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Restaurant Review: Fisherman’s Catch brings West Coast to Franschhoek!

Fisherman's Catch & Grill Interior Whale Cottage PortfolioI had noticed the fish restaurant Fisherman’s Catch on the main road coming in to Franschhoek for a few months, the building previously having been used as a Tool Hire shed. The signage outside promises ‘West Coast comes to Franschhoek‘! While sceptical of trying a fish-focused restaurant in Franschhoek, it was better than I expected, yet has the potential for great improvement!

From the photographs I took of the outside signage I noticed that the restaurant has two names, its latest name being Fisherman’s Catch & Grill.   The owner Ian Davie from St Helena Bay explained that its official name is Fisherman’s Catch. Ian is the leaseholder, and had a West Coast person manage the restaurant for him at the beginning of the year.  Ian had to close the restaurant for a while after the manager had a heart attack.Fisherman's Catch & Grill Sign old Whale Cottage Portfolio Ian re-opened a month ago, adjusted the restaurant name slightly, appointed Brett Smith to manage the restaurant, and appointed the kitchen staff (ex Reuben’s and Kalfie’s), who came to train on the West Coast. Ian had the decor done. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 28 August

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The City of Cape Town is considering paving a part of Long Street, making it a partial or permanent pedestrian zone for tourists and Capetonians to enjoy.

*  The Bot River Spring Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, offering family fun and food pairing with beer as well as wine.

*   Woolworths’ sales grew by 23% in the year ended June 2013, compared to 12% growth in the twelve month period prior.

*   De Krans Wine Cellar has won the title of Champion Red Wine at the 2013 Klein Karoo Young Wine Show for its Touriga Nacional dry red wine.   It was also awarded Champion Chardonnay, Champion Shiraz, Champion Ruby Cabernet and Reserve, Continue reading →