Seafood, sushi and sunsets is what Blowfish Restaurant dubs themselves good for. These are my 3 favourite “s” words so we just had to give them a try.
We just tried them sooner than what we had hoped. You see, date night last week was meant to be an 8pm movie. But that proved difficult to get to. Why? Well because the sun only goes down after that, and my kids don’t get why they should go to sleep while the sun still shines. Needless to say – my son fell asleep at 7:56pm that night. So we gave the movie a skip and headed for dinner instead. Blowfish had been recommended to me by my uncle and he bragged about their fresh fish counter – so off we went to experience this for ourselves.
Without having made a reservation because it was a very last minute decision, we weren’t hopeful to get a table, however they had a table for us – and it was it perfect! Had the most gorgeous view of the sunset over Dolphin Beach and we were ever so grateful. I had a glass of brut and we enjoyed an oyster each, with some sparkles while watching the sunset. It was magical. I love oysters, I love sparkles and I love sunsets! Perfect moment in time I tell you!
Next we ordered our main meal. Husby decided to go with their mushroom and truffle gnocchi and I opted to custom make my own plate from the fish counter. I chose 2 prawns, a tuna steak and a handful of calamari served with a side of chips.
Before long, dinner arrived and we dove right in. Husby’s gnocchi had a very strong smell from the truffles and when tasting it – it was definitely as advertised – mushroomy and truffle-y and soft gnocchi. Now I am not a gnocchi fan, and honestly I felt the smell was very over-powering. Not my favourite dish of the night. However Husby loves gnocchi and he said that it was some of the best gnocchi he has ever had. So I guess we will go with that. I feel that if you are at a restaurant that boasts about their seafood and sushi – then don’t choose gnocchi!
My plate of seafood was delicious! Absolutely perfect in every way – and I still look at the photos wishing I was back there eating that food again. All different elements where cooked to perfection. The calamari was not like rubber and instead had a tendency to melt in my mouth. The prawns were absolutely delicious and the tuna was amazing! The chips were hand cut and not stodgy. I loved my meal through and through. I must just say that it is a bit pricey (I paid R230 for my main meal) – but that is what you can expect from a restaurant on the beach overlooking the mountain and sporting some of the best sunsets the Cape has ever seen. The fish is fresh and the service impeccable.
Because our meal cost quite a bit – and it’s January so we are close to broke – we chose to just have a coffee milkshake to end. It was a decent version of the treat where they blend espresso with ice-cream and went down well as a good ending to a wonderful date.
If you are going to be in the Blouberg area be sure to pay Blowfish Restaurant a visit. You won’t be disappointed with their food and the setting is just marvelous! For more information about their restaurant, you can visit their Facebook page here.
**Disclaimer: I paid for the meal myself. Blowfish Restaurant is not aware that I intended to do this post. The opinions and images are my own**