The Best Weekend Lunch Specials in Cape Town

Paula Zapata

It’s the weekend, baby!

Weekends were made for long lunches in the Mother City. Here are our picks of the best restaurant specials to make the most of Saturday and Sunday.

Greenhouse Summer Lunch Special: Three Courses for R550

Greenhouse Summer Lunch Special: Three Courses for R550

The special R550 for the three course à la carte menu
R850 for the three course à la carte menu with wine-pairing

About the restaurant Reached by a long winding road set against the eastern slope of Table Mountain, The Cellars-Hohenort hotel is home to one of Cape Town’s timeless gems. As its name implies, Greenhouse is enclosed in a glass box to maximise its magnificent garden setting, with glass panels overhead creating the illusion of being outside.
At the assured helm is head chef Farrel Hirsch, who took over the reins from Peter Tempelhoff in November 2018. Chef Farrel has already earned numerous accolades, including the prestigious American Express Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant Award. This special summer lunch menu showcases his talents with its African-inspired fusion dishes.

View the menu.

Please note Booking is essential.
When Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 2pm
Special valid until 30 April 2020
Contact 021 795 6226, greenhouseres@cellars-hohenhort.co.za
Location The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town

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Kloof Street House: Two-Course Summer Lunch Special for R170

Kloof Street House: Two-Course Summer Lunch Special for R170

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 you didn’t. The twinkling fairy lights and velvet cushions lining the garden 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 summer, this popular haunt is giving you another reason to visit: a two- or three-course lunch for R170 and R195 respectively. Options include heavenly butternut, spinach and feta parcels, arancini balls, pan-fried Patagonian calamari, among others, for starters. Mains include potato gnocchi, grilled Chalmar steak, beer-battered kingklip, or a chicken salad. And a summery choice of lemon meringue or passion fruit panna cotta for a sweet finish.

Please note Meals are per person and cannot be shared. This special is on hold until mid-January during which, it’s available on request.
Good to know There’s an à la carte menu on Sundays, during which the live jazz is sure to hit all the right notes (1pm – 3pm).
When Lunch Special: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Special valid until 30 April 2020
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Where to find it 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

The Brasserie: Lunch Club

The Brasserie: Lunch Club

The special R125 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 R125 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 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: 03 March 2020