Although many choose our Cape Town self-catering accommodation for reasons of economy and independence, most of our guests eat out during their stay at one of the many restaurants in our the Noordhoek valley and surrounding False bay. Whilst locals know that many restaurants entice diners with special offers during the quiet winter months, we believe in sharing this information with our visitors. All of these restaurants are a short drive from our Noordhoek holiday cottages and Cabanas. Many of these will have roaring log fires to ensure that your dining out experience is an enjoyable one, no matter the weather.
The Food Barn, Noordhoek, is famous for fine dining at affordable prices, in an informal country barn atmosphere. Diners come from far and wide to enjoy the amazing cuisine of Chef Frank Dangereux and his team; made even more affordable in winter. Firstly 50% is offered off the a la carte, Mondays to Fridays for lunches only- excluding public holidays. An equally great experience is the food and wine pairings on offer at nights, which showcase the cuisine as well as the fine wines of a partner estate. Treat your loved one to a memorable meal at only 3 courses for R185, 4 courses R205, 5 courses R225. Reservations : Tel (021) 789-1390
Thorfynns restaurant at Noordhoek’s Monkey valley right on the beach has the following on offer :
Tuesdays; Steak Special Night, 300g Sirloin and a choice of sauces for R85 and Sunday Roast with 3 meats and a glass of wine for R95, with live music from 3pm
Neighbouring Fish Hoek has more to offer. Choose from :
The Galley situated right on the sands of Fish Hoek Beach, where the current special winter offer is a grilled fillet of Yellowtail with 6 grilled prawns, savoury rice and fries, accompanied by a trio of sauces.
Indian Restaurant Bhandaris, situated on the Fish Hoek Main Road, as you enter the village, has 2 special offers: On Mondays there “You and Me Special” which allows one to choose any two chicken, fish or veg curries for only R99.00. Great value is the Sunday lunch or dinner buffet which has a selection of chicken, beef and seafood curries, with at least one Dhal dish. The buffet includes a starter served at your table, Naan bread and an interesting selection of sambals. Enjoy delicious North Indian cuisine at only R99 per head
The famous Harbour House restaurant and its associated dining outlets make for enjoyable fine dining. The Harbour House Restaurant occupies an enviable position; built high up on the harbour breakwater, with large picture windows offering stunning views of False Bay on one side, and the colourful fishing harbour on the other. During the winter and spring, whales may be seen close up while playful seals frolic in the kelp off the rocks all year round. In winter a roaring fire warms those who choose their special fine dining menus that offer delicious, designer food with starter and main course priced at R150 or inclusive of dessert at R170
Situated under the Harbour House is the Polana restaurant ; more oriented to the carnivores, and offers free range and pasture fed cuts of prime beef fillet, rump, sirloin and rib eye, beautifully and simply presented, although fresh line fish, delicious Mozambican style prawns and oysters are also available. Current winter special offer is grilled Mozambique styled chicken for only R75. The specials do change each month. Reservations : 021 788 7162. Please be aware that smoking is allowed in the Polana restaurant.
Lucky Fish is adjacent to the Polana on the harbour breakwater and offers affordably priced fish and seafood. The current winter special offer is fresh west coast hake served with prawns, tender baby peas & cauliflower & a citrus beurre bianco sauce for only R70.00
Newcomer Kalk Bay Café offers a Curry Feast on Thursday nights- eat as much as you like with 5 curries offer at R85, Reservations : Tel (021) 788-7760.
The historic naval village of Simonstown will reward you for a short drive to admire the Victorian architecture and the winter special offers, including
Bertha’s in the waterfront in Simonstown offer : 1 kg Queen prawns at R 109, Kingklip R135; and a splendid seafood platter at R119. Reservations: (021) 786-2138
Harbour View restaurant in the upper level of the Simonstown waterfront is offering one meal free for every one purchased; a discount of 50%.
Finally just over the mountain from our Noordhoek accommodation, in Tokai is the Cape Town Fish Market, which has a number of ongoing attractive special offers, including “ Buy one, get one free” Hake on Mondays and half price Sushi on Tuesdays. Most popular are the “all you can eat Breakfast Buffet” on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays for just R60 and the extensive Seafood buffet lunch on, Sundays and public holidays for R149.
No matter what the weather you are bound to enjoy eating out in the Winter- otherwise know as Cape Town’s Secret Season.