Winter Restaurant Specials in Cape Town

Words: Crush

It’s no secret that Cape Town boasts some of the best restaurants in South Africa. But, for some of us mere (local) mortals, visiting them regularly can put a strain on the financial coffers. Luckily, some of our best-loved eateries have some amazing winter restaurant specials that you should definitely take advantage of. We round up some of our favourites…

Winter Restaurant Specials in Cpt

Atlantic Seaboard

From Seapoint to Camps Bay, these restaurants are serving up the best winter specials.

PIER Restaurant

Located at the V&A Waterfront, PIER Restaurant serves up exceptional cuisine with a contemporary twist. Indulge in their eight-course Winter Lunch Special featuring items like langoustine, pork jowl & spiced coconut; Szechuan tuna with tamarind, ponzu and basil, along with other delectable dishes this winter.

When: Mon-Sun *lunch only
What: Winter Lunch Special (8-course menu)
Where: Pierhead Building, V&A Waterfront
Price: R 995 pp (vegetarian option available) | Book via Dineplan
Runs until: 31 August 2023
Contact: 021 879 6328


winter restaurant specialsThis fashion-forward all-day eatery is a favourite amongst Atlantic Seaboard locals, and they are back with another round of delectable winter specials this year.

Lily’s winter specials menu includes breakfast items like pastrami Benedict, hot smoked salmon scramble and Lily croque. Small bites such as truffle fries and crispy fried prawn wontons can be enjoyed. Bigger bites include delicious mains like kimchi steak bowl, and one of their most tempting chicken dishes – Lily’s F.C.S buttermilk fried chicken burger.

When: Mon-Sun: 08h00–23h00
What: Specials on selected dishes
Where: Shop 1, East-West Building, corner Beach Rd and Surrey Place, Mouille Point
Price: Breakfast Specials from R 135 | Small Bites from R 155 | Bigger bites from R 145
Runs until: End of winter ’23
Contact: 021 204 8545

Bobo’s Brasserie

Bobo’s Brasserie is all about French bistro classics, matched by the restaurant’s plush interiors filled with whimsical touches. Soak up all old-world comforts with stylish, contemporary food. As part of their winter specials, they are offering a two and three-course set menu with choices ranging from starters, mains and desserts. Indulge in tomato & beef arancini, aged sirloin steak with Parmigiano truffle fries, and crème brûlée.

When: Mon-Sun: 12h00–22h30
What: Winter set menu (two and three-course menus) and winter specialities
Where: 1 Two Oceans Beach, Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Price: R 395 (2-Course menu)| R 445 (3-Course menu) *Set menu not available for groups or events (max. 14)
Runs Until: End Sept/Start Oct ’23
Contact: 021 439 9027


Zenzero-1x5Zenzero spices up Cape Town’s sunset strip with Italian fare. Allow them to wrap you up in warmth and remind you why it’s good to be in the Mother City any time of the year. Paying homage to Italy, the popular seaside address captures all the flavours of the heart and is offering two and three-course winter specials to keep you cosy.

Select from options like whipped camembert for starters; chicken cacciatore or rotola di pasta for mains. Delectable pizza options like their quattro stagioni and spicy amatriciana are also on offer.

When: Mon-Fri: 12h00–23h00 | Sat & Sun: 09h00–23h00
What: Winter specialties on 8 selected items
Where: Shop 2A, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Price: Starters from R 145 | Mains from R 155 | Pizzas from R 165
Runs Until: End August 2023
Contact: 021 438 0007


Enjoy a night (or day) on the town with these specials warming up the CBD this winter.

Belly of the Beast

With its innovative cuisine and nose-to-tail dining concept, Belly of the Beast continues to delight food enthusiasts. Known for their emphasis on locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients, chefs Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart entice diners with mystery and flavour. Currently on offer is their Mid-week Lunch Special priced at R 450 per person; it includes between five to six courses, which will be revealed on the day.

To elevate the experience, guests can opt for an additional wine pairing option, choosing between 100ml for R299 per person, or 150ml for R399 per person.

When: Tues-Thurs from 12h30
What: Mid-Week Lunch Special
Where: 110 Harrington St, Cape Town City Centre
Price: R 450 pp | Book via Dineplan
Runs Until: Undecided
Contact: 076 220 5458

Tjing Tjiing Momiji

Tjing Tjing Momiji is offering a full Japanese Omakase experience at a reduced price of R595 this winter. Omakase, a style of traditional Japanese cuisine involving multiple courses, is about celebrating and ultimately trusting the chef. Tjing Tjing Momiji’s passion for modern Japanese culture and cuisine coupled with the chef’s creativity and personalities, result in a truly unique and delicious experience.

Diners can expect a ten-course offering featuring impressive dishes like yukke nigiri with springbok yukke, mushroom kewpie and furikake; aged beef nigiri; end the experience with a delightful flavour fusion of wasabi ice cream sando & mochi.

When: Wednesday & Saturday evenings from 18h00–22h00 | Book via Dineplan
What: Omakase experience (10-course menu)
Where: 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre
Price: R 595 pp
Runs Until: Indefinitely
Contact: 021 422 4920

Kloof Street House

Cape Town restaurants with fireplacesThis local favourite has a delicious two and three-course winter lunch special, running every week for the chilly season. The menu includes various items per course, with at least one vegan-friendly dish to choose from. Items include West Coast mussels in aromatic coconut broth; beef sliders with smoked tomato aïoli, red onion mushroom relish and fontina cheese; lentil & artichoke bake with cumin carrot puree and onion bhaji – plus dessert of choice. Wine pairings are also available. 

When: Mon-Sat: 12h00–16h00
What: Winter Lunch Special (two or three-course menu)
Where: 30 Kloof Street, Gardens
Price: R 195 pp (2-Courses) | R 235 pp (3-Courses) | Wine-pairing: R 75 – R 90 per course (by the glass)
Runs Until: End August 2023
Contact: 021 423 4413


Get comfy by the crackling fire at Asoka and enjoy the relaxed, warm vibe this restaurant has to offer. This winter, they are serving up a tasty three-course dinner special, with plenty of incredible dishes to choose from. Unagi glazed tempura hake, spicy gochujang Korean fried chicken and sticky pork ribs, are just some of what’s on offer at this popular spot.

When: Mon, Wed & Thurs: 18h00-00h00
What: Winter dinner special (three-course menu) | vegetarian options available
Where: 68 Kloof St, Gardens
Price: R 245 pp | Dessert: R 105 extra
Runs until: Indefinitely
Contact: 021 424 0909

Burger & Lobster

great burger in cape townThis vibey restaurant on Bree is offering up a really sweet winter special deal. On Mondays, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner of 200g grass-fed flat iron steak with beef dripping popcorn and fresh salad side, as well as a serving of salted caramel ice cream for dessert at only R165. This is a goodie!

When: Mon-Sun: 12h00–22h30 (lunch & dinner)
What: Mains and dessert
Where: 105 Bree St, Heritage Square
Price: R 165 per person
Runs Until: Indefinitely
Contact: 021 422 1175

Tiger’s Milk

winter restaurant specialsTiger’s Milk has become one of the most well-loved Capetonian hangouts, with multiple locations to choose from. Join any of the Tiger’s Milk branches for their burger specials on Mondays, where you can choose between cheese or mushroom and get one for free, or try their 2-for-1 pizza specials on Tuesdays. They also run a drinks special on selected items from their menu.

When: Burger special on Mondays (2 cheese/mushroom burgers for R200) | Pizza special on Tuesdays (2 pizzas for R 200 on selected items) | Drinks special daily from Mon-Thurs
What: Two-for-one burger/pizza special
Where: Tigers Milk locations
Price: 2-for-1
Runs until: Indefinitely


Hudsons is running a Vegan Monday, Pizza Two’sday and Nacho Wednesday special on some of their most popular menu items. These specials will keep you going till the weekend. Perfect for a chilled night out with friends (and lots of drinks)!

When: Mon-Wed (all-day)
What: Vegan Monday (half-price burgers) | Pizza Two’sday (2-for-1 pizzas)| Nacho Wednesday (half-price nachos)| other specials
Where: Locations
Price: Half price
Runs Until: Indefinitely

Southern Suburbs

Plan a trip to the ‘burbs this winter for these belly-warming treats.

La Colombe Restaurant

La Colombe

Photo credit: Lisa Daubermann

Constantia Nek is home to one of the most awarded and globally recognised fine dining restaurants, La Colombe. Executive chef, James Gaag, creates immaculate dishes that showcase his exceptional culinary skills and artistic flare.

For La Colombe’s Winter Lunch Special, guests can indulge in an extraordinary eight-course menu featuring an array of exquisite dishes. Some of the highlights include the doves nest, dry aged duck and of course, La Colombe’s signature Tuna ‘La Colombe’. The lunch special concludes with a delectable eclair.

When: Mon-Fri: 12h00–13h30 (last seating) *lunch only
What: Winter Lunch Special
Where: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek
Price: R 995 (8-course menu)
Runs Until: 31 August 2023
Contact: 021 794 2390


Photo credit: Claire Gunn

With their warming atmosphere and divine cuisine, Foxcroft is the ideal place to dine at this season. Their Winter Lunch Special includes a serving of Foxcroft housemade bread, a choice of two tapas, a main and dessert course for R 595. Yellowfin tuna tataki, aloo chaat, confit duck and caramelised quince are just some of the stunning dishes on offer.

When: Mon-Sun (lunch only)
What: Winter Lunch Special
Where: Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
Price: R 595 (4-course menu) | Book via Dineplan
Runs Until: 31 August 2023
Contact: 021 202 3304


winter restaurant specialsThis contemporary space offers simple yet elegant Italian fare. Blanko brings together classic Italian flavours, executed in a sophisticated and refined style.

Winter special selection dishes include mozzarella bocconcini and red wine braised lamb ragù. The winter set menu is available with two and three-course options. There is a roll call of tasty choices from mortadella carpaccio to crispy squid fritti for starters, sea bass and asparagus carbonara for mains, and wickedly delicious caramel panna cotta or chocolate tart to finish.

When: Mon-Sun: 12h00–23h00
What: Winter specialties, or winter set menu (2 and 3-courses)
Where: Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
Runs until: 31 August 2023
Price: Winter set menu: R 395 pp (2-Courses); R 445 pp (3-Courses) | Winter specialties from R 135
Contact: 021 795 6313

Bistro Sixteen82

winter restaurant specialsWarm up this winter with a menu brimming with value and Chef Kerry Kilpin’s exciting seasonal tweaks at Bistro Sixteen82, Steenberg’s trendy cellar door restaurant in Constantia. Vintner’s Breakfast is one of Bistro Sixteen82’s winter restaurant specials, which comes with a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc with your choice of signature classics on the breakfast menu, including tea or coffee; followed by a tasting experience at the Tasting Room.

For an indulgent lunch of neo-bistro comfort food, there’s a special Hearty & Homely Menu offering up to four-course lunch menus. Enjoy a starter of creamy cauliflower & smoked paprika soup, pulled beef cannelloni for mains, and pear & sultana bread & butter pudding for dessert, and more. The chef’s special Tapas Menu Selection of five tapas dishes for two people sharing is ideal as a casual, yet sophisticated early supper.

When: Daily
What: Multiple specials (breakfast, lunch & tapas)
Where: Steenberg Rd, Tokai
Price: Vintner’s Breakfast R 305 pp | Hearty & Homely Lunch – two courses: R 335; three courses: R 425; four courses: R 505 | Tapas for Two: R 465 for 2 people sharing (max. 10 people; bookings essential)
Runs until: 30 September 2023
Contact: 021 713 2211


A meal in the Winelands is always a treat. These specials will make it that much sweeter!


Photo credit: Zanephyn Keyser

Located in the gorgeous Le Quartier Français courtyard, Protégé exudes the same excellence the La Colombe Group is renowned for. They are running winter specials where a select menu is available for lunch and dinner, each consisting of four courses.

Menu items include purdon Wagyu sirloin (120g); springbok, chicken liver parfait, and Kerala kingklip, Tandoori. Take advantage of this incredible offer any day of the week.

When: Mon-Sun: 12h00–14h30 (lunch) | 17h30–20h30 (dinner)
What: Winter Lunch & Dinner Special
Where: 18 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek
Runs Until: 31 August 2023
Price: Lunch: R 595 pp  (4 courses) | Dinner: R 795 pp (4 courses)
Contact: 021 224 0801

La Petite Colombe at Leeu Estates

La Petite Colombe Winter SpecialCelebrate the beauty of Franschhoek at La Petite Colombe. This stunning restaurant is nestled in the midst of vineyards and manicured landscapes on the majestic Leeu Estate. Head chef, John Norris-Rogers, has expertly crafted incredible eight-course menus for their winter specials. The Reduced Menu includes Cape Malay tuna, sea bass, grass-fed beef and a sweets trolley all form part of this tasting experience. Treat yourself and someone special to The Chefs Experience, a sensational and unforgettable dining experience. 

When: Mon-Sun: 12h00, 12h30 & 13h00
What: Winter Lunch Specials (8-course menu)
Where: Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek
Runs Until: 31 August 2023
Price: The Reduced Menu: R 995 pp | The Chefs Experience: R 1395 pp *vegetarian options available for both specials at the same prices; bookings essential
Contact: 021 202 3395


Photo credit: Andrea van der Spuy

Head chef, Charné Sampson, serves an array of spice-forward dishes at Epice, an intimate fine dining restaurant located at Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek. Winter specials includes their Reduced Spice Journey, taking guests through eight delectable courses. Taste globally-inspired dishes such as Saldanha Bay oysters with Granny Smith and chilli, or phaal curry Karoo lamb roti with coriander and kashmiri, and more courses. Take advantage of this incredible special and embark on a culinary odyssey.

When: Fri & Sat (Lunch only) | Sunday (Lunch & Dinner)
What: Winter Special (Reduced Menu)
Where: Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek
Runs Until: 31 August 2023
Price: The Reduced Spice Journey: R 795 pp *vegetarian options available at the same price; bookings essential
Contact: 021 492 4044

*Please note that the service charge fee is excluded; all prices are subject to change.

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