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Sometimes, trawling Joburg, it can feel like there aren’t that many fish in the sea. Good seafood is hard to come by – well, that was the case until The Prawnery Bistro & Bar opened in Illovo, at least.
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Whether you fancy a fishy bite or like to savour your seafood, make a beeline for this bright, open-fronted prawn bar and fishmonger that’s thrillingly informal with a double-sided menu of prawn and other seafood dishes. To nibble, order a few of meze – the lightly battered rock shrimp, crisp battered calamari, deep-fried soft shell crab and Swedish Skagen. The creamy, tomato-based lobster bisque and chunky prawn and ginger steamed dumplings are also tantalising options on the starter menu.
For mains, you simply must try their signature prawns, which are grilled and served with your choice of lemon, garlic and parsley or peri peri sauce as well as handcut chips or veggies on the side (the cauliflower rice and buttered asparagus sides are both game-changers!). A more comforting option is the prawn and scallop pasta, laden with seafood and linguine or penne in an Italian tomato sauce.
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Of course, there’s also a 1kg queen prawn special that will set you back R385, which we think is a fantastic deal seeing as you get 16 prawns. Unfortunately, there are no desserts, but the giant frozen margaritas sure make up for it! This local gem has already gained a Jobug-wide following and it’s easy to see why.
Illovo Junction, corner of Oxford Road & Corlett Drive, Illovo
060 528 7958
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Candice, the Editor of Hello Joburg Magazine, is a coffee-drinking, fashion-obsessed lover of anything and everything lifestyle related. She’s also a self-confessed foodie, champagne enthusiast and devoted bargain hunter.