Do your taste buds sing only for the best and tastiest meals? Then you need to take part in Restaurant Week South Africa 2019 to enjoy some of the best culinary experiences the country has to offer, at great prices too!
Restaurant Week South Africa sees top restaurants across the country create affordable menus for a week – this year, from 18 July to 4 August. Each participating restaurant either creates a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner menu or a specially curated tasting menu served at a massive discount. How’s that for a bargain sprinkled with decadence?
As seats (and days) are limited, booking is essential to ensure you don’t miss out. You can view and book on Restaurant Week South Africa’s website. To make it a bit easier, we’ve had a look at some of the most tantalising deals:
Top deals in Cape Town
Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort hotel in Constantia was named one of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa in the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. Now you have the chance to see what makes Greenhouse one of the best establishments in the country. The regular tasting menu normally featuring nine courses at R1 300 is pared down to five courses for only R550 during Restaurant Week.
Upper Bloem Restaurant in Green Point, sister establishment of the much-loved fine-dining Sea Point eatery La Mouette, is famed for tasty seasonal tapas-style dishes. The restaurant aims to serve dishes that are uniquely Capetonian by incorporating the flavours of the city’s myriad of cultures and cuisines. For Restaurant Week, Upper Bloem is offering a lunch special for R150 that includes six tapas plates to share, and a three-course set dinner menu that includes nine tapas plates for R350.
Top deals in the Cape Winelands
Restaurant Jardine in Stellenbosch was also listed as one of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa in the 2018 Eat Out Restaurant Awards. Known for seasonal flavours and organic produce and menus that change on weekly, Jardine is a firm favourite for many foodies. For Restaurant Week, Jardine is offering a five-course dinner menu for only R340.
Creation wine estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is located in one of the most beautiful regions in the province – the valley’s name doesn’t translate to “heaven on earth” for nothing! Apart from gorgeous views of the valley and vines below, the restaurant offers elegant meals and incredible wines from the vineyard. For Restaurant Week, you can enjoy a lunch special at R250 and a dinner special for R350. Why not make it a holiday and stay over in the beautiful area?
Top deals in Durban
The Chef’s Table in Umhlanga serves wonderful food celebrating ingredients from KwaZulu-Natal. Ranked South Africa’s 15th-best restaurant in the 2018 Eat Out Restaurant Awards, the contemporary eatery is considered one of the most sophisticated in the province. Make use of Restaurant Week to try out this popular restaurant, taking advantage of the R250 lunch special or R350 dinner menu.
Café 1999 in Durban has been around for 20 years and is showing no signs of slowing down. What has kept diners coming back to the restaurant for two decades? Come and try its Mediterranean menu to find out! Café 1999 is offering a lunch special for R200 and a dinner special for R300 for Restaurant Week.
Top deals in Johannesburg
LBV Bistro in Bryanston was named the best restaurant for Restaurant Week Autumn 2018, so it’s well worth a visit. As a much-loved neighbourhood hangout, it offers hearty dishes served with a touch of flair and elegance. To see if LBV still stacks up to last year’s acclaim, head there during Restaurant Week 2019 and try the R250 lunch special or R350 dinner special.
The Course in Sandton doesn’t just offer beautiful plates of food, but also an incredible setting as a whole. Named best-designed restaurant of the year in the Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards 2018, the establishment will amaze you with its creative culinary creations, as well as with the decor. The Course is offering a two-course lunch special and R450 three-course dinner special for Restaurant Week.
Book your lunch or dinner at The Course.
Top deals in Pretoria
Black Bamboo Restaurant in the five-star Menlyn Boutique Hotel in Ashlea Gardens was named the best restaurant in South Africa for Restaurant Week Spring 2018 and World Luxury Restaurant Awards winner in 2017, among other accolades. Fueled by a belief that food is art, the meals here are masterpieces, both in terms of taste and presentation – a fine-dining foodie’s dream! Vist Black Bamboo during Restaurant Week and try the R350 lunch special or R450 dinner special.
LeSi Restaurant in Casa Toscana, Lynnwood Manor, offers Tuscan decadence with live entertainment – welcome to the home of singing waiters! LeSi is a great date-night destination with its intimate and romantic ambience. Treat your other half during Restaurant Week – choose from the R90 lunch special or six-course dinner menu for only R320.