Easter Specials for the Whole Family

Easter-EggsTime is once again racing towards South Africans’ favourite time of year – the Easter weekend, where we get a 4 day weekend without having to apply for leave. Easter is a Christian holiday which only applies to roughly 74% of the population, but we all revel in the time off all the same, and those who can afford to, take advantage of the Easter specials around town.

This year there are a number of swanky restaurants offering specials, all with an emphasis on chocolate and Easter bunnies. Here are a few to help you get organised…

Cape Town (and surrounds)

Harvey’s @ Winchester Mansions Hotel*

The Deal: kiddies’ easter-egg painting work shop (snack and drink included) and afternoon tea special for parents

The Date: Sat 23, 30 Mar, 5th April and Wed 27 Mar, 3rd April

The Price: R200

Rueben’s @ The One & Only Hotel*

The Deal: delicious lunch buffet in a great setting, prepared by an award-winning chef

The Date: Sunday 31 March

The Price: Adults R225 pp, 13-17 years R150 pp, 6-12 years R85 pp

Tobago’s @ The Radisson Hotel*

The Deal: traditional carvery buffet, blow-your-mind chocolate dessert and live entertainment

The Date: Sun 31st Mar

The Price: R295 pp

Azure @ The Twelve Apostles*

The Deal: Easter buffet and lucky draw (the prize is a giant chocolate Easter egg) plus an Easter egg hunt for the children

The Date: Sun 31 Mar

The Price: R355 pp

Bodega @ Dornier Wines*

The Deal: A delicious 3 course meal designed especially for the Easter weekend. This in addition to fine wines and a gorgeous setting in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Kiddies menu also specially designed.

The Date: Sunday the 31 March

The Price: R200 per person or R265 with wine pairing

Johannesburg (and surrounds)

Al Fiume*

The Deal: 3 course set menu, chocolate Easter egg decorations and live music. For Children, egg-painting, Easter egg hunt, jumping castle, set menu with drink and ice-cream.

The Date: Sun 31 Mar

The Price: adults R325 pp, children 4-10 years R125 pp

Blades Restaurant*

The Deal: Buffet menu, relaxed setting and live music, for the children, real life Easter bunny, egg-painting and jumping castle

The Date: Sun 31 Mar

The Price: adults R285 pp, kids R95 pp

Fairlawns Restaurant*

The Deal: Easter set menu

The Date: Sun 31 Mar

The Price: adults R460 pp

Meadow Green Restaurant*

The Deal: An exciting Easter buffet including soups, salads and a cheese board.

The Date:Sunday 31 March

The Price: adults R300 pp, children under 12 R150 pp

Piccolo Mondo*

The Deal: The tema at Piccolo Mondo is going all out this Easter offering you a choice of chocolate-inspired high tea, a 6 course Easter set men or an Easter Sunday brunch.

The Date: 29 March to 1 April

The Price: R195 per person, except the 6 course menu which is R345

The Secret Garden*

The Deal: This lovely child-friendly outdoor venue is offering Easter egg painting, arts and crafts for kids with Annah (the owner) and a special table with Easter treats to choose from. This is in addition to the usual coffee shop menu. Booking is essential.

The Date: Sunday 31 March and Monday 1 April

The Price: Contact the restaurant for details.

Durban (and surrounds)

Dish Restaurant @ The Royal Palms Hotel*

The Deal: Easter lunch buffet with spot prizes sponsored by Ushaka Marine World, Spa Royale and Electric Avenue. There are also great prizes for kids in the best Easter-inspired dress-up outfits.

The Date: Sunday 31 March

The Price: Contact restaurant for details and to make essential bookings.

Other establishments getting into the Easter spirit:

The Royal Court Grill*, A2A* and Sondela*, all at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom in Umhlanga Rocks.

Saffron Restaurant* at the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel.

Ristorante Tre Stelle* in Groenkloof (reservations close on the 27 March – this Wedensday!)

Bistro 1800* in Green Point, Cape Town (there is an awesome dessert menu on offer, wink wink).

Happy Easter everyone!

*For more information, follow the link.

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