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

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.