"Sushi, Seagulls and Someone Special"
One of my favourite attributes of the Waterfront is its character. It is the epitome of Cape Town’s beauty and charm with its gorgeous views, jazz musicians, lively entertainers and sophisticated atmosphere. It is hard to imagine anything better than sitting at an outdoor restaurant, sipping cocktails and listening to the caw of seagulls, while watching the sea glisten before you as a bustle of families and individuals stroll along the marina.
The V&A is a place of countless cherished memories. In fact, one of my favourite days centres on it. My boyfriend and I, at the time just friends and both new to the city, had ended up in the centre of town completely by accident after taking the wrong bus from UCT. After aimlessly roaming the streets for ages, we finally succeeded in navigating ourselves to the Waterfront…
We convinced ourselves that, rather than waste the day, we ought to have lunch at one of the restaurants. Consequently, we were soon seated on an outside balcony at the trendy 221, enjoying the exquisite harbour view, a succulent line fish and a bottle of white wine – a meal slightly out of our budgets as students, but even more delicious for it. By the time my plate was clear, I was completely enthralled, both with my company and the general ambience.
Since then, the Waterfront has become a regular feature in our lives. It is a place to celebrate anniversaries, with the finest views and a shared plate of fresh, exotically prepared sushi from Sevruga. It is also an illicit escape during our busy week, for ice cream at our favourite haunt – Love.Revenge.Cappuccino - lunch at a new bistro, or a movie. When life gets hectic, and assignments and exams consume all of our time, we plot our escape to the V&A, where soothing jazz and colourful views await us faithfully…