Restaurant Week is once again running a nationwide month-long campaign giving South African dining culture a boost.
The concept is simple - foodies can explore multi-course lunch or dinner menus from some of the top restaurants at special rates. Bookings must be made directly via the Restaurant Week website.
We've selected some of the best restaurants in Cape Town you should consider trying below.
All about Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week in Cape Town is a concept that was launched by Diningcity SA in 2012. The idea behind it is to tempt diners to explore the delicious, exclusive lunch or dinner offers at some of the best restaurants in Cape Town.
At most restaurants, you can make reservations for free and settle the bill when you dine. However, some restaurants may require a small deposit via Dineplan to confirm your booking. You will receive a confirmation for every reservation within a few minutes at the email address
With most deals, drinks are not included. Select restaurants do offer a welcome drink or wine-pairing option, and this will be clearly indicated in the restaurant's menu.
92 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
This modern Mexican restaurant in Cape Town is serving a 6-course lunch menu with complimentary totopos on arrival and complimentary candy floss at the end.
Tuck into their signature Kabeljou Ceviche, Mole served with tortillas that are made fresh daily, lobster tacos, and lots more. Hacienda is housed within a heritage building, and captures the cool atmosphere of Bree street.
The Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town
Newlands’ hidden secret is a quiet and beautifully decorated Middle Eastern restaurant that serves some of the authentic dishes in town. For Restaurant Week, Morii is offeirng a fine dining experience for lunch or dinner. Eclectic flavours take centre stage with their griled cabbage, line fish with a Lebanese inspired Niçoise salad, and Pistachio ice cream among others.
Silk Asian Fusion
108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Silk on Heritage Square in the CBD is the go-to for intimate date night restaurants in Cape Town. The concept is a tribute to the ancient Silk Route through cuisine which brings together a meeting of East and West.
Select three courses from their curated meu of small plates which can be tried for lunch or dinner. On offer are pan-seared duck breast, gourmet bao buns and potstickers, sosu vide pork belly off the grill, and Thai-style chichen thighs.
84 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Club Kloof captures the hipster cool of Kloof Street with contemporary pizza and arancini,creative cocktails and a playlists to get the good vibes going.
Go for an Italian-inspired lunch with options such as mini pizza with parmesan, roasted butter beans or mac and cheese arancini for mains, and a decadent Blood Orange and Campari Almond Cake with Mascarpone for afters.
The Athletic Club and Social
35 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town City Centre
Ask Capetonians where to go for a glam night out in town, and The Athletic Club and Social in upper CBD will definitely make the list. Expect a moody atmosphere where old meets new with vintage furniture and rich accents of velvet, brocade and wood.
The restaurant in Cape Town is getting creative with a three-course dinner for Restaurant Week. Start with grilled Haloumi or deep-fried sardines with a yum aioli, Tahini cauliflower or slow braised lamb shoulder for mains, and a gluten-free chocolate cardamom cake to end.
The Clipper Restaurant
The Commodore Hotel, Portswood Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
The Clipper restaurant at the Commodore Hotel is strongly influenced by a nautical theme that runs from lounge area, ship sculptures, and artwork to remind patrons of these glorious vessels that once sailed the oceans. Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbour and Robben Island.
Do a three-course lunch with West Coast mussels or fresh Knysna oysters to start, Tempura fried hake or mushroom risotto for mains, and a classic Peppermint Tart for dessert.
Pierhead Building (next to the NSRI), Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Housed in the beautiful Pierhead Building away from the V&A Waterfront hustle and bustle, The Waterside specialises in casual fine dining matched with the iconic views that have made this attraction so famous worldwide.
Says Kirton on these exciting new ventures for The La Colombe Group, ‘We have been looking at various sites at the Waterfront for many years now - when this site became available we needed little convincing to undertake this project,’ says Scot Kirton from The La Colombe Group.
Taking a peek at The Waterside’s menu for Restaurant Week, guests can look forward to Cape Malay crayfish salad or Asian pork belly with scallops.
How Bao Now
The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
How Bao Now is the brainchild of Test Kitchen-trained chefs, Matt van den Berg and Carla Schulze. The duo is focused on giving Taiwanese-style steamed Bao Buns a fresh twist with invetive flavours. There’s an option of 12-hour slow-cooked pork belly, bbq jackfruit, beef short rib, or pickled oyster mushrooms for lunch. Plan your trip carefully to tie in some browsing at The Old Biscuit Mill in Observatory.
Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Insanely romantic at night and oozing resort feels during daytime, Azure is the signature restaurant at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Savour the finest indigenous and international cuisine on offer in our extremely popular Azure Restaurant. Executive Chef Christo Pretorius crafted two set dinner menus with a variety of exquisite dishes including meat, seafood and vegetarian options, all consiouscly sourced.
Round off the perfect meal with a delightfully sweet dessert, Bea's double baked cheesecake, taken on our stunning terrace overlooking the ocean will truly allow you to experience the magic of Azure.
Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
The Skotnes Restaurant is the culinary arm of the Norval Foundation, a popular museum in Cape Town. Named after legendary South African artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant overlooks the foundation’s serene wetland and Sculpture Garden where nature, art and architecture. The lunch and dinner menu for Restaurant Week pays homage to classical South African cuisine, while updating its flavours and distilling its ingredients to their simplest possible presentation.
All ingredients are sourced from local, small-batch suppliers, with the intention of supporting and uplifting local communities.