• Bree Street has welcomed a new addition to their trendy restaurant lane’s foodie-family. SeaBreeze Fish & Shell has opened its doors and invited Cape Town into their contemporary interior and menu of the freshest seafood and produce sourced from local coastlines.

    The sea-blue exterior and 10 metre long communal dining hightop outside is the perfect spot to socialise and watch a bustling Bree Street go by.

    Outdoor seating at SeaBreeze Fish & Shell.
    Outdoor seating at SeaBreeze Fish & Shell.

    Inside the restaurant is a modern, bright and beautiful open plan space, fitted with a cocktail and oyster bar.

    SeaBreeze Fish & Shell interior.
    SeaBreeze Fish & Shell interior.

    Seafood deliveries being made daily ensures fresh food and exceptional quality every time. The restaurant’s most recent dishes include hake ceviche with cream cheese and squid ink mayo. Also silverfish with braaied corn and salsa verde, as well as griddled king prawns with avo puree and chilli mayo.

    Canapés on the evening of the launch included bite-size portions of hake and chips with a delectable and unique tartar sauce on the side.  The fresh line-caught tuna burger sliders and crispy onions made their way around the room too and directly into our hungry bellies. It was raining oysters on the night, with the oyster “barmen” shucking like there was no tomorrow. An absolutely divine champagne vinaigrette to top them off became the ideal alternative to a lemon squeeze.

    SeaBreeze's Hake and Chips.
    SeaBreeze’s Hake and Chips.

    There was no shortage of champagne to drink on its own either, as well as some plus-size rum cocktails to wet our tongues after more than one salty oyster.

    The new seafood hotspot offers an outstanding offer of “10 bucks a shuck” 5 – 6pm daily for their Oyster Happy Hour. The wine and MCC list offers major value for money, with most of the list being offered by the glass.

    Oysters at SeaBreeze Fish & Shell.
    Oysters at SeaBreeze Fish & Shell.

    “Whether people pop in for a bite to eat during their work day, some oysters and fizz after work or decide to linger longer over our dinner options, we want each dish and experience to remind people what great seafood is all about” say owners Alex and Ruth Grahame. The British team of two left Scotland for Cape Town, having owned and operated the renown Hornblowers Seafood Restaurant in Gourdon.

     

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    When SeaBreeze is open Monday to Saturday from 12 pm until 9:20 pm.
    Where 211 – 213 Bree Street
    Contact +27 73 058 0164

    Photography Claire Gunn

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    Nikki Louw

    Nikki Louw is an avid food eater and wine drinker with a passion for writing about it too. She's a creative by heart, with a love for visual arts and feature writing, which she applies everyday in covering culture, art and food and drink pieces. She also enjoys writing trending news pieces and exploring topics such as gender issues and social consciousness. Outside of the Journalism realm, Nikki tries her hand at painting and drawing. She has a collection of unfinished canvases and completed oil paintings alike, stacking up in the corner of her bedroom.