Cape Town is famous for its food scene. You can find anything you fancy, from fine dining restaurants to laid-back hole-in-the-wall eateries. Capetonians are also known for having busy social and work lives, and sometimes cooking seems too great a task.

Here is a list of specials that stretch from Monday to Friday, to ease the strain.

  1. Asoka


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Asoka is located on Kloof Street, one of the Mother City’s most popular streets for after-work drinks and great dinner spots. This restaurant offers diners a delicious three-course meal for R195. While some dishes change, you can expect wonderfully flavourful meals that won’t disappoint.

When: Mondays, 6pm – close
Contact: 021 422 0909/ [email protected]
Where: 68 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

2. The Village Idiot

This Loop Street spot is popular for its laid-back atmosphere and hearty meals. For just R300, you can have two main meals along with a bottle of wine or a litre of beer.

When: Tuesdays, 3pm – 11pm
Contact: 021 418 1548 / [email protected]
Location: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

3. Harrington’s

This beautiful bar and restaurant is now a far cry from its days as the grungy club “The Assembly”. On Wednesday evenings you can expect a wonderful tapas-and-tasting special that includes a glass of wine on arrival, a complimentary wine tasting, a main meal and a platter of petit fours for dessert for R170.

When: Wednesday, 4pm – 10pm
Contact: 021 461 2276 / [email protected]
Location: 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town

4. The Village Idiot

This pub-style eatery is one of those all-occasion places, and has the unfussy atmosphere you need to relax after a long day of hard work. Here, you can get a juicy burger and a chilled beer for R125, or a salad and a glass of house wine for R100.

When: Thursday, 3pm – 11pm
Contact: 021 418 1548 / [email protected]
Location: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town

5. NOMAD Bistro

Fridays are the end of week, and often the most popular day for after-work drinks. An easy-going option is bottomless ribs paired with bottomless bubbly for R99 to R125 at the lively NOMAD Bistro.

When: Fridays, 9pm – 11pm
Contact: 021 418 3020
Location: 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.