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SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANTS

Eat as much as you like – or can!

How it works 16 Different dishes consisting of nine courses are prepared on open fires and presented as a rolling buffet.

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style. Whether it is on an unspoilt beach along the Cape Garden Route or deep in the hinterland.

The excellent preparation of top quality seafood, in abundance, and value for money, is our pride.

Here you relax with friends (old ones and newly found ones) and where your time is your own. Relax, wind down – we eat for nearly three hours! And remember, we will never run out of anything – the worst that can happen is that more is on the way!

Do not expect hand-crafted crystal glasses, or silver cutlery – you are on the beach, and we do it as we would along the West Coast.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is top quality seafood, perfectly prepared and in abundance, sand under the feet, next to a bonfire, amongst friends and a glass of good Cape wine in hand.”

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is top quality seafood, perfectly prepared and in abundance, sand under the feet, next to a bonfire, amongst friends and a glass of good Cape wine in hand.”

Menu

And of course, Pot Bread, which is baked throughout the meal, with farm butter and jam/preserve (Careful, this is the Delilah on the menu!). The majority of the courses is prepared in full view on open fires in front of you – this guarantees off–the-grid-fresh seafood – the only way to do it.

Dishes:

1. Mussel meat, with onions, lots of garlic and farm butter
Mussels in half shell, steamed in onions and white wine
2. West Coast Snoek– with Sweet sweet potato– West Coast style
3. Seafood pot with 4 types of fish, calamari strips, mussels and cleaned prawn tails
Rice (for those who want to catch the sauce)
Garden salad(we seldom talk about salads)
Vegetable dish with milk and cheese (even Karoo farmers tuck in)
4. Meat potjie (for those who don’t eat seafood)
5. Catch of the Day– with onions olive oil/butter- the chef will say
6. West Coast Rock Lobster/Whole Prawns – additional (for those who ordered it)
7. Calamari Steak– pan fried with onions and olive oil/butter (this is how it should taste)
8. Water Melon and Sweet Melon or Tropical Fruit (slides down your throat)
9. Coffee and Koeksisters(sorry – we do not do tea!)

Dishes:

1. Mussel meat, with onions, lots of garlic and farm butter
Mussels in half shell, steamed in onions and white wine
2. West Coast Snoek– with Sweet sweet potato– West Coast style
3. Seafood pot with 4 types of fish, calamari strips, mussels and cleaned prawn tails
Rice (for those who want to catch the sauce)
Garden salad(we seldom talk about salads)
Vegetable dish with milk and cheese (even Karoo farmers tuck in)
4. Meat potjie (for those who don’t eat seafood)
5. Catch of the Day– with onions olive oil/butter- the chef will say
6. West Coast Rock Lobster/Whole Prawns – additional (for those who ordered it)
7. Calamari Steak– pan fried with onions and olive oil/butter (this is how it should taste)
8. Water Melon and Sweet Melon or Tropical Fruit (slides down your throat)
9. Coffee and Koeksisters(sorry – we do not do tea!)

WEDDINGS AND FUNCTIONS

A wedding on the beach just a dream??

No need – seal your love on an unspoilt beach along the beautiful Garden Route, of on any of our seaside beaches in the middle of the country! We believe that De Vette Mossel with its exceptional locations, outstanding menu, unique character and way of doing things, are probably the most extraordinary beach wedding venues in South Africa.

We also specialize in functions and lend to numerous and fitting themes – Pirates, Fun on the Beach, Hawaiin, Beach Party, etc. The restaurants can seat between 260 and 600 guests.

ESTABLISHED    DECEMBER 2004

WHO ARE WE?
HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

In December 2004, owner Niël du Bois followed his heart, gave his creative spirit free reins, took the plunge and did what many people only dream about – opening an open air restaurant literally on a beach. Where the best seafood is prepared and enjoyed in Spartan surroundings – just like on the West Coast.

The first De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant was born. On an isolated and pristine beach at Groot Brak River near Mossel Bay.

Thanks to the continuous support by our newly found Mossel friends, De Vette Mossel grew and grew. For Niël, De Vette Mossel is still like a vacation – bare feet along one of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches, the get together with old Mossel friends and the making of new ones – every day!

Since October 2012 you can also off your shoes at the second De Vette Mossel on our Bushveld Beach at Hartbeespoort Dam, Gauteng and, a year later, on our little piece of sea paradise in the Free State –De Vette Mossel @ Parys.

GROOTBRAK    HARTIES    PARYS

Please go to each of the three De Vette Mossel’s own webpages for more detail on menu, times, directions, contact details, etc.

Visit a De Vette Mossel near you!

GESTIG    DESEMBER 2004

WIE’S ONS?
WAAR HET DIT BEGIN?

In Desember 2004 het eienaar Niël du Bois sy hart gevolg, sy kreatiewe gees vrye teuels gegee, blindelings ingespring en gedoen wat baie mense net van droom – om ‘n informele restaurant erens op ‘n afgesonderde strand oop te maak. Waar net die heel beste seekos voorgesit en geniet word in ‘n spartaanse omgewing – net soos langs die Weskus.

Die eerste De Vette Mossel Strand Seekosrestaurant was gebore – op ‘n ongeskonde en afgesonderde strand by Grootbrakrivier naby Mosselbaai.
Te danke aan volgehoue en gewaardeerde ondersteuning van nuutgevonde Mossel-vriende, het De Vette Mossel gegroei en gegroei. Vir Niël is die De Vette Mossel nog steeds soos ‘n vakansie – kaalvoet langs een van die mooiste strande in Suid-Afrika, die blye weersiens van ou Mossel-vriende en die maak van nuwe vriende – elke dag.

Sedert Oktober 2012 jy kan ook jou skoene uitskop by die tweede De Vette Mossel op ons Bosveld seestrand by Hartbeespoortdam, Gauteng, ‘n jaar later ook by ons stukkie seeparadys in die Vrystaat, die De Vette Mossel @ Parys, en vandag ook by Nelspruit in Mpumalanga en Klerksdorp in Noordwes.

GROOTBRAK    HARTIES    PARYS

Besoek asb elk van die four De Vette Mossels se eie webblaaie vir meer besonderhede oor die spyskaart, eetsessies, aanwysings, kontakbesonderhede ens.

Besoek ‘n De Vette Mossel naby jou!

GROOTBRAK, MOSSELBAAI

BY THE SEA

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HARTIES, HARTBEESPOORTDAM

ALONG THE DAM

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PARYS

THE TOWN OF FOOD

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