The Best DAILY Restaurant Specials in Cape Town 

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by thecapetownblog

I love dining out, but there’s no denying that it gets expensive after a while! But fortunately, there are some excellent daily restaurant specials available in Cape Town so that you can enjoy delicious food without breaking the bank. 

I’ve got other posts on my blog highlighting specials that are available on a certain day, but I also find it useful to know which ones are available every day. After all, it’s always good to know where you can grab an affordable meal on the go! 

Personally, I don’t find those super long lists very helpful, so I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, and update it regularly. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best daily restaurant specials in Cape Town, starting with the best one of all. 

1. Kloof Street House Lunch Special 

Kloof Street House is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Cape Town. I only ever heard good things about it, and when I went to try it for myself, I realised that they were all true! The food here is absolutely amazing, but it can be pricey, which is why I was so excited when I found out about their lunch special. 

Right now, you can get a two course lunch for R250, or three courses for R295. This offer is valid from 12 pm until 4 pm, from Monday to Saturday. It’s not the cheapest lunch special but it does offer great value compared to how much a meal here would usually cost you. The food quality here is hard to beat. 

I ordered the beetroot and feta salad, which was so delicious, and then I got the ostrich fillet open sandwich for my main. I’ve had ostrich lots of times in Cape Town, but this was the best ever. The meat was so tender and full of flavour, and the sauce on the side was perfect. 

My friend and I also opted for a cheeky wine pairing. You can get a white for R85 or a red for R95, and we both opted for the white since it was a warm day. 

We booked a table but the restaurant wasn’t full, so you could just drop in! I would definitely book online if you’re going on a Saturday, though. 

2. Aiko Sushi – All You Can Eat 

Aiko sushi for the bottomless deal

All you can eat sushi? Sign me up! 

I LOVE sushi and Aiko Sushi was one of the first restaurants I ever went to in Cape Town, although it was called Active Sushi back then. They have an all-day, all-you-can-eat deal for R249, so you can chow as many california rolls, nigiri, makis, and fashion sandwiches as you can for 90 minutes. Do be aware that you’ll be charged R8 for every piece you don’t finish, though. 

And if you don’t eat fish, no worries, because they have a vegan option from Wednesday to Sunday for R199. You can check the full menu here, and reservations aren’t usually necessary. 

3. R105 Lunch at Rick’s Cafe Americain 

If you want a filling and flavoursome lunch, Rick’s will take good care of you. Their special changes every day, so check the menu before you go, but chicken skewers, fish fillets, and delicious pastas are the norm. And on Sunday, you can get a roast dinner for R165, which isn’t bad. 

I like the rooftop at Rick’s, and the servers are so lovely and friendly. On a cooler day, I would also recommend ordering one of their delicious hot chocolates! I don’t usually book a table when I come here, it’s fine to just walk in. 

4. Feast on Flavour 

Roti wrap Feast on Flavour

Feast on Flavour is a true hidden gem, tucked down a side street just off of Kloof Street! A friend and I found it when working at a nearby co-working space, and it quickly became our daily lunch spot. The owner is super friendly and he told us that he’s on a mission to provide people with affordable, home-cooked lunches every day – and I think he’s doing a bang up job. 

You can get some amazing Cape  Malay favourites here, like rotis for R45 which are one of my favourites. I highly recommend the curry, though, which changes daily but there’s usually a meat or a vegetarian option. The chickpea curry was one of the best curries I’ve ever had, and it only cost R60! 

5. Sotano Happy Hour

Sotano is a casual but elegant Spanish-themed spot in Mouille Point, and their happy hour deal includes food! From 4 pm – 6 pm on weekdays, you can get either six oysters or five salmon roses and a glass of rosé for R120. Not bad – you often pay more than that for the sushi or oysters alone. 

6. Ferryman’s Irish Tavern

Day or night, Ferryman’s Irish Tavern is always buzzing. Their specials do change regularly, but right now for R129 you can get a mussel pot, a hake or calamari and prawn platter, or a trio of Irish favourites if you feel like something more hearty. These specials are available all day every day, and you don’t need to book. 

7. Quay Four

Quay Four is one of the most affordable restaurants at the Waterfront, and they’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can enjoy their cooked breakfast upstairs with a view for R45, or if you sit downstairs they have amazing deals throughout the day. I mean, sirloin and chips for R129? What a deal! 

8. Arnold’s Early Bird Breakfast

Arnold’s is a nice, laid back breakfast spot and you can get a cooked breakfast here for just R40. Yup, you rock up before 8 am on a weekday, or 9 am on weekends, you can get two rashers of bacon, two sausages, and two fried eggs for just R40 – that’s probably less than a cappuccino! This deal is perfect for when you want a cooked breakfast, but can’t be bothered to cook. And honestly, I don’t think you could do it any cheaper by cooking yourself! 

9. Mythos Lunch Specials

I’ve always wanted to go to Greece but so far, I haven’t been so lucky, so lunch at Mythos is the closest I’m going to get for now. Every day between 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, you can get lunch for R95. The choices include half a baby chicken and chips, hake and chips, or a pita. Yum! 

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