The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar is a seafood enthusiast’s paradise. Located in the Mojo Market in Sea Point, this fine establishment has recently renovated and expanded its space to accommodate the ever-growing shellfish and shucking community of Cape Town.

The mouthwatering menu is filled with the most delectable dishes packed with carefully thought-out flavours. Treat yourself to the Game Changer  – an off-menu item that will leave you in awe. Think tempura mussels and Asian-fusion flavours, a taste experience that is both delicious and authentic.

To inspire your tastebuds further, try a bowl of the steam-cooked West Coast mussels which are simmered in a white wine and clotted cream sauce, and mixed with carrots, leaks, onions, and garlic. A juicy vetkoek accompanies this dish to help you soak up and savour every last drop of this ingenious sauce.

For the oyster-obsessed, your mind will be boggled by the large, plump, sweet, delicious West Coast oysters that are served. Sip on the marvellous MCC from Villeria Wines to compliment your oyster experience.

The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar is the only company in South Africa building a scalable brand based solely on oysters and mussels. Founder Kyle Dods sources directly from key ocean farm partnerships in the West Coast town of Saldanha Bay, where 90% of all oysters and 100% of all mussels in the country, are sourced. The freshly-farmed produce gets its uniqueness from the quality of water in the region and is known for some of the world’s best oysters and mussels. “We supply Capetonians with some the best produce in the world,” says Dods.

The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar was established at the Route44 market in 2015 and by 2017, The Mojo Market space was set up. Over 400 000 oysters and over 20 tonnes of mussels have been sold to date. “My passion lies in providing authentic products and services to food lovers and fostering relationships with all my staff,” he explains.

Both branches are run by a dedicated team who are passionate about seafood and providing each person with an experience that embodies ocean-to-table sustainability. Dods’ determination and love for sustainability flows into his involvement with each of his 29 employees. “My ethos is to grow and build the capabilities of each individual who works for me, because without them and their shared vision, The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar would not be as successful as it is and for this, I am forever grateful to them,” he shares.

“Oysters and mussels are not only the most sustainable seafood produce in the world, but are also the only farming practice which puts back more into the ocean, than what it takes out of it,” explains Dods. The produce are hung on massive long lines which dangle in the ocean currents, feeding naturally and creating an entire marine eco system, which can sustain itself off the habitat created by the farming practices. 

The delicious eatery will have a stand at the upcoming Winelands Oyster & Bubbly Festival at Diamant Estate, from April 6 -7 2019. If you cannot make it, be sure to visit the The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar at the Mojo Market, which is open seven days a week from 10:30am to 10pm. 

Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town

Contact: 065 833 8593

Website: themusselmonger.co.za

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Article written by

Imogen Searra