While away a lazy afternoon at the Boathouse relishing the superb spread in an intimate home setting.
The Unique Boat house Experience in Scarborough
First you need to set aside an afternoon from midday to at least 4:00pm and make a booking to dine at this prized home eatery - The Boat House.
Drive through to Scarborough and enter the seaside home of Chef Bruce Robertson. The perfect host, nicknamed Barefoot Bruce, welcomes you into his Cape Cod-style house, close to the beach.
Settle into this creative chef's charming home with a glass of bubbly or fine local wine, taking in the panoramic ocean views from the living area and sun deck. This renowned chef knows how to host guests with flawless and informal finesse, creating a relaxed atmosphere.
Top South African chef, Bruce then heads into his open-plan kitchen to work his magic barefoot. His scrumptious 5 course meals centre on fresh seafood dishes, fitting to this great location on the Atlantic coast.
Once the mouth-watering creations start flowing from the kitchen guests are seated at two big tables alongside a handful of other lucky diners.
Chef Bruce's delicious meals are prepared almost exclusively with local ingredients, sourced from within a 10 km radius of his home. Using locally sourced ingredients that are in season, keeps this personal foodie experience close to home, as well as making it environmentally friendly.
On this idyllic gourmet journey, your gracious host pairs award winning South African wines from Cederberg with his gastronomic delights.
The Dining Details
The masterly chef Bruce caters for gourmands with allergies and special dietary requirements, if you let him know well in advance. There is no set menu at the chef's table, he brings the art of table d'hôte to life, making a lunch of his choosing. The tantalizing dishes reflect the chef's knowledge of culinary design and are often infused with local flavours.
The fish-based courses only make use of species that are listed as not being under threat.
The Boat House is a treasured Cape Peninsula gem, so book well in advance as the limited seats get filled up fast.
Your culinary celebration will be shared with a few other adults, as the chef opens his home to grown-ups only.
This truly unique dining experience is ideal for honeymooners and romancing couples with the perfect setting and convivial vibe.
Boat House Picnics
If you don't have time for the languid afternoon feast then you can order a gourmet picnic basket from the Boat House. The delicious picnics are a fantastic way to share a meal with just your loved one in a pretty Scarborough locale.
Sitting back on the tranquil seaside deck of leading chef Bruce Robertson and soaking up the sounds and sights of the ocean, as you tuck into top-class culinary creations is definitely an unforgettable treat.