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The Twelve Apostles

Christmas Lunches To Enjoy This Festive Season

These Christmas lunches has something savoury and sweet, and culinary excellence to offer the whole family to celebrate the festive season. Come and enjoy some great food offerings, live music serenading the backdrop of amazing scenic venues, and tuck into decadent festive inspired menus to hearty buffets. There’s a Christmas feast and loads of festive decor that fits the part to toast the holiday season in fitting style. It’s that time of the year to make the most merry occasion even more special with these lunches and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

Make it a merry dining experience

Make this Christmas more memorable by celebrating at The Twelve Apostles. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a family celebration, they have something to suit your festive occasion. Enjoy private dining, a Christmas lunch to remember.

Celebrate on Christmas day and indulge in the festive spirit as each of their dining venues host a gourmet Christmas Lunch, accompanied by all the trimmings and a welcome drink upon arrival.

Where: Atlantic Terrace Marquee or Azure Restaurant, The Twelve Apostles, Victoria St, Cape Town
When: Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm
Cost: 3-course buffet menu: R3800 per person; 5-course set menu: R4200 per person

Cassia Restaurant

Cassia Restaurant

Spend Christmas lunch at the award winning wine farm

Share the love this Christmas at Cassia Restaurant and enjoy the scenic vineyard setting of Nitida Wine Farm. Bring the family and friends over to enjoy a unique Christmas lunch that kicks off with a welcome drink which is a Christmas kringle cranberry mimosa – alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

The menu includes Amusa Bouche that features savoury ricotta panna cotta topped with caramelised red onion or opt for the tasty vegan plate. This has baked tofu topped with sun-dried tomato pesto and pan-fried shimenji mushroom.

The starters menu brings a host culinary flavours – crispy fried gnocchi with shimenji mushrooms tossed in a light white wine buttercream and topped with parmesan shavings. There’s plenty more starters to choose from. The mains features five offerings to choose from, such as the grilled turkey breast stuffed with goats cheese, cranberry and bacon stuffing served with rosemary infused potato fondants and baby carrots.

Accompanied by the dessert menu that offers four mouthwatering options such as the budin de pan with crème anglaise and toasted pecan nuts. There’s something special for every palate.

Where: Nitida Wine Farm Tygerberg Valley Road, M13, Durbanville, Cape Town
When: 25 December 2023
Cost: R895pp

3 Kitch3ns at Silver Forest

3 Kitch3ns

A culinary journey awaits at this dining  gem

3 KITCH3NS is pulling out all the stops this year – join them and get stuck into the holiday spirit with a day filled with delicious food, festive music, Christmas crackers, and lots more.

Eat your way through the menu featuring classics like roast beef, beef wellington, snoek pate and Amarula panna cotta. The festivities kick off with a complimentary glass of bubbles from noon, so book your table and arrive early.

The menu also boasts the prawn and salmon stack with layers of salmon, tomato, avocado and shrimp cocktail with a chive mayo. Guests can tuck into the mains that features wholegrain crusted sliced roast beef with rosemary and garlic roast potatoes, festive vegetables, red wine jus. With a host of dessert options such as Yuletide chocolate with a mousse, brownie, berry compote and chantilly cream.

Where: C/O Parel Vallei Road and Silverboomkloof Road, Somerset West
When: Arrival between 12 pm to 2.30 pm | Restaurant closes at 5.30 pm
Cost: R645 per adult | R395 per child 10 & under

Ginja Restaurant

Ginja Restaurant

Christmas celebrations peer side at the V&A Waterfront

This year, Ginja is hosting a Christmas lunch and dinner buffet featuring a decadent harvest table laden with an array of salads, tempting mains, delectable sides, flavourful sauces, desserts and a selection of local cheeses. Enjoy the warm atmosphere while taking in the stunning views of the ocean and raise a toast to the magic of the season.

On the menu is a bread display with various cheeses, ciabatta and sourdough served with butter tapenade and humus. There are various salad and cold cut options, including hot carvery that has whole roasted turkey with hazelnut and chicken liver stuffing among other hearty buffet options.

Where: Ginga Restaurant, On the Waterfront Pierhead, V&A Waterfront
When: 25 Dec 2023 | refer to website for time
Cost: R795 per person | R425 for kids under 12

Grand Pavilion

Grand Pavilion

Celebrate a grand Christmas in style

This year, Grand Pavilion is pulling out all the stops with a special Christmas menu that promises to tantalize your taste buds.

Grand Pavilion in Sea Point is known for its elegant ambiance and captivating oceanfront views. Celebrating Christmas lunch here is a special and unforgettable experience. You can indulge in a delectable holiday feast featuring a range of culinary delights while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant’s serene and picturesque location creates a perfect backdrop for your Christmas celebration.

The 3 course Christmas lunch at Grand Pavilion offers gazpacho – chilled tomato soup, served with pickled cucumber, heirloom tomato, red onion, basil and garlic croutons. Guests can also start with prawn tian – eggplant, chopped tomatoes, avocado, basil mayo, sweet thai chilli jam, chives. For the Christmas mains you can choose between five options from whole baby kingklip, Karoo rack of lamb and a seafood selection to name a few of the delicious meals.

Where: 277 Beach Road, Sea Point, Sea Point, Cape Town
When: Monday 25 Dec from 12pm
Cost: R950pp

Cattle Baron

Cattle Baron

Share the delight of a delicious Christmas feast at Cattle Baron

As the holiday season approaches, the Cattle Baron is ready to make your Christmas celebration unforgettable. They are offering a fantastic two-course set menu for just R375 per person.

This includes a main course and a delectable dessert. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can add an optional starter for only R75 per person. Cattle Baron has something for everyone.

The menu offers a wide range of options, including a traditional Christmas Roast, succulent Pork Loin Ribs, a mouthwatering Ribs & Wings combo, Chicken Parmesan, Fried Calamari Steak Strips, and much more. For dessert, indulge in Chocolate Mousse, Christmas Trifle, or Malva Pudding.

Where: De Waterkant | Constantia | Durbanville locations in Cape Town
When: Two seating times available, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm or from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: R375pp

Moyo at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Moyo at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

A Chritmas lunch surrounded by nature’s beauty

Celebrate Christmas Day in style with a festive buffet lunch at Moyo, located in the picturesque and serene surroundings of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

The price includes entrance to the botanical gardens, so you can make a day of it and explore the stunning gardens before or after your meal. The menu features a long list of hot and cold starters, a selection of tajines, a carvery, mains, desserts, cheeses, and of course, Christmas cake and tea. With so many options to choose from, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Book quickly to secure your spot at this popular event.

Where: Moyo, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Cape Town
When: 25 Dec 2023
Cost: R895 adult | R555 children aged 6 to 12 years old | R195 kids under 5



A festive feast by the scenic sea-side

This year, Sevruga is serving up a Christmas feast worthy of a celebration. Join them for their special three-course Christmas menu featuring a variety of ocean-fresh seafood dishes while sitting beside the water at the V&A Waterfront harbour. A kiddies’ menu will be available for the little ones. Book your table soon as space is limited.

Where: Sevruga, Shop 4, Quay 5, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
When: 25 Dec 2023 | from 12pm
Cost: R950 per person (Kids’ menu available)

The lawns

The Lawns

A delicious Christmas buffet lunch

Celebrate a warm South African-style Christmas overlooking Camps Bay beach and the surrounding mountains. Book a table at The Lawns and enjoy their full menu with festive Christmas crackers, decorations and cheer.

Savor the symphony of flavours – their casual, quality, comfort food awaits you. There’s something delicious for everyone. And their wine list is a carefully selected collection of wines just right for the place and for the festive occasion. Plus their cocktails are firm favourites. To find out more or reserve your seats for the Christmas celebration, please contact The Lawns at 021 438 4347.

Where: Round House rd, off Kloof rd, The Glen, Camps Bay, Cape Town
When: TBA | please refer to website
Cost: Various

The Famous Butcher’s Grill

The Famous Butcher’s Grill

Setting the vibe with a variety of food and live music

The Cape Town Lodge’s Butcher Grill is rolling out the red carpet for an unforgettable Christmas. This includes not only a delectable meal but also live entertainment and a welcome drink to set the mood.

Start your festive feast with tantalizing starters like Avo Ritz, Spring Rolls, or Chicken Skewers. For the main course, choose from an array of delectable options, including Chicken Cosmopolitan, Oxtail with Guinness, Mushroom Risotto, or the famous Butcher Steak.

Complement your choice with sides like Potato Wedges, Side Salad, and Roasted Veggies. Conclude your Christmas feast with a sweet touch of South African tradition by savoring the Malva Pudding, or opt for the classic Creme Brulee.

The Butcher Grill is taking bookings for lunch to ensure you have a seat at this feast. Get into the holiday spirit with live music all day and enchanting festive décor that will transport you straight to a winter wonderland. Please contact 021 422 0030 or via email at to find out more

Where: 101 Buitengracht St, Central, Cape Town
When: 25 Dec 2023 | please contact via phone or email for bookings
Cost: R450 per person (excluding drinks and gratuity)

Grand Africa Café & Beach

Grand Africa Café & Beach

A scenic Christmas celebration by the beach

Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach café culture, nestled poignantly on the sea-front shoreline and flaunting her majestic views of the mighty Atlantic and Robben Island.

Celebrating the luxury of the beachside beauty and some great food offerings and cocktails, their Christmas lunch mixes a blend of cuisine and amazing scenery to make the most of the festivities. Guests can take in the sights while enjoying a choice of five bars, ocean-view decks, nine private function venue areas, and on-beach dining, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to capture that unforgettable magic, that is simply Grand Christmas.

Where: 1 Haul Road, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay, Cape Town
When: 25 December from 11am to 1pm
Cost: Various

Homespun at The Andros

Homespun at The Andros

A five course lunch cooked with vibrant festive flavour

Christmas lunch is guaranteed to be a gastronomical five-course affair at both branches of Homespun. For starters, foodies will enjoy experimental options such as the pork belly pancake, a miso salsa verde or the daikon green curry with ginger apple kimchi.

For mains, ​choose between the line fish with squid dukkah, yuzu and leek creamies, a lamb roast or the crispy gammon. If you enjoy the theatrics of plates billowing with nitrogen, try the beetroot for dessert – an adventurous sphere made up of dehydrated beetroot shavings with a white chocolate centre.

Lunch is R895 per person including a welcome drink or R1,270 with the wine pairing option. Please note: no children under the age of 12 years are allowed. Visit their website to make a booking, Claremont or Blouberg.

Where: Homespun at The Andros, 5 Phyllis Rd, Claremont, Cape Town
When: 25 Dec 2023, please see website for more info
Cost: R895pp | R1270 wine pairing option

Cattle Baron Tyger Waterfront

Cattle Baron Tyger Waterfont

A cheerful Christmas lunch with sheer taste

From the moment you step into a Cattle Baron, you know it’s going to be a great time. Their service driven staff will show you to an elegantly laid table while the scent of grilled meats fills the air. It’s the perfect venue for family gatherings and special occasions, so the Christmas spirit fits right in.

Cattle Baron Tyger Waterfront Steakhouse House specialises in quality grade cuts of matured meat, grilled to perfection. Their signature dishes, such as our Chateau Briand and Pepper Fillet Madagascar, provide guests with the most delectable dining experience.

They also cater for non-red meat lovers with carefully selected chicken and seafood dishes, like the famous Baby Kingklip, as well as tasty vegetarian and vegan meal options. Making it a Christmas feast to savour with family and friends for lunch.

Where: Cattle Baron, Cascades IV Tyger Waterfront, Bellville Cape Town
When: 25 December 2023 | please website for more details
Cost: Various

Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Restaurant

Make new fond memories with delicious festive-inspired cuisine

It’s time to celebrate in true Cavalli style this holiday season with a magically infused Christmas feast. Bring friends and family along for a taste of fantastic cuisine and make it’s the most merry time with your loved ones. 

The festive season sees the estate come to life; the days are long, the wine is always on ice, and the staff is on hand to make your visit memorable. The menu specialised by Chef Lucas Carstens, has a focus on the Utilisation of seasonal produce from Cavalli garden and surrounding small farms.

Knowing the origin of their ingredients is key, using modern techniques and a layered presentation style where leaves and vegetables often take the spotlight on the plate rather than the protein. 

Where: Cavalli Estate, Strand Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town
When: 25 December 2023 | please see their website for more info
Cost: TBA

Hazendal Glasshouse Restaurant

Hazendal Glasshouse Restaurant

Luxury, scenery and a festive feast for Christmas

You’re spoilt for choice in Stellenbosch over the festive season. With an overwhelming variety of festive lunches and events on offer – think hearty buffet lunches, easy dining, al fresco picnics and fancier affairs – you’ll find something to suit every palate.

This year Hazendal Glasshouse Restaurant brings nothing but vibrancy and flavourful food offerings to make the celebrations all the more special this Christmas Day. Dress to dazzle and dine in the lap of luxury with a magical Christmas lunch served in the striking Hazendal Glasshouse. Tastefully decorated to get you into the festive spirit, The Glasshouse promises families an elegant Christmas feast.

Where: Bottelary Rd, from Ronelle St via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch
When: 25 December 2023 | please contact or 021 903 5034 for more info
Cost: Various


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