Not in the mood to cook this Christmas? Fear not. As usual, there are a host of local institutions offering delicious Christmas lunch and dinner specials for those wanting to celebrate the day outside of their own kitchens.

Here are some of the best places to enjoy a festive feast this Christmas:

Radisson RED, Waterfront

The Radisson RED vegan Christmas lunch is served in the stylish OUI Bar and comes complete with a welcome drink and family-style table service. The table is festively decorated with crackers and Santa hats to get you in the Christmas spirit.

The Radisson RED Christmas lunch starts at 12pm and costs R500 per person, and R150 per person for kids 12 and under. Kids under five eat free from 12pm – 3pm.

For bookings, email [email protected] and for more information, visit the Radisson RED’s website. View the menu HERE.

La Mouette, Sea Point


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Indulge in a Christmas-themed six-course dinner menu on Christmas Eve from 5pm-10pm, or a six-course Christmas Day lunch menu at La Mouette in Sea Point from 12pm – 3pm. The Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch menu is R1195 per person and with wines R1890 per person.

Chef Neill Anthony has designed the menus around celebrating traditional Christmas dishes. Featuring an array of highly-acclaimed dishes, this menu is not one to miss out on.

Click HERE for the menu. Phone 27 (21) 433 0856 or email [email protected] for bookings.

One&Only, Cape Town


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Let One&Only Cape Town treat you to an unforgettable Christmas Eve or Christmas day dinner at the Vista Bar & Lounge from 6pm-10pm, featuring a luxury five-course menu as well as music from a live band and special tableside visits from Father Christmas. It costs R1200 per person.

One and Only is also hosting a 3-course set menu Christmas lunch in their Ochre restaurant from 12pm – 3pm for R1450 per person.

Call +27 (0)21 431 5888 for more details or to book.

Barristers, Newlands

For a more affordable option, head on down to Barristers in Newlands. R425 per person secures your three-course set Christmas day menu with all the trimmings.

View the menu HERE and email [email protected] to book.

Boschendal, Franschhoek


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Boschendal in Franschhoek is offering a variety of Christmas specials this festive season. Patrons can pick from a traditional sit-down feast at Rhone Homestead or The Werf Restaurant, or go a bit more casual with a picnic on the Werf Farm or Rhone Rose Garden.

The times vary depending on the specific offering, but range from 12pm to 5pm. Prices also vary, and range from R490 per person to R950 per person.

For bookings, please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4273 or [email protected] Find the different menus HERE.

Doubletree by Hilton, Woodstock

Head down to Liberty’s Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton for their renowned Christmas Day lunch.

It costs R620 per person, and deposits are non-refundable.

Call 021 404 0570 or email [email protected] to book.

The Cape Milner

Enjoy a scrumptious Christmas lunch with a view at the Cape Milner. This hotel is offering a three-course buffet menu for R450 per person, including a welcome drink on arrival.

For more information and bookings contact +27 21 426 1101 or email [email protected]

The Alphen, Constantia


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The Alphen is doing the festive season in style. Diners can enjoy  a delicious family-style three-course Christmas menu, a festive atmosphere and live jazz at Blanko Restaurant for R950 per person and at La belle Bistro for R550 per person.  Live jazz is from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

The menu can be viewed HERE. Visit the Blanko website or the La Belle Bistro website to book.

Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay

The Azure Restaurant at Twelve Apostles will host Christmas menus on both December 24 and 25. Enjoy an indulgent five-course tasting menu on Christmas Eve and a three-course feast on Christmas day, both cost R1850 per person.  Atlantic Marquee will also offer Christmas Eve and Christmas day menus for R1350 per person.

View the Christmas Eve menu HERE and the Christmas Day menu HERE. Call 021 437 9029 or email [email protected] to book, or visit their website HERE.

Spier, Stellenbosch


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Spoil your family with a delicious three-course lunch in Spier’s leaf-dappled courtyard on Christmas day.

The Spier Christmas feast costs R695 per person, R300 for children aged six-12 and kids under six eat free.

Book on Dineplan or call 021 809 1100.

Radisson Blu, Waterfront

Join Radisson Blu for a Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day lunch or Christmas dinner and enjoy delicious spreads, with a selection of divine favourites with your family and friends.

The three-course set menus cost R795 for Christmas Eve dinner, R1095 for Christmas Day lunch and Christmas dinner is R950.

Booking is essential. Contact them on [email protected] or call  021 441 3000.

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