If you are on holiday in the beautiful Cape, or just don’t feel like slaving away over a hot stove, there are so many wonderful places that serve up Christmas lunch with all the yummy trimmings. We’ve put together a list to help you navigate Cape Town for a Christmas Day lunch.

1. Shimmy Beach Club
Situated on the water at the V&A Waterfront, Shimmy Beach Club offers a deluxe buffet lunch on Christmas day. They offer a mix of Asian, and deliciously prepared meats, fish and veggies – lamb and turkey included. There are ten options for dessert and Christmas pudding too. Ricky Botsis will be performing live to add to the festive cheer. Reservations recommended.

Cost: Adults and teens over 13 pay R850pp and kids aged 5-12 pay R150pp
Contact: 021 200 7778
Address: 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

2. President Hotel
A lunch fit for a president. Book a table at the President Hotel for a scrumptious Christmas lunch buffet. You can expect decadent food, live entertainment and great service. A bonus is the sugar station, filled with treats to suit every sweet tooth. Reservations required.

Contact: 021 434 8111
Address: 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

3. Table Bay Hotel
True to tradition, the pastry team at Sun International’s prestigious Table Bay have already prepared the berries and mixture for the decadent Christmas cake and pudding which will be served at the hotel’s Christmas lunch in The Atlantic Ballroom. The grand buffets are a blend of Christmas classics, laced with modern flavours and proudly local fare. There is an overwhelming selection of starters, soups, salads, hot dishes, succulent meats and indulgent desserts. Booking is essential.

Cost: R795pp
Contact: 021 406 5988
Address: Quay 6, W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

4. Vigour and Verve at Sunsquare City Bowl
A festive buffet awaits you, complete with Christmas favourites for the whole family. There is a grand selection of hot and cold variety, roasts with the trimmings and desserts to end off a memorable meal. They pride themselves on local trendy meals, Christmas will be no different. Booking required.

Cost: R495pp (kids are half price)
Contact: 021 492 9999
Address: 79 Strand Street, Cape Town City Centre

5. Zorgvliet Wine Estate
Zorgvliet Wine Estate has a beautiful Christmas Day picnic planned for you. Spend quality time with family and friends, while enjoying a delicious selection of festive favourites on the lush green lawns. You can order a picnic basket for two with roasts, salads, breads and a bottle of wine. Kiddies baskets are available too. A 50% deposit secures your booking. First come first serve for the picnic spots.

Cost: R750 for a basket for two
Contact: 021 885 1399
Address: Zorgvliet Wine Estate, Banghoek Valley, Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch

6. Cavalli
Talk about all the frills, Chef Michael Deg has prepared a decadent seven-course tasting menu as a Christmas treat just for you. Prepare to be wowed through each course. Cavalli has an exceptional wine list to pair with the exquisite food. Booking is essential.

Cost: R850pp
Contact: 021 855 3218
Address: Cavalli Estate, Strand Road, Somerset West

7. The Lookout Deck
Hout Bay is the perfect setting for a relaxing Christmas lunch. The LookoutDeck is situated right on the waters edge of the beloved harbour, the view doesn’t get better than this. Christmas lunch is a set menu with several options to choose from. Dessert which is a Christmas pudding sundae, is a fresh take on an old tradition and definitely worth a try. Reservations required.

Cost: R350pp (Children under 12 pay R175)
Contact:021 790 0900
Address: Lot 65, Quayside, Hout Bay Harbour


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Article written by

Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.