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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.

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

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