Valentine’s Day is a time when you can truly spoil, or be spoiled by, the person you love most in the world. We have the perfect restaurants to do just that – a bit pricey, but worth the splurge!
Here are our top picks of restaurants perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner:
Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban
The Oyster Box Hotel is one of the finest resorts on the east coast, and is home to the Grill Room – a restaurant that has been producing some of South Africa’s top cuisine for over 70 years. Chef Kevin Joeseph’s menus are packed full of wonderful flavours and are sure to delight couples looking for a special treat.
This year you can sit down to a special six-course meal, while you are serenaded by the sweet sounds of Jazz artist Cat Simoni. The smooth tunes and delicious food are sure to create a Valentine’s Day memories that will last a lifetime.
Cost: R950 per person, including dinner and the show (booking advised)
Where: The Oyster Box Hotel,
Time: 7 pm
Contact: 031 514 5018, [email protected]
The Atlantic Grill at The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
Located on the V&A Waterfront, the Atlantic Grill at The Table Bay Hotel boasts some of the best cuisine in Cape Town. With a fabulous view of the ocean and Table Mountain, it’s the perfect place to have a romantic meal with a loved one.
This year The Table Bay Hotel is focusing on a sharing menu, presenting a heady combination of cocktails, and tapas that’s sure to stimulate the senses. Booking is essential, so make sure to call before it’s booked out!
Cost: R600 per person (booking advised)
Where: The Table Bay Hotel, 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Breakwater Boulevard, Cape Town
Time: 7 pm
Contact: 021 406 5000, [email protected]
Flames at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
Run by chef Chef Dirk Gieselmann, former executive chef of three-Michelin-starred French restaurant L’Auberge de l’ill, Flames restaurant at The Westcliff provides one of the best dining experiences in South Africa. It’s the perfect place to spoil your better half on Valentine’s Day, with a menu that is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime treat.
This year, The Westcliff is providing its guests with a fantastic three seasonal course, paired with a bottle of sparkling wine. Relax as you dine on your delightful meal, and soak in the wonders of the Johannesburg skyline at sunset as you celebrate time well spent.
Cost: R1250 per person for a three-course meal, with a bottle of sparkling wine (booking advised)
Where: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg
Contact: 027 481 6301, [email protected]
Level Four – 54 on Bath Hotel, Johannesburg
At R750 per person for a three-course meal, welcome drink and amuse-bouche, our taste buds are lusting after the Pan Fried Namibian Sea Bass with saffron potato, confit tomatoes and clams. Or, you can enjoy a special starter and main designed for sharing – followed by delectable mini dessert platter.
Cost: R750 per person for a three-course meal (booking advised)
Where: 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank
Contact: 011 344 8442, [email protected]
Try getting there a bit earlier to enjoy a cocktail in the super stylish bar, while catching the sun set from the balcony, after which chef David Higgs will do the rest of the work in the gorgeous open-plan kitchen.
DW eleven 13, Johannesburg
Don’t let the location fool you, tucked away behind Dunkeld Shopping Centre is Chef Marinus Ferreira’s hidden gem. We love the intimate setting and superb service.
Cost: R575 per person for a four-course meal (booking advised)
Where: Dunkeld Shopping Centre cnr Jan Smuts & Bompas, Dunkeld West
Contact: 011 341 0663, [email protected]
La Vie en Rose, Johannesburg
Enjoy a romantic dinner in the beautiful garden at Killarney Country Club. For R600 per person, you’ll be treated to a three-course meal, bottle of wine, coffee and live entertainment.
Cost: R600 per person for a three-course meal (booking advised)
Where: 60 5th Street (Killarney Country Club), Johannesburg
Contact: 011 268 6144, [email protected]