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De Vette Mossel Groot Brak

| Souwesia Beach, Groot Brakrivier, Mossel Bay 6525, South Africa
+27 79 339 0170
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“snoek” (23 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“mussels” (21 reviews)
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| Souwesia Beach, Groot Brakrivier, Mossel Bay 6525, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is truly inspiring. The story behind De Vette Mossel is amazing and the food tastes great. It's not a fine dining experience (no cutlery; you must eat with a mussel shell saved from the first course), but they don't pretend to be -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank spc8907
Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

HI SPC8907 - thank you for your review and visit! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't live close to the ocean, so fresh seafood is always a treat for me and De Vette Mossel delivered in spades. We managed to pace ourselves nicely and made it through all 7 courses (we skipped the meat potjie, though this also looked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SonneG55
Riaanjordaan, Guest Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Scrumptious - thank you for your visit and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our experience - we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This was an experience to remember!!! Fresh 9 course, 16 meals that you can eat from for 3 hours! Amazingly fresh seafood that you eat with your feet in the sand, no cutlery- using your mussle shell as spoon - great fun!, and the view...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Exploration821268
Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Naomi! You definately got the experience part right - glad you enjoyed and we cant wait for your next visit!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Food was absolutely amazing and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of different courses and there is something for everyone. The mussel pot was amazing, and the homemade bread fantastic. The sweet potato and snoek was a favorite of mine as well. A very casual...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KennyBen
Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Kenny! Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience! On your next visit please mention that you are english only and we will explain in delicious english as well - part of the experience though is the Afrikaans...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a great experience although far too much food to eat. They said don't eat too much bread but a little tastier and you want more and could not finish this 8 -10 course meal. Need to go in a crowd

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ncock831215
Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

HI Ncock831215 Thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon again! Bring the crowd and skip the bread :)

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

These people really go out of their way to give their customers a great experience in addition to excellent food. Today we got a bonus, watching a pod of whales frolick just behind the surf right in front of us for what must have been...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda V
Niel1234, Owner at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Linda Thanks for you kind words and excellent review. Hope to see you again, soon! Niel

Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had old years eve Dinner at this little gem!! Superb seafood great atmosphere the traditional South African hospitality. We had a awesome time and would defnitely go visit again.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jetsetter410
Riaanjordaan, Marketing at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Jetsetter. Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great old years eve dinner by us. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

we were out walking our dog and decided to pop in for a drink before walking back home, we were greeted very friendly even though they were closing up as a sunday afternoon, they have a doggy deck so we sat and had the one...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank theresa c
Riaanjordaan, Guest Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Hi Theresa! Thank you for your review! We look ofrward to your next visit!

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Great Seafood in an Unique setting with wonderful atmosphere. Nice family and friends experience. You can take your own wine or cooler for that matter. Friendly host. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank ADSaaiman
Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hi ADSaaiman! - Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I am visiting from the USA and let me tell you: this is an awesome hidden little gem to get the real South African seafood experience! Come here hungry as you will eat yourself almost sick (in a good way)! Fun, laid-back vibe and all...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sarah E
Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

HI Sarah! - So glad you discovered us! Please tell all your friends and we hope to see you soon again!

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Questions & Answers
RonelRob
22 October 2017|
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Response from Riaanjordaan | Property representative |
Hi Ronel - We do serve Christmas lunch - you are welcome to book on our website!
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C0enie
3 January 2017|
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Response from Niel1234 | Property representative |
There is no outside seating area. No animals, including dogs, accept registrated guidedogs for the blind, is due to health restrictions allowed. So, no dogs anywhere, under any circumstances, is allowed. Niel, owner.
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Deebro75
10 December 2015|
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Response from HanHan712 | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Souwesia Beach, Groot Brakrivier, Mossel Bay 6525, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 79 339 0170
Description
De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.
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