Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day in 2018? If you still haven’t decided where to go with that special someone, we are happy to inform you that Cape Town is home to dozens of romantic restaurants. From classy dining establishments with candle-lit tables and beautiful chandeliers to romantic eateries that offer three-course meals with wine pairings for Valentine’s Day, South Africa’s Mother City offers something for everyone. Check out our list of the best 15 Cape Town restaurants for Valentine’s Day.
1 The Duchess of Wisbeach
The Duchess of Wisbeach is a popular restaurant in Cape Town and boasts a Parisian vibe with candle-lit tables and a cozy atmosphere. The food is delicious and all of the dishes are prepared from fresh seasonal ingredients. If the weather is nice, you can have dinner on the outdoor terrace.
2 Amore Ristorante Italiano
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course menu at the lovely Amore Ristorante Italiano. One glass of Prosecco comes with the set menu and the whole thing will cost you R550 per person. Dishes like Roman-style pork belly with pork fillet, homemade duck liver pâté, and gnocchi with gorgonzola and dried figs can be found the menu. Make sure to try the delicious cannoli for dessert.
3 Richard’s Bistro and Supper Club
Located in Sea Point, Richard’s Bistro and Supper Club will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a classic musical performance. The price for the dinner and show costs R900 per couple. We also heard that they are having a dessert surprise for guests.
4 La Petite Colombe
Head out to Franschhoek for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the popular La Petite Colombe. The food here is delicious and Chef John Norris Rogers is in charge preparing classically-inspired dishes. Make sure book in advance, as this is one of the most popular restaurants outside the Mother City.
Take your partner out for an unforgettable gastronomical experience to the Blanko restaurant on Valentine’s Day in 2018. A few-course menu costs R450 per person and includes a variety of options like mushroom ravioli, seared scallops, and beef carpaccio. Choux bun of love will be served for dessert.
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Pigalle is celebrating Valentine’s Day in style with a delicious four-course meal for R1430 per couple. Choose between toasted almond salad, beef carpaccio, caramelized pear, and oysters for starters, while mains include options like platter of king prawns, Norwegian salmon, and herb marinated fillet. For dessert, you can share chocolate mousse, crème Brulee, or cheesecake with the person you love.
7 Mulberry and Prince
An intimate restaurant with an interesting interior, Mulberry and Prince is well-known for its mouthwatering shared meals. Admire the diamond artworks on the walls and share a bottle of wine with that special someone on Valentine’s Day.
There are many romantic Cape Town restaurants to choose from, but HQ definitely offers one of the best deals in the city on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a complimentary glass of raspberry pink Tanqueray upon arrival and try the Headquarters signature steak with salad and chips for just R650. Visitors will also have a chance to listen to live music performances by Anthea Scholtz by Ricky Botsis.
9 Signal Hill Terrace and Lounge
A five-course dinner for R590 per person with specialties like chicken mousse, lamb with cilantro, and sea bass awaits you and your significant other at the popular Signal Hill Terrace and Lounge. After dinner, you can unwind with a drink by the pool and enjoy spectacular views of the city.
Located in De Waterkant, Shio is an intimate restaurant that boasts a cozy interior with low lighting. The food here is designed for sharing and they have an extensive wine list to choose from. Book a table in advance for Valentine’s Day, due to limited capacity of this fine-dining establishment in Cape Town.
11 The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar offers a live jazz performance and a nice dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Two glasses of Champaign, sharing board, main dish, and dessert will cost you and your partner R825. Brittany Dilkes duo is in charge of musical entertainment.
12 Tables at Nitida
Go on a date to Tables at Nitida for Valentine’s Day and enjoy their three-course menu that includes a glass of champagne upon arrival and amuse bouche. Main dishes like chicken with goat cheese and camembert, onion tart, and fig are available on the menu. If there is some space left after the dinner, try the delicious dark chocolate brownies.
Sharing plates is always romantic and Thali restaurant is a well-known destination in Cape Town that is famous for their tapas-style shared food. This Indian-inspired eatery is one of the most romantic Cape Town restaurants and an ideal place to spend Valentine’s Day with someone you love. The interior can be best described as intimate and the waiters are attentive.
14 Vista Marina
Spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other at the V&A Waterfront and have dinner at the Vista Marina. They will serve a three-course dinner for only R385 per person. A glass of Pongracz is offered upon arrival, while some of the dishes on the menu include grilled kingklip with baby potatoes and tiger prawn, oysters, and crème Brulee for dessert. A bottle of Deetlefs wine is included in the price.
15 Tintswalo Atlantic
If you are hoping to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the Cape Town city center, head out to Hout Bay and have dinner at the Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel’s on-site restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Their ever-changing menu is always amazing and the views from the water’s edge are spectacular in every way.