Set a reminder on your calendar as this week marks the return of the popular First Thursdays. Of course, this highly anticipated event is not just about admiring the incredible local art, it’s also about getting your feast on.

There are a number of top eateries offering great deals in honour of First Thursdays, here are a few of our favourites:

La Barra


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Located in the heart of Longmarket Street, La Barra is a paradise for foodies. Either start or end your evening here and take advantage of their half-price beers and cocktails. They also offer R15 tequila shots for those wanting an especially wild night.

Where: 160 Longmarket Street

When: 11am – 11pm

The Village Idiot

This stylish, vintage themed inner-city neighbourhood restaurant and bar is one of the coolest places to be. The Village Idiot recently reopened and is offering a host of specials to celebrate, including a half price happy hour from Thursdays to Saturdays.

Where: 32 Loop Street

When: 5 – 8pm

La Parada


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This iconic restaurant is a famed Cape Town institution and is an absolute must-visit. Our best advice is to load up on their delicious tapas offerings. La Parada is running a special where you can order any three tapas for R199 or any three for R299. And believe us, it’s worth it.

Where: 107 Bree Street

When: All day

Burger & Lobster

Can’t decide if you want surf or turf? Luckily you can enjoy both at the CBD’s Burger & Lobster. Every day, the popular eatery offers ‘bar bites’, small tapas-style starters for only R49 per item. Make sure to take advantage of their 2 for 1 social hour drinks special too.

Where: 105 Bree Street

When: 4pm – 6pm

The Station on Bree

Decked out from ceiling to floorboard in full Tube vibes, The Station on Bree is an epic place to be. Indulge in their select food and drink specials while swaying to the music of Melissa&Mel, DJ Adyn, and DJ Rob this Thursday.

Where: 207 Bree Street

When: 3pm – 11pm

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