Winter is Cape Town is known as the “Secret Season”. We have many wonderful sunny days and the rates for accommodation are lower. Additionally, in order to entice the locals out to eat, many restaurants have special offers during this time. You can enjoy eating out and saving money. Whilst there are scores of these offers in Cape Town, we have listed a few of those in our neighbourhood and local area.
The Food Barn in Noordhoek Farm Village is acclaimed for 5 star cuisine. You can enjoy 50% off all food items on the A’ la Carte at lunch times, Monday to Friday (excluding Public holidays). They also offer at lunch (12h00 to 14h00) and dinner (19h00 to 21h00) set menus ; 3 courses with wine R325, 4 courses with wine R380
The Red Herring, near Noordhoek beach offers their Fireside Menu at lunch times for just R69, including Roast of the day, Fish and chips, Butter Chicken curry.
The Harbour House in Kalk bay is one of the best restaurants in the South, located right on the breakwater and winter brings their special, affordable Bistro menu. Two courses are R195 and 3 Courses R215. (Sunday lunch is excluded)
Kalky’s in the Harbour is famous for its no frills Fish and Chips, reputed to be the best in Cape Town. Eating here is an experience as you share with people of all sectors of our population. Their prices are so low that they don’t offer regular specials but you can get a pensioner’s discount of 10% on Tuesdays and, if catches have been good, you might find a line fish special on the board.
Kalk Bay has a little Theatre in the Main street, offering a variety of shows and has a restaurant upstairs. On Tuesdays you can get 2 Theatre tickets for the price of one and on Thursdays, 2 main dishes for the price of one.
Barracudas, near the beach in Fish Hoek is a hidden gem offering great food at affordable prices. They have a R55 lunch menu Tuesday to Saturday. Try their Fish and chips or veg prepared as you like it for only R55 on Tuesday evenings. Tuesday to Saturday they offer chicken or Veg curry for R60 and Sundays a 3 course roast for R69.
Bhandaris North Indian Restaurant has awesome curries and on Mondays their 2 for one curry ofer includes chicken, veg and fish curries. On Tuesdays they offer 30 % off all meals except Prawns, for pensioners.
Bertha’s is situated on the Waterfront in Simonstown with views of the Yacht Basin. Winter specials include : 1 kg Queen prawns cost R99 each, Calamari, mussel, chips, BBQ chicken and wing platter R99, 600g ribs plus 500ml Windhoek draught for R99.
The Salty Sea dog at the Simonstown waterfront has the best Fish and Chips in Cape Town at prices that don’t need to offer specials.
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