Friday, 4 June 2010

Kalkys Fish and Chips - Resturant Review

Yesterday I spent some quality time on food blogs and I see that I "missed" a whole lot of "fun". There is mud flying all over the place and it seems that the restaurant in question, while getting lost in the fallout, drew more attention than the 2010 World Cup.

It is now with some trepidation that I submit a review, not of a restaurant but a fish and chip shop.

Last Sunday was a beautiful day in the Mother City (Cape Town) and we decided to head to the deep South to enjoy the weather. We, along with half of Cape Town, headed along Main Road, through Muizenberg to Kalk Bay. We were lucky enough to find a parking, and then took a short walk along the walk way to the Kalk Bay Harbour.

We choose Kalkys as our destination, it having been recommended months ago by a local, for lunch. The queue was long, but we had plenty of time so we decided to wait in line (something we seldom do). There was live music, lots of people and a very relaxed atmosphere, so it was actually fun.
 We ordered a platter of Grilled fish, Calamari and Chips - all for only R80.00. After placing our order, we managed to secure a table in the sun and enjoyed "people watching" and live music playing.

The food arrived at our table on a huge steal platter and we happily tucked in. The grilled fish was a whole Red Roman and the Calamari was crumbed and deep fried. The fish was done to perfection but I did find the calamari a little too oily for my tastes, but that's just me. The chips were really good, crispy and lightly browned - not the usual greasy fair you get rolled in paper.


I would definitely recommend Kalkys as a stop worth making (especially when the weather is good) and judging by the crowds, we were certainly not the first people to discover this gem. It was also rated by the SA Logue reviewer as number 4 in the top five places in Cape Town for fish & chips.

8 comments:

LadyRaven said...

So glad you liked the header :)

There is ALWAYS a queue at Kalky's and its ALWAYS worth the wait :)
At least you know then that everything is freshly made so nothing sits in its oil :)

LadyRaven said...

So glad you liked the header :)

There is ALWAYS a queue at Kalky's and its ALWAYS worth the wait :)
At least you know then that everything is freshly made so nothing sits in its oil :)

Juno said...

Thanks for this! I haven't been there, but I will go after reading your review.

Kit said...

I love Kalk Bay, but it's the other side of th eworld for us. Next time we make it there I'll have to take time for fish and chips - sounds great!

Aletta said...

fabulous. I love their fish and chips and it is only rivaled by my other favourite - Lousitania Fisheries in town XX

Cindy said...

Yay for finding you! And yay for Kalky's being one of my fave places.

Liz said...

one of my all time favourite eating out spots in capetown. we live in nearby Muizenberg and always take visitors to Kalkys. have never had a bad experience and the fish is always freshly caught and cooked. Highly recommended. Make sure you introduce yourself to Hadijah!

Anonymous said...

Pitty the Management have such bad attitudes, and now insist on charging parking fee's, even if you're on a Bike. Won't see my patronage again.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

Search This Blog

South African Food and Wine Blogger Directory

The South African Food and Wine Blogger Directory

Foodista

Followers

Blog Archive

Labels