Loved up couples and love birds, we’re sure you’re aware that Valentine’s Day is right within reach. But, just in case you haven’t made any special Valentine’s Day plans yet. We’re here to save the day with a few top restaurants, trendy eateries and sought-after hotspots that will undoubtedly add an extra touch of magic and romance to your Valentine’s evening in the Mother City. Because let’s be honest, a romantic dinner date for two will forever be a beloved Valentine’s Day classic. And with good reason too! Especially in in a city that boasts such a vibrant and exciting culinary scene. Here are our top 10 restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town.
#1 Kloof Street House
Named one of the ‘7 Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day Dinner in Cape Town’ by Big 7 Travel. The stunning Kloof Street house is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after Valentine’s dining spots in the Mother City. In addition to its sought-after status and being one of Kloof Street’s trendiest spots, Kloof Street House is without a doubt one of the most romantic restaurants in Cape Town too. Boasting a beautifully lush pathway that leads you all the way to your magical oasis. It will almost feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world entirely right in the heart of the beautiful Mother City. It’s therefore no surprise that it has become one of Cape Town’s top restaurants. Not only for Valentine’s Day, but for avid food enthusiasts travelling to the Mother City all year round.
As soon as you step foot inside, you’ll be met with stunning interiors, unique and captivating design elements, beautiful greenery, fairy lights scattered about and a romantic and intimate setting unlike any other. Not to mention the unparalleled culinary and dining experience that awaits you. Kloof Street House is undoubtedly one of the top restaurants in Cape Town to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone.
- Location: 30 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
- Contact: 021 423 4413 | [email protected]
#2 Nobu at the One&Only Hotel
Since opening their doors Nobu at the One&Only has become one of the most sought-after dining experiences in Cape Town. Known for its world-famous fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine invented by Michelin-starred master chef, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. Nobu offers diners a truly unparalleled culinary experience paired with a spectacular view of the iconic Table Mountain. And they sure are pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day. Guests are invited to enjoy a sensational evening as they are served a special six course Omakase menu. Omakase means from the Chef’s heart. So, you better believe you’re in for one exceptional Valentine’s Day culinary experience you won’t soon forget.
This thoughtful and carefully constructed Omakase menu will consist of a selection of signature Nobu dishes. Taking you on a flavour-filled journey of some of Nobu’s most incredible and inspired culinary creations. In addition to a memorable Valentine’s Day dining experience, all guests will receive a couple’s photograph presented in a frame. Thereby capturing the special memory of your amazing Valentine’s evening spent in the heart of the Mother City at one of its top restaurants.
After dinner, all diners from Nobu are invited to enjoy live entertainment with their after-dinner drinks under the stars on the beautiful Vista deck. Paired with unfettered mountain views and a magnificent Table Mountain backdrop. It promises to add some extra magic and romance to your evening.
- Location: One&Only Hotel, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
- Cost: R2200 per person
- Date: 14 February 2020
- Contact: 021 431 5888 | restaurant.reservatio[email protected]
#3 Ochre at the One&Only Hotel
Ochre is the newest edition to One&Only’s restaurant repertoire. And has certainly taken the Cape Town culinary scene by storm. Head chef Chris Mare has created an inspired menu aimed at entwining all the South African heritages into a unique new kaleidoscope. Offering diners a truly authentic culinary experience right in the heart of Cape Town.
This Valentine’s Day Ochre has put together an extra special culinary experience for those looking to enjoy a romantic evening in a stunning setting. Guests are invited to enjoy a sensational four-course dinner as they relish in an evening of love, romance and spectacular food. Focussed on showcasing the very best of contemporary South Africa cuisine with the option of a special wine pairing. In addition to an exceptional dining experience at one of Cape Town’s top restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day, guests will also receive a couple’s photograph presented in a frame to commemorate the special occasion.
After dinner, all diners from Ochre are invited to enjoy live entertainment with their after-dinner drinks under the stars on the beautiful Vista deck. Paired with unfettered mountain views and a magnificent Table Mountain backdrop. It promises to add some extra magic and romance to your special One&Only Valentine’s evening.
- Location: One&Only Hotel, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
- Cost: R1100 per person
- Date: 14 February 2020
- Contact: 021 431 5888 | [email protected]
#4 La Parada on Bree
There is no denying the fact that La Parada is one of the most sought-after culinary hotspots in Cape Town. If you’re looking to celebrate a Valentine’s evening filed with some urban buzz, cool vibes and laid-back summer sunset sounds. La Parada on Bree is the perfect Valentine’s Day Cape Town restaurant for you. Featuring live music from Acoustic Element and DJ Cosher, you can dance the night away all while indulging in a spectacular Valentine’s culinary feast. Boasting an incredible and flavour-filled à la carte menu, known for its delicious tapas selection to share. As well as more sustainable dinner choices. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy. Besides a romantic and delicious Valentine’s dinner for two, this trendy Mother City restaurant also boasts an exceptional wine list and amazing selection of cocktails, craft beers and spirits.
In addition to La Parada’s trendy Bree Street location, you can also choose to enjoy your Valentine’s Day dinner experience at La Parada Constantia Nek, La Parada Century City & La Parada V&A.
- Location: La Parada Bree Street: 107 Bree Street, Cape Town
- Cost: A la carte prices apply
- Other Valentine’s offerings: A welcome glass of Pongracz MCC will be offered to all Valentine’s Special guests on arrival
- Contact: 021 426 0330, [email protected]
#5 The Lawns at the Roundhouse
Named by Big 7 Travel as one of the ‘7 Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town’. Of course we had to add the Lawns at the Roundhouse to OUR list of top restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town. And WOW are you in for one special Valentine’s treat! If you’re looking to sweep your special someone or significant other off their feet with one of the most sensational sweeping views of the city. The Lawns at the Roundhouse in undoubtedly the perfect Cape Town restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
Besides boasting some of the most beautiful views in the Mother City. The Lawns at the Roundhouse offers diners an unrivalled culinary experience. As they invite you to wine and dine as you bask under a star-drenched veranda at one of the city’s most popular patio restaurants. And like every other year, they’ll certainly pull out all the stops to add some extra romance and magic to your Valentine’s Day dining experience. Their Valentine’s Day tasting menu is always super luxe, featuring picnic baskets full of champagne and other indulgent treats. Undoubtedly making it a special Cape Town Valentine’s Day experience neither you nor your loved one will soon forget.
- Location: Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
- Contact: 021 438 4347
#6 Blowfish Restaurant at the Dolphin Beach Hotel
Break away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the beautiful Bloubergstrand for an evening of romance and sensational food. The Blowfish Restaurant at the famous Dolphin Beach Hotel is not only known as one of the most sought-after restaurants in Cape Town. But boasts one of the most spectacular views in the city too. You are therefore invited to sit back, relax and admire the stunning sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain from this beautiful seaside setting. All while enjoying an indulgent Valentine’s Day dinner with your special someone.
Boasting a truly superb menu, the Blowfish Restaurant prides themselves on only using the very best produce from land and sea. From delicious starters with a global twist, fresh seasonal options and premium meat grills. The Blowfish Restaurant has something for everyone to enjoy. However, their seafood is undoubtedly the best there is! Their signature sushi or seafood counter (where the fresh catch of the day is grilled to perfection) will have seafood lovers savouring every bite. In addition to sensational food and a spectacular view, the Blowfish Restaurant also offers diners an incredible drinks selection. Thereby providing you with everything you need to enjoy a magical Valentine’s evening in Cape Town.
- Location: Dolphin Beach Hotel, 1 Marine Dr, Table View, Cape Town
- Contact: 021 556 5464 | [email protected]
#7 Grub & Vine
Grub and Vine has fast become one of the trendiest wine bars and bistros in Cape Town’s vibrant inner-city. Not only making it one of the coolest spots in town, but one of the top Cape Town restaurants for Valentine’s Day. And this Valentine’s Day they’re definitely stepping up their game with Michelin-trained chef Matt Manning adding his culinary magic to the mix. Guests can expect to enjoy a truly indulgent five-course Valentine’s dinner. As Chef Matt Manning takes you on a flavour-filled journey into modern-European cuisine. With a cool local twist and a rustic-yet-refined focus. Thereby offering diners a truly sensational culinary experience that’s unlike anything else in the Mother City.
Paired with an exceptional wine list, ranging from incredible small-cellar finds, a variety of big names and a procession of beautiful French choices. All of which will have wine lovers savouring every sip. As well a beautifully intimate setting. Grub and Vine promises a romantic Valentine’s evening in the heart of Cape Town you won’t soon forget.
- Location: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
- Cost: R750 per person for the five-course set menu / R1 250 with wine-pairing
- Contact: 076 256 8654, [email protected]
#8 The Kraal
Are you looking for a unique Cape Town restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone? Then The Kraal is definitely your magical Valentine’s spot! Located on a picturesque working farm in Muldersvlei, near Stellenbosch. The Kraal invites you for a romantic Valentine’s dinner under the starlit sky. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!
The Kraal is all about celebrating fresh seasonal local produce. Thereby giving diners the opportunity to experience farm-to-table dining at it’s very best. And they’ll certainly be pulling out all the stops to make your Cape Town Valentine’s Day dinner experience extra magical and memorable. The Kraal has therefore put together an indulgent menu specially devised for the occasion. Accompanied by select wines and limited-edition vintages from the estate. Paired with a romantic and magnificent setting, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner with your special someone.
- Location: The Kraal, Joostenberg Wine Estate, Hoopenburg Road, Muldersvlei
- Cost: R375 per person (includes welcome drink, canapés and dinner) | Price does not include the wine
- Contact: 079 641 1320, [email protected]
#9 Harbour House Kalk Bay
The famous Harbour House has established itself as one of the most sought-after culinary hotspots in the Mother City for locals and travellers alike. Undoubtedly making it one of the top Cape Town restaurants for Valentine’s Day. And this year Harbour House in Kalk Bay has something extra special planned for all the love birds and loved up couples out there. Guests will be spoilt with an exceptional five-course dinner for two. Which includes truly spectacular seafood dishes (which Harbour House is famously known for). As well as a variety of delicious meat and vegetarian options. Thereby ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Besides a sensational knock-your-socks-off Valentine’s Day dinner experience, Harbour House in Kalk Bay’s beautiful setting will without a doubt add some extra beauty, love and romance to your evening. Perched on the rocks in the Kalk Bay harbour, boasting spectacular sea views and the sounds of crashing waves on the shoreline. It truly is pure bliss! Due to its popularity and sought-after culinary status, we suggest you make a booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
In addition to the stunning Harbour House in Kalk Bay, diners can also choose to enjoy this spectacular Valentine’s Day special at Harbour House V&A Waterfront. Where there will also be a vegetarian set menu available.
- Location: Harbour House Kalk Bay: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
- Cost: R1 200 (includes a bottle of Pongracz MCC)
- Other Valentine’s offerings: Live music completes the picture-perfect romantic scene
- Contact: 021 788 4136, [email protected]
#10 The 41 in Camps Bay
Located right in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant Camps Bay sunset strip. The 41 is the perfect Cape Town Restaurants to celebrate a lovely, laid-back Valentine’s Day. If cool beach vibes, a relaxed atmosphere, stunning sunset views and spectacular cocktails is your type of Valentine’s Day vibe. This sexy seaside spot is the perfect Valentine’s restaurant for you! And the fact that it’s just meters away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Camps Bay. Undoubtedly adds some extra Mother City beach magic to your special Valentine’s evening.
Besides stunning beachfront and ocean views, it also means you can enjoy a stunning sunset stroll with your special someone before celebrating a romantic evening filled with incredible cocktails, bubbly and a variety of globally inspired dishes. But, that not all The 41 has in store for you this Valentine’s Day. Sit back, relax and enjoy some amazing live entertainment from international DJ, El Conchitas. Who will be playing from 5pm – 7pm. Ramped up with discounts on Mumm French Champagne. This trendy Camps Bay restaurant therefore promises an unforgettable Valentine’s evening filled with everything you need to make it one to remember.
- Location: Ground floor, 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
- Cost: A la carte prices apply | Mumm Champagne R170 per glass |R899 per bottle
- Contact: 021 347 0558, [email protected]