It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Restaurant Review : Codfather, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Codfather was just down the road from where we were staying in Camps Bay, and the main reason we went there was because of the name.  Codfather?  Brilliant!

Codfather is popular with locals and visitors.  It's chocka block with people and has a good vibe.  It's set back slightly from the seafront, but you get great views from the big windows.  There's a small parking lot over the road, and some parking on the street out front, but grab a cab if you're going to drink and then you don't have to worry about parking at all.

Here's the official blurb:-

Is situated in Camps Bay and opened as a Seafood restaurant and Sushi Bar in 1998 - one of the first sushi venues in Cape Town. We serve an excellent array of fresh seafood and sushi in a vibey, yet warm and relaxed environment. We do not have any menu's and the unique way in which the waiters help you put your meal together works beautifully in that it allows you to select everything according to your appetite and budget. In other words the options and possibilities are endless. 

We have the Sushi Bar at one end with a circular conveyor belt and informal seating, a bar and then our main restaurant seating area with great views. The large sliding window frontage allows us to open up to those beautiful warm summer nights the Cape experiences. In addition there is a large, open fireplace situated in a very unique spot in the centre of it all for the cold winter nights. We also have an outside terrace with beautiful mountain views for those who want to smoke.

We have had little need for advertising over the years. Sheer reputation and word of mouth has brought us customers from all over the world - many of them, local and foreign, becoming regular visitors. This bears testimony to our uniqueness and our success; at the heart of which lies the buzz or soul that is the ambience of our restaurant. Our growth and ongoing popularity tells us we have a winning formula in giving our patrons a fantastic meal experience every time.

As they mention above, there's no real menu, they serve what's fresh that day.  Your waitstaff will escort you up to the fish counter and then help you choose what you'd like to eat.  They then weigh it and give you a price, then ask you how you'd like it cooked.  Then it gets taken away and delivered piping hot to your table.

Our food was fresh and really tasty.  We started with their famous calamari, and with our main we ordered sides of rice and chips, which all went fabulously with the great sauces they supply - my favourite was the garlic butter - yum!  We had a selection of line fish and some great Mozambique langoustine, didn't try the sushi so can't comment on that.  They had a great wine list and prices for both dinner and wine were very reasonable.

If we'd had a spare night, we definitely would have gone back to Codfather for another great meal.

Codfather Seafood & Sushi
37 The Drive
Camps Bay
Cape Town
South Africa
Phone:- (021) 438 0782

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