Our favourite dinner date destinations for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town


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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and organising a romantic evening or dinner shouldn’t have to be a chore, besides, the Mother City has some fabulous options that’ll leave your sweetheart swooning!

Think candlelit, three-course dinners and gin pairings, a picnic overlooking the beautiful Atlantic ocean while you toast your loved one, live music, bubbly, canapés or a just relaxing, sophisticated evening where the kids are welcome as well as entertained.

Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not and we’ve got you covered. Below are some exciting Valentine’s dinner options listed with a little something different for everyone.

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PUNK Themed Rooftop Dinner Party 

Pop by RED with your girls or guys and experience an evening with a Punk Drunk Love theme and dance the night away with killer views of Table mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

Radisson RED’s chef has prepared an awesome menu – say hello to Black burger buns and comfort food! PLUS stand a chance to win an awesome prize on the evening, with their best-dressed competition! Dress Code: Contemporary street punks! Wear leather, denim, metal spikes or studs, chains and military-style boots. Don’t be shy! Grab those kutten vests, bondage trousers and torn clothing and get ready for a kick-ass Valentine’s experience.

For more information: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation: 087 086 1548 OR baxter@radissonred.com 

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A Three-Course Dinner and a Gin Love Story 

Book your spot at Strolla and Sunset Restaurant & Terrace at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel on 14 February 2020 for an evening of fine dining, love, classy cocktails and LIVE entertainment to ensure the ultimate ambiance this Valentine’s Day.

Indulge in the ‘Perfect Love Story’ style menu, which will pair three delicious courses in a set menu with some fantastic gins from far and wide, topped off with bespoke mixers and fresh African botanicals with Funky G behind the decks, setting the mood for the evening.

Cost per person is R495 which covers all food and cocktail pairings. Please note a deposit will be required when reserving your spot. Service charge not included. Should you wish to purchase any extra items, that will be an extra charge on your own accord. Seating Times: 6pm & 8:30pm.

For MENU info: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation: 021-430 7778 OR info@strolla.co.za

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Savour Some Sexy South African Cuisine

This Valentine’s Day The Village Idiot invites you to a ‘sharing is caring’ tapas-style offering where guests and couples get a shared set menu, served 8-10 pm, for R400 per pair which also includes a welcome cocktail and a glass of bubbly during mains.

The Village Idiot vintage neighbourhood bar and restaurant that enthusiastically embraces South African braai culture, so think braaied meat, roosterkoek, Veg potjie, pumpkin fritters, mango achar and more! Plus, add a Bottle of Cinzano Pro-Spritz bubbly for only R100/bottle or Book for 6pax and receive a free bottle of bubbly. Guest can also look forward to gin activations on the night and music by Funky G and Playground Twins!

For MENU info: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation: 021-4181548 OR info@thevillageidiot.co.za

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A Jazzy Bree Street Rendezvous

Sotano on Bree has curated the ultimate ‘All You Need Is Love, And Gin’ menu which includes your welcome Inverroche Distillery cocktail topped off with bespoke Fitch & Leedes mixers and fresh African botanicals as well as a 3-course meal and gin pairing.

There will be two seatings for their evening of fine dining, love, classy cocktails and LIVE JAZZ entertainment to ensure the ultimate ambiance this Valentine’s Day.

Cost per person is R395 which covers all food and cocktail pairings. Please note a deposit will be required when reserving your spot. Service charge not included. Should you wish to purchase any extra items, that will be an extra charge on your own accord. Seating Times: 6pm & 8:30pm.

For MENU info: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation (Deposit Required): 021-422 0567 OR bookings@sotano.co.za

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A Family Affair 

Parents, you can also enjoy your Valentine’s Day while your kids are in a safe environment. That’s correct! Enjoy your Valentine’s day dinner and bring along the little ones too!

Radisson Red will host a family-friendly affair in their iconic Ouibar – plus in a nearby, separate conference area kids can enjoy a decked-out room with a ping pong table, foosball, colouring-in table, playdough and movies all evening long. Spend your 14th Feb 2020 with those you love and all the others you love just as much.

For MENU info: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation: 087 086 1548 OR baxter@radissonred.com 

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A Sunset Picnic with Atlantic Views

Their romantic picnic – on a lawn with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and gorgeous sunset – takes place on the lawn with ambient music to complement the idyllic setting. It costs R890 per couple and includes a welcome cocktail and an entry into a lucky draw to win a 60-minute Aroma Couples Massage at our Amani Spa.

Each couple will be able to indulge in sushi for two, enjoy a salad of biltong, butternut, feta, toasted seeds, glazed baby beets and rocket, as well as a citrus, strawberry and avocado salad with a poppy seed strawberry dressing. Other picnic treats include a selection of cheese, preserves, dips served with sourdough bread and crackers, and a variety of meats, decadent dips and more! There is also the option of a vegetarian picnic menu plus a variety of desserts at the end!

For MENU info: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation: 021 441 3000 OR capetown.foodandbeverage@radissonblu.com 

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Bubbly and Luca Hart All Night Long

Friday Night Live Valentine Edition will take place with a free performance by Luca Hart at Aces’n’Spades in Cape Town. The audience can expect a powerful and frenzied violin performance over massive cinematic sounds, music to make you think, dream and feel deeply and expansively. Hart will be joined on stage by her bandsmen Tim on synths and sax and Christoph on electric drums. Think Hans Zimmer meets Vanessa Mae!

Guests can also look forward to ‘drink specials’ all night long including 2-4-1 bubbly, cocktail and tequila spacial and more!

For more information: Facebook Event | No Reservation Needed

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Sip, Savour and Love on the Beachfront

Sotano in Moullie Point invites you and your loved one to SIP. SAVOUR. LOVE this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in three delicious courses in a set menu with some fantastic gins from far and wide, topped off with bespoke mixers and fresh African botanicals. The gin cocktails being paired with each course will be tastefully created with Beefeater Gin London Pink, Monkey 47 Gin Bar, Inverroche Distillery and Malfy Gin SA, finished off with a range of Fitch & Leedes bespoke tonics!

Guests will be welcomed with a classy gin cocktail and canape and get to enjoy the soothing sounds of a Sotano’s resident LIVE jazz band.

Cost per person is R495 which covers all food and cocktail pairings. Please note a deposit will be required when reserving your spot. Service charge not included. Should you wish to purchase any extra items, that will be an extra charge on your own accord. Seating Times: 6pm & 8:30pm.

For MENU info: Facebook Event | Make a Reservation (Deposit Required): 021-433 1757 OR info@sotano.co.za

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