Saltwater Grill

They say there is a first for everything, and this is my first post about a meal I had during my lunch break on a working day.

My offices are based in Ndabeni which means that Howard Centre is the neighbourhood shopping mall. I was in the mood to have seafood and suggested to my colleague that we eat at Saltwater Grill.

As it was our lunch break, time was of the essence. Once we were showed to our seats and handed the menu, we immediately started sprawling and made our decision quite quickly. After ordering to our surprise we realised we missed a few pages of the menu with even more options. If seafood is not your thing, not to worry, they also have salads, burgers and pastas and some very yummy sounding dessert options.

I decided to order from the tantalizers and opted for the Grilled Baby Calamari and Portuguese Style Prawns on a stick. My colleague ordered the Grilled Hake with real lemon butter and a salad.

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Words and pictures do not do justice to the mouth-watering delicious tastes of our meals. My baby calamari (which did not seem baby) was grilled to perfection but the best part was that it was made with a herb and lemon sauce. If anyone knows me well enough, you will know that I simply love cooking with fresh herbs and whole spices so this was a big win for me. The dish was also served with what they say is a small side salad but the portion was pretty decent. The prawns in the Portuguese sauce was finger licking good (yes, I ate this with my hands and enjoyed all the flavours). I was a bit sad by the time I finished them. My colleague’s meal looked like a work of art: I do not think I have ever seen a salad look so pretty. It was served in a shoe string potato style ring and topped with edible flower as part of the presentation.  Her fish was done in a fresh lemon butter style and was grilled to perfection.

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The setting is very loci yet very comfortable. There is an outside area that they had covered with simple décor adding to the ambiance. The food is so good that you forget you are at Howard Centre.

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Well done Saltwater Grill! You definitely will be seeing me again.

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Scheckter’s Raw

Yet again sometime has passed since my last post but that is only because I have been on a very strict cleanse and watching what and where I eat.

Last week Sunday was too beautiful not to make the most of the day so I was happy when I found out about Scheckter’s Raw, a gourmet health food restaurant situated in Regent street, Seapoint.

Scheckter’s is a vegan and vegetarian cafe serving the healthiest tastiest meals but also freshly squeezed and natural organic juices and smoothies. Their menu covers a variety, whether breakfast or lunch or even just a snack.

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It was lunch time and I was famished by the time we arrived at the Scheckter’s Raw. It is situated on the corner and welcomes you in with a fresh look with their wooden furniture, smiling staff and plants on the side.

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I sat down while deciding what I wanted as take away. It took me a while to order as too many items on the menu were tantalizing my taste buds. Eventually I opted for the Lentil Gluten Free wrap.

I must admit that I was a bit skeptical not knowing how it was going to taste especially because I ordered the gluten free wrap. Opening the brown bag packaging on the beach I was welcomed to a brown fluffy wrap filled with lentils and served with a small side salad.  I was pleasantly surprised when I took my 1st bite… it tasted absolutely delicious. It was the best feeling: clean ocean air, perfect company and my tummy smiling from the inside out. Before I knew it my food was all gone. It was just too good not to indulge all at once.

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Scheckter’s Raw I will certainly be back to try your breakfast and organic beverages.

To everyone reading my posts, even if I don’t post often enough please do check out my Instagram page called My Restaurant Diary. I try to post every week. Also do stay tuned as I will be running a competition soon.