THE #BOCBUILDUP COUNTDOWN
For eight wonderful years, our Black Oystercatcher Restaurant and Venue has become home to so many. To many fantastic Overbergers – looking for a day in the countryside, sipping cool, refreshing wine with family and friends. And to many friends and visitors who travel a little further, and who for a brief moment in time can also call us ‘home’, before continuing on their travels.
And so, as we’ve grown as a brand and as the Black Oystercatcher team, we realised it was time to also renew and refresh our Black Oystercatcher Restaurant and Venue.
The result? We’re building a new section – to serve as our restaurant and wedding venue.
The new venue will retain the essence of the Black Oystercatcher: a place to relax, enjoy the views, and sip great wine with family and friends. The restaurant will be built just behind the old verandah section, overlooking the infinity pool, and the vast Agulhas Plain landscape behind it.
If you loved the old restaurant – converted from its original use many, many years ago as a dairy parlour and stable for horses, then not to worry.
“We’re keen to keep changing, improving, better understanding the needs of those who visit us.
So for us the Black Oystercatcher is a journey – one that will never end as long as our dream remains alive. Our new restaurant and venue is only one step along this journey.”
– Dirk Human
The old restaurant building remains untouched, and becomes our new wine-tasting venue. Until the launch of our new venue, it also remains our restaurant. And from here we’ll still serve you quality dishes in the fresh, clear Overberg countryside, with our menu crafted around the fresh veggies and herbs offered by each season.
We’ve set ourselves a pretty tough deadline: by 5 November 2016, our new restaurant area will welcome you, and become your new home of quality cuisines.
For our small team, this is #BOCHistory. And we’re excited to share the journey with you. So over the next 8 weeks, we’ll keep you in the loop as we progress. We’re bound to enjoy many successes, and many challenges too. And you’ll be part of this – every step of the way.
Can you believe it? The #BOCBuildUp started 8 weeks ago. Now we’ve got #1WeekToGo – before our new venue launches at the #ElimWineFestival. The lights are in, and we’ve been testing the sound system, which sounds fantastic. And we’ve sealed the floor – now we’re just hoping the #Overberg rain stays out.
It’s #8WeeksToGo to our #BOCBuildUp – the launch of our brand new Black Oystercatcher Restaurant and Venue. And a lot has happened already – with the foundations of the new structure laid and the roof trusses up. In the meantime, our restaurant and wine-tastings (and cottages) continue as before – with no compromise to the quality of our food, or our focus on having a good time with family and friends!
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We believe in supporting local businesses as far as possible and we would like to thank the following businesses for helping make this project fly.