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Shop 27, Brightwater Commons, Corner Malibongwe Drive & Republic Road,



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Dining on a budget, Dinner, Fast Food, Lunch, Takeout


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    Nov 2014 · Karen Elowitt

    This casual seafood chain in the center of Brightwater Common was the perfect cap to a leisurely Saturday afternoon. I...

    This casual seafood chain in the center of Brightwater Common was the perfect cap to a leisurely Saturday afternoon.

    I was famished after a day of shopping and errands, and found that the menu offered an impressive selection of prawns, fish ‘n’ chips, kingclip, calamari, and every combination thereof. There’s also a fairly large selection of sushi. All dishes were reasonably priced, except the seafood platters (which go all the way up to R490, but they are intended for large groups). You can add Cajun style spices to any fish or calamari order. Meals come with chips, rice, stir fried vegetables, butternut and spinach, or a side salad. There’s also a slight Greek influence in the menu: a meze platter with tarama, olives, feta, calamari, halloumi cheese, tzatziki, cucumber and tomato; and baklava for dessert. There was vaguely Mediterranean-sounding music playing.

    I went with the tuna tartare and avo appetizer, the conventional hake and chips (Pangasius fish, which is making a comeback, is the other option), and a side of prince prawns.

    All the food was brought out at the same time – which slightly surprised me, as I would have preferred the appetizer first, but no big deal. The mains were brought out in their individuals pans, and placed on round wooden boards on the table. The tuna tartare was delicious, and the fish and chips was superb: the fish breading had some secret ingredient that was wonderful. Only the prince prawns, served in the shell, were a little disappointing – they were a bit lackluster and dry, and the sauce looked like it was margarine-based.

    Despite the minor glitches, this is a nice place, especially considering it’s part of a large chain. The outdoor patio was quiet and candle-lit, and the flat-screen TVs were set to low volume so you could keep up with the match without having to shout to your companion. The service was prompt and polite, and the prices very reasonable.

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