Places to eat in Agulhas
When looking for places to eat in L’Agulhas and Struisbaai you will soon become familiar with phrases such as ‘catch of the day’ and other terms that demonstrate the abundance of fresh fish ready to be devoured. The seaside town is famous for its mouth-watering seafood, and rightly so. The currents from both the Indian and Atlantic Ocean have resulted in a rich marine life that has given seasoned fishermen the opportunity to cast their line with many successful catches. It is possible to eat fish that was caught that very day, adding a whole new experience to the traditional ‘fish & chips’. Although seafood is the main star on most menus, it most certainly is not the only option.
The beauty about eating out in either of the two towns is that it is most likely within walking distance of your holiday accommodation. Whether you decide to stop and eat en route to the beach or take a stroll just as the sun sets for dinner, the carefree lifestyle will have you soaking up the moment in no time. Most restaurants will have a gorgeous view of the ocean stretching out before you to accompany your meal. With a delectable meal dancing on the tips of your taste buds, the friendly smiles welcoming you and the sound of the ocean as your background music there is little to deter from an amazing culinary experience at the Southern tip of Africa.
Esteemed country lodges and upscale restaurants offer an exquisite dining experience for those bearing finer taste. Although never losing the relaxed ambience of the area, there is impeccable service coupled with gourmet cuisine. Let the flavours wash over your palate as you relax and take in the scenery. Every need will be met whether you are enjoying a lazy breakfast, hearty lunch or candlelit dinner. The wine lists offer some exceptional flavours from local vineyards that will complement the meal perfectly.
For a vibrant atmosphere there are several hotspots that keep the locals returning because of the delicious food and great ambience. Soak in the relaxed ambience and easy smiles with the possibility of incredibly fresh seafood to satisfy your hunger. From line fish to mussels to any other seafood you can think of gracing the menu, you will most certainly be spoilt for choice. Some local spots are known for the nearby attractions such as the harbour and the resident stingrays while others are known for being great takeaway places or simply serving good home-made meals. Either way, it is a must on your to-do list when visiting Struisbaai and L’Agulhas as you just can’t go wrong.
As stated earlier, the area is not limited for different types of restaurants. No town is complete without some Italian influence and staple meals such as pizza and pasta. The homely meals will warm your belly with the scrumptious food. If you are feeling more carnivorous and would like to take advantage of the incredible South African meat then there are some traditional steak houses. If you want some more South African vibes in the form of music, games and shows then there are some pub 'n grills. Enjoy familiar dishes, pool tables, music, dancing, braai (barbeque) areas and sport shows. For a light snack there are some coffee shops that are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth or quench your thirst. Serving coffee, tea, cappuccinos, quiches, milk tarts, sandwiches, vetkoek and all things yummy there will be all the more reason to make a quick stop.
The many outdoor activities and casual meanders are good instigators for a healthy appetite so there will be all the more reason to satisfy your hunger with one of these delicious options. Fresh air, beautiful views and eating in a location of geographical significance will only add to the mouth-watering flavours.