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South Africa Seafood Bustling Restaurants
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Observatory Asian restaurant
A Taste of Asia is found on the bustling Lower Main Street in Observatory. The restaurant has been said to be great value for money and one of the best places to enjoy sushi. The fusion of Asian meals includes cuisine from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.
The restaurant is an old house with the rooms offering guests seating. Every room has a fireplace which creates a fantastic cosy and romantic atmosphere and much-needed warmth in winter. All this coupled with friendly and efficient service.
A Taste of Asia is well known for its buffet specials and it is advisable to book in advance. Look out for their live band nights. Bring your wine and have a hearty time.
Street parking is available and the best place to look is the down the one-way just before the restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Lunch hours are from Tuesday to Friday, from 12 pm to 3 pm. Dinner is served every day from 6 pm to 10:30 pm.
Please call for further information.
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.
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.
Tyger Waterfront Asian restaurant
Located in the Tygervalley Waterfront, Asian Asia’s prime lakeside location makes an ideal setting dining alfresco on the water’s edge.
The interior remains cosy and intimate, perfect for a romantic dinner.
A variety of Asian food spills off the menu offering Chinese, Japanese and Thai with plenty of seafood and vegetarian options too.
Begin with a hot starter and selection of tempura, dim sum, spring rolls and soups.
Main course dishes range from chicken or seafood teppanyaki and classic Asian dishes such as sizzling beef on a hot plate and crispy duck, including seafood combos and myriad of noodle dishes.
Dine overlooking the lake or treat someone special to a romantic dinner at Asian Asia, Tigervalley.
V & A Waterfront Seafood restaurant
V & A Waterfront
Baia is the talk of the town when it comes to the finest seafood.
Offering the most delectable seafood dishes created with skill and passion and using the freshest fish and shellfish, diners are treated to a sumptuous feast. Even the meat lovers are taken care of with a mouth-watering selection of meat and poultry dishes.
A large spacious terrace offers a superb al fresco setting with stunning views, a lounge and bar provide a space to relax before or after you meal, or just a place to enjoy a drink or two in a wonderfully vibrant ambience. The decor is understated and perfectly placed with lighting and beautiful colours that create a warm but stylish look as well as mosaic tiles that pay homage to Mediterranean roots.
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.
Goodwood Asian restaurant
Experience authentic Eastern flavours in this bustling and vibey restaurant.
The interior is beautifully decorated with luxuriously soft, comfortable seats and quaint little cruet sets all over. The lighting is soft and creates an atmosphere conducive to kicking back and relaxing.
This traditional Asian eatery offers a wide variety of items on its menu. The house speciality is the lamb - slow-cooked fall-off-the-bone meat that melts in your mouth and is served on a cast-iron plate that brings out a real sizzle. Other recommended dishes are the sweet and sour chicken and the crispy duck, both beautifully prepared and infused with authentic flavours. Throw in a side of vegetable noodles and you've got a meal fit for a king. For vegetarians there are various alternatives, including the amazing bean tofu - a must-try.
Beijing Orchard is fully licensed and diners can enjoy a good bottle of wine at a reasonable price. All in all, the flavours of the East blend beautifully here.
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.
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
Humewood Seafood restaurant
This unique restaurant is set in The Chapman Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy your meal inside, or on summer days and evenings, dine alfresco while taking in the beautiful views. Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern is also the ideal location for functions. The restaurant is fully licensed and caters for vegetarians and kiddies as well.
The restaurant was named after Blackbeard the Pirate, who was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. In 1718, he was killed by Lieutenant Richard Maynard in a deadly battle.
Besides offering guests amazing seafood dishes, other a la carte options are available, including meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes.
Humewood Seafood restaurant
Blackbeards Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Port Elizabeth specialising in seafood. This is a family owned restaurant that has sustained its quality and professional service. Apart from the a la carte seafood menu, Blackbeards also offers a variety of meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes. The restaurant also caters for various functions. A buffet is served on a Sunday. Keep an eye out for the daily specials.
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:00;
Saturday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00.
Monday to Sunday: 18:00 until late.
Cape Town Burgers restaurant
If you have ever wondered what real street food is, wonder no further. This little restaurant is located on arguably the busiest strip in Cape Town - Long Street.
Don't be fooled be the rustic (very rustic) interior. Just grab a high chair or a bench, order and await a new kind of delight. The Burger Shop, true to its name, offers mainly burgers, chips and stuff on rolls, but the portions are big and the nostalgia the street food evokes is something quite unique.
The dining process can become quite messy as it is 'illegal' to eat a burger with anything else than your hands, but this is part of the fun and colourful vibes that especially this part of Cape Town offers.
This is definitely not something to try if you prefer fine dining in a posh spot, but if you want a unique, proudly South African experience, pop in here.
Pretoria (Tshwane) Continental restaurant
Located on Church Square, Café Riche lures in visitors with their freshly baked pastries, baguettes and croissants – baked in the early hours of the morning till late in the evening.
Loyal locals and famous visitors such as Thabu Mbeki and Steve Hofmeyer frequently visit, alongside tourists.
The menu offers Mediterranean flavours blended into a bistro setting, perfect for lunch or a light meal.
Fresh salads and daily specials can be enjoyed along stern favourites such as Mediterranean Fussily Pasta with Tabouleh style vegetables.
Café Riche makes an ideal before or after theatre venue, and entices warm summer days with their famous Belgian beers.
Century City Seafood restaurant
Cape Town Fish Market is definitely part of the South African vocabulary by now and this family friendly franchise continues to serve up hearty dishes at reasonable prices.
Diners can enjoy great seafood, and a wide variety of it, cooked to their preference. Amazing sushi options are also available and the restaurant even offers take away sushi platters to enjoy at home.
Try the stacked Dorado with prawns, spinach, feta, sun-dried tomatoes and olive tapenade or the simpler, but equally tasty crayfish with lemon butter. For the non fish eater there are options like tender sirloin steak and delicious lamb cutlets. Top this off with a bottle of your favourite wine and a melt-in-your-mouth sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and you are sure to leave satisfied.
Cape Town Fish Market ensures a great dining experience that tends to suit the pocket.
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