In June, Dave and I took the long and windy roads from Gordons Bay to Greyton, where we stopped for lunch at 1854. As it was a cold day we decided to sit in the restaurant, rather than on the deck. The dining area is comfortable, but could have been improved had the fire been lit, and the admin paperwork cleared away.
Their emphasis is on modern comfort food and that is exactly what the weather called for. But, we also did not want anything heavy being a lunch time meal. Dave decided to have the calamari starter (R93). These were pan seared calamari tubes and steaks flavoured with ginger, garlic, chillies and coriander. Served with rocket and deep fried popcorn tentacles every bite was excellent. My choice were mussels (R93) served in a creamy citrus and white wine sauce with toasted ciabatta. I could have licked the bowl clean, the sauce was so good. And the mussels were perfectly plump.
In 1854, Herbert Vigne purchased Weltevreden Farm at the base of the Sonderend Mountain Range. He established an agricultural village and named it Greyton after the Governor of the Cape, Sir George Grey. 1854 is named in honour of the town’s birth. In the same year, the British recognized the independence of the Orange Free State in South Africa. In February Britain send Russia an ultimatum to withdraw from Moldavia and Wallachia. And in March they declare war on Russia in what is the Crimean War. Seems like some things never change?
Contact them on +27 28 254 9639, bookings essential when they have live music.
View the previous posts on August 31:
- 2022: Home Cooking
- 2020: Sourdough Flatbreads
- 2018: Pernod Mussels
- 2016: Scottish Single Malt Whisky
- 2015: Fruit Concentrate
- 2014: Skeletons
- 2012: Peony
- 2011: Herbed Danish Feta Pasta
- 2010: Mushroom Risotto