I mentioned in our week that was that we had been on an adventure, and I wasn’t kidding. Just last week I posted on Se7en wonders we would like to visit in South Africa and this week we visited out first, a fairly nearby seafood restaurant called “Die Strandloper.”
After driving and driving through endless roadworks…
We finally got there…
This is a seafood restaurant, on the West Coast north of Cape Town and is situated right on the Langebaan lagoon… read beach! Everything is cooked on an open fire and you are there for the afternoon as you eat your way through course after course of seafood.
Just look at it – on the beach really!!!
Now we have always wanted to go this restaurant but have been a bit wary with out tribe of kids. The menu looked a bit grown up and frankly most seafood restaurants aren’t that kid friendly. Well we need never have worried. Firstly the menu is exotic for some, but certainly not all kids. And there is heaps of oven baked bread and related delights for them to tuck into. Secondly you pay according to the height of your kids (under fives are free!) and they were really really fair in pricing us!
We began with bread and different konfyts (jams):
Which one little hood really enjoyed!!!
And Harders, which are perhaps the boniest fish on earth!!!
And paella – and in this laid back restaurant you use a shell as your cutlery.
Followed by braaied fish, smoked fish all sorts of fish.
There was also lamb waterblommetjie bredie, which is a stew made with local plants…
There was roosterkoek,
Potatoes and patats (sweet potatoes):
And yummy crayfish:
And finally ending up with camp coffee and koeksisters.
Now suppose your kids get a bit bored… over the four hour event… well there is digging for treasure under the table:
There is shell collecting and swimming…
And did I mention the bread!!!
And don’t worry about the crumbs:
One of us wasn’t that interested in the goings on…
But wasn’t totally oblivious either…
All in all a great and exhausting day for all of us… fun fun fun!!! A relaxed restaurant to savor local cooking and seafood cuisine… and kid friendly for sure!!!
Thanks Pieter and Klari for sharing a fabulous day with us… We hope you liked your introduction to South African Seafood, not to mention a day off work on the beach!!!