While Christmas lunch is a feast to look forward to, the preparation is not all fun and games. You may find yourself trudging through busy grocery stores and fighting for the last remaining items. Thereafter, you’ll spend hours making a home cooked meal, setting the table with your finest kitchenware, and ensuring that the décor is perfect.

Hosting Christmas lunch is certainly rewarding. But, if you’d prefer to skip the fuss this year, these restaurants in and around Cape Town have got you covered.

1. Kloof Street House 

The stunning and unique restaurant, Kloof Street House, will serve up a three course meal this Christmas. Not only will their food be spectacular but their décor is sure to be a sight to see too.

Ticket Price: R950 (drinks not included)

Time: Lunch – 12pm onwards; Dinner – 5pm onwards

2. Azure Restaurant – Twelve Apostles 

A three course meal with one of the best views you could ask for. This Christmas, the Azure restaurant is pulling out all the stops. With all the trimmings, a gourmet meal and a welcome drink on arrival, you’re sure to have a fantastically festive Christmas lunch.

Ticket price: R1550

Time: 1pm onwards

3. Balducci 

Make your way to one of the oldest restaurants in the Waterfront for a luxurious Christmas lunch. There will also be a splash of tradition brought to you through the Christmas pudding. Experience the elegance with a family feel!

Clicke here for the menu.

Ticket Price: R1 099 (includes a glass of sparking wine on arrival)

Time: 12pm – 4pm

4. Mint Restaurant & Terrace at The Taj Cape Town 

Adding luxury to tradition, the Taj is reimagining Christmas. With a pianist to entertain while you indulge in the five star feast, this Christmas lunch is sure to be a special one.

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Ticket Price: R945 (includes a LÓrmarins Brut Classique welcome drink on arrival, a full buffet of classic and modern Christmas dishes and complimentary valet parking)

Time: 12.30pm – 3pm

5. Shimmy Beach Club 

Shimmy is offering up a delicious buffet lunch. You will also be treated to live music and you’ll have a stunning view of the mountain and oceans as your Christmas decor. What more could you ask for? Well, there are also two pools and a kids play area to make the day even more eventful.

Ticket Price: Adults & 12+ R950

Kids 4 to 11 – R275

Kids 0 to 3 – free.

Time: TBA

6. Radisson Blu – Harbour View and Tobago’s Restaurant & Terrace 

Credit: Facebook/Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Capetown

The Radisson Blu brings you a three course buffet lunch in its classic iconic and sophisticated style. Included in the experience is live entertainment and even a gift.

Ticket Price: R1195. Kids under 12 eat half price. Kids under 5 eat free.

Time: 1pm – 4pm

7. The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation

Celebrate Christmas at The Skotnes Restaurant, the culinary wing of the centre for art and cultural expression, The Norval Foundation. With two menu’s (both of which offer vegetarian substitutes) to choose from and breathtaking views to go with them, this Christmas lunch is going to amazing. You may even decide to take a stroll through the museum before or after your meal.

Find the set menu’s here: Menu 1 , Menu 2 

Ticket Price: Menu 1 – R1200; Menu 2 – R750

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

8. Hout Bay Manor 

Make your way to Hout Bay Manor for a three course meal this Christmas Day. What better way to spend Christmas than with a scenic drive along Chapmans Peak and a delicious lunch.

Ticket Price: Adult – R475; Children – R235

Time: 11.30am – 3.30pm

9. The Cellars-Hohenort

Credit: Facebook/The Cellars-Hohenort

For a home-away-from-home type of Christmas, visit The Cellars-Hohenort. Vegetarian options are available on request.

Find the menu here.

Ticket Price: R995 (half price for children under 10)

Time: 12.30pm – 4pm

10. Barristers 

For something more casual but still filling and festive, go for Barristers Restaurant. They’re serving a three course meal and promising to make it a jolly experience.

Ticket Price: R395

Time: 11am onwards

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