Winter specials in the Winelands and beyond

In the words of Ned Stark, “winter is coming” and that means one thing — winter specials! We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite winter specials in the Winelands, so have a look below and plan your next day out or even your next special date night!

Seasonal Lunch Oude Werf Restaurant, Stellenbosch

R70 pp,


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Join Oude Werf Restaurant in the heart of Stellenbosch for a lovely lunch special, where their chef conjures up a new selection of delicious dishes from only the freshest ingredients in season, for only R70 per person!

Visit them Monday to Saturday between 12h00 to 15h00 or Sundays between 12h30 to 15h00, and make sure to head over to their website to secure your seat.

Terrific Set Menu at Terroir, Stellenbosch

R295 pp (two-course) – R395 (three-course),

This year Terroir restaurant has welcomed the arrival of winter with a special set menu offer that is sure to make this award-winning Stellenbosch eatery the hottest table in town.

Diners will once again receive outstanding value and can choose from either a two-course option at R295 per person or three courses at R395 per person.  This price also includes two glasses of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wines served with the starter and main courses. Vegetarian diners are also well taken care of this winter, with Broughton’s hand-rolled tagliatelle, truffle sauce with aubergine chips, basil and Jerusalem artichoke.

Visit them Tuesday to Sunday between 12h00 to 14h30 for lunch or Tuesdays to Saturdays between 18h30 to 121h00 for dinner, and make sure to head over to their website to secure your seat.

Feast at Chez Shiraz at Devonvale Estate, Stellenbosch


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Chez Shiraz at Devonvale in the Stellenbosch Devon Valley has a whole host of specials to feast on this winter! Treat yourself to any three light meals and a flatbread between 12h00 and 21h00 Monday to Sunday for only R270, or treat yourself to pasta or risotto on Tuesdays and receive a complimentary glass of wine! If you’re more of a weekend warrior, enjoy their Saturday special where you pay only R125 for 250g ribs, 250g wings, onion rings, chips and a 500ml Castle Light Draught!

Head over to their website to secure your spot and to check out the full menu.

Lunch or Two-for-One Dinner at Jordan, Stellenbosch

R200 pp for lunch or R995 per couple for dinner,


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Treat yourself and your better half to a buy-one-get-one-free five course meal at The Restaurant at Jordan this winter. From May to the end of September, if you buy one five-course pairing menu, you get another absolutely free. If you’re there during lunchtime, order any main course off the menu and get a complimentary glass of wine for only R200 per person!

Head over to their website for more details and to book your seat.

Satisfy your cravings at Cavalli, Stellenbosch

R350 for four courses (or R425 with wine pairing),

Five years after opening to the public, Cavalli Estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands has evolved into a versatile lifestyle destination deftly combining food, wine and art. For his winter menu this year, their Head Chef has created an enticing, pocket-friendly, 4-course food and wine pairing menu that will have you coming back for more. Think slow cooked octopus with fermented black garlic aioli, confit duck with pommes mousseline and black kale, and Tonka bean crème caramel, among others. Vegetarians will also be well taken care of, with mushroom ragout, couscous risotto and almond yoghurt with pickled naartjies.

Head over to their website to see the full menu and to book your table.

Escape to Lanzerac, Franschhoek

R7 450 per couple,


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From April to September 2019, Lanzerac will be giving guests the opportunity to treat themselves to delicious food, award-winning wines, being spoilt in the spa and the very best of South African hospitality, with their Gourmet Food and Wine Winter Escape package. For R7 450 per couple, you will receive a one-night stay at the Lanzerac Hotel, welcome drinks, breakfast, a four-course dinner and wine pairing, massages, a cellar tour and wine tasting, and more!

Head over to their website to book your escape package.

Family escape to Grande Provence

R15 492 for two nights,

Enjoy the splendour of a perfect two-day private family retreat in the Franschhoek Winelands and take advantage of the luxurious Grande Provence winter accommodation offer.
This tailor-made family experience at La Provençale, the secluded hideaway at this landmark Heritage Wine Estate, offers wonderful value and a host of activities that parents and children can do together.

Situated in the vineyards, La Provençale is an idyllic weekend or holiday destination for small groups or a family of four. Guests are accommodated in style with two en suite bedrooms, separated for privacy by a shared lounge leading onto a relaxing outdoor terrace and pool. Surrounded by hibernating vines and sweeping views this is the quintessential private getaway.
The La Provençale family experience includes breakfast and dinner with exciting activities for young and old, including a French-style picnic lunch beside the vines, and a ride on the hop-on, hop-off, Franschhoek Wine Tram to discover this French-inspired valley.

Adults can explore the variety of elegant wines paired with canapés during A Taste of Grande Provence, while the children enjoy a grape juice version. For a special treat, guests are spoilt with delicious Shiraz truffles crafted on the estate.

There is a wide selection of family-friendly activities on offer in the Franschhoek Valley. Adventurers can explore hiking trails, fly fishing or paragliding, while select antique shops, The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Huguenot Memorial Museum will take you back in time.

The Family Package is priced for two adults and two children under 12 sharing, at a special winter rate of R15 492 for two nights from 01 May 2019 until the end of September.

To book your stay, visit their website, call 021 876 8600 or email

Lavish Lunch at Protégé, Franschhoek

R275 pp for three courses,


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Enjoy a lavish three-course lunch at Protégé for only R275 pp between 5 April and 31 August 2019. Choose between dishes like Korean fried chicken, braised lamb roti, spiced squid, risotto, line fish and many more to build your own unique three-course lunch!

Head over to their website to see the full menu and to reserve your table.

Indulge at Le Petit Manoir, Franschhoek

R350 pp – R450 pp,


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Indulge in a three-course lunch and a glass of L’Ormarins Brut Classique or treat yourself to a four-course dinner and a bottle of Protea Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc at Le Petit Manoir this winter.

Check out their full menu and offering on their website.

Lazy Lunch at La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek

R450 pp for four courses,


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Celebrate the beauty of Franschhoek by joining La Petite Colombe for their fantastic winter lunch special. Gather some of your friends, family or colleagues and enjoy some of the Cape’s finest food and wine. Their four course winter menu offers a taste of oysters or tuna, prawn tortellini, and beef fillet among others.

Click here to see their full menu, and head over to their website to secure your spot!

Enjoy a Bistro Lunch at Bistro Sixteen82, Constantia

R230 – R294 pp,


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For an indulgent lunch of neo-bistro comfort food, there’s a special Hearty & Homely menu
to keep you fuelled from Monday to Friday, from 2 May till 30 September 2019. From R230 for two courses, R265 for three or R295 for a four-course meal, this is winter value at its best. Chef Kerry’s lip-smacking trio of starters, mains and desserts gives you ample to choose from. The broccoli and roasted onion soup, pickled fish, and goats’ cheese panna cotta come with delicious salsas and exotic twists. The mains of sustainable fish fritters, line fish, pulled beef and ricotta gnocchi, and risotto of the day are enriched with great depth of flavour. The dessert line-up is a choice between a dreamy yoghurt mousse, a delicious chocolate choux, or rich caramelised apple bread and butter pudding.

Head over to their website for more information and to book your seat.

Evergreen Winter Experience at Greenhouse, Constantia

The Greenhouse heads into Winter 2019 retaining its evergreen appeal with a menu comprised of tempting seasonal additions, courtesy of new head chef Farrel Hirsch. From April 2019 onwards, patrons can embark on either a full tasting Journey or a less extensive Discovery experience. Both menus are as inventive as ever, and enhanced by exemplary service, stimulating presentation, plating akin to artistry, and an incredible array of flavours.

The nine-course tasting Journey comprises a duet of conceptual canapés, a trio of intriguing starters, a single main followed by a traditional palate cleanser, and two desserts. Both vegetarian and vegan options are available. You can elect to pair either tasting menu with specially selected wines.

If you’d like to read more about Greenhouse, check out our review of Chef Farrel Hirsch’s previous menu here, and head over to their website to book your table.

Splendour at Salsify, Camps Bay

R395 pp,


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Salsify at the Roundhouse is offering a special four-course lunch menu showcasing chef Ryan Cole’s favourite micro-seasonal produce this winter. The menu is available from Tuesdays to Saturdays for lunch at a cost of R395 per person — including a glass of Methode Cap Classique or a non-alcoholic cocktail.

Treat yourself to a spectacular view and lunch — head over to their website to see the full menu and book your spot.


Did we miss your favourite winter special? Let me know in the comments!

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