The girls were happily out enjoying some sleepover time with their grandparents which then freed Chantelle and I up to enjoy a few lunch time outings of our own, one of them being a visit to the incredibly popular Grille Shack, a relatively recent addition to the Gordon’s Bay food scene that is situated on the outskirts of the village along the achingly beautiful Clarence Drive scenic coastal road.

The place simply pops with their bright yellow, red and dark grey colour pattern, and once you are done browsing through all the quirky petrolhead related trappings and antiques and found your shaded seat in the welcoming outdoor dining area, you are treated to some sumptuous meaty menu items that generally arrive in large oversized portions, i.e. the perfect companion for whichever large craft beer you’re going to lay your hands on for the day.

For this particular visit to this local legend of an eatery, Chantelle and I decided to share a ‘Bel die polisie’ pan (this local meme was clearly still going strong at the time of naming their menu item), which featured a smorgasbord of American style food treats and sides. That said, it probably should have been ‘phone the ambulance’ instead of ‘phone the police’ given how full we were by the time that we had finally worked our way through all of it!

And they are almost always busy – probably because as stated on their website, this 1950’s Pump Diner inspired restaurant welcomes petrolheads, road-trippers, families, adventurers, hikers, locals, free spirits, cyclists, tourists and even well behaved pets. So top tip, maybe book a table before just popping along to have a look see!

Related Link: The Grille Shack | Gordon’s Bay