2017 Pretoria Food Specials


Not in the mood to cook? Strapped for cash? Check out these budget-friendly food specials that let you eat out for less.

Ed’s Diner – Monday Pizza Special

Ed’s Diner is a 70s-style diner that is well known for great burgers, mouthwatering milkshakes and not-too-bad grills including steak and ribs. Monday is pizza special at Ed’s Diner: buy one pizza and get another one, with the same toppings, free. This special is only available when dining in, no takeaways.

Ed’s Diners are located in Parkview Shopping Centre in Pretoria East, Lenchen Avenue in Centurion and the Letlolo Building on the UP Groenkloof Campus.

Details: 012 998 8802 / http://www.edsdiner.co.za/

La Fiamma – Craft Beer Mondays and Thursday Flatty & Wine Special

La Fiamma is a quaint and casual ristorante serving a selection of tasty Italian favourites. The Craft Beer Monday special offers customers a choice of any pasta or pizza with a Jack Black or Devil’s Peak Draught for only R79. On Thursdays you can order the Chicken Flatty (for those who aren’t familiar with the lingo, this is Saffa speak for a spatchcock) with a glass of Noble Savage Sauvignon Blanc for R119.

Details: 687 Cliffendale Drive, Faerie Glen / 012 991 2152 / https://www.facebook.com/La-Fiamma-Ristorante-Pizzeria-1594971180761719/

Blos Café – Half Price Curry Mondays and All You Can Eat Sliders Tuesdays

Blos is a chic restaurant, coffee house and events venue with an impressive menu. Beat the winter chills while stretching your Rands with the Monday half-price special on all their curry dishes. If you’re more a burger lover, opt for the all-you-can-eat sliders for R80 on Tuesdays. Or perhaps budget for both?

Details: Corner of Olympus and Leander Road / 082 466 2857 / http://www.bloscafe.co.za

Cape Town Fish Market – Monday Fish & Chips

Cape Town Fish Market is an upmarket seafood restaurant with a menu that also caters for meat eaters, where you can order fish and chips for only R55 on Mondays. What a bargain!

Details: Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria East / 012 998 0070 / https://www.ctfm.co.za

Capeesh? – Tuesday Pasta Special

Over the last 14 years, Capeesh? has built a reputation as one of the best Italian places in Pretoria. This much-loved restaurant offers diners all pasta dishes at one third off the original price, every Tuesday. The special is only applicable when dining in and no sharing is allowed.

Details: Cherry Lane Centre, Brooklyn / http://www.capeesh.co.za/

Rafters Pub and Grill – Prego Roll Mondays and Steak, Egg & Chips Fridays

Rafters is a family restaurant, pub and theatre in Pretoria East. Start off your week with the Rafters Monday special and order a saucy prego roll for only R50. You can also be frugal on Friday with the steak, egg and chips for R50.

Details: Corner of Blesbok and Garsfontein Roads, Mooikloof / 012 480 0347 / http://www.rafterspub.co.za/

Burger Bistro – Weekday Burger Special

If you’re in the mood for a good burger at a reasonable price, opt for Burger Bistro’s High-5 Burger Special. Available Monday to Friday between 11 am and 4pm, you can enjoy a scrumptious 200g pure beef patty topped with cheddar, mozzarella and balsamic caramelised onions with chips and a Coke for only and R59.50. This special excludes public holidays.

There are Burger Bistro branches in Clubview, Villiera, Montana and Hazelwood.

Details: 012 654 0825 / www.burgerbistro.co.za

O’Galito –  Lunch Specials

O’Galito’s specialises in Portuguese-style seafood but has a well-rounded menu that celebrates traditional Portuguese poultry, meat, oxtail and even rabbit dishes. The lunch specials at O’Galitos are all priced at R79.90 and include a choice of chicken schnitzel with mushroom cheddar sauce, hake and three prawns, steak and buffalo wings or steak and calamari.

O’Galito’s restaurants are located in Woodlands Boulevard, Lakeside Mall and Zambesi Junction.

Details: 012 997 4164 / http://www.ogalito.com/

Panarotti’s – All You Can Eat Thursdays

Panarotti’s still has that good old all-you-can-eat pizza special on Thursdays. Served from 5pm, by the slice, for R74.90 per person.

Panarotti’s restaurants are located in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, The Grove Mall, Kolonnade Shopping Centre and Jean Avenue in Centurion.

Details: 012 368 1744 / https://www.panarottis.co.za

By Jana van de Linde