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“A favourite!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Die Strandloper

Die Strandloper
Langebaan Beach, Langebaan 7357, South Africa
+27 (0)22 77 22 490
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Langebaan
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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137 restaurant reviews
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
“A favourite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If you don't like fish or seafood, then this is not the feast for you! 10 courses of deliciousness served in a rustic beach environment over 3 lazy hours. Don't come here expecting tablecloths or even knives and forks, it's all low maintenance eating and it just feels right to be eating at an old wooden table, perched on an old wooden bench, with a mussel shell as a fork/spoon or just using your fingers.

We came here as a group of 10 and had a fabulous afternoon!The food is really good and we did actually have 2 children with us who didn't eat fish so they ate all the delicious breads and the stew which was the only meat dish. They didn't mind! We indulged in course after course washed nicely down with our own wine which they encourage you to bring. We were serenaded by the local guitarist/singer; we were sated by the abundance of food, lulled by the wine and seduced by the entire atmosphere. To top it all off we had a liqueur at the bar to finish which was just what we needed to start the digestive process!

Loved this place - the epitome of a relaxed beach restaurant. I will definitely go back here on my next visit to Langebaan.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fish feast on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Die Strandloper is definitely worth a visit when you're in Cape Town. About 90 minutes up the coast, the setting is spectacular (on the beach), the food is abundant, and the people friendly. Lovely way to spend an afternoon with family or friends.

Be warned, though, that the experience is more fish than seafood. The first course is mussels (which were delicious, eat a lot of these), and the last course crayfish (also good, but only 1 per person), but everything between is fish (and one course of lamb). No prawns, langos, calamari, or octopus. Standouts were the mussels (big fat mussels in their shells, juicy and delicious), the fish curry (spicy and sweet, and just wonderful), the snoek, and the white stumpnose. Equally delicious (and almost worth the visit themselves) were the breads (two types) and the incredible jams (confyts). The guava jam was a particular hit for us.

A few of the dishes were a little lacking, hence the 4 stars. A little more variety in the menu might help.

Everything is locally caught (according to Johann) except the Angel Fish (which is deep trawled in the area), and you can taste the freshness.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Beach Vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The restaurant is located on the beach and has a very rustic feel. They basically provide you with an awesome overload of sea dishes! They also allow you to bring your own drinks, but there is also a bar. I also recommend that you go bare foot or with sandals as the floor is beach sand.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gersau, Switzerland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Novel, but menu needs inspiration”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This restaurant setting is awesome. It is a very novel place and well worth a visit. They serve traditional food cooked in traditional ways. But the menu is tired and perhaps because the people are tired of cooking it? Curries are stretched with potatoes, fish is dry as and crayfish are boiled before putting them on the braai making them virtually inedible. What a waste. You visit this place more for the experience than the food for sure.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“A seafood feast on the beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Dining at Die Standloper (The Beachcomber) is a truly unique experience! It is like attending a party at a fisherman's village, complete with shacks and nets (very important for protection from the sun & wind), feet in the sand, a guitar player, sunset over horizon and by the way a ridiculously large and delicious food feast! On the day of our visit, the menu included muscles, crayfish, grilled fish, stew, soup and more! All of this accompanied by freshly baked bread, rolls and delicious jams. A bar is available but you are welcome to bring in your own beverages.

An unforgettable experience that was worth the 1+ hour drive from Capetown. Book in advance to ensure availability.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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