Chef Jaco Kruger puts a creative and subtly Asian spin on a wide-ranging menu that’ll keep everyone at the table happy. Unsurprisingly, there’s a focus on seafood. Be sure not to miss the superb starter of plump West Coast mussels, swimming in an aromatic broth of lime and cumin and served with a warm potbrood for mopping up the sauce. The grilled calamari is equally good, enlivened by a dressing of lime, smoked paprika and pickled red onion on a bed of charred sweetcorn.
Alongside masala prawns on basmati rice or monkfish in dhania marinade, main courses offer plenty of earthbound alternatives – ostrich with pap croquettes and chakalaka, beef sirloin with carrot purée, or mushroom linguine tossed with truffle cream.
For dessert, the granadilla panna cotta with berries and brandy snaps is like a fresh sea breeze for the palate, and a perfect end to the meal.
An impressive wine list, with a well-chosen selection of leading Cape estates, including West Coast cellars worth a taste. There are local craft beers on offer too.
Charming, friendly service from start to finish, with the chef often stepping out from the pass to check on diners.
Bright and breezy seaside décor at one of the best locations in the village, with broad verandas offering sea views from tables set just above the sands. Be sure to book ahead in summer.
Long lunches on a weekend getaway.
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