Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This Week I...

…went back to 1989.

Unfortunately not literally. Imagine how much fun that would have been though.

In 1989 Seinfeld started (can you believe it?), FW de Klerk becomes president in SA and abolishes a couple of apartheid laws, Joe Jonas is born and Ferrymans opens.

Ferrymans is a bar and restaurant at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. It is also the reason we did a little time-travelling.

To celebrate their 21st birthday, selected items on the menu and drinks are priced at prices from 1989. Which meant meals went for R9.50 and drinks ranged from R4 glass of wine to R5.50 draft beer.

Never one to pass up wine at cheap prices, I got together with some of my besties and we headed over to try out the special.

First thing that awaited us was the massive queue. Luckily we did plan ahead and made a reservation. Unfortunately when there is a deal like this, it doesn’t matter. The place was absolutely packed and the poor waitresses looked harassed. There seemed to be massive delays on food coming out so we ordered everything together. It still took ages for our drinks and food to arrive though but when you’re paying under R20 for a meal, it’s okay. It also helps if you have some interesting friends for make-shift entertainment.

When the food did arrive it was delicious and disappeared fast. Luckily the drinks lasted a little bit longer.

Le friends

Le wine

Le drunk

If you’re in Cape Town, the special is on Monday to Friday from 15h00 to 19h00 until the 21st of September. Booking is like way important. You can visit their website for more info.

Ex-Oh! Ex-Oh!


  1. Love the pics!

    Heading to the Waterfront for my Bday on 21 September! Guess I'll pop in at Ferrymans for a drink, what with us sharing Bday and all :)

  2. Looks like you had a lot of fun!


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