It might be bitterly cold outside but that’s no excuse to stay home on the couch all winter! There are so many great restaurants to explore in Joburg and loads of them have fabulous winter specials that will keep your wallet happy and your tummy warm and full during the cooler months. Here is our ultimate Joburg winter restaurant specials list for 2016!

Please note: These specials were curated by the WomenStuff team and were correct at time of publication. All specials included have been shown as advertised by the restaurants and we cannot guarantee specials – this list is to be used merely as a guide.

Hard Rock Cafe – Sandton

The Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour is back! This winter the popular Sandton hangout will once again give you a culinary tour of the world with four delicious burgers showcases popular cities around the world. The core flavours of each burger will celebrate the flavours of each celebrated region and will be served with a generous helping of fries. But that’s not all – there are a few more winter warmers on the menu including a pie of the day (R99) or soup of the day (R49) served with a slice of toast and butter (yum!) Click here for more information. 

Carnivore Restaurant – Mulderdrift

If you’re looking to have a meaty feast this winter then be sure to head to the much-loved Carnivore Restaurant in Mulderdrift! Their deliciously moreish Sunday Lunch special will be sure to keep you warm this winter and it will only set you back R235 per person and R135 per child. The lunch includes a wide selection of game meats, starters, salads and desserts so make sure you arrive hungry! Click here for more information.

Col’Cacchio Pizzeria – Nationwide

This one is a must-try for parents with pizza-loving little ones. Start your week off on a good note and visit Col’Cacchio for their weekly Bambino special where kids eat free from the Bambini menu with each paying adult. This special is available every Monday and Tuesday until 31 August 2016 at all branches of Col’Cacchio.

Rodizio – Fourways and Bedfordview

If it’s Brazilian flavour you’re after then Rodizio’s Winter Warmer special is a definite must-try. Visit Rodizio in Fourways and Bedfordview for a delicious three-course meal of note at just R189 per person. Enjoy a yummy starter soup of the day, a meaty mains selection and a decadent dessert at Rodizio Fourways from Tuesday to Thursday and Rodizio Bedfordview from Sunday to Thursday. Click here for more information.

Spur – nationwide

Spur is offering a wide range of specials this winter including the popular Buy-one-burger-get-one-free special on Mondays, the Unreal Breakfast for R26.90 before 11:00 every day and 20% off all steaks all day on Thursdays. The burger special includes the original beef, chicken, rib, soya and Texan-fried chicken burger while the Unreal Breakfast includes two fried eggs, two grilled rashers of bacon, fried tomato, chips, two slices of toast, jam and butter.

Beluga – Waterfall Corner, Midrand

Beluga’s famous sushi, dim sum and cocktail special is still going strong and allows diners to indulge in half-price sushi, dim sum and cocktails Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00 and all day on Sunday. Make sure you also check out their Blue Plate, Yellow Plate and Green Plate sushi platter specials. Click here for more information.

Piza-e-Vino – Various branches in Joburg

Head through to your nearest Piza-e-Vino on Mondays and Tuesdays for their “One Twenty-Nine & Two Can Dine” special and enjoy any two medium pizzas and two glasses of house wine for just R129. The offer runs all day. Click here for more information.

District Six Eatery – Emmarentia

Pop into this unique Cape Malay-style eatery from June and tuck into delicious winter specials as advertised on the daily specials boards. Expect items like wholesome Vegetable Soup for R40 per serving, Waterblommetjie and Mutton Stew for R155 (available until end of July only), Trotters and Tripe Stew at R100, and Lamb Tomato Bredie at R125. Click here for more information.

Jenda Food and Wine – Montecasino, Fourways

If you’re heading to Montecasino for dinner and a show then make sure you fill your tummy at Jenda Food and Wine before taking your seat in the theatre. Nothing says winter like a warm and oh-so-indulgent fondue and this winter the restaurant is offering a Mixed Cheese Fondue and baguette at R75 with a Lindt Chocolate Fondue with biscotti, marshmallows, strawberries and honeycomb for dessert, at R99 for two! Chocolate and cheese for dinner, it doesn’t get any better than that. Click here for more information. 

Parc Fermé – Sandton Central

If it’s an affordable lunch you’re after then head to this delightful Sandton eatery for daily lunch specials including  the Parc Fermé Burger Homemade Beef Burger (topped with a fried soft egg, bacon & melted cheddar cheese, served with fries and mushroom sauce) at R75, Fresh Hake Fillet (deep fried in a tempura batter, complemented with fries, side salad and tartar sauce), or the Venison Pie (slowly cooked in Guinness accompanied with chips and gravy) at R79. For dinner there’s Roast Whole Baby Kabeljou (marinated in Creole spice complimented with egg-fried rice and salad) at R160, Queen Prawn in a creamy garlic peri-peri sauce (served with fries and savoury rice) at R165, and so much more! Click here for more information.

Vinis Restaurant – Bedfordview

This winter Vinis is offering a wide range of specials to keep your budget in check. On Mondays get R25 off all rib and prawn dishes or enjoy any pizza or pasta dish for R49.95 on Mondays and Tuesdays. These specials are valid for sit-down only. Click here for more information.

Love Food, Kitchen, Deli, Café – Braamfontein

If you’re in Braamfontein during lunch time then pop into Love Food for their daily lunch special – grab a lunch-time portion of lasagne, stew, pasta, curry, or a wrap for just R45 and make your lunch-time count! Click here for more information. 

O’Galito – Woodlands

Meat lovers will love this delicious steak special. Pop into O’Galitos on Tuesdays for an all-day steak special and enjoy half-price steaks all day! If that doesn’t catch your fancy then be an early riser to take advantage of their daily breakfast buffet at R39.90 from 08:00 – 11:30 daily. Mondays are for sushi lovers with half-price sushi available all day long. They also have fabulous list of daily lunch specials at R79.90 and R99.90 each every day until 17:00. Click here for more information. 

Prime Grill – Fourways

This stylish steakhouse offers a wide range of specials for meat lovers to take advantage of. Mondays are the perfect time to take advantage of their two-for-one steak special and enjoy two steaks served with fries and a salad for R150. On Thursdays you will get 50% off rump & sirloin served with a side of fries and salad. Click here for more information.

Cape Town Fish Market – Nationwide

Fans of Cape Town Fish Market can visit the spot this winter for a wide range of specials. On Mondays enjoy 50% off hake and chips or a burger and chips, On Tuesdays get 50% discount on sushi and 25% off sushi platters, on Wednesdays enjoy a 20% discount on a wide selection of platters and combos, Thursdays go sushi mad with an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet for R150 per person from 18:00 to 22:00.

Rocomamas – various branches

Rocomamas is the go-to place for burgers in Joburg and this winter they’re offering a selection of rotating specials each month. Visit your local branch to check out the monthly burger specials which offer three different special burgers each month. This month’s special includes the New Yorker (2 x 100g Smashburger patties, mozzarella, Italian relish, and basil) for R62, the Wild Bill (2 x 100g Smashburger patties, Chili Con Carre, Jalapenos, Cheddar and nachos) for R68, and the Empire State (2 x 100g Smashburger patties, aged cheddar, bacon, salsa and feta) for R71. Click here for more information. 

Jo Bean Cafe – Northcliff

For a decadent dessert that won’t break the bank pay a visit to the oh-so-awesome Jo Bean Cafe! On Wednesdays those with a sweet tooth can enjoy any Jo Bean Cafe Traditional Waffles at just R20Click here for more information.

Brontos – Linden and Norwood

This joint in Linden is the place to go for yummy ribs and pizzas and this winter they’re spoiling customers with a range of weekday specials From Monday to Thursday enjoy any two large pizzas for R139, 1 large pizza with 400g ribs and chipsR149, or any three large pizzas with three soft drinks for R249. Click here for more information.