The Jetty restaurant

19 December 2014

IT’S a windy afternoon in the picturesque town of Swakopmund and the cool breeze provides a welcome change from the unrelenting heat in Windhoek.

There are a few restaurants open along the sea but the Jetty restaurant calls out to you the most, because for an hour or two in town, you find yourself suspended over the sea as you watch the harsh waves assault the jetty pillars.

The staff are friendly and have a spring in their step, and they seem genuinely pleased to serve you. They give the impression that this is not merely a job for them, but a career that they take seriously.

Fair warning, this is not your kapana stand or a KFC drive through. It’s a luxurious place for people who love the finer things in life and are willing to spend to get them.

They do not charge an arm and a leg, but don’t expect to drink the house wine at N$15 per glass either.

Something about being at the coast, inhaling the untainted air from the sea makes one crave seafood. Maybe some sushi? Or oysters? Or perhaps a delicious salmon steak? Whatever seafood you choose, it will not disappoint you. The sushi is fresh and delicious, perhaps the best you will have had at the coast. The oysters hold the promise of a passionate night ahead. They price their wines reasonably, even better than some places around the city. If seafood is what you are looking to dine on over this festive season, the Jetty restaurant is the place to go.

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