December 12, 2012
Festive season dining in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Nothing says Christmas like a tenderly cooked turkey or ham, sweetly mixed eggnog, or chilled champagne and decadent desserts.
If slaving away in your kitchen to create these mouthwatering delicacies makes you want to run for the hills, fear not – there is a wide range of stellar restaurants in sunny Cape Town, ready to relieve you of your culinary duties.
Enjoy your festive meal at the following establishments:
Christmas Day lunch at La Mouette
Tuck into a delicious five-course lunch at the seaside La Mouette Restaurant in Sea Point this Christmas.
Cheese and truffle croquettes, roasted linefish with potato salad and sauce vierge, lemon meringue pie and more await you for only R350 per person.
Location: La Mouette Restaurant, 78 Regent Road, Sea Point
Contact: +27 (0)21 433 0856
Christmas Day dinner at Harvey’s
Winchester Mansions' delightful Harvey’s Restaurant has a mouth-wateringly good five-course dinner waiting for you!
Fill up on such delicacies are stuffed grilled mushrooms, foie gras crème brûlée, pan-fried kingklip and a decadent dessert trio for R325 per person.
Lunch buffet at Nobu
Sit down for a traditional Christmas lunch buffet with your family and friends at the stylish Nobu Restaurant, at the One&Only Cape Town.
Reserve your seats at R795 per person and enjoy your festive meal from 12h30.
Location: Nobu, One&Only Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 431 4511
Christmas at Reuben’s
Whether you’re savouring the gastronomic delights of either the Christmas Eve buffet or the Christmas lunch at R795 per person, you’re sure to have a joyful meal at Reuben’s at the One&Only Cape Town.
Location: Reuben’s, One&Only Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 431 4511
Christmas Eve dinner at Savoy Cabbage
This City Bowl eatery is serving up a scrumptious meal worthy of Santa this Christmas Eve.
For a variety of prices (R250 to R395), you can indulge in a two- to five-course meal that includes coriander-soaked game loin, Christmas mincemeat tart with eggnog, ice-cream and more.
Location: Savoy Cabbage, 101 Hout Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 2626
Christmas Day dinner at Trees Restaurant
The Trees team will make all of your silly-season dreams come true by serving such dishes as glazed gammon with pineapples and figs, grilled Karoo lamb chops with mint yoghurt and gravy, and delicious Christmas mince pies with spicy orange compôte and cardamom-cinnamon anglaise for only R158 per person.
Festive season at Signal
The Cape Grace Hotel’s Signal Restaurant is decking its halls with cheer, holly and plenty of delectable treats this festive season.
Enjoy the voices of a small choir while biting into fruit mince pies, aubergine caviar, butter-basted turkey and more this Christmas Eve. Make your reservation for R595 per adult and R295 per child.
Location: Signal Restaurant, Cape Grace Hotel, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 (0)21 410 7080
Festive favourites at Durbanville Hills Winery
Celebrate the seasonal cheer with a sublime food and wine pairing at the exquisite Durbanville Hills Winery.
For just R95 per person until 24 December, you and your loved ones can feast on glazed gammon, corned beef and mustard, Christmas pudding and more, paired with Durbanville Hills’ range of wines.
Location: Durbanville Hills Wine Estate, Durbanville
Contact: +27 (0)21 558 1300