South Africa Accommodation
South Africa Seafood Bustling Restaurants
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Knysna Quays Seafood restaurant
Casual and laidback, Knysna's bustling food emporium claims that it's "not exactly a restaurant, not exactly a bar, definitely not a deli... well, not exactly a deli... it’s an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place". Well, it's a good place to be if you enjoy fresh seafood and fancy a bit of shopping. 34 South is also "a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain!"
Start with a platter of freshly shucked wild coastal oysters still tasting of salt and sea. Tuck into calamari (tubes, heads and steaks) and mussels (in and out the shell) done in many ways - in vinaigrette, masala, with peri-peri or with wine and garlic. The herring comes six ways, the fish pates four and the mezze too many ways to mention.
Traditional Greek, Spanish and Portuguese themes run through an eclectic menu that highlights Mediterranean flavours - with chicken, ostrich and vegetarian options for diners averse to seafood. With tastebuds still tingling from oysters and bubbly, the mains are sure to tantalise.
Signature dishes tempt with fresh linefish brought in through the Knysna heads, east-coast sole, linefish espetada, Portuguese sardines, jambalaya and seafood paella.
Durban Seafood restaurant
Exuding a tropical ambience, African Peninsula Restaurant refreshes the senses with exotic décor and well-presented dishes served over banana leaf dressed tables and crisp white linens.
For starters try plump mussels in cream white wine sauce followed by 220g grilled lamb chops, cooked to perfection in spiced garlic, herbs and chillies or the grilled line fish of the day, succulently cooked in warming spices served on a bed of fragrant rice in lemon garlic butter.
Round off a perfectly satisfying meal with a decadent tipsy malva pudding desert and silky coffee or cooling don pedro.
African Peninsula is located perfectly along the shores of the Indian Ocean for a relaxing languid lunch or romantic shore break dinner under the star lit sky.
George Seafood restaurant
Enjoy tasty food with a difference or light lunches and breakfasts. Alte Feste Restaurant sweeps the palate away with decadent deserts for a little slice of heaven.
From great choice salads to vegetarian meals, Alte Feste caters for the easygoing palate in relaxed informal setting perfect to soothing the day away.
Hermanus Spanish restaurant
Amigo’s Cantina is ideally located close to the Old Harbour on Lemms Corner. The close proximity to the ocean makes Amigo’s a place where friends and family can relax and socialize and enjoy the aroma of coffee, good food and the fresh sea breeze.
Breakfasts are enticing with strong coffee and freshly baked breads and croissants. We also offer the traditional English breakfast with a spicy twist. With combined flavours from Spain, Portugal and Argentina, as well as Mexico and Mozambique, lunch and dinner are a real treat and experience.
Add a dash of South Africa and the menu is a mixture of tasty and fresh dishes prepared with the best ingredients and some pride. Patrons have the choice of crisp salads, warming soups, flavoursome starters, and main meals encompassing ‘carne’, seafood and chicken. Or share a combo platter with a friend. The menu offers one vegetarian fare and there is a small kiddies menu.
Dine on a trinchado starter, followed by a West Coast paella, and finish off with a fruit and nut cassata. Amigo’s Cantina has a Café Bar area with a smoking section. Choose something off the cocktail menu while the sun sets below the ocean.
Port Nolloth Seafood restaurant
This rustic venue serves delicious food in large portions. The menu focusses mainly on seafood dishes and a special mention is owed to the stuffed calamari tubes that literally melt in your mouth. There are, however, quite a few options available for meat lovers and vegetarians as well. Delectable traditional desserts are served and a predictable but good wine list is on offer. The vibe at Anita's is a must-experience.
East London Seafood restaurant
Boasting a prime wharf side location offering simple seafood fare, Ballyhoo Bistro embraces a cosy nautical feel complimented by efficient service and outstanding food.
Graced by a beautiful view diners can sit back, relax and enjoy freshly prepared cuisine with a touch of classic elegance.
Try baskets of calamari, pots of mussels or succulent grilled line fish with a salad. Steaks, wraps, burgers and breakfasts wet the appetite, while the eat-as-many-prawns- as-you-like special beacons loyal followers back every time.
Ballyhoo Bistro provided the perfect wharf side setting bursting with simple seafood and beautiful views.
Westdene Greek restaurant
Recommended by a loyal following of locals, Barba’s Cafe is a super spot for superb food and a great atmosphere.
During the weekdays, a sumptuous buffet offering a mouth watering array of delicious options like dolmades is a must-try. A modest but well-designed wine list provides for every taste and budget.
An open deck provides a great al fresco setting when the weather allows and friendly, helpful staff make your time at this understated eatery a very pleasant one.
Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant
Barracudas secures a location on Beach Road, with floor to ceiling glass windows to maximize your view and a relaxed ambiance to match your mood.
The décor inspires a fresh, contemporary and natural feel with splashes of aqua and coral.
The expansive wine list works perfectly with the well-balanced menu, which brims with seafood and various South African meats.
Try the Springbok Carpaccio - thinly sliced springbok served with melon, kumquat and pecorino shavings.
Move onto the Barracuda Platter layered with grilled fillet of hake, 4 queen prawns, deep-fried calamari served with savoury rice, vegetables and Beurre Blanc.
Sweeten the palate with a mouth-watering try coupe tutti fruity (vanilla ice cream, mixed fruit, praline, whipped cream, nuts and granadilla sauce).
Barracuda makes an ideal spot for fresh seafood, great views and bustling ambiance whether it be lunch or dinner.
Mossel Bay Seafood restaurant
Enjoy famous dishes or a relaxing drink marvelling at the beauty of the handcrafted natural tree bar or unwind in front of the crackling fireplace sipping heart-warming sherry.
Rekindle the summer spirit with cooling cocktails savouring the sun and lapping waters around the Lapa with family and friends or just enjoy simple dining warmed by caramel woods and cooling wrought iron tables and chairs heightened by nautical stripes.
Tantalise the palate with Tiger Prawns sautéed in chilli and garlic oil with onion and peppers, 600gm flame grilled Spare Ribs, medium spiced Chicken Curry, Chicken Tagliatelle with mushroom, tomato and garlic sauce topped with parmesan.
Beach Tree Restaurant flirts casual dining surrounded by a soothing ambience fit for those who just want to kick back, relax and enjoy what the day has to offer.
Yzerfontein Seafood restaurant
Beaches Restaurant has an envied position in Yzerfontein, overlooking the 16 Mile Beach. True to its name, Beaches Restaurant’s theme consists of brightly coloured umbrellas on the deck, white washed tables and chairs and bright tablecloths.
The menu offers a majority of seafood but some meat and vegetarian dishes are available. The Beaches Basket is great for a snack with samosas, springrolls, fish bites, mussels and calamari.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 4 pm.
V & A Waterfront Seafood restaurant
V & A Waterfront
In a picturesque setting with stunning views of Table Bay is Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar.Enjoy a decadent but relaxed ambiance in this acclaimed eatery. Choose from a selection of hundreds of the finest wines carefully picked by the talented team. Dine on succulent seafood and meats in delicious dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients.With accolades such as the ‘Diners Club Wine List of the Year 2009 - Diamond Award’, the ‘Best Restaurant Service Award on the V&A Waterfront August 2009/2010’ and the ‘American Express Fine Dining Selection - Platinum Selection 2009’ it’s no surprise that this restaurant continues to grow in popularity.Take some time out to experience a superb dining experience at the V & A Waterfront.
Simons Town Seafood restaurant
Soak up the authentic harbour flavour while enjoying extensive South African fare right on the waters edge of Bertha’s Restaurant. Pass the time away in a relaxed, warm and informal setting with picturesque views extending across the yacht harbour and False Bay.
Serving the freshest seafood and using only the finest ingredients, Bertha’s Restaurant caters for long lazy lunches and lingering cocktails before being swept away by the romance of the night.
Watch the sunset spill out onto the terrace then pamper your palate with Golden Calamari Strips dressed in a chilli coriander and mango jam before tucking into the catch of the day grilled and served with lemon butter and a choice of rice, salad, mashed potato or chips or seasonal vegetables.
The extensive menu offers platters, meats and poultry, burgers and pastas including vegetarian and salads alongside the most dense and moist Malva pudding smothered with butterscotch sauce and served with cream or ice cream.
Housed on the picturesque water edge fronting the old Town Pier, Bertha’s Restaurant will sweep you off into the sunset with delectable food and soul soothing scenery.
Mossel Bay Spanish restaurant
Big Blu, formerly Tidals restaurant, has reincarnated itself with a little help from mother nature. In a word the view is simply spectacular and the ambience is casual and eclectic. This self-service Tapas restaurant offers traditional Tapas dishes as well as other dishes. Along with super friendly staff, there are regular weekend events. Enjoy tasty tapas dishes and a view not available anywhere else in the Garden Route!
Millers Point Seafood restaurant
Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, conveniently just outside Simon's Town and en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, once a whaling station, ensures the perfect setting for an idyllic lunch or evening experience. During "whale season", guests often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales cruising along the coastline. Established as a restaurant for 27 years, the Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood, award-winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views.
The garden, with its 100-year-old Camellia Japonica tree and unparalleled ocean views, offers "al fresco dining" or, one may choose to dine within the restaurant. There is also the option to dine within our large glass enclosed function room which offers spectacular views and a huge open grill, where one can watch the vast array of seafood being cooked to perfection.
The Black Marlin offers an extensive menu with the main emphasis on seafood, complimented by the other choices of fine contemporary cuisine. House specialities include Cape Rock Lobster, kingklip spit (grilled kingklip wrapped in bacon and served on skewers), sesame prawns served with peanut satay sauce, seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Through the many years of providing top quality fresh seafood and impeccable service to the locals and foreign tourists, this restaurant has become world famous. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and highly trained
Bredasdorp Seafood restaurant
At the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we live by the season.
We serve fresh produce that grows in our own garden as the seasons dictate. As a result, we offer an organic dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. The seasons also determine the mood at this Elim restaurant: the refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, or enjoy our cozy log fires in the winter months.
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