CapeTownMagazine.com

Snug Life: Cosy Restaurants With Fireplaces

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Snug Life: Cosy Restaurants With Fireplaces

Baby, it’s cold outside… stay toasty with fireside drinking and dining

Winter is officially here, but that just means it’s the season for comfort food and red wine alongside a crackling fire. From the City Bowl to the ‘burbs to the Winelands, these fireplace-included spots will get you out and about this winter.

COSY AND CASUAL BEACHFRONT EATERY
End a bracing stroll on the beach at Dutchies, overlooking the waves with a drink and a bite to eat. It’s a laid-back beachside eatery, located a stone’s throw from the Blue Flag Grotto Beach in Hermanus. The extensive menu offers breakfasts, light meals, mains, sushi, tapas, desserts and an impressive wine list. The fireplace keeps things cosy in the casual inside section and on the stoep, the clear window blinds can be drawn to keep the wind and the cold out at Dutchies in Hermanus.
Hours: Monday–Sunday: 9am–9pm

Grotto Street, Grotto Beach, Hermanus, info@dutchies.co.za, +27(0)28 314 1392, Dutchies website

WARMTH IN THE WINELANDS
La Paris Estate is reason enough for a drive to Franschhoek, but La Paris Bistro makes it even better. You’ll find the fireplace in the corner of this modern eatery, set against solid French Oak flooring that adds to the warm, welcoming atmosphere. La Paris Bistro’s farm-to-table philosophy means seasonal, wholesome meals and their selection of more than 70 locally sourced wines means you’ll be warm on the inside too. If wine isn't your thing, choose from craft beer on tap or a cocktail. Plus, there’s live music on Friday nights to warm the soul.

R301 | Franschhoek | +27 (0)21 867 0171 | restaurant@laparis.co.za

BEACH VIEWS IN WINTER
Who says the beach can’t be appreciated when it’s cold? Take in the views of Camps Bay beach from the warmth of The 41’s fireplace. The 41 is pretty glam, with a waterfall feature behind the bar… but the fireplace makes winter dining cosy and comfy. Chef Aristotle Ragavelas has worked around the world, from London to Athens and Mykonos, so you’re in for a treat. And if you’re feeling bold, order the Deep Throat cocktail (or something else from the cocktail menu if you’re feeling shy).

41 Victoria Road | Camps Bay | +27 (0)21 437 0558 | info@the41.co.za

STELLENBOSCH SECRET
We’re already fans of Haskell Vineyards, and the Longtable Restaurant adds to our list of reasons to visit. The snug space is made even snugger by a classic matte black fireplace. Grab a seat at the table on Friday and Saturday evenings and enjoy authentic meals made with produce grown in their very own garden and created by head chef, Cornelle Minie. You can expect fine wine and excellent conversation, too.

Haskell Vineyards | Annandale Road | Stellenbosch | 021 881 3746 | longtable@haskellvineyards.co.za

STOP AND STARE
If you need to get away from it all without going too far, Devonvale golf and wine estate in Stellenbosch (just 30 minutes from the city centre) is the place to go to get your peace-and-quiet fix. Gazing out over vineyards, wining, dining and breakfast-buffeting (there are also deer grazing in the pastures) is a recipe for relaxation. There’s a large, crackling fireplace and a menu of award-winning wines, to add to your zen. Oh, and a spa, in case you needed more convincing.  

Bottelary Road | Stellenbosch | 021 865 2080 | info@devonvale.co.za     

FEELING FAT
With wholesome meals and live entertainment over the weekend, Fat Harry’s in Kenilworth offers a homely vibe and is a great local spot for getting together. It also has a fairly fat, old-school fireplace in the seating area of the pub and restaurant, surrounded by images of classic cars and music legends, and is a firm favourite in the neighbourhood for keeping warm during winter.
 
166 2nd Ave | Kenilworth | +27 (0)21 671 7433 | fatharrygm@gmail.com

FOR A SPECIAL DATE
Intimate, inviting and conveniently located for city dwellers, Societi Bistro offers classic fine dining complete with classic fireplace. Built into the face-brick wall of this charming Georgian house, the fireplace adds to the cosiness of candlelight and comfy interiors. The French-style menu is adapted seasonally to create exceptional dishes.

50 Orange Street | Gardens | +27 (0)21 42 42 100  

BEER ‘N’ PIZZA IN THE ‘BURBS
There are a few things cosier than a classic pub, and you’ll find that vibe at The Toad sports bar in Noordhoek. A fireplace completes the picture, with logs stacked up high beneath a framed picture of a toad in a suit drinking a beer. This lively spot is loved by locals and offers a comforting menu of woodfired pizzas, burgers, steaks and salads. They keep things authentic, with freshly baked buns every morning.
 
Village Ln & Noordhoek Main Road | Noordhoek | +27 (0)21 789 2973

HELDERBERG HERO
Bacon-and-Brie muffins, gluten-free banana cake, chicken ramen and other heavenly creations are what you can expect at Pajamas + Jam eatery in Strand. This old warehouse has been redecorated with an antique, vintage feel and has a very toasty fireplace for snuggling up to as you try to decide which cakes and pastries to indulge in.

23 Van Zyl Street | Strand | 021 854 6408 | hello@pajamasandjam.com

THE PERFECT SPOT IN FRANSCHHOEK FOR A COSY MEAL
The restaurant on the La Motte Wine Estate, Pierneef à La Motte, boasts a delicious menu of South African heritage cuisine with a modern interpretation. Relax with the informal Garden Menu outside on the patio or in the garden on summer days, or opt for the more sophisticated à la carte menu served in the elegant dining area – a must on colder days with a seat close to the wood-fired fireplace at Pierneef à La Motte on the La Motte Wine Estate.


R4, Franschhoek| +37 (0) 21 876 8000 | info@la-motte.co.za

---

Style and sophistication meet the best steaks in town at HQ

Don’t know what to have for dinner tonight? Check out these restaurants in Cape Town.
Here is everything you need to try in Cape Town before you die.
Reignite the fire at these romantic restaurants.
---
Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Woolworths_ProductionA Haunting New Show With A Hilariously ...

Anything and everything will be made fun of in Juliet Jenkin’s new satire

mother_city_comedy_festivalPlanting Funny Bones And Growing Local ...

Come out to support comedians you know... and new ones you’ll love

Wolfie7Got kids? Put This Family Festival On ...

Three days, a packed line-up of activities, and quality time with the kids

Cape Town Helicopters Generic NEW 3Get A Treat When You Book Any One Of ...

Use “capetownmagazine” at check out when you book online with Cape Town Experiences

wine_glass_13Wine Down Every Weekend at The Wine ...

Great specials: 2-for-1 on Fridays, oysters and bubbly on Sundays

la_parada_sunsetLa Parada Kickstarts Your Weekend With ...

DJ Tanner, DJ Cosher, ALT EGO and Acoustic Element, plus happy hour and tapas

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

OX boat rides 04Spot Whales, Dolphins, Penguins, Seals ...

Readers get a special discounted rate with Ocean Experiences

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

Marianne Wine EstateStay at Marianne Wine Estate for 20% ...

There are plenty of accommodation options at this winery that sits between Stellenbosch ...

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

goudini8Get Married At Goudini Spa And Stay in ...

It’s a 6-sleeper with panoramic views of the Breedkloof valley

kiff_kombis_wine_beer_2019Buckle Up For A Beer Safari

Sample the best that Cape Town’s booming craft beer industry has to offer (and let ...

onomo_tacoTacos and Sangria at a Friday Fiesta ...

Tuck in while you soak in the atmosphere of the city centre

camissatownship_newEmbark On A Township Eco-Friendly ...

Enjoy this interactive excursion to the bustling community of Langa

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

galileo_meyThe Galileo Open Air Cinema Friday ...

Get your dose of classics, dramas, action movies and more at these outdoor summertime ...

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

Snack on succulent skewered meats and seasonal salads at this hip, young Winelands ...

tjing_momjii_3Next-Level Dining At Tjing Tjing Momiji

Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips