For a long lazy lunch
If you are looking for a unique eating experience, a blissfully lazy, hazy lunch that can last four hours in rustic surrounds and within touching distance of the sea, then discover the Prawn Shack.
This delightful double storey, open-sided wooden building looks like a…well…a shack, but that is entirely in keeping with the casual ambience which has been created. The emphasis is on variety, both in food and drink.
Bill Budd, the well-known Durbanite who founded the famous Legends restaurants in the 1980s, Gringo’s and now Bud’s on the Bay, has a set menu with seven “tasting courses”. Instead of one big meal, which offers no great variety and generally gets cold quickly, there are a variety of small portions accompanied by a variety of drinks to get you into the mood. The menu is largely seafood, but there are vegetarian and prawn allergy options available.
“Let your mind wander free. Soak in the atmosphere and enjoy great music. This is the long lazy lunch” he explains. Downing a Prawn Tequila, for example, is considered traditional and it is for all these reasons that guests are advised to stay over with a number of affordable accommodation options available in the area. There is also an option of joining a party bus for R450 per person that will get you to and from the Prawn Shak in comfort and style.