Treat yourself and save with Absa Dining

03 August 2017

We know how important it is to save, and we are committed to helping you do so. But we also know how important it is to enjoy the fun things in life too, such as eating out.

Whether it’s a family catch up, date night or just a Friday night out with friends, going to a wonderful restaurant or enjoying your favourite takeaway is a treat you deserve.

And now it’s no longer a pay-day treat: we’re making it an everyday treat!

Absa Dining

Absa Dining, available to Absa Gold Value Bundle and Graduate account holders, is a great way to eat out at the places you love and save money too because all Absa Dining members get up to R100 off their second main meal purchased (or the cheaper of the two).

See whether you qualify >>

What is Absa Dining?

We have partnered with some of the best and most popular restaurants and coffee shops across the country to provide you with the best dining deals. And what’s more, members may use the Absa Dining benefit up to twice per day! Every day!

See our Absa Dining partners >>

How Absa Dining works

When you and a partner or you and friends eat out, you’ll automatically get the discount on the cheaper of the second main meal purchased.

  • The cost of the second main meal (up to R100) will be deducted from the total bill.
  • If more than two people dine out, up to R100 is given on the cheapest main meal.

Please note though that if the main meal is less than R100, you will not receive any cash back for the portion not used.

How do I join Absa Dining?

Joining Absa Dining is simple and absolutely free:

  • Dial *120*7753#
  • Follow the prompts and enter your details:
  • ID or passport number
  • Name and surname
  • Email and cellphone number (ensure we have your updated details)

We’ll then verify your details and, if successful, send you a welcome email or SMS (depending on your preference) within 24 hours.

That’s it.

How do I use Absa Dining?

If you feel like a great dinner out, first visit the Absa Dining website and view our partner restaurants, then choose the one you want to eat at.

Then call the Absa Dining concierge on 0861 005 111 between 08:30 and 18:00, Monday to Friday, and between 08:30 and 16:00, Saturday, or via email at

The friendly assistant will confirm availability of your chosen restaurant and send you a booking confirmation.

When you arrive at the restaurant, simply show your waitron your booking reference. The reference will contain your membership number, time of booking, date and restaurant name, and will ensure that the R100 discount is deducted from your cheaper second main meal.

Delicious savings

This is our way of helping you spoil yourself and save at the same time, so join the more than 1 200 happy Absa customers enjoying great discounts with Absa Dining. Sign up today!

But don’t just take our word for it; here’s what a few Absa Diners have to say:

Customer membership number: MAYHE…*

Based on my dining experience at Butcher Block Florida Road I will dine out there again and I would try other restaurants available on Absa Dining. When I produced my booking confirmation upon arrival at Butcher Block Umhlanga they instantly knew about the discount. I have already told my friends and family about the Absa Dining programme. I was overall very happy with my dining experience and the service I received.

Customer membership number: VDWALY…*

The Absa Dining benefit is a valuable benefit to have. My experience at Cafe Rousse Tygervalley was an enjoyable experience and everything was perfect. I am going to recommend the Absa Dining program to my friends and family members.

Customer membership number: RAMSO…*

When I produced my booking confirmation the manager on duty knew what my discount will be. I will definitely dine out at this restaurant again and I enjoyed everything about the restaurant. The Absa Dining benefit is a great benefit to have and I like utilising the benefit as it saves me money. Everything was perfect in regards to my Dining experience.

*Names have been changed to protect our customers’ privacy.

Disclaimer: The advice contained on this blog is for general purposes only and does not take into account individual circumstances, objectives or financial needs. Accordingly, readers are advised to seek appropriate advice from licensed professionals prior to making any investment, or taking up a financial product or service.