Keep warm with this season’s latest restaurant specials. From spicy African cuisine to sushi, tapas and everything in between, treat yourself this winter to a fabulous dining experience.
Azure at The Twelve Apostles Hotel, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town. A perfect winter-steamer for you and your partner, offering an exceptional 5-course dinner and a movie in a private 16-seater theatre at R315 per person. Popcorn included! Tel (021) 437 9029.
Beleza, Elm Court, Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. The place to be for swanky Portuguese and Italian inpired nibbles. Bring your girlfriends and take the evening off, with all cocktails at half-price between 2pm and 7pm. Tel (021) 426 0795.
Nobu at The One & Only, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town. Grab a scrumptious Winter Bento Box special at celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s prized restaurant in Cape Town, including a spiced tuna sashimi salad, sushi, chicken teriyaki and seafood tempura, all for only R275 per person. And if you’re looking for a real treat, go mad with the Deluxe Winter Bento Box at R375 per person with even more delicacies. Tel (021) 431 4511.
Moyo Melrose Arch, Shop 5, The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. Moyo is the perfect place for a steamy evening – and we’re not just talking about your date! Taste the tantalising mezze dishes of Northern African fusion cuisine from R100 per person. Tel (011) 431 4511.
Czar, 179 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. Every Tuesday is Ladies’ Night with girls grabbing half-price sushi and cocktails every week. This trendy venue also offers execptional tapas on the menu. Tel (031) 321-8001.
Café Caprice, 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town. Warm up with a friend and grab two burgers for the price of one at Camps Bay’s ever-popular Café Caprice. This special is running all winter long from Mondays untii Thursdays 12h00-22h00. Tel (021) 438-8315.
Rodizio, Leaping Frog Centre, c/o William Nicol Drive and Mulbarton Road and Village View, Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg. Nothing is spicier than your first taste of Brazil. Rodizio’s set winter menu is offered at R155 per person from Tuesdays to Thursdays and offers an array of tasty eats. And if you’re looking for a really hot date, Latin American dance classes are on offer at Rodizio Bedfordview. Yes please! Tel (011) 483-1910/(011) 455-1093.
La Boheme, 341 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town. What could be better than well-executed delicious food at amazing prices? La Boheme is a Sea Point favourite offering a delicous menu that you get to build yourself. Two courses go for R95 or three courses for R120. Tel (021) 434-8797.
Rick’s Cafe Americain, Park Road, Cape Town. Based on the fabulous café of the same name in the classic film Casablanca, Rick’s offers daily lunch specials at R45 which change daily and even more specials on their drinks menu. A definite must-see! Tel (021) 424-1100.
I Love My Laundry, 59 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. A place to do the dry-cleaning and sip wine while you wait? I Love My Laundry is a unique concept outlet offering alterations, laundry and other services – and did we mention eight pieces of Dim Sum and a cappucino or glass of Sauvignon Blanc for only R40? Chores have never been so easy. Tel 084 660 0777.
The Raj, Camps Bay, Cape Town. Who said the beach was only for summer? Head down to The Raj along the Camps Bay promenade for a fabulously comforting three course meal, including a glass of house wine, for only R134.80. It’s the perfect way to spend any wintry evening. Tel (021) 438-4555.