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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Beach, BYOB
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All reviews paella snoek fish potatoes stews salad yellowtail fresh oysters herring rice waterblommetjie bredie buffet style cape town true west coast seafood lovers great experience beautiful setting
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment!!!!! No one greeted us when we walked in,no communication as to what we were gonna eat Unfriendly staff Only fish and mielies,paella,no other seafood.The afvalmpotjie,or I think it was that,with 2 other potjies,we had no idea what it was, was only put...out at 15h30 As I say,no communication! My expectations was very high,but I will not recommend anyone to drive all the way out there,it is not worth itMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at the venue, I was full of anticipation due to referrals from friends. However, this turned into a shocking experience.. 1) There were dead, decomposing seals on the beach right in front of the restaurant. With the wind blowing in from the sea, sometimes...you got that stench of carrion. I feel that the restaurant could have taken it away. Furhter to this, there are multitudes of children playing on the beach, and the decomposing seals are a health risk 2) Fires inside burnt everybody's eyes. I left smelling like a "stroois". We had to move tables 3 times to get to a place where the smoke was not burning our throats. 3) There are no organization whatsoever. One just see people queue, and then you have to guess that food is placed out. Staff are very rude. They put the prawns out where we were dishing, and when we took some of it, they scolded at us as it was needed for paella. Even when one has finished eating, you have to take your plate to the kitchen, as there are nobody that just collects plates to be washed. 4) One is expecting seafood. We only got corn, then a couple of different fish, and the most seafood that one saw was in the paella, which had very little prawns and mussels. Nothing else. I was expecting much more for the price that we paid, and was extremely disappointed that I only got basically fish. 5) No communication about the crayfish, how to order etc. At our table, there were 3 people that would have ordered crayfish, but the owner was not interested to do them additionally (and we would have paid for it). 6) When we arrived, we just walked in. No "maitre 'D" that acknowledges who you are maybe take you to a table. Chaos, as everybody is just extremely uncertain what to expect and do. I feel that although the location is great, there are many changes that can be made to make this a memorable experience. Will I go there again? No, it is money wasting exercise, I can get so much better restaurants very close to where I were staying, that serves ALL the seafood and not just fish. I am still disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, so for that I will definitely give 5-stars, but unfortunately for me, taking into consideration the price (especially children), I will never again go out of my way to visit Muisbosskerm like we did this year. I wanted my older kids...to experience different sea food, and it came down to fish & calamari. (My youngest grapes for R120) Things that were really very poor: 1) Smoke in Boma burned everyones eyes. We were a table of 13 people and moved around 3 times, as we couldn’t look at each other. 2) Queueing for everything was extremely bad 3) From the moment we arrived until we left, there was no communication, not if the food is ready, or what food is being prepared for the day, how to order additional options (not included in the R350/head price) 4) There is no service, except for the cooking of the food. 5) Staff did not assist on keeping guests informed ito dishes etc. Some were very unfriendly 6) No cutlery - only shells to eat with, again with no communication or signs. Overall, Not a good experience I am afraid….More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Things that were really very poor: 1) Smoke in Boma burned everyones eyes. Make fires outside 2) Queueing for everything was so bad that we ended up not being able to enjoy our friends company. 3) Start serving food earlier. We waited 3 hours for...1st dish. 4) Label food please. 5) Staff did not assist on keeping guests informed ito dishes etc. Some were very unfriendly Not a good experience I am afraid….More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finally managed to return to Muisbosskerm ever since we had our first meal here 15 years ago. We were not disappointed. The experience was still qmazing and excellent value for money Simple, really fresh, tasty and unpretentious West Coast food presented in a beautiful...setting,prepared by friendly staff in front of your eyes This is an informal lapa setting right on the beach . Do not expect haute cuisine. In the absence of cutlery you get a mussel shell to use as a spoon. Everything is prepared on open fires in the lapa, as fresh as you can get. We had fresh mackerel, snoek , yellowtail and hake and the best ever calamari. In addition there was excellent paella, waterblommetjie bredie and afval ( a local delicacy many people like). The food is prepared in batches and we were surprised to also be offered really tender and perfectly barbecued steak. Fresh oysters were available at R15 each. Unfortunately there was no crayfish during our visit. It was so worth making the trip again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

I had heard so much about this spot and was really looking forward to the visit. I was saddened that there was no offer or option given for crayfish or prawns ( I would have been happy to pay extra ) I was surprised at...the lack of Covid protocols and the general attitude of the staff and the owner. We were sitting looking at the beautiful view and he came and dropped an awning and totally blocked the view... no sorry just “ the food will get cold “. I would also have liked to know what we were eating.... nothing to show what it was. I live in Botswana and would have like to know which fish was which and what was in the potjie. Sadly just “ lack lustre “More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

Muisbosskerm is a dream come true for seafood lovers. Bokkoms, herring, snoek, anglefish, hake, mussels and calamari served with loads of vegetables, salad, sweet potatoes, corn, potato chips, farm baked bread and more! Then came the stews .... More food than anyone can eat!! The...setting is stunning - right on the beach! Go at least once in your life and make sure that you arrive hungry!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

Lovey view. But my review is average based on - it could have been so much more. We were told restaurant opens at 12h00 - but first food was just some limited snacks available after 13h00 and then main food from ~13h00. Food was good...- just not quite what I’ve experienced at other full buffet options like this. There is no service at the tables - which is ok - but not quite what you expect when paying that amount. Overall - was a nice experience - but not value.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021

I had very high expectations of this place. My love for seafood drove me here, just to be disapointed. Geuss im one of the locals who wont ever visit.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 5 January 2021

On our way to Cederberg from Cape Town, we decided to make a detour to have lunch at Muisbosskerm and we are very happy that we did! Amazing location, friendly staff and a great variety of delicious food. Each type of fish was exquisite, and...we really enjoyed that there were many vegeterian options as well to eat on the side (corn, rice, potatoes, butternut, salad, fruits...). Will happily return!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from chantipelser | Reviewed this property |
Apart from the freshly cooked fish, no, this is traditional farm bread and Tastic Rice. Maybe best to bring your own starch?
24 January 2018|
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Response from catztours | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the amount of people booking for the day. The best is to e-mail them and ask the question. The minimum people they take for a sitting is 15.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5