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8 Great reasons why dining out in Winter is the best

There is so much more to enjoy besides Winter Specials!

by: Katy Rose | 19 Jul 2018
 
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Winter time has us wanting to hibernate at home under the blankets, but it's actually a great season to try new restaurants and to support your old favourites too! 

Fireplaces
Sitting next to a roaring fireplace with a glass of wine is one of Winters best activities. South Africa is dotted with pubs, restaurants and wine farms with blazes to keep you toasty this winter. Check out 28 Local restaurants where you can cosy up by the fire!

Family get togethers 
Finding larger tables in the off season is easier than during the warmer months, and what better reason to gather a group of family and friends for a meal all together. The bonus: no washing up! Get in touch with your neighbourhood restaurant to find out if they offer a reduced menu price for larger groups (usually 8 or more).

Winter specials
Lower prices during winter are a great opportunity to try out new restaurants and venues without taking too much of a hit to the pocket. Try one of South Africa’s top restaurants at a reduced price, and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about! 

Reduced price menus are also a great excuse to support your favourite establishments more frequently. 

READ: Sizzling Cape Town Winter restaurant specials for 2018 

READ: Joburg Winter restaurant specials - make your reservations now! 

Romantic dinners for two
As the tourists head back home, and the restaurants get a little quieter, you have a special opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, romantic dinner for two at your favourite neighbourhood restaurants. A cosy table with a bottle of wine makes for the perfect Date Night with your special someone. 

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Wine pairing dinners
Chefs and winemakers are pairing up to bring South African patrons some amazing food and wine experiences this winter. Exclusive menus, special dishes and rare vintages as well as a great chance to meet and chat with your favourite wine makers. 

Winter comfort food
The chilly weather makes us crave richer, heartier meals. Now is the time to seek out pubs serving dishes like Osso Bucco, lamb shank, macaroni cheese and chocolate puddings. 

READ: The best spots serving good ol' pub grub across SA

Overnight stays
Boutique hotels and wine farms are offering Dine and Stay packages throughout the Winelands. 

Spier, Stellenbosch

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek
12 Apostles Overnight Dinner and a Movie
Jordan Estate Wine, Dine & Stay

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