Monday, 14 January 2013

{Food} Trans Karoo - Great Brak River

Wow remember I told you to stay tuned for the post about the mouthwatering yummy food? Well here it is.....
Cedric and I love finding restaurants with good food. And unfortunately restaurants in South Africa don't know how to serve humanly portions. Everything needs to be BIG! Well with BIG you can't have starters, mains and desert. You have to chose only 2. And still feel full after that!
Anyway I am going staggering away from the point I am trying to get too. Joni told us about the lovely little restaurant almost hidden away in the tiny town of Great Brak River (if you can even call it a town).
Great Brak River, Western Cape, you will find when driving on the N2. 
My sister and I before we left for some exploring.
So Sunday, while driving around deciding what to eat we said why not try and find this place for lunch. We stopped there at 11:30am to a empty restaurant. Only to find out that they only open at 12. So we made a reservation for 12, and good thing we did as they were fully booked. (well the outside at least). And with perfect weather we had to get a table outside.

If it wasn't for this board we would have completely missed the place.
The Menu
Trans Karoo is next to the railway, and looks like it might have been a little Train station at some point in time. Very cute. The menu is limited but exquisite dishes. Nothing you would expect from Mossel Bay (sorry).
And this is the place where we discovered my favorite semi-sweet white wine - Karusa. We have never heard of this wine but what a nice refreshing wine!

The wine I've been raving about.
Handsome man with his beer.
Me and my wineeee.
We decided to share a starter, after that I was already so full, so I decided on a double starter potion and Cedric took what the waitress suggested.

Starters - Curried Coconut Fish Cakes
Cedric Main - Grilled Hake with Beurre Blanc Sauce
My Mains - Double Portion of Honey & Citrus glazed Prawns
We made a little friend too.
No words can describe how happy we were with the outcome of this meal. Unfortunately I was so full after my meal that I had NO space for desert! I know right! Me? No space for desert? Never! But yes I was stuffed to the max!

So if you ever find yourself in that area, do yourself a favor and go to Trans Karoo. Just remember to book!
Hope everyone had a blast of a weekend!
Much love


  1. That place is lovely and the food looks delicious!
    It's a pity that you were full and couldn't taste any dessert, they all sound promising! I have an incredible sweet tooth so I always manage to save myself for dessert, would love to try some of those!

    Have a nice week!

    1. That's def one of the first places I will go to again when in that area!


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