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Great new Winter Specials Restaurant List 2011

26 May

Last year, I started That Blog with my first post of the fab Winter Specials Restaurant List happening in and around Cape Town. The list does the rounds every year and generally offers some GREAT specials at some fantastic restaurants. This year is no different…

There are a couple of lists doing the rounds this year…but I really like this one and think I should point it out to you too. It covers the whole country…although, can safely say that the best specials are available to the lucky peeps in Cape Town…and you are able to click on each restaurant name and be taken to a link that has reader reviews and details of the restaurant. What a great idea!!

Click on the pic below to go and see the great work that the clever foodies at Eat Out have done for you!!

Link to the great Winter Specials list on Eat Out site

Thanks so much to Katharine Jacobs and Jana Cilliers for the great work!!

And for some Winter Special reviews, keep an eye on Batonage and even post some reviews there too to help all out!!

Happy dining!

The finer things in life…

1 Apr

It is not a closely guarded secret that I do enjoy the finer things in life…so, I need to tell you about my most recent discovery- just incase you too have a penchant for these things! 

Anything that has the tag line “eat + drink + enjoy + celebrate” is going to be close to my heart…so when I saw these words in an e-mail a little while ago, I knew I was on to a good thing! Winestyle magazine launched a few months back and the second edition, arrived in my postbox (the actual thing, not my inbox) yesterday. I can’t wait to kick back, relax and read it this weekend…hopefully, whilst sipping a nice glass of wine and enjoying the last bits of summer! (more…)

Another piece of Tur-duck-en dear?

30 Nov

 

A few years ago, my family discovered the amazing meal that just keeps on giving…The Tur-duck-en. For those of you that don’t know what that is, it is a  deboned turkey, stuffed with a (deboned) chicken, stuffed with a (deboned) duck, stuffed with stuffing…or if you find it easier to say, Tur-duck-en. (I prefer to hyphenate the word, as it seems that some people are a little put off at the thought of eating something that has the word Turd in the name.)

So, as you can well imagine, this is a gargantuan amount of bird to get through and if your family is as small as mine, not even a post-Christmas Turkey Curry buffet will save you from Turkey/Duck/Chicken sandwiches for days to come!

So, if you aren’t up for putting together the old traditional Christmas feast and can’t be bothered with constantly having to peer into a hot oven to see if that little red thing has popped out the Turkey’s rear, why not get the good peeps at the Mount Nelson to do it all for you.

Check out the variety of Christmas meals they are hosting…

CHRISTMAS EVE

Planet Restaurant
Date: 24 December 2010
Time: 19h00 onwards
Price: R890 per person. We regret – no children under the age of 12
Menu: Festive 5-course Table d’ Hôte Menu
Dress: Elegant

Oasis Restaurant
Date: 24 December 2010
Time: 18h00
Price: R495 per adult / R195 per child under the age of 12
Menu: Extensive Festive Buffet Selection
Dress: Casual
Entertainment: J Russel Instrumental Jazz Duo

Join the choir for Christmas carols around the fountain from 18h30 to 19h30.

CHRISTMAS DAY

Oasis Restaurant
Date: 25 December 2010
Time: 12h30 onwards
Price: R695 per adult / R220 per child under the age of 12
Menu: Extensive Festive Buffet Selection
Dress: Casual
Entertainment: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the company of the B3 Jazz Duo.

Planet Restaurant
Date: 25 December 2010
Time: 12h30 onwards
Price: R730 per person. We regret, no children under the age of 12
Menu: Festive 5-course Table d’ Hôte Menu
Dress: Smart casual

The Ballroom
Date: 25 December 2010
Time: 12h30 onwards
Price: R730 per adult / R280 per child under the age of 12
Menu: Extensive Festive Buffet Selection
Dress: Smart casual
Entertainment: Mike Perry’s 4-piece band

Good news is that the Planet Bar will open on 25 December from 12h00 onwards for festive pre-lunch and dinner drinks…to ensure you get the whole family in the Christmas spirit, or is that drinking the Christmas spirit?

They will also give you a complimentary sparkling wine and Pimm’s on arrival!

If you are looking for something completely different to do on Christmas day, what about…

Afternoon Tea in the Lounge
Date: 25 December 2010
Time: 14h30 onwards
Price: R185 per person / R95 per child under the age of 12
Menu: Festive-inspired Afternoon Tea buffet
Dress: Casual
Entertainment: Resident pianist

No need to slog away preparing that massive Christmas lunch/dinner in Cape Town this year (and dealing with the mess afterwards)…the Old Mount Nelson can do it all for you! Although, I can’t guarantee that they will have Tur-Duck-en on the menu,

By the way, these prices are inclusive of festive novelties and service charge.

For reservations, contact restaurantreservations@mountnelson.co.za or +27 (0) 21 483 1948

www.mountnelson.co.za

Big changes for the Grand Old Mount…

28 Jul

So, a little bird tells me that it is all happening at the Big Pink thing behing the Labia…you know…the Mount Nelson!

Yip, the legendary restaurant, Cape Colony , will be closing at the end of July, and something brand new and VERY exciting shall open in its place on 1 November 2010. They will be doing an overhaul of the original dining hall and turning it into something slick and stylish…hope someone makes me slick and stylish when I am over 100 years old!!

Anyway, the Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg and his team of specialist chefs are in the process of testing recipes which will form the basis of the new restaurant menu, and the hotel’s Food and Beverage team is compiling a new wine list to complement it.  This sounds very exciting and I certainly hope that the barren manscape has changed to feature a few suitors that might like to entertain me at the Cape Colony!!

Don’t forget that the Winter Special of a 5 Course meal for R200 per person is still running at the Cape Colony until the end of July…so get there quickly before the overhaul begins!!

Visit the website http://www.mountnelson.co.za/web/ocap/cape_colony_restaurant.jsp for more information.

A Culinary Master at work…

17 Jun

That Blogger and friends managed to tear themselves away from the Soccer for an evening and headed off to the Chef’s Warehouse & Cookery School for an evening with the unbelievably talented, award winning Luke Dale-Roberts from La Colombe. May I remind you that La Colombe has just been voted 12th out of the top 50 restaurants in the world by the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. I think you can safely say that Luke knows his way around the kitchen!!!

I do enjoy cooking and eating A LOT, but have to say that I realised fairly early on in the demonstration that I was probably just there to watch a Master at work rather than pick up any menu ideas for my next dinner party. Food that Luke prepares is an absolute taste sensation, as well as a total visual treat…and I am not sure I have the patience or the time to try and pull that off on my own!! I suspect that it might be INFINITELY less stressful and possibly even cheaper to go and enjoy the meal at La Colombe rather than try and prepare it myself (especially if the Winter Special is on!!) Nevertheless, it was a wonderful evening and on the off chance I ever want to dedicate many hours of my life to preparing something spectacular for friends or family…I do have the recipes!

These were the culinary delights that we were treated to through the evening:

Carpaccio and Seared tartare of Springbok or Venison, Black Pickled Celeriac, Semi Dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Baby Marrow Cannelloni, Basil Mayo, Pine nut and Lemon Thyme Gremolata.

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Next up was a Tiger Prawn and Grapefruit Salad with warm Vanilla and Parsnip Puree.

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and then to finish off it was the unbelievable medley of desserts…Chocolate Collar filled with Vanilla Creme Catalana and Caramel Foam, Mini Apple Tart Tartin and Salted Caramel Popcorn.

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Each course was paired with an amazing wine and so it really was a true epicurean experience. My only complaint about the evening was that the portions were really not very big and so some of the group were still a little peckish by the end of the evening. Other than that, it was incredible…such wonderful food and wine and learning something too!!

Chef’s Warehouse have a few other courses that they will be running and they look awesome. There is the Artisan Baking Course that runs for 6 weeks, then the Imported Wine tasting evening and the Champagne evening. Click on the links to read more about them. These really do sound awesome and I think the wine and champagne evenings would be a great thing to do with a bunch of friends. Book now!!!

A Weekend of Wonderful Wine

1 Jun

That Blogger and a team of friends, eager to escape Cape Town for the weekend, set off for the Agulhas Wine Festival hosted at The De Hoop Nature Reserve late on Friday afternoon. That Blogger was attempting a whirlwind trip to JHB on Friday morning and due to a dodgy starter motor on the British Airways plane, managed to delay the departure for Agulhas by a healthy amount of time…however, we got onto the road at last and after an easy, uneventful 3 hour drive were greeted by the friendly staff of the De Hoop Collection in the Reception area.

We were shown to our accommodation and given a tour of the house. Wow, what a nice little spot! There were 3 spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, new bathrooms and an outside braai area. The ever-patient, Boy in the group whipped up a roaring fire in the fireplace and before we could say “Chardonnay” we were all kicking back and enjoying a glass of wine and relaxing in front of the fire.

On Saturday morning, after a yummy breakfast, we set off to explore the reserve. There really seems to be a good amount of game around and within a few minutes of leaving our house, we had spotted Bontebok, Eland and LOTS of Ostrich! We headed for the beach and to check out Koppie Alleen, the beautiful little cottage that is set right on the beach and nestled in the Fynbos.

Bontebok

Bontebok

The view from the beach was just breath taking…the sea was a beautiful turquoise colour and the beach seemed to stretch on forever and the setting for Koppie Alleen is just magical. I will definitely be returning to De Hoop to stay there!

Koppie Alleen

Koppie Alleen

After all that adventuring, the Team decided it was time to do some wine tasting. We headed back to the main reception and were guided to the hall where the wine tasting was taking place. Some quality time was then spent tasting some of the most wonderful wines from the Agulhas area – including Napier, Elim and Gansbaai. We tasted some incredible wines from the estates Strandveld, First Sighting, Quoin Rock, The Berrio, Jean Daneel, Lamond, Lands End, Black Oystercatcher, Zoetendal and Brunio. What a wonderful treat to have so many awesome estates gathered in one place!!!

Fast forward through a rather disappointing rugby game (for the Stormer’s fans obviously) and it was time to sit down to the specially prepared 6 course dinner in the lovely Fig Tree restaurant. The Chef, Bruce, had carefully prepared a meal that could be paired with wine from the estates showcased at the Festival. What a treat!!

The Team gingerly made it to breakfast back at the Fig Tree restaurant on Sunday morning and whilst the croissants with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were wolfed down, I noticed that there weren’t too many takers for the bubbly-I suspect that might have something to do with the generous quantities of wine paired with the delicious meals the previous evening!!

The Beach and Sand Dunes

The Beach and Sand Dunes

We headed back to the beach after breakfast for a stroll and were lucky enough to spot some Whales in the bay! We were told that in Whale Season, there have been nearly a 100 Whales sighted in the Bay! (We spotted 2…but it is still very early in the season!)

It really was an absolutely wonderfully relaxing weekend, made even more so by the almost non-existant cellphone reception throughout the reserve! Yes, the world did survive without us!

If you are looking for a great weekend away with family or friends, you really should have a look at De Hoop Nature Reserve. There is accommodation to suit all budgets and there really is SO much to do. The De Hoop Collection are also running a winter special of 25% off accommodation in June, July and August

For further information, call the De Hoop Collection on 0861 33 4667 or the Cape Town reservation office directly on 021 405 4587 or email res@dehoopcollection.co.za.

You can also visit the website for more info www.dehoopcollection.co.za

De Hoop Collection

De Hoop Collection

Miss K Competition Winner announced

27 May

Miss K Breakfast

You may recall that That Blog ran a competition a little while back to win a Breakfast for 2 at Miss K Food Cafe in Green Point.

Well, the time has come to announce the winner…

Kim Main

Congratulations Kim!!! Enjoy your breakfast!

If you were not lucky enough to win this great prize…why not just treat yourself to a Miss K meal anyway. The new menu is great and with this grim weather, how can you resist that yummy Lindt Hot Chocolate…

Have you looked at the Winter Restaurant Specials List recently?

21 May

TableThe “That Blog” Winter Specials List is just massive now. Just click on the link to see what I mean.

It seems to grow every day and there are some AWESOME specials to be found for dining out in the City and in the Winelands and all over the Cape actually!

If you plan to go to a restaurant any time in the next few months, you really would be very silly to head out before checking out the specials list first.

As I said, the list is updated almost daily, so make sure you check it regularly to ensure you aren’t missing out anything that just SCREAMS value!

Happy dining!

By the way, there are even more specials to be found at Whale Cottage Blog

Have you been to The Restaurant at Jordan?

20 May

You really should try get there…

I headed out for a little mid-week winelands meander the other day and the luncheon destination of choice was The Restaurant at Jordan. I have always been an serious fan of the city version of George Jardine’s culinary delights and so was very eager to see what life in the country had done to this award winning chef. I was not disappointed.

After a spot of wine tasting, we ventured into the restaurant. The weather was playing along on the day and so we opted for a table out on the terrace. That is a pretty impressive view! This little snap was taken from where I sat on the terrace…not a bad view from the table?!

Jordan

A nice way to while away a week day afternoon...

Anyway, so we opted for the Menu du Jour with wine pairing (R220 incl 2 glasses of Jordan Wine). Believe me when I say, it was not an easy decision to make! There was also the option of selecting from a choice of 3 starters, 4 mains and 3 desserts (at R200.00 for 2 courses or R225.00 for 3 courses excl wine). The options all sounded so enticing that the Menu du Jour eventually got my vote because there were less decisions to make! We selected our 2 wines to go with our meal and sat back, enjoyed the view and waited to see what would emerge for the big open kitchen.

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We started with a complimentary amuse-bouche, Chicken liver and foie gras parfait with celeriac chantilly, toasted brioche and prune. From the first mouthful, I knew that country living had only done good things for our Chef! The wonderfully unique flavours and textures combined to make each mouthful special.

The starter was a barrel smoked yellowtail, which really was an very different way to prepare a fish that we have all tasted so many times.

Barrel Smoked Yellowtail

Barrel Smoked Yellowtail

We followed that up with a honey glazed pork belly, served with braised wheat, pancetta and shallots. So succulent and cooked just the way I like it…Yummy!!!

I didn’t think I would have space for it, but when I spotted the carmalised lemon tart, I managed to find just a little gap. A really light dessert and just the right ending to an amazing meal.

The Restaurant at Jordan really is a beautiful setting but the truly special part is the meal prepared so carefully by George and his team.

The Menu Du Jour is part of the Jordan winter special and really is great value for food of this calibre. If you are heading out towards Stellenbosch any time soon and are looking for a great lunch venue, you should seriously consider paying Jordan a visit. There is a special 6 course tasting menu available for dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings with/without wine pairings.

Book a table on 021 881 3612 or e-mail Jordan restaurant

Delheim special – have you booked?

18 May

The awesome “Tourist in your own country” special at Delheim has started. Have you booked your table yet?
Unfortunately, it is only available for lunch…but if you can sneak out of work, take a client to lunch or are lucky enough to be a “Lady who lunches” then get there!!

The special runs until 21 May.

Please make your reservation at Tel: +27 (21) 8884607 or online at restaurant

Conditions apply:

  • One starter, one main and one dessert per person
  • One booking per group for the week
  • SA citizens only – please bring your SA passport or ID
  • Offer does not include drinks

Quick delicious meals…

10 May

Risotto

I was at the Biscuit Mill this weekend and decided to try out one of the products from the CookMe stall.

I went for the Risotto #1 Mix, which is basically Mushroom risotto. Jeepers, this stuff is delicious!! All you really need is some veggie stock and then if you want to, a glass of white wine (if you are willing to add it to food rather than quaff it!). Follow the simple instructions and hey presto, you have a SUPER yummy risotto in no time.

I was told that the preparation process for the packaged goods manages to preserve most of the flavours, nutrients and colours and I can really say that that wasn’t just marketing speak…it looked and tasted awesome.

They have quite a few different flavour risottos as well as cous cous and pasta sauces, so I will definitely be paying another visit to that stall!

Check out the website www.cookme.co.za to find out where else you can get your CookMe treats!

Tourist in your own country special

5 May

DelheimThe amazing people at Delheim are running a fantastic special that needs a mention!

It was scheduled for 23 – 27 August but has proven so popular that they have decided to do it twice this year!  From 17 – 21 May, the Rand cost of any dish on the menu is divided by the dollar exchange rate on the day – and that’s all you pay! How fantastic is that??

Example:  Oven-Baked Franschhoek Salmon Trout, served on rocket with seasonal grilled vegetables and baby potatoes

Menu Price: R90

Divide by today’s dollar exchange rate: 7.5

You pay R12!

Please make your reservation at Tel: +27 (21) 8884607 or online at restaurant@delheim.com

Conditions apply:

  • One starter, one main and one dessert per person
  • One booking per group for the week
  • SA citizens only – please bring your SA passport or ID
  • Offer does not include drinks

Winter 2010 Restaurant Specials

5 May

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Being a Blog for the Girl that wants to know what is happening and where it is happening, I thought there was no better way to launch the blog than with a comprehensive list of all the fantastic winter specials that are currently on offer in Cape Town. I will update this list as I learn about new specials that are being offered.

Winter 2010 Restaurant Specials

  • 1800 in the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, Main Road, Green Point(321 430 0506): Amuse-Bouche + 200 gram sirloin, rump, rib-eye steak or sirloin, sauce of your choice + Side order for R99.00 (Request parking when booking).
  • 96 Winery Road, Winery Road Zandberg Farm (021) 842 2020: Any 3 Courses from a la Carte menu R165.00 Mondays to Saturday Lunch and Dinner (Until 31 July)
  • A Tavola Library Square, Wilderness Road, Claremont 021 671 1763: 50% off all pasta every Monday throughout Winter (Ends 30 September 2010)
  • Active Sushi 63 Strand St 021 422 0462: Eat as much sushi as you like R99.00 (Every day 5pm – 10:30pm)
  • Allee Bleue, outside Franschhoek 021 874 1886: choice of 250g Beef fillet, Beef Sirloin, Beef Rib Eye, Karoo Lamb Chops with one of 6 flavored butters for R 99.00, including a glass of Allee Bleue Starlette Rouge (Until end September)
  • Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa, Hermanus 028 284 0000: Accommodation, full breakfast, 10% discount on spa treatments and 20% on signature treatments, access to Spa facilities, sauna, steam room, heated indoor hydropool, heated outdoor lap pool and gymnasium R700.00 pps
  • Arnold’s, Gardens 021 424 4344 – Delicious stew + couscous, bottle of Altydgedacht Red for R99.00 (Dinner only)
  • Azure Twelve Apostles Hotel, Victoria Rd 021 437 9029: Dinner and a Movie Special 5 course dinner from Azure Select menu and then watch a movie in the hotel’s private cinema.
  • Backsberg Restaurant @ Backsberg Wine Estate 021 875 5952: Sunday set menu, R170.00 per person, 3 courses consisting of a starter, lamb on the Spit and a buffet of salads and a dessert.
  • Beluga Prestwich Street, Greenpoint 021 418 2948: Half price sushi before 7pm. 1kg Tiger prawns R109.00, Beluga Blue Plate special 24 pieces sushi R109.00
  • Bertha’s Simons Town 021 786 2138: 2 Course meal R109.00, 3 Course Meal R129.00 + Glass of sherry on arrival
  • Beuna Vista Social Cafe, 81 Main Road, Greenpoint 021 433 0611: Free glass of wine or local beer with every lunch ordered
  • Black Marlin, Main Road, Millers Point, Simonstown 021 786 1621: Crayfish Braai every sunday R75.00 pp
  • Blowfish, Dolphin Beach Hotel, 1 Marine Drive, Blouberg 021 556 5464: Sizzling Seafood Platter for 2 R179.00, Lamb, Tomato and Basil Bredie R75.00, Slow roasted Lamb Shank R95.00, 500g Rump Steak R95.00, Ye Olde Fish & Chips R59.00, Prawn Curry R69.00, Seafood Paella R79.00. Join the Most Valued Diner program for R25.00 and get “All you can eat sushi on Sundays” for R149.00 pp and Half Price Sushi on Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
  • Bosman’s at Grand Roche Hotel, Paarl +27 (0)21 863 5100: 3-course lunch and 2 glassses of The Goose wines for R 260, all Sundays in June
  • Buitenverwachting Restaurant @ Buitenverwachting Estate, Constantia -Tapas “Around the World” (at the Courtyard) Tuesday – Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm 3 Course R99.00, 5 Course R129.00, 7 Course R159.00. Winzer Platter (at the wine tasting) Tuesday – Saturday 12:00- 17:00 R75.00 per platter
  • Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay: 2-for-1 Burgers from Monday to Thursday from 12:30pm till 10pm
  • Cafe Sophia Greenpoint 021 421 0445, Bloubergstrand, Camps Bay, Gardens, Rondebosch, Sea Point, Greenside: Breakfast Specials – Sofia Special Breakfast + Coffee R25.00, Village Omelette + Coffee R29.00, Jumbo Muffin + Coffee R19.00. Winter Specials – All pasta dished R49.00, Exotic Prawn Curry R79.00, Assorted Soups R19.00, Mediterranean Moussaka R69.00
  • Camil’s Restaurant Cape Royale Luxury Hotel on Main Road, Green Point 021 433 1227: 2 Course lunch + glass of bubbly R100.00. Valid Saturday and Sunday until end of May
  • Cape Town Fish Market V&A Waterfront Cape Town, Parkview Pretoria. Eastgate Johannesburg, Hemingways East London: Salmon special, 1 course R 54,95, 2 courses R 69,95, 3 courses R 89,95, Buy a bottle of Durbanville Hills Wine and get a free Greek table salad
  • Cape Colony at Mount Nelson Hotel, Orange Street, Cape Town 021 483 1948: Journey through the season’s favourite flavours in an atmosphere of elegance at Cape Colony Restaurant this Winter. Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg and his team of specialist chefs present a five-course menu comprised of a selection of inspiring signature dishes. R200.00 pp (min 2 guests, max 8 per table). Until 10 July 2010
  • Casa Labia 192 Main Road, Muizenberg 021 788 6068: World Cup Match Special Bring your own wine and enjoy our Italian set menu for the following games: 20th June Italy vs NZ, 22nd June Fance vs SA, 24th June Slovakia vs Italy. Set menu is an Italian style lunch menu at the unbeatable price of R160.00. Delicious Antipasti on the house and victories by the “men in blue” will be celebrated by a free glass of bubbly or Peroni beer to all guests/
  • Cassia @ Nitida wine estate 021 976 0640: Traditional Beer Festival and live sport from 11 June to 11 July 2010 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only)  2 course meal plus a free draft for R150.00 pp
  • Catharina’s at Steenberg Hotel in Tokai 021 713 2222: 2 course lunch at R 135, 3 course lunch R175/3 course dinner R195 + glass of Klein Steenberg red or white (Until end September)
  • Cattle Baron - Rib & Prawn combo with chips or baked potato and veggies R89.00
  • Chenin Restaurant and Wine Bar Cape Quarter, 72 Waterkant Street 021 425 2200: Main Course + Glass of wine or Boston Draft Beer R60.00
  • Clos Malverne wine estate outside Stellenbosch 021 865 2022: Autumn special – 2 course meal + quarter bottle of wine R 125, 3 course + half bottle of wine R 155, Tuesday – Saturday lunch and Wednesday and Friday dinner
  • cosecha Restautant @ Noble Hill Wine Estate, Paarl – 021 871 3844: Weekdays 11-2. Always R 64.00. A delicious, warm, filling & different special each day. Have a look at the website for daily menus
  • Constantia Uitsig Restaurant, Constantia 021 794 4480: Lunch: 3 course with a carafe wine (red or white) – R260.00, Dinner: 3 course with a carafe wine (red or white) – R290.00  (Restaurant closed 30/08 – 19/09)
  • Cru Cafe Cape Quarter: Breakfast Special – Choose between Classic or Smoked Salmon Breakfast + Orange juice/Cappuccino. Crazy Winter special – Choose 2 pastas and 2 glasses of wine for R119.00 (Monday to Sunday Lunch and Dinner)
  • Cuvee @Simonsig Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch 021 888 4932: Cabernet Winter Indulgence Menu – Lunch and Dinner 2 or 3 set menu ranging from R160 – R190 pp including glass of Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Deli Delish 8 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay, 021 790 5324: 2 Course Meal R120.00, 3 Course Meal R150.00 add R20.00 for a glass of House wine.
  • Fiesta Cape Quarter, Waterkant Street, 021 418 5121 72: Plain Beef Burger R34.50, Plain Chicken Burger R 34.50, Any two tapas of the menu for R49.50. Happy Hour daily between 4pm and 7pm Local Beers @ R9.00 ea Cocktails @ R21.00 ea Glass of House Wine @ 21.00 per glass (Red, White and Rose)
  • Five Flies, 14-16 Keerom St 021 424 4442: 2-course meal R125.00, 3-course dinner R150.00, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for next 3 months
  • Flavours @ The Devon Valley Hotel, Devon Valley Stellenbosch 021 865 2012: 2 Course Meal R120.00, 3 Course Meal R165.00 incl. a carafe of Sylvanvale wine (Until end August)
  • Food Lovers Market Foreshore and Claremont: 50% off sushi (Mondays – Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • Gold Restaurant 96 Strand Street 021 421 4653: 14 Course Set Menu, Interactive Drumming Session (6:30pm-7pm), guided museum tour, arrival cocktail, liver entertainment. R300.00 pp or R250.00 pp without the drumming
  • Grand Provence, Franschhoek, +27 (0)21 876 8600: Chef’s Table for 8 or more persons, 4 courses R 200 per person available for lunch and dinner (Until End August)
  • Harbour House, Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay (021) 788 4133: Set menu Two Courses R140.00, Three Courses R160.00 Valid for month of May only. Not available Sunday lunch
  • Hartenberg Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch 021 865 2541: Delicious home style country lunch specials changing daily. R160.00 per person (Until 30 September)
  • Harveys @ The Mansions, Winchester Mansions Hotel Sea Point, 021 434 2351: Sunday Brunch and Live Jazz, receive a complimentary Sunday Newspaper and a glass of bubbly. R195.00 per person
  • Henri’s Cnr Lourensford and Maid Rd, Somerset West 021 852 6442: 3 Course Set Menu + bottle of Lourensford River Garden wine R135.00
  • Hussar Grill, in Camps Bay 021 438 0151 and Green Point 021 433 2081: 1 kg Beef ribs, or Grilled Kingklip with side veggies and bottomless chips + dessert, for R 99.00
  • iCi at Le Quartier Français 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 021 876 2151:2 Course menu R120.00 per person, 3 Course menu R150.00 per person for lunch and dinner. (Ends 31 August 2010)
  • Jonkershuis Groot Constantia Estate 021 794 6255: 2 Course Meal for R140.00, 3 Course meal for R160.00. Menu changes monthly. Available Mon-Sat 12:00 – 21:00 (Ends 30 September 2010)
  • Kink Boutique Bar 3 Park Rd, Gardens 021 424 0757: Home made burger with onion rings, chips and coke R50.00, Roast Rib Eye with Bearnaise, Chips, Rocket Salad and 500ml Draught R90.00. Tapas for 2 R95.00. Half price cocktails and tapas between 6 and 8pm.
  • La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro Sea Point 341 Main Rd (cnr Main and Albany), Sea Point, 021 434 8797: 2 Course Meal R90.00, 3 Course Meal R110.00 (Until end December)
  • La Colombe @ Constantia Uitsig 021 794 2390: Lunch: 3 course menu with a carafe of wine (the wine selection will change according to the menu changes) – R280.00 Dinner: 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing per course – R380.00 The winter tasting menu will be served only from 19h00 – 20h30 Please note the 3 course lunch menu will not be available for dinner. (Restaurant Closed 9th – 29th August 2010)
  • La Mouette, 78 Regent Road, Seapoint, 021 433 0856: Winter special 6 courses for R150.00 (Starts 21st June)
  • Lanzerac Hotel, Stellenbosch +27(21) 887-1132: 2-course lunch R 145, 3 course lunch R 175 + glass of red wine.   Chef’s soup of the day with rolls and house wine R 55. (Ends 30 September 2010)
  • Lazari Cape Quarter 021 419 9555: 200g Rump steak with Caeser Salad and Frites + carafe of wine R70.00 (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Le Petite Ferme, Franschhoek, +27 (0)21 876 3016/8: 2 courses R 95 and three courses R 125
  • Lord Neethling Restaurant, Neethlingshof Estate, Stellenbosch 21 883 8966: Game Pie + 250ml Neethlingshof Pinotage R109.00, Fillet of Sole Royal + 250ml Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc R109.00, Medallion of Beef + 250ml Neethlingshof Malbec R109.00, Lamb Curry + 250ml Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer, Lamb Shanks + 250ml Neethlingshof Shiraz, Veal Cordon Bleue +250ml Neethlingshof Cabernet Merlot (until end September)
  • Maze Restaurant One & Only Hotel, V&A Waterfront 021 431 5222: Every Wednesday join a master wine maker at the chef’s table. Michelin-star chef pairs 5 course menu with wines. (Ends 3 July)
  • Mediterrea 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus 028 313 1685: 2-course R 105.00 and 3 course meal R 135.00, Monday – Thursday dinners and Sunday lunches, April – August. Write WINTER on your bill and get a discount off your meal.
  • Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town: Food and Wine Dinner Series. R350pp for multi-course dinner and wine. 29 July: De Wetshof Estate, 26 August: Rust & Vrede, 30 September: Steenberg Vineyards, 14 October: Waterford Estate, 26 November: Ernie Els Wines
  • Muratie Restaurant @ Muratie Wine Estate Stellenbosch 021 865-2330/6: Traditional Karoo farm lunch. Every Sunday 12:00 – 14:00. R185.00 pp. Booking essential
  • Myoga at the Vineyard Hotel (021 657 4545): 6 course meal for R150.00 pp, wine pairing available. (Ends 30 June)
  • Overgaauw Wine Estate 021 881 3815 or info@overgaauw.co.za: Buy 5 bottles of either ’08 Chenin Blanc for R195.00, ’08 Shepherd’s Cottage Rose for R155.00 or ’05 Cab Sav for R545.00 and receive 1 bottle free.
  • Overture Hidden Valley Wines, Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch 021 880 8721: 4-course Menu de Jour for R 200.00, or R 250.00 with a glass of wine, Tuesday – Friday lunch (May – July)
  • Pepenero in Mouille Point 021 439 9037: 250g Sirloin and chips R 79.00, Seafood platter R 129.00, 1Kg prawn platter R 99.00, Oysters R 9.00 each, Half-price sushi, all cocktails R21.
  • Pepperclub on the Beach in Camps Bay 021 438 0000: Friday night Jazz evening, 6 oysters + glass of bubbly at R 60.00 from 4pm
  • Primi Pomodoro, Camps Bay: Full Breakfast R25, Salmon on Rye R35.00, Health Breakfast R20.00, Egg White Omelette R22.00, Mango Frullata R18.00
  • Primi Piatti Seapoint: Full Breakfast R25, Salmon on Rye R35.00, Health Breakfast R20.00, Egg White Omelette R22.00, Mango Frullata R18.00
  • Pure Hout Bay Manor, Baviaanskloof, Off Main Road 021 791 9393: 3 course dinner for R 220.00, and R 280.00 with a glass of wine added Tues – Sat Dinner, Sunday Lunch. (Until end July)
  • Quay 4 V&A Waterfront: Roll the Dice Friday’s (Roll a number higher than 10 = half price cocktails, Roll a double = Cocktail on the house, Roll less than 10 and you are out of luck (3pm – 7pm Fridays)
  • Raphael’s at Asara Wine Estate, Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 021 888 8050: Monday – Friday 12:00-14:30 Chef recommendation menu, (changes weekly)  2 menu course at R150.00 or a 3 course R195.00 per person.
  • Rafiki’s 13 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town 8001 021 426 4731: 1/2 Price Pizza special 11am-12am Mondays, 1/2 Price Cocktail special Thursdays 11am-7pm
  • Rickety Bridge, Franschhoek (021) 876 3650: 3 Course set menu, R135.00 pp or R175.00 pp with a flight of wine.
  • River Cafe @ Constantia Uitsig (021) 794 3010: 3 course with a carafe of Constantia Uitsig wine – R195.00 for a 4 course with a carafe of Constantia Uitsig wine – R225.00 Children eat free (1 child per dining adult, Monday to Thursday only) Lunch and Dinner Winter Menu available Monday to Saturday
  • Royale Eatery & Royal Kitchen, Long Street 021 422 4536: Monday – Thursday between 4-6pm, select burgers R30.00 and Beer R10.00
  • Salushi Intaba, 25 Protea Road, Claremont 021 671 4271: 50 % off sushi all day Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays, from 12h00 – 17h00 Wednesdays – Saturday (Until end of May).  Zak’s Platter – 21 pieces sushi R108, Sepplatter – 24 pieces + 2 glasses Welmoed Brut R210.00
  • Salt, Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay, 021 439 7258: 2 courses R 140 (R165.00 with wine flight), 3 courses R 170 (R195.00 with wine flight), Mondays – Thursdays, lunch and dinner, excluding World Cup period.
  • Saul’s Grill, 152 Main Road, Seapoint 08611SAULS: Buy-one-get-one-free hamburger (Monday), Recession Combo – Regular burger, chips + 300ml Castle Draft R44.00
  • Saul’s Sushi @ Vegas, 118 Main Road, Sea Point 021 433 2287: “Eat as much as you like” sushi R 120.00 Mondays and Tuesdays, “two for the price of one” sushi Fridays and Saturdays. 500ml Castle Draft R12.
  • Savoy Cabbage 101 Hout St, Cape Town +27 21 424 2626: 17th May – 1st June 2010 The Annual Savoy Cabbage Offal Festival
  • Sevruga in the V&A Waterfront 021 421 5134: Sole special, between R89 – R180, half price sushi 12h00 – 18h00 Mondays – Saturdays
  • Signal at Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town: Wine and food pairings. Nitida Wines 25th May, Jordan Wines 27th July, Bouchard Finlayson 31st August, Hamilton Russell Vineyards 28th September, Wilderer Distillery - Grappa and Dine 16th October, Graham Beck Wines 26th October, Waterkloof Wines 30th November R330 pp including canapés, a 3 course set menu and selected wines with each course.
  • Sinn’s Restaurant at Wembley Square 021 465 0967:  1 Course + glass of wine R95.00, 2 Courses + 1 glass of wine R109,.00 3 Courses + 1 glass of wine R135.00
  • Tank Cape Quarter 021 419 0007: 1/2 Price Sushi and Cocktails everyday 12 – 6pm, Three Course Meal for only R165.00 including a glass of wine.
  • Terroir at Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch 021 880 8167: Two-course meal at R 165.00, and 3-course meal at R 195.00, Lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday until the end of September.
  • Theo’s 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point 021 439 3494: Evening: Oysters R6.00 each, 1kg Prawns R99.00, Lunch: Linefish R79.00, 300g Sirloin R79.00, Spatchcock Chicken Peri-Peri R79.00, 500g Spare ribs R79.00
  • The Cru Cafe in the Cape Quarter: Breakfast for 2 for R 85.00, 2 pasta dishes + 2 glasses of wine for R 119.00, all days of week, lunch and dinner
  • The Foodbarn Restaurant Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek 021 789 1390: Franck’s famous 3-course “French Bistro” Menu for R205.00 per person PLUS a free bottle of AA Badenhorst Family Wines for every table of four. (Valid until end September 2010)
  • The Kove, The Promenade, Camps Bay 021 438 0004: Fresh Line Fish R89.00, Rump 250g/500g R79.00/R109.00, Karoo Lamb Chops R99.00, Calamari Patagonia R69.00, 1/2kg Prawns R69.00, Lamb Shank R99.00, Kove Meat Platter R149.00, Set Menu 2 Courses + Glass of Wine R120.00
  • The Restaurant @ Jordan Stellenbosch Kloof Road 021 881 3612: Two times Eat Out Chef of the Year, George Jardine is running a special winter menu comprising a set 3 course menu at R180. The menu changes daily but features winter warmers such as Haricot bean, parmesan and truffle veloute with confit pork neck, Braised Chalmar beef faggot with pomme puree and buttered green beans and Pan fried brioche, prune and Armagnac ice cream and hazelnuts. Opt for the wine pairing option with 2 glasses of Jordan Wine for R220.00. Jordan Winery offers a 10% discount on puchases of 6 bottles or more on presentation of your Jordan Restaurant receipt. (Until end September)
  • The Roundhouse in Camps Bay 021 438 4347: 2nd Birthday Special - 7-course dinner for R 245.00 (1 July – 30 September 2010)
  • Theo’s on Beach Road, Mouille Point: Lunch Specials – Oysters R 6.00 each, 1 kg prawns R 99.00, line fish R79.00, 300 gram sirloin steak, spatchcock chicken peri peri and 500 gram spare ribs all R 79.00.
  • Tuscany Beach 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 021 438 1213: Autumn dinner special – 50% off second person’s main course, and 1/2 price sushi 12 – 6 pm. 25% off cocktails (everyday 12-6pm)
  • Vanilla Shop 17, The Square, Cape Quarter 021 421 1391: Autumn dinner special – 50% off the second person’s main course, and 1/2 price sushi 12 – 6 pm, 25% off Cocktails 12 – 6pm  Monday – Sunday
  • Wang Thai V&A Waterfront, Constantia 021 794 0022, Somerset West and Lagoon Beach: Half price sushi and cocktails from 12 -6 pm Monday – Thursdays
  • Waterkloof Restaurant at Waterkloof Wines Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road, Somerset West 021 858 1491 Monday to Friday R190pp
  • Wild Woods, Hout Bay 021 791 1166- Slow food evenings 3 course meal R135.00pp (Until end December)

This list is updated constantly, so come back often!

Please refer to Whale Cottage Blog for some more restaurant specials. Thank you to them for getting this list started.