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V&A Waterfront announces the return of Neighbourfood Winter Campaign - Cape Town

30 June 2023

The V&A Neighbourfood, now in its second year, is a multifaceted food initiative aimed at highlighting the V&A’s food ecosystem, collaboration with social partners and culinary offerings including its restaurants' winter specials. The initiative also speaks to the Waterfront’s holistic approach to food, where the impact of food is measured in communities created, memories made and over 6 000 livelihoods supported.

Tinyiko Mageza, Executive Head of Marketing, V&A Waterfront, said that Neighbourfood aims to develop a sustainable, locally-based, authentic and culturally diverse food ecosystem that supports healthy food lifestyles and livelihoods.

“Neighbourfood is our way of saying ‘come and let us break bread together’. Communal eating offers a sense of belonging, increases social bonding and feelings of wellbeing. It also sparks joy, enhances our sense of contentedness and embeds us within a community. The platform also serves as a table for important food conversations and this is reflected in themes and activations we have planned,” says Mageza.


Food Dialogues (4 to 18 July)

Food Dialogues returns in 2023 with two weeks of events that connect, in diverse and nuanced ways, people and food systems across the city. With events planned at the V&A Waterfront, Philippi Village, Langa and in community centres and faith centres across the city, Food Dialogues 2023 seeks to foster deeper and broader engagement with our food system, through inter-faith dining experiences, chef-lead culinary adventures, art exhibitions, walking tours, workshops and conference events.

The programme runs from 4 to 18 July. To join the conversation, tickets can be booked HERE


Night Feast (30 June, 28 July, 25 August, and 29 September)

Night Feast will be taking place on the last Friday of every month throughout the Winter season at different locations in the V&A Waterfront.

For the June edition; visitors will have the chance to experience top musical performance by Majozi and friends at The Amphitheatre from 16:00-19:00.

Long table dinners laid out by top chefs followed by entertainment are set to take place at the ZEITZ MOCAA and Two Oceans Aquarium. More information is available at


Feastival Makers Landing: (30 June, 28 July, 25 August, and 29 September 2023)

Eat, dance, and play at Feastival, the iconic food and music festival. This edition of Feastival is headlined by Zakes Bantwini and features a stacked line-up of local artists. Visitors can hone their  cooking skills by taking part in one of three cooking workshops hosted by Chef Reuben Riffel, from Hush In My Kitchen & Afrikoa Chocolate.

Times: 16:00 to 02:00
Workshops: 30 June 2023

  • Couples Chocolate & Wine Truffle Making (with Afrikoa) 16:45 - 17:30
  • Couples Tacos & Tequila Fiesta hosted by Hush In My Kitchen 18:00 – 19:30
  • Chef Reuben Riffel Masterclass 20:00 – 21:30

For tickets to Night Feast and Festival click HERE


Ladles of Love Mandela Day world record attempt

This year, V&A has also partnered with non-government organisation, Ladles of Love. On Mandela Day, the public can join Ladles of Love as they attempt to break yet another world record by hosting the greatest number of volunteers spending their 67 minutes. To be part of the record-breaking attempt that involves making sandwiches, care packs, planting seedlings, filling jars of hope, collating books, pack stationery or crafting toys, sign up HERE


Winter Restaurant Specials

Visitors can look forward to savouring the latest special offers this winter.  To view a list of current specials at the V&A Waterfront click HERE


Prizes to win for the public

The Neighbourfood campaign will also be hosting weekly competitions where one lucky winner can go home with a R10 000 V&A Waterfront voucher by rating their server at a V&A restaurant. V&A will be giving away 2 x R1000 vouchers every week for seven weeks to top rated servers.