Christmas Lunch in Cape Town: Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Looking do something different this festive season? These restaurants are offering Christmas lunch and dinner in Cape Town and will be welcoming guests with open arms and fantastic food. So skip the fuss and mess and just eat, drink and be merry.
Enjoy Christmas Lunch or Dinner in Cape Town at these Restaurants
Atlantic Restaurant at The Table Bay
Gear up for a magical feast in a fairytale land at the Atlantic Restaurant at The Table Bay. Situated at the Waterfront, the spacious restaurant will be opening up their ballroom to welcome more guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Reserve your table for a memorable dining experience with friends and family.
Location: The Table Bay, Quay 6, V&A Waterfront.
Good to Know: There will be a Christmas Eve dinner served
Date: 24 December 2018
Contact: 021 406 5988
Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles
Treat the family to a memorable dining experience for Christmas Eve Dinner at Azure Restaurant. As guests settle in, they will be offered a refreshing glass of Sangria, before sitting down and tucking into a delectable four-course meal. On Christmas Day the restaurant hosts a fantastic buffet for the whole family to enjoy without any fuss or clean-up duty afterwards. Enjoy something a little extravagant this Christmas at the 12 Apostles.
Location: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Good to Know: They have a spectacular four-course set menu for the Christmas Eve dinner.
Date: 24-25 December 2018
Contact: 021 437 9029
Balducci is the oldest restaurant at the Waterfront and it is one of the most respected places to eat in the city. The team at the restaurant put together a cracking Christmas lunch using only the finest locally sourced ingredients that South Africa has to offer. Dishes such as the seafood platter including lobster, line fish and prawns makes for a delicious Christmas feast. Alternatively, you could have a traditional meaty lunch, including traditional honey and mustard glazed gammon and a tantalising turkey. Eat, be merry and spend quality time with the family.
Location: Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront
Good to Know: A beautiful view of the Waterfront awaits you.
Date: 25 December 2018
Contact: 021 421 6002
Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar
Spend a lovely day enjoying the stunning view of the ocean and Table Mountain and you enjoy a monstrous meal on Christmas day. Belthazar is known for making some of the best steaks in the city; their prime sirloin steak is included in their festive lunch offering along with loads of other options such as gammon, duck and turkey. If you still have room, there are a number of desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth before you decide to take a well-deserved nap.
Location: Shop 153 Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront
Good to Know: they have a number of festive set menus to choose from.
Date: 25 December 2017
Contact: 021 421 3753
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Both the Planet Restaurant and Oasis Bistro at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel will have special events happening this festive season and will see the restaurant teams pulling out all the stops. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch and dinner events will be hosted at both restaurants with various options on offer. Celebrate this special day in style at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.
Location: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town.
Good to Know: There will be formal and casual options on offer. See the Christmas menu options here.
Date: 24th and 25 December 2017
Contact: 021 483 1000
Enjoy a sumptuous 5-course Christmas Eve menu plus amuse bouche and petit fours at Equus Restaurant at Cavalli Estate. Experience the unmatched views and service at this stunning restaurant and of course the incredible food by Chef Michael Deg.
Location: Somerset West
Good to Know: Booking is essential.
Date: 24th December 2017
Contact: 021 855 3218
Guy Bennet and his team will be treating guests to a sumptuous feast with their festive season menus.
Dinner on Christmas Eve starts at 19h00 and the price is R1,650.00 per person (excl. gratuity & beverages). Children over 12 years of age are welcome to attend dinners with their parents.Includes a hand-crafted Christmas cracker, a glass of Grande Provence wine range and canapés on arrival.
Lunch on Christmas Day starts from 12h00 and the price is R1,195.00 per person (excl. gratuity & beverages). Half price for children under the age of 10. Includes a hand-crafted Christmas cracker, a glass of Grande Provence wine range and canapés on arrival.
Dinner on Christmas Day starts at 19h00 and the price is R1,650.00 per person (excl. gratuity & beverages). Children over 12 years of age are welcome to attend dinners with their parents. Includes a hand-crafted Christmas cracker, a glass of Grande Provence wine range and canapés on arrival.
Location: Main Rd, Franschhoek, 7690.
Good to Know: Booking is essential!
Date: 24-31 December 2017
Contact: 021 876 8600
Harvey’s at the Winchester Mansions
Treat your family to a day or night of wonderful food at Harvey’s at the Winchester Mansions. The restaurant boasts a delicious menu for both feasts taking place on Christmas Eve, as well as Christmas Day. Check out the various options here.
Location: 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town.
Good to Know: there are a limited number of tables so be sure to book.
Date: 24-25 December 2017
Contact: 021 434 2351
Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia
The welcoming atmosphere of Jonkershuis makes this a lovely spot to spend Christmas day. The little ones get to play on the rolling lawns as parents bask in the sun while tucking into a nap-inducing Christmas feast. See menu options here.
Location: Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia.
Good to Know: It’s kid-friendly and they have a fully vegetarian specific menu.
Date: 25 December
Contact: 021 794 6255
Radisson Blu Waterfront
Celebrate in Blu style this festive season at The Radisson Blu Waterfront. Stylish, sophisticated and with plenty of sparkle, the Radisson Blu Waterfront has all the ingredients to make your festive season extra special. From perfectly chilled champagne and delectable feasts, to live entertainment and idyllic views.
Celebrate Christmas Eve and enjoy an array of scrumptious food and live entertainment. Start off with duck terrine before enjoying Mediterranean stuffed leg of lamb or beef fillet. Cost: R795 per adult which includes live entertainment, a three-course menu, a welcome drink and crackers.
The Christmas Day feast starts off with a range of options including char-grilled butternut and black pepper beef carpaccio. The carvery offers roast beef prime rib and rolled turkey ballotine. For a delectable sweet ending, there are favourites like Christmas pudding with brandy cream and wild berry trifle, as well as apricot cheesecake and pavlova with mixed berries and more. Cost: R965.00 per adult which includes live entertainment, three-course menu, a welcome drink and crackers.
Location: Granger Bay, Waterfront
Good to Know: You will be hard-pressed to find a better view!
Date: 24 and 25 December
Contact: 021 441 3000
La Mouette provides guests with a stunning dining experience. They have created a fantastic 6-course menu for the festive period. If you’re looking treat the family to a regal Christmas lunch, be sure to secure a table.
Location: 78 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town.
Good to Know: You can opt for a wine paired or non paired menu.
Date: 24, 25 and 26 December.
Contact: 021 433 0856
The One and Only Cape Town
The One and Only Cape Town will be hosting various festive lunches and dinners across the property’s restaurants and bars. From Christmas themed teas to lunch buffets, braais and a la carte dinner. See the full complement of festive events here.
Location: One&Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront.
Good to Know: there are plenty of options available.
Date: 24 and 25 December.
Contact: 021 431 4511
Tuck into a mighty Christmas lunch in Cape Town with a set menu at Seelan. Admire the stunning panoramic view of the harbour from this Waterfront restaurant. Make a reservation and dine in the lap of luxury on this special occasion.
Location: Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront.
Good to Know: they have kids options available as well.
Date: 25 December 2017
Contact: 021 421 4906
Drawing on the Victorian era for inspiration, The Brasserie offers refined versions of some classic comfort food dishes, with a modern twist. This year, the team have created a delicious Christmas lunch menu for parents and the little ones.
Location: Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Tokai Rd, Tokai
Good to Know: they have a special kids Christmas lunch menu.
Date: 25 December 2017
Contact: 021 712 1363
The Cape Milner Hotel
The Cape Milner Hotel will be cooking up a storm and is the ideal spot for Christmas lunch in Cape Town if you’re staying in the city. Book in for their Christmas Day lunch buffet and enjoy a fuss-free meal. See the menu.
Location: 2 Milner Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Good to Know: If you sit on the patio, there is a stunning view of the mountain.
Date: 25 December 2017
Contact: 021 426 1101
The Taj Cape Town
The perfectly crafted Christmas lunch buffet embodies delightful decadence with a symphony of subtle flavours. Some of the items on offer include a seafood bouillabaisse with aioli, grated cheese and croutons; lamb belly fritters served with a wild mushroom mousse and port wine jus and an eggnog brulée. Vegetarians are also welcome with many scrumptious meat-free options to choose from.
Location: 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre.
Good to Know: The Taj also offers a fantastic High Tea on Christmas Day.
Date: 25 December 2017
Contact: 021 819 2000
95 Collection and Carne Collection
Enjoy an Italian Christmas with award-winning Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava, who is opening all his restaurants on Christmas day allowing guests to choose their favourite signature dishes from his extensive à la carte menus.
All three restaurants in the 95 Collection, the original 95 Keerom in the CBD, 95 at Parks in Constantia and 95 At Morgenster in the Winelands, as well as both Carne SA in Keerom Street and Carne on Kloof in the vibrant Kloof Street precinct, will be open for Christmas dinner on Monday, 25 December. Christmas lunch will also be served at Carne on Kloof, 95 at Parks and 95 At Morgenster.
In addition to his popular à la carte gems, Chef Giorgio will be sharing some of his favourite traditional Milanese Christmas treats such as a special dessert made with Pandoro or Panettone and zabaglione cream.
For Christmas bookings contact the following:
95 Keerom | 95keerom.com | 021 422 0765 | email@example.com
95 At Morgenster | 95atmorgenster.com | 021 204 7048 | firstname.lastname@example.org
95 at Parks | 021 761 0247 | email@example.com
Carne SA in Keerom Street | carne-sa.com | 021 424 3460 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carne on Kloof | 021 426 5566 | email@example.com
Please note: Prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
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