So Valentine’s Day is the biggest night of the year for taking someone on a date. It’s the biggest night of the year to wine and dine your loved one. It may be a little cheesy and a little commercial but let’s face it love is always worth celebrating and if you forget or ignore your loved one on Valentine’s Day- you may be eating alone next year!
Beat the crowds who are gathering on the Camps Bay strip and standing in queues at popular Cape Town city bowl eateries. Get out of the city: Head south! In 20-30 minutes you could be at a seaside restaurant with your loved one. Cape Point Route is giving you a list of romantic restaurants in the area for Valentine’s Day 2013 as well as sharing some of the Valentine’s Restaurant specials to help you choose where to share that evening meal with your beloved on Valentine’s Day.
- Look out Deck: Hout Bay
Valentines Day Tasting Menu on the 14 Feb 2013 for R195 per head is a romantic extravaganza in a gorgeous setting. The calming influence of the water in Hout Bay Harbour, with candlelit ambience whilst tasting crayfish bisque, an assiette of oysters, marinated Patagonian calamari, Mediterranean Crusted Kinglklip, Madagascan Pepper fillet and finishing up with a Chocolate Nemesis means that you will definitely be lingering over dinner! Read More..
- Pure Restaurant at Hout Bay Manor: Hout Bay
This is a classy and romantic dining experience for your date this Valentine’s Day. The cream, white and marble surrounds will set the tone for your romantic evening. Pure Valentine’s menu for the 14th February is 5 courses for R460.
Fresh oysters, 3 cheese croquette with smoked salmon trout & asparagus; geranium & banana sorbet, duck breast with truffled berry salad, foie gras ice-cream & honeyroasted figs; Valentine’s Tiramisu for dessert. Booking essential with a 50% deposit. Read More..
- The Foodbarn Restaurant: Noordhoek Farm Village
There is no formal Valentine’s menu on offer but that’s how the Foodbarn rolls – you won’t find better value fine dining without the pretentious air than this barn at Noordhoek Farm Village. The food is famed for the natural taste, smell, texture, character and jolly good looks that Chef Franck conjures up. There is always an ala carte menu and a bistro menu. You can’t go wrong for a romantic evening. If sharing is more your thing on Valentine’s Day then pop into the tapas restaurant at the deli. Read More..
- Cafe Roux: Noordhoek Farm Village
Well known for breakfast and lunch and braai nights, Cafe Roux@Night is opening on Valentine’s Day and whilst we don’t know details of opening night on Valentine’s Day – this news is hot off the press and they have an excellent reputation for quality and consistency, so we are totally confident that night times at Cafe Roux will be just as romantic as the day. Open Thursday – Friday and Saturday evenings ONLY from 14 Feb 2013. Read More..
- Blue Water Cafe: Kommetjie
The relaxed atmosphere and picture perfect setting is as big an incentive as the food for Valentine’s Day. Arrive early to catch the sunset and then find a meal that suits you from the diverse menu. With everything from Gluten free Pizza to tartines, Curry’s and seafood pans this is a perfect spot for a new date or a first date on Valentine’s Day. The have a great wine list too. Read More..
- Noordhoek Community Market: Cape Point Vineyards
Only open on Thursdays – this market has a drop- dead-gorgeous setting so you cannot go wrong with seriously good-looking view for Valentine’s Day. It’s a great date to browse the stalls for your meal (and go back for more), grab a bottle of Cape Point Vineyards Wine or a craft beer and find a spot on the lawns or tables for a romantic sunset kind of Valentine’s Dinner. Read More..
- Black Marlin Restaurant: Simon’s Town
This historical building was once a whaling station but is perfect setting for an evening experience with the moon glistening on the sea. The Black Marlin is a legend in the Cape Town Restaurant scene and it is not surprising considering the location and closeness to the sea for fresh fish. Seafood is their speciality so think oysters, mussels or seafood platters this Valentine’s Day. Read More..
- French Cooking Lessons: Fish Hoek
It may seem a little strange to take a cooking lesson on Valentine’s day but this personalised class with a true French lady is a fun, interactive way to celebrate Valentine’s day. You will not only learn how to cook a classic French meal from starter to dessert but you’ll get the tips your mum never taught you. The bonus of course is getting to eat your meal and enjoy a good bottle of wine.. that’s how the French do it right? R450pp Read More..
- Harbour House: Kalk Bay
When all is said and done, Harbour House is an old faithful for romantic evenings- especially Valentine’s Day. The setting on the rocks at Kalk Bay harbour has charm and character and unforgettable seascapes all year round. The decor is simple and elegant, the food is fresh, classic and delicious. A perfect Valentine’s Date night. Book early by calling 021 788 4133
- Passion Foods Catering:
These amazing ladies will prepare a meal with passion and love for you to enjoy at a location of your choice. You could do your own “home cooked” Valentine’s Date or take your loved one to a beautiful view spot and indulge in a private ‘picnic’ with a selection of salads, quiches, side dishes or meal of your choice. An excellent romantic alternative for Valentine’s Day. Read More..
Here are some of the Cape Point Route tips to ensure that your Valentine’s Evening is one that counts.
- Book a table: Valentine’s Day is busy, make sure you have the best table possible but you need to do this in advance!
- Don’t drink and drive: There are plenty of taxi services or chauffeur services (some are member based) but call us for details if you are stuck.
- Stay the Night: Pick one of the fantastic accommodation establishments close to the restaurant of your choice and walk home! See our Romantic Getaways for ideas and packages.
- Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday in 2013, give her flowers but take her out on Friday 15th Feb 2013 and beat the crowds.
- Still stuck for ideas then give us a call for more recommendations to suit your needs, time and budget this Valentine’s Day. We believe in love!
Cape Point Route offers day tours, packages, accommodation, activities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. Call 021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za