We decided to splash out and have a luxury weekend away and opted for the Gourmet Getaway
out in Scarborough at Chef Bruce Robertson's Boathouse.
Everything about our stay was fantastic. Scarborough is a wonderful place to get away to for a weekend. It's just under an hour's drive away, but it feels so different from the rest of Cape Town. The pace of life is more relaxed, it's a few minutes from where you're staying to the beach, and everything feels clean and safe.
The Boathouse itself is beautiful. It's lovingly decorated and set up to make visitors comfortable and happy, and you feel really at home. The best part of our stay by far was the dinners, chatting with Bruce.
We were lucky enough that it was just us two for dinner both nights (plus Bruce!), and it gave us a much more personal, interesting, chatty experience. He's quite a character, and gave us some great insights into cooking and running a restaurant. The best parts were when he got excited about the food and was jumping around the kitchen laughing and smiling. The food was *absolutely amazing*. Almost still-wriggling-fresh seafood, combined with perfect touches of a huge ranges of flavours.
Highly recommended, but save up first!