Great Last Minute Valentines Day Dining Specials Around Cape Town

Words: Katrina Rose Wind

We know that planning Valentines Day can be stressful. Often times it’s left on the back burner up until the last minute and then you’re frantically rushing trying to come up with a plan. Don’t worry, we did your homework and got you covered with 14 different restaurants for the 14th of February.

Tamboers Winkel

valentines dateThis cosy little wine bar is bringing you a three course plant-based dinner experience. The love-themed menu will see chocolate throughout, raw cacao will be present from start to finish in a brand new, exclusive creation. Seating is limited so book online now to secure your space.

When: Friday 14 February
Where: 3 De Lorentz St, Gardens
Time: 19hoo till late
Price: R395 per head

Tjing Tjing Momiji

valentines dateMomiji Lounge at Tjing Tjing is offering a Valentine’s sharing box of mochi. These popular Japanese treats are filled with decadent flavours such as yuzu, coconut, date caramel, raspberry, rose, strawberry and more!

When: Friday, 14 February
Where: 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
Time: Evening
Price:R85 (sharing box) and R150 (with a carafe of sake)


valentines dateMaybe not a dinner special but when you book with them on Valentine’s Day you get a complimentary glass of champagne. Who doesn’t love champagne, especially when it’s free! Don’t forget that their pizza made our list of the best pizzas around CPT.

When: Friday, 14 February
Where: Old Biscuit Mill 
Time: Evening
Price: N/A

Bombay Brasserie At The Taj Cape Town

Enjoy a delicious Indian three course dinner this Valentine’s Day. Their menu promises not to disappoint with dishes such as Lamb Bhuna Gosht, confit duck and battered spinach chaat, coconut ice cream and more.

When: Friday, 14 February
Where: 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Time: 18h00
Price: R795 per person

Upper Bloem 

They are offering their regular menu alongside a VIP Valentine for those who wish to indulge- the VIP includes a cocktail pairing, extra courses and more!

When: Friday, 14 February
Where: 65 Main Road, Greenpoint
Time: Evening
Price: VIP Experience R1050 per person

Vixi Social House

Not your typical Valentine’s day special, but they are having a special with Inverroche gin. Buy a gin Coco L’Orangecocktail or Gin & Tonic from the special Valentine’s Day Menu and receive a complimentary choice of either an Inverroche Gin Gelato Tub or a box of Inverroche Gin Infused Chocolates. It doesn’t stop there, every purchase enters you into a draw to win a Bespoke Hamper worth R2000 (1 Hamper per Store).

When: Friday, 14 February
Where: 49 Bree Street, CBD
Time: Evening
Price: N/A

Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation

valentines dateEnjoy discounted access to the museum for couples, or a delicious set menu deal at The Skotnes Restaurant that includes admission to the museum after dark! This is a quirky alternative to just a Valentine’s dinner. At the museum, couples get in for R220 including two glasses of wine.

When: Friday, 14 February
Where: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Blvd, Steenberg Estate
Time: Evening
Price: R220 – Admission to the museum (Per couple)
              R695 – 3 Course Meal (Per person)
              R750 – 3 Course Meal including Museum admission (per person)

The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort

valentines dateGet out of town for the evening and take a drive down to Constantia to this amazing dinner destination. Enjoy a romantic stroll in the gardens before sipping a pre-dinner glass of bubbly and heading into the restaurant for a delicious six course dinner.

When: 14 February
Where: 93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia Heights
Time: 18h30
Price: R750 per person

Burger & Lobster

valentines dateHave Valentine’s dinner at this unique restaurant located in the heart of Bree Street. Modern in look and contemporary in feel, we promise you will leave this restaurant very satisfied. Vegetarian option available on request.

When: 14 February
Where: 105 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
Time: 18:30 (must be out by 20:15) and 20:30 until late.
Price: R379 per person

Spier Wine Farm

valentines dateHave a memorable picnic experience with that special someone and make this Valentine’s Day extra memorable. Cosy up underneath the oak trees with a bottle of Spier’s MCC and feast on a locally sourced basket. If the picnic is not for you, then check out Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery. They are offering a Chef’s Platter with roasted meats and vegetables and a glass of Spier bubbly.

When: 14 February
Where: R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch
Time: Evening
Price: Basket R750 | Vadas Smokehouse: R395 per person

12 Apostles Hotel

valentines dateDo something different this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a four-course sushi dinner and a movie at the 12 Apostles cinema, filled with sweets and popcorn.

When: 14 & 15 February
Where: Victoria Street, Camps Bay
Time: Sundowners at 18h00 | Dinner at 18h30 & Movie at 20h30
Price:R795 per person

12 Apostles Hotel

Mulberry & Prince

Mulberry&valentines dateSpend Valentine’s Day in a cute, cosy pink restaurant. The food is good, the drinks are great, the atmosphere is phenomenal. Enjoy a six-course meal that will leave your partner very impressed with your decision-making skills.

When: 14 February
Where: 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town City Centre
Time: Evening 
Price:R750 per person


Bobo’s Brasserie

valentines dateEating in Mouille Point just hits differently than eating in other parts of town. You’ve got the incredible sea views, the crisp  fresh air, and that relaxing atmosphere. Bobo’s is right in the middle of that, good food, great views and an ambience that is a stylish contemporary take on old world comfort. Spend Valentine’s eating from their set menu, an absolutely delicious meal that has options from oysters to steak. You will not be disappointed.

When: 14 February
Where: 1 Two Oceans Beach, Beach Road, Mouille Point
Time: Evening 
Price:R320 per person


Ok, so this one is not a Valentine’s dinner special per se but they are having a Valentine’s event for singles. Their Mingle with Singles event is perfect if you want to go out, have fun, drink a couple of cocktails and chat to other singles all the while having the backdrop of Camps Bay.

When: 14 February
Where: Second Floor, The Promenade Building, Camps Bay
Time: Evening 
Price: N/A

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