carefully conceived and creative dishes in a sophisticated (not stuffy) atmosphere. Chef Harald Bresselschmidt and his team are committed to the ethical and sustainable procurement of produce – organic vegetables and herbs, free-range meat and poultry, and sustainable seafood, wherever possible.
Take advantage of Aubergine’s seasonal bistro menu and get an amuse bouche with your two courses for R305 or three for R415.
View the latest bistro menu (some dishes will change over time).
When Monday* – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
*Aubergine Restaurant is closed on alternate Mondays.
Please note Aubergine Restaurant is closed from 1 to 25 June 2019.
Special valid until 14 September 2019
Contact 021 465 0000
Location 39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Bistro Sixteen82: Hearty & Homely Menu

Bistro Sixteen82: Hearty & Homely Menu

The special R230 for two courses
R265 for three courses
R295 for four courses
About the restaurant 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 seasonal Hearty & Homely menu includes broccoli and roasted onion soup; pickled fish; pulled beef and ricotta gnocchi; yoghurt mousse; and apple bread and butter pudding, to name a few tempting dishes. And this winter, you can enjoy two, three and four courses for R230, R265 and R295 respectively.
When Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Please note 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

Bootlegger Coffee Company: Half-Price Burgers

Bootlegger Coffee Company: Half-Price Burgers

The special All burgers are half-price (R89 – R119)
About the restaurant Bootlegger Coffee Company is the go-to haunt for locals seeking good coffee, an after-work drink, or a freshly squeezed juice. In addition to serving a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the popular establishment also serves a selection of wholesome burgers that are sure to hit the spot – no matter the occasion. And its daily burger special is sure to hit the spot – half-price burgers!
When Monday – Sunday, 4.30pm – close
Please note The burgers are half-price from 3pm – 4pm for the Salt River branch only.
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 433 2599, info@bootlegger.co.za
Location Available at the following Western Cape branches:
Bootlegger Sea Point
Bootlegger Green Point
Bootlegger Cape Quarter
Bootlegger Harrington Street
Bootlegger Century City
Bootlegger Salt River
Bootlegger Tokai
Bootlegger Kenilworth
Bootlegger Stellenbosch

Grub & Vine: Dinner Special

Grub & Vine: Dinner Special

The special R295 for two courses
R425 for three courses
R545 for four courses
About the restaurant If you’re looking for beautifully prepared and executed dishes that taste heavenly – with none of the pomp and ponceyness that often accompany upscale dining experiences – Grub & Vine is it. Brought to you by 30-year-old chef Matt Manning, this characterful and compact bistro on Bree is beautifully decked out with avian prints, rattan chairs, atmospheric hanging lights and pot plants – all of which enhance the dining experience. If you’ve yet to try it out, there’s no better time than now, as G&V is running a fabulous winter deal.
When Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 9.45pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 076 256 8654
Location 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Grub & Vine: Lunch Special

Grub & Vine: Lunch Special Tegan Smith

The special R150 for canapés + two courses
About the restaurant Thirty-year-old chef Matt Manning has certainly hit a culinary sweet spot with his first restaurant foray – filling a gap in the discerning-foodie market: beautifully prepared and executed dishes that taste heavenly. The characterful interiors – distressed concrete floors, avian prints, rattan chairs, atmospheric hanging lights and pot plants everywhere – create a warm atmosphere in the compact 40-seater, with an open-plan galley enhancing the buzz. So, we were thrilled to hear about G&V’s weekday lunch specials.
When Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 2.30pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 076 256 8654
Location 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Happy Hour

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Happy Hour

The special Half-price on classic cocktails, standard lager and pilsner, local bubbly, house wines, pouring spirits and tequila.
About the restaurant Picture the scene: New York, 1960. The high society are gathered around a leather booth in a plushly kitted-out cocktail lounge, puffing cigars with snifters of cognac all round. Fast forward 50 odd years to Harringtons, a sophisticated bar and cocktail lounge in Cape Town’s moody East City, which evokes West Side Story-era Manhattan. Now one of Cape Town’s most popular watering holes, Harry’s (as it’s affectionately known) is running a fabulous Happy Hour special.
When Wednesday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Saturdays, 6pm – 7pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Tapas Special

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Tapas Special

The special half-price on selected tapas
About the restaurant Ornate, plush, decidedly glam, this hot after-work drinks spot – once a grungy live-music dive (The Assembly) – is brought to you by the team behind Aces ’n’ Spades, The Village Idiot, and SurfaRosa. Draped velvet curtains line the interior walls and velvet-covered booths. Scattered in between the windows and throughout the venue are framed botanical sketches, old black-and-white pictures of Cape Town, and Baroque-style paintings. The cocktails, as one would expect from a cocktail lounge, are excellent, and some of the best we’ve had in the city recently. Now this popular watering hole is running a wonderful tapas special.
When Thursday – Saturday, 4pm – 7pm
Wednesdays, 4pm – 10pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Thursday Tacos + Tequila + Tunes

Harringtons Cocktail Lounge: Thursday Tacos + Tequila + Tunes

The special R100 includes two tacos, a tequila Patron cocktail of your choice, and live tunes
About the restaurant If JFK were to take Jackie out for pre-theatre drinks, this swanky cocktail lounge in Cape Town’s East City is where they’d go! Draped velvet curtains and velvet-covered booths give the venue an ornate, plush, and decidedly glam feel. The striking L-shaped bar that wraps around half the venue, bares exposed brick behind rows of spirits. Now this popular watering hole is running a tacos-and-tequila-cocktail special, accompanied by live beats.
When Thursdays, 4pm – late
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 461 2276, harringtons@thefirmct.co.za
Location 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Kloof Street House: Lunch Special

Kloof Street House: Lunch Special

The special R170 for two courses
R195 for three courses
About the restaurant Housed in a 20th century Victorian house, this cool courtyard restaurant, set back from busy Kloof Street, is like stepping into the pages of The Great Gatsby. Hidden behind thick shrubs, you might miss it but, once inside, you’ll be happy that you didn’t. The twinkling fairy lights and velvet cushions that line the garden seating area, as well as the warmly lit, romantic setting of the cosy-chic interior, makes this one of Kloof Street’s sexiest haunts for a special occasion, date night, or a no-excuses-needed meal with family and friends. This winter, this popular haunt is giving you another reason to pop in: a wonderful two- (or three-) course meal from the winter menu for R170 or R195 respectively.
View the current winter menu (some dishes will change over time).
Please note Meals are per person and cannot be shared.
When Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Where to find it 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

La Mouette: Winter Special

La Mouette: Winter Special

The special Five courses: R295
Five courses with wine pairing: R545
About the special Situated in an old Tudor manor house in Sea Point, La Mouette combines an elegant yet cosy setting with excellent food, superb service and a meticulous selection of wines. No wonder acclaimed chefs George Jardine and Pete Goffe-Wood rate it among their best restaurants in Cape Town. The fresh and flavourful dishes concocted by chef Henry Vigar epitomise modern French cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean flavours. The latest offering – a five-course winter menu for just R295 – allows guests to enjoy immaculately prepared, seasonally driven dishes for a reasonable price. For the wine aficionados, the wine-paired option (R545) is worth experiencing, as the restaurant boasts an enviable collection…
View the winter special menu.
When Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
Wednesday – Friday & Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 433 0856
Location 78 Regent Road, Sea Point
Book through DinePlan

Lanzerac Manor Kitchen: Dinner Special

Lanzerac Manor Kitchen: Dinner Special

The special R450 for four courses
About the restaurant The third oldest farm in Stellenbosch (founded just 13 years after the town itself, over 300 years ago), Lanzerac is home to the immaculate Manor Kitchen, one of four restaurants on the estate, and certainly the most dazzling, with its eye-catching chandeliers, oversized windows and lofty proportions.
Loved for its contemporary spins on classic dinners, the generous breakfast buffet and superb Afternoon Tea, the restaurant is suited to all occasions and times of day. But it’s the four-course winter dinner special that is particularly appealing right now. A cauliflower salad to start; followed by a soup course of potato and salmon velouté; for mains, choose between either grilled linefish or a loin, belly and braised lamb croquette; dessert is a spiced blueberry and apple crumble, all of which will certainly go down wonderfully. Guests have the option of enjoying this special in either the Manor Kitchen or the Taphuis.
View the menu.
When Thursday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm (at the Manor Kitchen)
Sunday – Wednesday, 6pm – 10pm (at the Taphuis)
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 021 887 1132, restaurants@lanzerac.co.za
Location 1 Lanzerac Road, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch
Book through DinePlan

Lanzerac Taphuis: Lunch Special

Lanzerac Taphuis: Lunch Special

The special R350 for three courses
About the restaurant Lanzerac is famed for many things – not least of all its breathtaking vistas (of vineyards and mountains) and for being the home of the world’s first bottled pinotage! Taphuis, the casual eatery in the bar area, has a wonderfully rustic feel, with a wood-beamed ceiling, handcrafted bar and brick floors, where guests can enjoy an array of flavourful dishes, either inside by the fire, or on the terrace.
Until end-September 2019, you might like to take advantage of the three-course lunch special on offer. Starters include sharing plates of BBQ skaapstertjies (sheep tails); Caesar lettuce wedges and maple and mustard roast baby carrots. The main course is a choice of glazed pork belly served with chardonnay mash, roast apple, burnt onion, pork scratchings and cabbage pickle; or Cape Malay-spiced and ginger beer-battered hake with basil crushed peas, sweet potato, orange aioli and golden beet atchar. The peach melba dessert is a sensational ending. Elevated pub grub, to be sure!
View the menu.
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 021 887 1132, restaurants@lanzerac.co.za
Location 1 Lanzerac Road, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch
Book through Dineplan

Maresol: Breakfast Special

Maresol: Breakfast Special

The special R30 for breakfast
About the restaurant Set on the water’s edge at the V&A Waterfront, this contemporary Portuguese restaurant has loads going for it: stunning views, tasty Portuguese food and pared-back interiors. The classic breakfast – for less than R30 – sounds too good to be true in 2019, but it’s not! Two eggs, two bacon rashers, a grilled tomato and toast. A killer way to start your day.
View the menu
When Daily, 8.00am – 11.30am
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 425 3385, reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za
Location Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Set-Menu Special

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Set-Menu Special Dining Out

The special R185 for two courses
R215 for three courses
About the restaurant This popular Mozambican-Portuguese restaurant at the V&A Waterfront promises fresh Mediterranean dishes with an East African spin. Set on the marina’s edge, the restaurant’s large windows allow the scenic setting, and an abundance of light, to stream into the The current lunch and dinner specials allow guests to choose two or three courses from the set menu, which includes red lentil, chickpea and chilli soup; calamari steak with chorizo; peri-peri chicken livers; feijoada (pork-and-bean stew with rice); Mercado platter (seafood); Portuguese steak (sirloin served with a fried egg); rice pudding and chocolate salami.
When Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 425 3385, reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za
Location Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Special

Maresol: Lunch and Dinner Special

The special R99 for peri-peri chicken; chicken trincado; or calamari steak
About the restaurant If you’re looking for 360-degree panoramas of the harbour and Table Mountain while you enjoy a satisfying Portuguese meal in light, airy interiors, look no further than Maresol, whose finger-licking lunch or dinner specials – for under R100 – sound too good to pass up.
View the menu
When Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 425 3385, reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za
Location Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Rockpool: Two-For-One Burgers and Pizzas

Rockpool: Two-For-One Burgers and Pizzas

The special Buy one, get the cheapest one free (R42 – R130)
About the restaurant This chilled eatery on Sea Point’s main drag is running a delicious buy-one-get-one-free pizza and burger special to chase away the winter blues! Grab an outdoor table under the heaters and tuck into this two-for-one deal, while gazing at the Atlantic Ocean, and the Promenade’s passing trade. And to seal the deal, you can mix and match: two pizzas, two burgers or a burger and a pizza!
Please note You must buy two drinks to qualify for the special.
When Monday – Thursday, 11am – 11pm
Special available from 3 June 2019 – 26 September 2019
Contact 021 433 1530, info@rockpoolct.co.za
Location 205 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Sotano: Two-For-One Daily Stella Artois Special

Sotano: Two-For-One Daily Stella Artois Special

The special R50 for two Stella Artois draughts every day during Happy Hour (4pm – 6pm)
About the restaurants Sotano on Bree is home to the Pintxos Bar that opened in March 2019. A cornerstone of northern Spanish culture, pintxos (pronounced “peen-chos”) are flavourful bar snacks, traditionally pierced by a toothpick, and enjoyed with alcohol following a hard day’s work. At Sotano, a range of cocktails, craft beers and South African wines are the perfect accompaniments to these pintxos, but we’re currently loving the Stella Artois Happy Hour deal: two draughts for R50. If you happen to find yourself on the Atlantic Seaboard, Sotano Mouille Point is offering the same beer-tastic deal. Cheers!
When Monday – Sunday, 4pm – 6pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact
Sotano Mouille Point: 021 433 1757, info@sotano.co.za
Book through DinePlan
Sotano on Bree: 021 422 0567, breestreet@sotano.co.za
Book through DinePlan
Locations
Sotano Mouille Point: 121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Sotano on Bree: 199 Bree Street, Cape Town

The Brasserie: Lunch Club

The Brasserie: Lunch Club

The special R98 includes lunch and a beverage
About the special This Tokai neighbourhood favourite is known for its characterful Parisian-styled interiors, delicious Italian- and French-inspired dishes, and its fabulous family specials. One such deal that caught our attention is the Lunch Club special. For R98 diners can enjoy a beautiful main and a beverage of choice (house wine, Jack Black beer on tap, fresh juice or a single shot of coffee), every Monday to Saturday from 12pm until 4pm. To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking ahead.
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 712 1363
Location Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Tokai Road, Tokai, Cape Town

The Foodbarn: Winter Special

The Foodbarn: Winter Special

The special R265 for two courses; R295 with a glass of wine
R305 for three courses; R345 with a glass of wine
R245 for pensioners’ special (not available on Sunday)
About the restaurant At this stylish yet laidback restaurant in the Noordhoek Village, consummate chef and bon vivant Franck Dangereux masterfully combines the flavours of his native France with culinary influences from across the globe.
Franck was arguably one of the forerunners of the fine-dining scene in Cape Town, but at The Foodbarn, he’s dispensed with the starched napkins and stuffy atmosphere, and created a family-friendly space where diners can enjoy his irresistible taste and texture combinations.
And this winter, he’s offering diners an unbeatable deal: two exceptional courses for R265; and three for R305. Dishes include duck-breast salad; classic steak tartare with French fries; grilled fish; and apple tarte tatin.
View the menu.
When Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2.30pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 9.30pm
Special valid until 31 October 2019
Contact 021 789 1390
Location Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Cape Town
Book through Dineplan

The Labia Theatre: Unbeatable Dinner + Movie Deals

The Labia Theatre: Unbeatable Dinner + Movie Deals Ruth Cooper

The special Dinner and a movie for two from R110 to R160
Two pasta dishes for R110 from Societi Bistro; two pizzas from Diva Pizzeria for R110; two burgers from Knead (Kloof Street) for R160, plus the movie tickets for two.
About The Labia They might not have the latest supersonic surround sound, but movies at The Labia are a wonderful experience – and particularly appealing if you feel like sneaking in a low-key flick without the crazy crowds and mayhem of mainstream cinemas. With four intimate screens, G&T slushies and a romantic fairy light-covered terrace, The Labia is the perfect spot to get your weekly dose of art movies, documentaries (and selected blockbusters).
Good to know Buy your vouchers at the restaurant of your choice, and then exchange them at the theatre box office for tickets. Booking at participating restaurants is recommended, as it’s such a popular deal.
When Monday & Tuesday: two pasta dishes at Societi Bistro and two movie tickets for R110
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm onwards: two pizzas at Diva Café Ristorante and two movie tickets for R110
Thursday: two burgers from Knead (Kloof Street) and two movie tickets for R160
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 424 5927, labiatheatre@telkomsa.net
Location 68 Orange Street, Cape Town

The Shortmarket Club: Prix Fixe

The Shortmarket Club: Prix Fixe

The special R320 for a three-course Prix Fixe menu
About the special “Modern interpretations of the classics” is how head chef Wesley Randles describes the food at The Shortmarket Club, which he co-owns with manager Simon Widdison and Luke and Sandalene Dale Roberts. The stylish space has the look and feel of a members’-only private club (leather-covered tables, moody lighting and stained-glass accents) without any of the stuffiness (or sleaze). And this winter they’re giving diners another reason to visit: a three-course Prix Fixe menu.
View the Prix Fixe lunch menu.
Please note The Shortmarket Club is closed from 17 June until 1 July 2019.
When Wednesday – Friday, 12.30pm – 2pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 021 447 2874, book through DinePlan
Location 88 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation: Two Burgers for R160

The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation: Two Burgers for R160 Claire Gunn

The special R160 for two burgers; or R280 for two burgers and a bottle of Skotnes wine
About the restaurant Set against mountains and vineyards, the contemporary restaurant is situated in this world-class museum, overlooking the lush sculpture garden. The bistro-style menu pays homage to traditional South African dishes, with a modern twist on flavours. Open for lunch and dinner, The Skotnes Restaurant and Bar is a decidedly civilised way to end an exhilarating outing, and this winter it’s offering culture vultures another reason to pop in: the mouth-watering burger special! Choose from beef, chicken or a vegan lentil, chickpea and chia seed patty, all served with fries.
View the menu
Good to know Double Cruxland G&Ts are also on offer on Thursdays for just R50.
When Every Thursday, 12pm – 6pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 087 654 5902, book through DinePlan
Location 4 Steenberg Road (opposite US Embassy), Tokai, Cape Town

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The Stack: Winter Special

The Stack: Winter Special Paula Zapata

The special R235 for two courses
R275 for three courses
About the restaurant Housed in the historic Leinster Hall in Gardens, The Stack is a stylish jaunt that’s luxe, cosy, glam and hip all at once. And although the Insta-worthy decor makes an impressive first impression, it’s the superb cocktails and tasty bistro fare that’ll keep you coming back for more! That, and its great-value winter special: any three courses off the menu for R275!
View the latest menu.
When Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 9.30pm
Sunday, 12pm – 8pm
Special valid until 30 September 2019
Contact 021 286 0187
Location 7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

The Village Idiot: Burgers + Beer Special

The Village Idiot: Burgers + Beer Special

The special R90 for a burger and beer or salad and wine
About the restaurant This neighbourhood pub-style eatery is one of those all-occasion places, with a lounge, dining area, bar and pool(table) room. After a hard day’s work, there are few things more appealing than a juicy burger and a chilled beer, which is the order of proceedings every Thursday from 3pm until late. Burgers and beers not your thing? Then, go for a salad and a glass of house wine for just R90.
When Thursdays, 3pm – 11pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

The Village Idiot: Lunch Special

The Village Idiot: Lunch Special

The special R65 for specific dishes during lunch
About the restaurant Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite with a colleague, celebrating a friend’s birthday, or treating a special someone to a weekday lunch in the city, the Village Idiot’s lunch specials have you covered. From the duo behind Aces ’n’ Spades, this neighbourhood pub-style eatery attracts crowds by day and at night, for all occasions. Its relaxed vibe during the day is just the thing to take the edge off a hard day’s work – especially with the current lunch special: R65 from Tuesday to Saturday!
The options include:

  • seasonal salad with toppings
  • local artisanal cheese board
  • biltong and local charcuterie board
  • beer-battered hake*
  • half Tata Ma Chance ribs*
  • Mrs Ball’s boerewors burger*
  • braaied veggie burger*
  • chicken burger*

*comes with coleslaw and a side of your choice (pap; chips; side salad or mielie)
When Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Special valid until Ongoing
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Location 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

Upper Bloem: Express Lunch Special

Upper Bloem: Express Lunch Special

The special R125 for six dishes to share
R35 for additional bread
About the restaurant From the team behind Sea Point’s famed La Mouette is Upper Bloem, a 40-seater fine-dining eatery on the Green Point strip. Inspired by his childhood growing up in the Bo Kaap (on Upper Bloem Street), head chef André Hill – in collaboration with La Mouette’s Henry Vigar – has devised an edgy yet refined menu that is packed with colorful flavours and textures. For only R125 per person (there are six dishes to share), it’s a steal.
View the express lunch menu.
When Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm
Special valid until ongoing
Contact 021 433 1442
Location Shop 1, Winston Place, 65 Main Road, Green Point Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

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Time of publication: 13 May 2019