New Year to all our readers and fellow LekkerBekke!
are back after a relaxing holiday on the coast – days filled with gin &
tonics, afternoon naps, long walks on the beach and hours around the dinner
table with family and great food.
didn’t do much dining out during our vacation, but one restaurant I just had to
write about is the Parwn Shak. 110km North of Durban, this rustic restaurant sits
on top of a dune close to Amatikulu beach - really in the middle of nowhere!
After travelling on a dirt road for a few kilometers we arrived at The Shak, an
open plan, open air, fuss free venue. The vibe is super relaxed and people were
either enjoying welcome drinks on the deck overlooking the ocean, or sipping
away on the bar swings with their feet in the sand.
motto for the restaurant is ‘long lazy lunches’ – and you really do spend at least
4 hours there! The menu is served up buffet style during the course of the day,
starting off with caprese salad and bruchettas topped with different pestos,
moving on to prawn bisque (my absolute favourite!), then fresh grilled prawns
served with a prawn curry bunny chow, followed grilled salty brisket (unexpectedly
delicious), then fresh grilled fish, thinly sliced rare fillet, more prawns and
caramelised baked Camembert to top it all off.
food and drinks are served in tin cups and plates, Black Label beer comes in quarts
and you sit on plastic chairs - all adding to the rustic and relaxed atmosphere.
During our almost 6 hour long lunch we strolled to the beach, had some drinks
at the bar downstairs and slowly ate our way through the menu.
food in general is delicious and plentiful (you can snack on practically all
the dishes the whole day long), and there are prawn-free as well as vegetarian
options. At R170.00 per person it’s well worth the drive!
If you are really brave (and not squeamish) try one of their infamous Prawn Tequilas…
complete with a live shrimp that literally jumps down your throat (well mine
did anyway J).