Festive season means lots of family and friends around. Ditch the kitchen and head out to one of these beautiful foodie spots boasting mouthwatering buffets of curry, seafood, sushi and more.
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Johannesburg and Pretoria
Rejoice Sushi Bar
Situated in Bryanston, indulge in Chinese soups, spring rolls and sushi, this little place is the ideal weekday neighbourhood eatery - perfect for popping in.
Love spicy foods? Then go to Norwood for a very budget-friendly buffet. Just R90 and you get to chow down on authentic Indian chicken, lamb and veggie curries.
This Pretoria-based restaurant serves a very affordable Sunday buffet of traditional boerekos. Think potjiekos, stews, vetkoek and roasted potatoes.
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Bamboo Sushi Lounge
Love sushi nights with the girls? Then make your date for Thursdays in Umhlanga as here you can enjoy an all-you-can eat buffet of sushi from 17:30 to 21:00.
Versailles Restaurant at Blue Waters Hotel
Every Sunday, it's go time! Situated on North Beach, it's a ideal place to gather with family and friends. Take in the panoramic beach views while you dine on everything from lamb curry to proper Sunday roasts.
Cape Town, Cape Winelands and West Coast
Rhone Restaurant at Boschendal
Very close to Franschhoek is this beauty of a wine estate. The second-oldest wine farm in the country is a fabulous place to spend a special occasion at. The traditional Cape buffet at the Rhode Restaurant is open to the public on 24th December for dinner and 25th for lunch, and then for groups on any day of the week but only with a minimum of 30pax guests. Bookings only.
Leopard’s Leap (Franschhoek)
Offering an excellent rotisserie lunch on Sundays, Leopard's Leap is especially great for family lunches. Outside there is a playground where kids can roam freely, while mom and day sip on a class of crisp Chenin inside. The buffet is a bit on the pricey side, but you do get top, top quality meats and sides to choose from.
Harvey’s at Winchester Mansions
Have breakfast at this old school Cape Town icon, situated in Sea Point. Sit on the deck or inside the restaurant and eat your way from the delicious fresh smoothies, all the way to the omelette station. Oh, and repeat!
Voted one of the 'Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For' by National Geographic once, this Lambert's Bay seafood kitchen is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends. Views, sea breeze, seafood for days and you can BYOB for just R30 a bottle.
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