In the Kalk Bay harbour, right next to the seagulls and the fishermen, is a restaurant by the name of Lucky Fish. The type of restaurant you walk by and dont take notice of, but as you walk by, your nose pulls you back with aromas of salt and vinegar and freshly cooked seafood with garlic and lemon juice.
Growing up in Port Elizabeth and an hour away form St Francis, the best place to catch LOCAL calamari, you get use to preparing and gutting your own calamari. The thing about local calamari is if you don’t catch it yourself, you pay an arm and a leg to purchase it.In South Africa 99.9% of restaurants do not purchase local calamari. Reasons being, its expensive compared to buying imported calamari and it takes hours to prepare because LOCAL calamari is very tough and chewy.
I’m getting to my point, if there is actually one!
So yes back to my point, I’m almost 100% sure this is not LOCAL calamari based on the point above by cost, BUT one thing this place has done right. It has given an affordable tasty and amazing experience at the sea. The chips are crispy and soft the batter on the hake and calamari is crunchy and light.
If you are taking a Sunday drive through Kalk bay, be sure to stop by this place for a quick and tasty meal.
P.S don’t forget to order chilli and tartar sauce.