The Black Oystercatcher
"The Black Oyster Catcher is a destination of choice for visitors exploring the area, and with its eclectic décor of Victorian-contemporary fusion and relaxed atmosphere it serves as the perfect dining destination for anyone from couples to families."
Located between the quaint missionary town of Elim, Bredasdorp and 42,5 km from the Southern-most tip of Africa, The Black Oyster Catcher Restaurant is housed on one of the impressive wine farms in the Elim Wine Ward area. Beyond the infinity pool, restaurant-goers are treated to a spectacular view overlooking wetlands and the rare fynbos of the Soetmuisberg mountains.
In 2008, Dirk Human and his wife, Sandra, transformed the 100-year-old farm building into the beautiful restaurant it is today. The building had served many purposes during the century –a dairy parlour, stables for horses and even housing ostriches at one stage! The warmth and hospitality of the building has been captured and preserved, making everyone feel right at home as they go through the door.
“At the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we live by the season.” Every dish has an ingredient from their beautiful veggie garden on the porch. Seasonal produce influences their small, yet concise menu. Besides the fact that their ingredients are as fresh as they can come, there is also a wonderful selection of their very own boutique wines for you to choose from to compliment your meal.
With our group of six diners, there was room for us to try out quite a few of their dishes. The special for the day – fresh trout, pan fried, served on a flat bread with a herb salad and gooseberry beurre blanc sauce, accompanied by the Black Oyster Catcher Rosé was most certainly the star of the table. With the restaurant being located mere kilometers from the sea, the fish served will always be of the freshest you can get. A regular dish on the menu which comes highly recommended, is the homemade beef and venison burger with rocket, tomato and onion marmalade served with their famous mushroom sauce and potato wedges.
Their dessert menu is small, but will not fail to impress. A dark chocolate tart with red berries was the perfect ending to a fresh, wholesome meal.
The Black Oyster Catcher is a destination of choice for visitors exploring the area, and with its eclectic décor of Victorian-contemporary fusion and relaxed atmosphere it serves as the perfect dining destination for anyone from couples to families. Be sure to book your table in advance as the restaurant is very popular, especially over the festive season.
Wine tastings and accommodation are also available.
Fresh Fish & ingredients & Wine | Country and Casual