Thursday, April 28, 2016

A light lunch at Bertha's, Simonstown

Last Sunday, John took a group of clients on a Peninsula tour. They wanted a light lunch, so he booked a table at Bertha’s in Simonstown. The Navy was holding its open day, so there was no parking anywhere in the town. The management at Bertha’s were most helpful and “made a plan” with the nearby parking attendant, who let John double park in the small parking lot at the side of the restaurant and then called him when the trapped car needed to move
The food was uncomplicated, well prepared and presented and the service friendly and efficient. Prices are competitive, as you can see on the menu below. A pleasant surprise was that Bertha’s give a free meal to drivers and guides who bring clients for meals
The exterior of the restaurant from the quayside
and the view of the harbour from the restaurant
The seafood menu
West Coast mussels
Grilled sole
Smoked salmon salad
Grilled Cape salmon
Tempura prawns
The tour guide menu
Hamburger and chips for the guide
Off to Boulders beach for a visit to the penguins.
We wish more places would have this rule - we did see one person using one, though
A look at the penguins
Home for dinner after a busy day fishing
A bizarre curio. Stuffed baby ostriches on the half shell
 and a look at the yachts on Hout Bay after a drive along Chapman's Peak
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus

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