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“All is not as it seems”
Review of Muisbosskerm

Muisbosskerm
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 25, 2012

After reading rave reviews of Muisbosskerm in the press and on the 'Net, we couldn't wait to give it a try, the mouth-watering range of seafood on offer making me salivate!

It's not an a la carte restaurant - you pay at the door and it's something more like a buffet arrangement, with some differences.

Unfortunately all is not as it seems. It is indeed true that there is a huge range of seafood on offer, probably more than at any other restaurant in the country, but there is not much of it in terms of quantity.

An announcement is made, for example "Now serving Yellowtail!" and if you do not get into the queue in seconds (and if you survive the pushing and shoving) the first few may be lucky to get a small serving. The rest return to their tables with empty plates waiting for the next announcement.

While there is plenty to eat of the regular seafood that you can get anywhere else, there is a totally inadequate supply of the more unusual dishes and although what appears on the menu is a mouthwatering range, the reality is that we got to eat very little of it as there was not enough to supply even 20% of the clientele who had paid in the expectation of being able to eat anything on the 'menu'.

I think this restaurant is walking a tight line in terms of the Consumer Protection Act in terms of which our party of four certainly did not receive anything close to what was advertised and paid for.

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2  Thank Interloper99
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great if in a group of friends or family.
Everything is cookded on open fires, even you coffee is brewed in a big kettle.
Served buffett style, be sure to be up quick or miss out on the various course's.

A great rustic setting on the beach, besure to check the weather though before you book.

Thank Froggy23
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Is an outdoor bbq with a choice of a lot of seafood and meat. Mind you, for the crayfish you have to pay a supplement.

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1  Thank reymerswael
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

The food was wonderful, the setting is 'out of this world' and rustic. Do not forget to book in peak season. No-one should miss this one!

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Thank yvette1410
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Correct spelling: Muisbosskerm

An unassuming venue offering the most authentic Weskus (Cape West Coast) culinary and cultural experience to be had, and this is coming from a born and bred Afrikaner. A staggering array of dishes are on offer, and you can eat as much as you like - or can - take a nap (it's all very relaxed) and try some more. All in the open air - plenty fresh West Coast air and sunshine. (Well, it is sheltered enough for the rainy and windy days.) I cannot recommend this experience enough; it is totally worth a drive up from Cape Town, and why not stay a little longer and experience some old-fashioned fishing villages, the welcoming people and the sometimes tempestuous West Coast. You will be touched by a truly South African experience in every sense of the word.

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2  Thank Renate K
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