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Stay warm with these cosy restaurants this winter

A fickle lot, Capetonians are known to hibernate as soon as winter arrives – and, not without good reason.

Lashing rain and wind can send even the most dedicated foodie back to bed. However, we’ve rounded up a few restaurants with roaring fireplaces – and, decadent menus – that will be sure to tempt you to venture out.

Bascule Bar

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A “slice of Cape Town’s social energy”, Bascule Bar is set at the water’s edge at the Cape Grace Hotel, but, come winter, proves to be a cosy refuge for wine and whisky aficionados. The adjacent Bascule Lounge offers comfortable leather couches and a toasty fireplace, making it an ideal spot for intimate lunches or private wine tastings – all set against the crackle of the fireplace.

Societi Bistro

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Boasting more than one fireplace, you are able to enjoy your meal with a flickering flame in the main Societi Bistro space, or in the adjoining Snug – an intimate space with leather wingback chairs, perfect for pre-dinner drinks, or a post-meal cigar. With an accompanying menu filled with rich risotto, decadent pasta and slow-cooked meals, it’s a cosy spot to find your winter refuge.

Foresters Arms

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Established in 1852, we’d argue that Newlands’ beloved “Forries” has been keeping patrons warm and well-fed since for over 150 years. Offering an authentic pub experience, their signature log fires will keep you warm while you enjoy a selection of home-style comfort food – including their seasonal winter carvery.

96 Winery Road

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Expect home-style food in generous portions – when enjoyed with a bottle of red wine, at a table next to the fire place – there’ll be nothing else you need. Known for their steaks, duck and cherry pie, and slow-cooked lamb shoulder, 96 Winery Road provides winter dining at its best.

Delheim

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Slow-roasted beef short rib, lamb shanks and chicken curry are all on the winter menu at Delheim. Enjoy award-winning local wines next to their log fire, before ending your meal with a warm honey cake. Focusing on “homely” flavours and dishes – with a special touch – it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a long, leisurely lunch this winter.

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