Sustainable fishing – eating out in Plett

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Do you know the source of your seafood when you go to eat a meal? The sad fact is that for some species, the demand far outstrips the supply, and our oceans are threatened with over-fishing. For this reason, more and more restaurants are choosing to only source seafood from vendors that use the sustainable fishing method. We’ve chosen to highlight 5 places to visit while eating out in Plett that honour this seafood ethos:

Off The Hook Seafood Café | Le Fournil de Plett | The Table Restaurant and Bar | The Med Seafood Bistro | Bramon Wine Estate.

Read on for a brief synopsis of each eatery and handy contact details…

Supporting sustainable fishing whilst dining out is still just as tasty when you're in Plett!

Dining with a conscience is still just as tasty when eating out in Plett!

5 restaurants in Plett that practice sustainable fishing and eco-values

1. Off The Hook Seafood Café

Quaint little corner shop with a laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere. If you’re looking for taste and sustainable fishing, try the delicious ‘off the hook’ seafood platters. Tasty breakfasts daily and close to the beach for great holiday atmosphere. Open Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 11 pm; closed on Sunday. Contact: Louise Craig +27 (0)44 533 0796
Eco Stats: | recycles | local produce | sustainable fishing.

2. Le Fournil de Plett

Tucked away in the main Plett shopping village courtyard, this Parisian-inspired bakery offers slow-risen breads and pastries, croissants and French delights. Breakfasts and lunch are served with simple, fresh ingredients. Cosy areas for winter with free wi-fi. Open on Sundays. Contact: Florence +27 (0)44 533 1390
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | organic food | free-range eggs & chicken | sustainable fishing | eco-packaging.

3. The Table Restaurant and Bar

The motto: Simple food with serious taste. Pizzas, delicious handmade pastas, seafood and also a ‘weigh-and-pay’ option. Gluten-free or banting options also available. Fun, friendly atmosphere for families and couples alike. Bar available too! Monday – Sunday: Noon – until late. Contact: Chris Fermor +27 (0)44 533 0796
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | free-range eggs & chicken | badger-friendly | sustainable fishing | eco-cleaning | supports local empowerment.

4. The Med Seafood Bistro

Beautiful bay and mountain views through indoor/outdoor layout. Simply presented dishes with light sauces and minimal garnish – letting the fresh, local produce shine. “Taste the essence of the sea with rustic roasted whole fish… and the salty sexiness of fresh oysters.” Bistro atmosphere with light, fuss-free contemporary feel. At night, enjoy a more intimate feel while you wine and dine. Open Monday to Wednesday 7:30am – 9pm, Thursday 8am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30am – 9pm and Sunday 7:30am – 3pm Contact: Marianne Mould +27 (0)44 533 3102
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | badger-friendly | sustainable fishing | eco-cleaning | supports local empowerment | energy saving.

5. Bramon Wine Estate

Boutique Wine Estate overlooking the Tsitsikamma mountains. Family-run estate with local wines and organic food, all served between the vines or in the restaurant with freshly baked home-made breads. Decadent desserts. Space can be rented out for special occasions and private functions. Open Monday – Sundays 11am – 5pm. Contact: Caroline +27 (0)44 534 8007
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | organic food | biodiversity | free-range eggs | badger-friendly | sustainable fishing | eco-cleaning | eco-packaging | supports local empowerment | energy-saving | water-saving.

You might also enjoy our article on local fresh produce with a list of markets in the Knysna area, Plett and surrounds. There’s also a great Tuna Ceviché starter recipe if seafood is your favourite protein.

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