Winter meals that won’t break the bank


We’re sure you’ll agree, there is nothing better than a moreish, home-cooked meal on a cold winters evening. From the delicious smells wafting into the lounge to the satisfying feeling in your tummy after the last bite has been swallowed.

Everything about it is satisfying and wonderful; everything but the aftermath left in the kitchen and the piles of dirty dishes that need cleaning, that is!

Luckily there are a few restaurants along the Atlantic Seaboard that cater for those of us who wish to forego the cleaning up process with the added bonus of not breaking the bank!


The Bungalow, Clifton
Best known for its spectacular views and fresh ocean breeze, this hotspot has a warm fireplace and great cuisine on offer in winter. The menu is bountiful with seafood, lamb chops and seasonal vegetables, they even have artisan ice-creams for the sweet tooth.

When: May until August 2017
Price: Two-course meal R200; Three-course R240


La Belle Bistro and Bakery, Camps Bay

Enjoy the views of the Atlantic Ocean and a lovely dinner at La Belle Bistro and Bakery. The menu includes Cape Malay mussels, roast potato soup, roast chicken, grilled sirloin, mushroom parcels and a sticky banana bread pudding, pear and chocolate crumble and a chocolate tart for dessert.

When: May to August 2017
Price: Two-course meal R 190; Three-course meal R230


Paranga, Camps Bay

Paranga’s ground floor location puts it on eye-level with the beach, so whether you choose to feel the sea spray on your face or prefer the cosy intimacy of the interior, you can be assured of an eyeful of ocean blue. Their winter menu includes dishes such as mussels, sweet corn veloute, roast chicken, butternut risotto, oxtail, chocolate tart and tiramisu.

When: Winter special available until 31 August 2017
Price: R250 for two courses, R300 for three courses


Pepenero, Mouille Point

Pepenero has uninterrupted views of the Atlantic and a versatile Italianesque menu. Relax on the expansive deck or in a private booth and tuck into their winter set menu. Dishes include soup, line fish, chicken saltimbocca, veal, pannacotta ice cream, zabaglione and meringue.

When: Winter special available until 31 August 2017
Price: Set menu R180 for two courses, R220 for three courses


Tobago’s Restaurant at Radisson Blu Waterfront

Perfectly positioned at the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean with Robben Island visible to the north and the iconic Table Mountain standing proud to the south, Tobago is no doubt one of the Mother City’s finest seaside restaurant locations.

When: Winter special available until 29 September 2017.
Price: Set Menu Two-course: R285 (includes complimentary glass of Protea by Anthonij Rupert wine) | Set Menu Three-course: R345 (includes complimentary glass of Protea by Anthonij Rupert wine)



For those of you who don’t mind doing the dishes or have become experts at delegating this horrid task to other members of your family, we have compiled a list of great winter recipes that are sure to become firm family favourites of yours.


Muffin-topped winter beef stew by Lesley Walters has all the right components. With hearty beef and veg topped with a beautiful crust.


Slow Roasted pork with citrus and garlic is made to pull-apart perfection. Add creamy mashed potatoes and greens or a bed of root veg and your meal is done.


Lemon-garlic chicken with spinach will have your mouth watering, roasted potatoes and peas make the perfect accompaniment for this dish.


Spiced Apple Crumble, we love the addition of hot cross buns. Serve with cream, ice-cream or just as is!


Malva pudding is a classic in every home, served with homemade custard or ice cream, its sweet sticky cake texture will be a winner this winter.


Melkkos is South African comfort food at its best. Directly translated to ‘Milk food’, it’s a soothing, warming combination that tastes like you’re eating the filling of the best milk tart you’ve ever taste.


Whether you choose to stay in or go out, we hope you stay warm and eat well.


Bon Appétit!



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