South Africans love to soak up the sun. And who can blame us? When you’ve got our kind of blue skies and warm temperatures, it would be a pity to let that warm weather go to waste. So, it’s no wonder that when the temperatures start to dip, so does our mood. But if there’s one thing that makes winter worth it, it’s the cosy comfort food you get to indulge in. When the weather’s cold and frosty, most of us look for warmth in their favourite comfort food. Here are four winters that provide the ultimate comfort in winter:


Winter is synonymous with soup. Let’s be honest, not much is better than a piping-hot bowl of soup on a freezing winter’s day! A hot bowl of soup is sure to warm you up, even when the thermometer has dipped into the negative numbers. If you’re searching for a warm and tasty soup to enjoy in winter, order our Goulash Soup with Tender beef cubes in a rich broth with paprika, onion, carrots and potatoes topped with a dollop of sour cream.


If there was ever a meal that could be classified as the quintessential comfort food, it’s the burger and chips combo. And what better time to enjoy a warm winter meal than the first and last days of the week? Head to a Turn ‘n Tender near you to get a Classic Burger with a 200g pure ground beef patty and a side of your choice for R85 on Sunday and Monday. You can enjoy your burger with chips, sweet potato chips, rice, mash potato, pap and gravy, vegetables, or a side salad. You can also add Monkey Gland, Mushroom, Pepper or Cheese sauce for R15.


Oxtail is to South Africans what spaghetti bolognese is to Italians. At some point in your life, you’ve enjoyed a warm oxtail with the ones you hold nearest to your heart. Whether it was a Sunday lunch or a traditional ceremony, the taste of oxtail is as vivid on your tongue as the memories that accompany it. There’s no reason not to create more beautiful memories, especially in trying times such as these. And the good news is that you don’t have to spend a second in the kitchen.


If there was ever a dessert that’s up to the job of keeping the cold out, it’s a malva pudding. You’d be hard-pressed to find a South African who hasn’t warmed up with this winter dessert at some point in their life. Head to your local Turn ‘n Tender to order this caramelised, traditional South African dessert served with custard.

Comfort food doesn’t just fill the stomach – it fills the soul. Difficult times call for comfort, good company, and even better food. The best way to enjoy those is to head to a selected Turn ‘n Tender for a sit-down dining experience. If that’s not possible, invite people to the table, and we’ll make sure there’s something comforting on their plates.