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The Best of The Winter Restaurant Specials in Cape Town

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Unless you’re brave, wintertime means no more sunset cocktails, strolls on the promenade with ice cream or picnics in the park. Luckily the restaurants of the Mother City want you to live your best foodie life, no matter the weather. From discounted boozy brunches to two-for-one pizzas, there are tons of winter specials; these are a few of our favourites in Cape Town RN:

Shimmy Beach Club

 

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When you think you Shimmy you usually think of sunsets, sundowners, and suntanning, but this venue knows how to bring it in winter too. Their iconic winter special is back, which means 50% off your bill every Wednesday. So anything you order on a Wednesday, whether it be a light snack or an evening of popping bottles and eating Springbok shank, you’ll only pay half price for. There’s also a DJ from 7pm which, combined with half-price drinks all night, makes for an extremely hungover Thursday.

Greenhouse

 

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Have you always wanted to eat at one of those restaurants where they serve their meals deconstructed AF and have snacks like wagyu tartare served on petrified wood on their menu? These taste menus are usually a bit too pricey (although can you really put a price on getting at least 15 good Instastories out of an experience?) but Greenhouse has come through with a winter special. Their carefully edited winter menu experience features their iconic amuse-bouche, XO pork with erynjii mushrooms, scallops, petite fours, and a whole lot of other difficult to pronounce treats. It’s R650 per person and you should book ASAP to avoid missing out.

The Alba

 

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Don’t let winter get in the way of you enjoying the great outdoors (from a reasonable, safe and warm distance). If you haven’t experienced drinking champagne while cruising the sea on a boat you haven’t been living TBH. The Alba, a floating fine dining experience, is here to help. They’re running a special throughout winter where you can get bubbly, brunch and a boat cruise for R295 per person. And it’s a beautiful boat too; no life jackets required.

Bootlegger Coffee Company

 

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Did you know that the coffee shop that is slowly taking over the whole of Cape Town does burgers as good as their Americanos? From 16:30 to closing time every day, you can grab a burger for half price at Bootlegger. This applies to their branches in Cape Quarter, Century City, Green Point, Harrington, Kenilworth, The Marc, Sea Point, Salt River (between 15:00 and 16:00), Stellenbosch and Tokai. P.S. Their happy hour starts then too.

Col’Cacchio

 

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Col’Cacchio is making Twosdays a thing nationwide and we are here for it. Winter and comfort food go hand-in-hand so their two-for-one special has arrived just in time. During winter you can order two portions of pasta or two pizzas and get the cheapest one free. The special lasts all day and runs until August 27th. But close the UberEats app; it’s only available for sit-down customers.

Mantra Café

 

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When it comes to winter specials Mantra Café in Camps Bay is killing the game. They’ve got your lunch covered with half-price pizzas between 12:00 and 15:00. They’ve got a complimentary glass of wine for every customer who comes in after 8pm on the weekend. They’ve got half price meals: burgers on Mondays, seafood pasta on Tuesdays, ribs on Wednesdays, and lamb curry on Thursdays. Oh and half price cocktails every weekday between 16:00 and 19:00. Excuse us while we literally move into Mantra Café.

Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery

 

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Situated on the beautiful Spier wine farm, the Smokehouse is running their winter special until the end of August. Usually, a chef’s platter will set you back R395 but in celebration of the chilly weather, it’s half-price at just R200 per person. The platter features 8 dishes such as harissa chicken wings, smoked brisket, and pork belly with apple ketchup. There is also a vegetarian option available if pork belly isn’t really your thing. Take note: this special doesn’t run on Sundays or public holidays.

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