Category Archives: CHRISTMAS PLANS
CHRISTMAS IN CAPE TOWN Most people have a family dinner on 24 December and then on the morning of the 25th, gifts are given around a very European Christmas tree. The 25th is spent eating leftovers with friends by a pool or on a beach. Nothing special happens on the night of the 25th and the 26th is a public holiday called ‘Boxing Day’. Generally guests at the Villa like to have a special dinner at a restaurant on 24 December and there are several excellent restaurants which make an effort to offer a slightly more memorable meal than their usual fare. Of course this costs extra! On the 25th many restaurant s are closed so the choice of where to eat is restricted. DINNER 24 DECEMBER 2012 *THE SAVOY CABBAGE: offers a menu of several courses from which diners can choose between 2 to 5. We can send you a copy but is above average in quality. Price ranges from R250 to R395 depending on the number of courses chosen. www.savoycabbage.co.za/ (5 minutes taxi ride). double click the icon to open! * PLANET RESTAURANT (Mount Nelson): a formal 5 course meal with entertainment R910 (walkable from the Villa) www.planetbarandrestaurant.co.za/ *THE OASIS BISTRO (Mount Nelson): semi-formal Buffet Style menu 7pm R650. www.mountnelson.co.za/web/ocap/oasis_restaurant.jsp *LA MOUETTE: has their normal a la carte menu – above average quality food. (12-15 minute taxi ride). www.lamouette-restaurant.co.za/ *BAIA mainly seafood – at the Waterfront great views. A la carte menu (7 min taxi ride) www.baiarestaurant.co.za/ *HILDEBRANDS: A la carte menu as per usual – nice harbour atmosphere – traditional fare. (7 min taxi ride) http://www.hildebrand.co.za/ *BIZERCA: Christmas Eve R550 set menu (we have reserved 2 tables for the Villa) – high class food. (4 min taxi ride) *THE GRAND CAFÉ: Open 24th (we have reserved a table for 4 for the Villa) Closed 25th. (10-12 min taxi ride) *SOCIETI: Open 24th A la Carte menu with specials (we have reserved 2 tables for the Villa) . 25th also open. (10 min walk from the villa) Christmas Day (25th) is a very quiet day in the city. * Most people go to the beach or escape the city. *Why not hop on the ‘BLUE BUS’ and spend the day being driven to some lovely spots around the mountain – The Botanical Gardens/Some local and ‘historic’ wine farms/an atmospheric small harbour lunch/drinks by the sea? *You may want to drive out to the Winelands and have a picnic on one of the wine farms – contact us to find out what is open on Christmas Day. *CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT ‘THE NELLY’ * THE BALLROOM at the Mount Nelson will have a Festive Buffet Selection at R700 per head served at 12h30.