Steak and chips at Haute Cabrière. Picture: Supplied

GREY skies, rainfall, scarves,boots and heaters? Yes, winter is here and we’re all geared up for the season.

Cape Town is home to some of the best restaurants in the country and many have already rolled out their winter menus.

The next time you have cabin fever, or just not in the mood for cooking, there’s a winter dish for every palate at each of these restaurants.

Shinny Beach, V&A Waterfront 

The beach is perhaps the last place you’d think of visiting during winter, but the floor to ceiling glass doors at Shimmy Beach restaurant will keep out the cold, while guests still get to enjoy uninterrupted views of the private beach and the ocean.

The recently launched winter menu offers a variety of homegrown favourites in fine dining style. 

* For table bookings, contact [email protected] or call 021 200 7778.

Haute Cabrière 

With soft lights and cosy fireplace, Haute Cabrière offers the perfect setting to enjoy winter comfort food. Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant is situated on

Franschhoek Pass (Lambrechts Road). For reservations and enquiries e-mail [email protected] or call 021 876 8500.

Beef main course at Terroir. Picture: Supplied


Constantia Glen

What’s winter without soup? And what better way to enjoy a steamy bowl than with a glass of wine? 

Constantia Glen has three soup offerings that can be paired with their Constantia Glen wines.

* The tasting room is open from 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Booking via http://www.constantiaglen.com is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Call 021 795 5639, e-mail [email protected]

Terroir 

Terroir has welcomed winter with a new menu that promises to hit all the right spots.

From May to September guests can enjoy a choice of two dishes from Terroir’s French-inspired chalkboard menu for R395 per person. Terroir is open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12pm to 2.30pm and for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6.30pm-9pm. To book call 021 880 8167 or e-mail [email protected]

Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg 

If you fancy some bistro-style comfort food, Bistro Sixteen82, at Steenberg wine estate, offers a selection of hearty, homely meals.

Bistro Sixteen82 is open seven days a week. For more information and a full range of menu options visit www.steenbergfarm.com/bistro1682. 

To book, call 021 713 2211 or e-mail [email protected]

Gnocchi lunch special at Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg. Picture: Supplied