Valentine’s Day 2020 is quickly approaching and organised couples looking to snag a spot at one of their city’s hottest restaurants are beginning to make plans for the big day. Visiting South Africa? You’ll want to know where to spend Valentine’s Day in Cape Town.
Table Mountain towers over the city of Cape Town, providing diners with everything from mountainscapes to jaw-dropping views of a bustling, busy harbour. If you’re looking to treat bae to something super sweet, this is one great city to do so.
This February, treat you and your partner to something truly special by visiting the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town. They all offer a romantic dining experience with some added extra details.
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Serene views and wine-covered hills ensure that De Grendel Wine and Restaurant is one of the most beautiful spots for Valentine’s Day dinner in Cape Town. Just 15 minutes outside of the city centre, coming here feels like a quiet respite from city life. It’s quiet and relaxing. But, the fabulous wine they serve is what’s really going to take your romantic evening to the next level.
Described as a “real food experience,” an evening at Balducci feels super elegant and intimate. Located at the V&A Waterfront, the restaurant offers an unrivalled menu of simple Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of Italian cuisine. Last year, the Valentine’s Day menu featured vegan champagne, zucchini tartare and a pistachio-and-raspberry ice-cream cake.
HQ has been described as being “effortlessly sophisticated,” and it’s that level of sophistication and charm that makes it one of the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town. And, they really do go the extra mile on the special day. Last year, they served rose and raspberry pink Tanqueray and Schweppes tonics to guests as they arrived. Then, they treated them to a delightful tasting menu.
You’ll have to make your way out of the city to get to Viande, but it’s still one of the best restaurants in the area for an intimate culinary experience on Valentine’s Day. Located in Paarl, this quaint yet elegant dining room centres around nose-to-tail dining. And, couples can stop off at the bar before being seated at a quiet table for two. Expect excellence at every turn.
Few things will get your heart racing more than the stunning, sweeping views you’ll find at The Lawns at the Roadhouse. Sweep your partner off their feet and bask under a star-drenched veranda as you dine at one of the city’s most popular patio restaurants. The Valentine’s Day tasting menu is always super luxe, featuring picnic baskets full of champagne and other indulgent treats.
Not looking to head out to an ultra-fancy restaurant this Valentine’s Day? Brick Lane Eatery offers elegance in a more laidback nature. You’ll find it tucked away on the canals of Century City, somewhat of a hidden gem. They specialise in serving freshly-made meals. But, we suggest indulging in some of their tapas before walking hand in hand along the canals.
Kloof Street House made our list of the most romantic restaurants in Cape Town. So, it easily snagged a spot on the list of the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town too. The lush pathway that leads up to the iconic Kloof Street House welcomes you with exuberance. And, that’s just one small part of the romance you can expect throughout the entire evening.