20 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town is cooling down for winter, but these restaurants are bringing the heat. Here’s your ultimate winter list of the best cozy spots to sip a glass of red, have a hearty meal and enjoy the winter vibes by the fireplace.

1. The 41, Camps Bay

Average Main Meal: R120

Located on the popular and vibey Camps Bay beach strip, this the best place to watch a stormy Cape Town sunset by the fire while sipping on a thirst-quenching cocktail. The 41 is well known for its Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant and menu and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is always something happening at 41, whether it’s a live DJ, Breakfast on the Bay event or a Single in the City night, it’s never boring at this spot.

The 41 has multiple specials on the FOMO App, including lunch set menu’s from R200, Half price cocktails on happy hour, and half-price burger nights:

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Sunset at The 41 - Picture of The 41, Camps Bay - Tripadvisor

2. Kloof Street House, Kloof Street

A 20th century Victorian oasis with 3 fireplaces, a fair-lit garden and intimate dining area’s, Kloof Street House is known for it’s magical feeling. This house consists of multiple intricate rooms and spaces each bursting with character. The menu is brasserie-style and all of the meat is free-range, grass-fed and responsibly sourced.

Kloof Street House has a magnificent winter lunch set menu special (starting at R195 for 2 courses) that you can see on the FOMO App

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town


3. The Greek Fisherman

Did you hear that the Greek Fisherman has moved from V&A Waterfront to the most magical spot on Sea Point main road. Man oh man do you need to see this new location, I’m feeling Bridgeton vibes with this stunning courtyard! The Greek Fisherman makes it onto our top rated winter spots in Cape Town because it has 4 magical fireplaces, yes that’s right 4! Enough about the space, they have specials one would kill for. Side Note: they are halaal friendly!

Boasting a Shrimp curry, de shelled plump shrimps in a mild curry sauce served with rice and curry condiments for only R119 and Beef Stifado Stew cubed topside beef stewed till tender greek style with baby onions and served with mash and peas for only R119,  Kotopita homemade chicken pie with mushrooms in a flaky puff pastry crust served with mash and peas for only R95. The Greek Fisherman has even more specials that you can check on the FOMO App here:

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11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

4. Asoka, Kloof Street

Asoka has vibes upon vibes upon vibes wait…did I mention vibes! Asoka often has live music by the fireplace, such as electro-jazz nights, they strongly believe in the combination of food and music that brings people together. You can come for the food but you will stay for the drinks!

Asoka has a great dinner set menu special on the FOMO App, 3 courses for only R195! Use the FOMO app for free to find restaurants specials near you:

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

5. Nederburg, Manor House

Price for a ticket: R550 per person

This is really going to keep you warm this winter: 5 Sense Experience with canapé-style food for 1

The Five Senses Wine & Food Experience was created to strip away some senses and heighten others to show just how you perceive wine, food and flavours using different senses! How interesting is that… Taste your way through a 3-course canapé-style food and wine pairing, first blind-folded, and then sighted. To add an extra dimension to the experience, the second and third courses are presented not only unseen, but also with the addition of evocative sounds, creating a truly emotive and personal experience where your imagination is allowed free reign.

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Truly an experience of a lifetime.

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

The FOMO app will also show you Nederburg’s wine tasting specials and winter menu.

6. La Parada, Constantia Nek

Average meal: R80- R29

Housed in the oldest restaurant in Cape Town, they’ve got delicious tapas, weekly deals and a crackling fireplace.

This cozy spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you are starving or just looking for a snack and cocktails La Parada is your place as they serve tapas, bar snacks, burgers, steaks and so much more.

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town


7. Cafe Caprice, Camps Bay

We chose this one as a winter warmer because Cafe Caprice’s drink specials are going to warm you all right up friends! Every Friday you can get half price on bubbly, yeah 50% off bubbly on Friday’s after a long week, sounds about right. Get Mimosa’s for R55 every day between 11am-12pm, Gin tastings every day R100. Shew, did it just get hot in here?

We haven’t even gone into Caprice’s food specials like Nacho’s 50% off and their Sushi Platter for 2 R340, you can check out more details on their specials on the FOMO app:

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20 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

8. Harbour House, Kalk Bay/ Waterfront

Average Main Meal: R200

Watch the waves crash against the giant glass windows while enjoying some of the best seafood and sushi Cape Town has to offer. Do you love looking at a great ocean view in a warm restaurant, eating your genuine quality food? Then Harbour House is going to be your favorite place.

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town


9. The Station on Bree

Average Meal: R110

The Station brings you a little taste of the London Underground right in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. This is one of the coolest places in Cape Town but they will keep you warm during winter at the same time! The Station on Bree has outside fire heaters and the most comfy couches inside, not to mention the have the best and most generous Tapas plates you will find in Cape Town. The Station on Bree has a Tapas special on every Tuesday where you get 5 Tapas plates and only pay for 3! They also have a cocktail special, Burger special and Gin Saturdays… check out more deets of their specials on the FOMO App:

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town
11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

10. Chapmans Peak Hotel

Average Main Meal: R130-R280

Traditional and cozy with great views of Hout Bay, this is the perfect location for a lazy winter Sunday lunch. Chapmans Peak Hotel has been running for the last 25 years so they must be doing something right!

They serve everything ranging from seafood, to grilled steaks to salads, so whatever you are in the mood for they have you covered. They also have some killer specials this winter, from Pork Belly to Fish Curry to Steak Prego Rolls, check out their specials details on the FOMO App here

Indoor restaurant - fire on the go during winter months - Picture of Chapmans  Peak Hotel Restaurant, Hout Bay - Tripadvisor

11. Die Damhuis, Melkbosstrand

Average Meal: R120

Located in a national monument in Melkbosstrand right on the beach, the rich heritage, history, fireplace, and outdoor gas heaters make this a perfect cozy winter spot. Die Damhuis serves seafood and traditional South African cuisine. There are also a few cosy fireplaces that will keep you nice and toasty this winter.

Are you in the mood for a rich, hearty Oxtail or Eisbein? If you nodded, then you are in luck as both of those dishes are on the FOMO App on special!

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town
11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

12. The Tangram Restaurant at Durbanville Hills

Average Main Meal: R150-R230

Escape the hustle and bustle to this award-winning restaurant at Durbanville Hills Winery. With sweeping views of Table Mountain and entertainment for the kids, this is the perfect winter choice for a family treat. Here you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner.

If you live in Cape Town and you haven’t been to the winelands are you even a Capetownian?!

20 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

13. Café Paradiso, Kloof Street

Average main meal price range: R120- R200

Mediterranean-inspired food with an authentic home-style feel, great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on a winter’s day. Capetonians love this spot serving exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades, and babaganoush as well as country-style dishes. This Cafe makes all their bakery goods, pasta and pizza in-house and from scratch!

Cafe Paradiso has breakfast, lunch and dinner set menu options.

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

14. Simon’s Restaurant, Groot Constantia

Average Main Menu Item: R145

Simon’s decor is an experience all on it’s own, when you walk in you will feel transported. Simon’s is well known for it’s Parisian sort of Burlesque feel, it’s something you need to experience for yourself! Join them indoors, nestled next to the enormous fire on a Winter’s evening, you will most definitely be cosy. Or spend an afternoon outside soaking up their gorgeous mountain views, they even have picnics available. They even have a doggy menu and they are halaal friendly. Get this, they have specials like Tapas Tuesdays, braai day Saturdays and Wine and Dine Wednesday’s, check their specials out on the FOMO App

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20 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

15. Mozambik, V&A Waterfront/Century City

Think stormy harbour views and fire heaters, doesn’t that just sound nice! Mozambik may be the newer kid on the block but they are sure making a name for themselves with great food, great atmosphere and the best value for money. There are a few Mozambik’s around Cape Town, Waterfront, Century City, Blouberg, Durbanville, Somerset West so there really should be one near you. They have the most incredible winter specials like Prawn soup for R65, Chicken Pasta R99, Bife de Marisco Steak R195, Date night 20% off… have a look at this 1 and so many more on the FOMO app:

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11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

16. Azure at The Twelve Apostles

Average price per person: R825

Voted South Africa’s best hotel restaurant in 2020, this is certainly the finest of dining the Mother City has to offer. With a winter-tasting menu to die for and fireplaces on the go, this is the ultimate winter warming treat.

Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel


17. On The Rocks

Average main menu item: R230

This shore-hugging restaurant has become somewhat of a landmark in Blouberg, having a reputation for scenic views and delicious food by the sea for over 56 years. Their menu includes items such as eggs benedict for breakfast, ostrich carpaccio as a starter, seafood curry and lamb shoulder for mains, and cheesecake and panna cotta for dessert.

You can cosy up next to the Venetian fireplace, and let the atmosphere to wash over you.

18. Chocolat Bistro

Average Main Menu Item: R100

The Chocolat Bistro’s homely interior and Provençal-style decor will give you a warm atmosphere to indulge in a range of amazing breakfast options, sandwiches and desserts. There’s free wi-fi, so order a cup of coffee and get some work done while you wait for your food at Chocolat Bistro. There’s a gorgeous fireplace and high-tea available here, oh & don’t forget the wine!

16 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

19. Chardonnay Deli

Average Main Menu Item: R110

This quaint restaurant in the stunning Constantia Valley calls itself an “upmarket farm stall” and is just so comfy. You can pick up some groceries and get a healthy meal made from local farm produce. You can only visit Chardonnay Deli during the day as they close at 6pm, you should find yourself a spot right by the fireplace, order a warm drink and let all your stress melt away.

18 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

20. D’Aria Wine Farm

Have you seen the heart-warming, tummy-warming slider and wine pairing tasting at D’Aria Wine Farm? Only R100, we suggest you make a booking for this, you can use the FOMO App to make bookings

18 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

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1 thought on “20 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

  1. Per Reply

    As always you forgot The new Rick’s Cafe in Kloof with its 2 fire places and roof terrace!

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