As they say on real-estate billboards everywhere, life is all about location; no one wants to have a picnic near a landfill or sip tea on the deck of a sinking ship. Why indulge your seafood passion in a mall of screaming teenagers and flickering fluorescent lights when today’s Groupon lets you enjoy a Crayfish Medley Platter for two people with the ocean at your elbow at The Brass Bell for R245.
Nestled cosily right on the beach, the HMS Delicious otherwise known as The Brass Bell is the flagship of Kalk Bay’s vast fleet of quality restaurants. With panoramic views of the harbour and surrounding mountains, fresher fish than you could catch yourself and the scent of sea in the air, a meal at The Brass Bell comes with all the perks you’d expect from an ocean-side restaurant. Five different sections of the restaurant offer fresh-sea air or cosy ambience, with the service so friendly and quick even Captain Ahab would call time-out and kick back on the deck for a nibble.
Whether you’re enjoying a day on the bay with a special friend, or you’ve got a bet with a buddy on who can chow the most prawns, the Crayfish Medley platter is ideal. Including grilled west-coast rock, linefish, Cajun calamari, black mussels, grilled tiger prawns and some lobster to add some first-class, there’s something on the platter to tantalise any taste bud. The calamari is crisp and just the right type of spicy, the black mussels are creamy and the tiger prawns are grilled to the type of perfection on airbrushed models. With savoury rice and salad to complete your meal, you might find yourself going in for lunch and staying to watch the stars twinkle over the bay.
Fishy Fact: Fish
in the North Pole jump into the fishing ships because the water is so cold.
This particular phenomenon is called “fish-jump” and scientists believe that
with the climate change this phenomenon will become the norm across the world,
sending fishing rod sales plummeting.