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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“snoek” (19 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (18 reviews)
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| Souwesia Beach, Groot Brakrivier, Mossel Bay 6525, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant makes it's name proud. The mussels are really fat and plenty. The snoek and sweet potatoes the best that I have ever had. Then the meat pot for those that needed a little variation on the theme. The catch of the day and...More

Thank Annemarie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not often that you find honest people... attended my brothers wedding there last Friday and ended up leaving my handbag there (my entire life was in there). The staff found my bag and kept it safe until the next morning when I could collect...More

Thank Danielle C
Riaanjordaan, Guest Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Daniele! It was only a pleasure and we are glad we could reunite you with your bag! We hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt sorry for a group of tourists who were there the night I went, as being Chinese they would not understand Afrikaans. The food is laid out in shifts, with the bread , butter and jam going out first so you can fill up...More

Thank 247LiveLife
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing meal, tasty, simple, delicious food, a must for all who visit Mossel Bay. Go there, eat and enjoy the owner, staff, ambience, food, everything!

Thank Helen M
Riaanjordaan, Guest Relations Manager at De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Helen! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

This beach venue casual restaurant feels like it has seen better days. Meals are served in a lunch and dinner ":shift" with a set menu and each menu selection offered to all the diners as it is prepared. Each offering is "presented" by a staff...More

Thank guyrager
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went for a lunch with work colleagues and was able to try many different dishes (8 course meal) for R250 so I guess it would be cheap for people from other countries but a bit expensive for South Africans. Plenty of bread, seafood (fish, mussels,...More

Thank JayAlice727
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Warm atmosphere even on cold evenings! Food for Africa! The sound of the ocean with each bite. A marvellous place for a beach wedding! Just super!

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a great experience. Toes in the sand, picnic tables galore and the smell of grilled seafood in the air. The food was exceptional. Very fresh, in abundance. The price of R250 p.p. is well worth it. Word of caution, do not indulge in...More

2  Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Had a casual evening with friends, food was definitely not worth R250pp. It was bland and boring and I am a big seafood lover. The highlight was the bread which is served at a communal table and not very hygenic as everyone touches it to...More

Thank Roëa U
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We went to De Vette Mossel on recommendation of a friend for a nice chilled vibe and some good seafood. The food was average. What was terrible was the potbread that you had to cut yourself, I would mind doing it but it is gross...More

Thank chellyrock93
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Questions & Answers
22 October 2017|
Response from Riaanjordaan | Property representative |
Hi Ronel - We do serve Christmas lunch - you are welcome to book on our website!
3 January 2017|
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.
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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