Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Lunch at Ocean Sizzler, Big Bay

Well then, what to do for lunch on such a stunning day? We decided to head for the beach and, because we so rarely visit this side of the Bay, we headed for Big Bay, along with half of the people who live in the area. We took a chance and sat down at the first restaurant we saw serving fish, called Ocean Sizzler. It looks like it has been there since the 1970s, with quite shabby decor, but it seemed to be popular
The first glorious day of Spring weather, even though the season has not begun, officially. The view from Bloubergstrand of our beautiful city.
The rather recherché interior of Ocean Sizzler
It reminded Lynne of the old Carousel at the Sea Point pool. Italian tiles and a round bar
The shaded deck and, beyond it, an area with umbrellas
Crisp and freshly cooked hake and chips. John said it was very fresh. The chips are mashed potato made ups, but they were crisp on the outside
Lynne’s promised Birthday plate of sushi. Why is there so much? Well, she expected the others to want a piece or two. And they didn’t. It was very, very good sushi. The rice was firm and pearly and not mushy; she did not detect any MSG and the salmon was good quality. It was moist and fresh. It was also very good value
Clare’s Quattro Stazione Pizza didn’t look like any we have ever seen, as it is usually divided in four with different ingredients in each quarter, but it was a very good olive, mushroom, bacon and cheese pizza, nice and crisp
We took along a bottle of Hartenberg’s Alchemy Chenin Semillon Sauvignon blend, which we had been sent to try. It went very well with the food. Clare had a Cosmopolitan cocktail. The bill for lunch was R355 including service and service was good
The outside of the restaurant in full sunshine with happy people; some eating, others drinking and chilling. Pity about the smokers
Specials are displayed on blackboards
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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