On my first guys weekend away in years I recently visited the beautiful town of Mossel Bay for the first time and I have to say this not so little town definitely took me by surprise. I was expecting to see a sleepy seaside village, yet what I found was all the best parts of the Cape in one place. Melkbosstrand, meets Cape Town, meets, Simons Town, meets Hout Bay, meets the best of too many other places to mention.
I was blessed to be staying with some friends at The Point, literally a stone throw away from the beach and right next door to the Kingfisher restaurant which was just what 6 “hangry” guys needed after a 5 hour plus drive from Melkbos with nothing but junk food to keep our volcano stomachs appeased.
My first impression walking into the Kingfisher and being greeted by the impressive entourage of front of house was that this dining experience was not going to be cheap. After all, it was a restaurant with a view, and the interior suggested clean, quality and fresh, but expensive.
“Ok boys, phones stacked on the table and the first one to pick up their phone pays the bill” said the oldest member of our group, and of course the least likely to pick up their phone.
I’m a food blogger – how can I play this game? I need my phone. Well I guess this was my weekend off, I was supposed to be taking a break and not work, and so I’ll let this one slip.
That is of course until I saw the menu, the food looked and sounded impressive, and the prices completely took me by surprise. A 300g T-bone with 5 succulent prawns for R120, this was like looking at a Spur price list and at that price it would be rude not to try their sushi as well. A “Platter 2” which included 2 Salmon Roses, 3 Avo Maki, 3 Cucumber Maki & 4 Crab Californian Rolls for the incredibly reasonable price of R65.
I have to say the food was delicious, the service was spot on but the company of friends was what really made the evening (especially the friend that picked up the bill at the end). Although this was a weekend off, I couldn’t let such an experience go without writing about it. This definitely goes down as one of my top 5 value for money restaurants and I can’t wait to go back next year to try out several of the other restaurants owned by the same group.