Spoil yourself! Here are some winter offerings for top Cape Town restaurants – Terrior, Faber, Makaron, The Pot Luck Club and The Shortmarket Club.

Terroir Winter Menu - Smoked duck breast with chestnut purée, orange, sesame and pak choiTerroir

A winter special offer is valid from 2 May to 30 September, at both lunch and dinner. Two dishes (starter/main or main/dessert, served as standard-sized portions) from the à la carte menu, with a glass of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wine, costs R295 pp. The four-course tasting menu with/without wine pairing costs R395/R495 pp respectively. Individual à la carte orders can still be made, and will be charged at the listed menu price.

Terroir is open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12pm – 2.30pm and for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm. Advance reservations recommended. Book: 021 880 8167 or email restaurant@kleinezalze.co.za

FABER - Avondales happy chickens slow cooked leg and breast, sweet lupin, wild radish and wild mustard flowers


Bulpitt and his team have masterminded a 3-course winter set menu that will run from a Wednesday through to a Sunday for lunch only. The FABER winter set lunch menu is priced at R250 pp.

Be sure to enquire about Avondale’s premium organic wines for the finest pairing with this delectable menu!

The eaterie, one of Cape Town’s top restaurants, is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm – 2.30pm and for dinner from Thursday to Saturday from 6.30pm – 9pm (From 1 May to 30 September). Reservations recommended. Book: 021 202 1219, email faber@avondalewine.co.za. Visit FABER on Facebook and follow faber_sa on Instagram.Makaron - Small plates

Makaron Restaurant

Just in time for winter, Carstens is heating things up at this Etienne Hanekom-designed gourmet destination with an innovative menu of small plate cuisine.

“Globally, there’s definitely a trend towards small plate tapas-style dining, with people sharing flavours and textures around the table,” explains Carstens, who took the helm of the Makaron kitchen in 2015. “The idea here is flexibility, and we want guests to decide for themselves how they discover the menu.”

Makaron Restaurant is open daily for dinner (closed on Wednesdays during winter between May – September), from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Diners can choose four/five/six courses from the ’small plates’ menu for R450/R565/R675 respectively. An optional wine pairing is also available, at R770/R940/R1100 for both food and wine.

Note: Makaron is closed on Wednesdays from May to September, and only open for dinner. Majeka House and Spa are closing annually from 25 June to 29 July.
The Pot Luck Club - Korean fried chicken

The Pot Luck Club

“The Lucky Lunch” winter promotion at The Pot Luck Club is valid from Tuesday, 30 May until end September 2017 / lunch only / Priced at R250pp / Monday through to Friday. “The Lucky Lunch” is in a sense, a Japanese Kitchen Style Lunch Menu that includes: Crispy calamari / Beef tataki / Pork belly with XO and steam bun / Chick pea fries / Fish taco / Doenjang-jjigae Soup.

Open Monday to Saturday lunch 12.30pm – 2.30pm and dinner 6pm – 10.30pm Sundays 11am – 3pm. Book: www.thepotluckclub.co.za, or office hours 021 447 0804.

Cape Town top restaurants - The Shortmarket Club Chardonnay steamed West Coast mussels, celeriac and ham hock veloute, poached oysters and fresh seaweed The Shortmarket Club

Since opening its doors in mid-2016, The Shortmarket Club ­has dished up its modern interpretation of contemporary bistro-style cuisine to huge acclaim, and between now and spring, there’s an extra dose of European flair with the introduction of a prix fixe menu at lunchtime, Monday to Saturday. Randles and Widdison are adding their own spin to the concept, by convincing a handful of maverick Swartland Independent Producers to dig out a barrel or two of wine you’re unlikely to find on any other wine list. Each month a new winemaker from the region will put their own unique stamp on the menu, pairing a carafe of ground-breaking wine from their cellar with Randles’ winter-friendly food.

The three-course prix fixe menu at The Shortmarket Club is available at lunchtime only, Monday to Saturday, until 30 September 2017.

Open for lunch and dinner daily (closed Sundays) and breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays. Book: www.theshortmarketclub.co.za, 021 447 2874.

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