YOU’RE WELCOME

OUR STORY

Mark, Annie and our fabulous staff welcome you to The Tavern – The Thirsty Oyster Tavern – where you will be greeted by the same familiar faces, enjoy the same delicious food and meet old friends and new at THE ONE AND ONLY TAVERN in the historic Old Harbour in Gordon’s Bay. A warm thank you to our locals and regulars – without you winter would be just that, winter!! We would also like to thank our patrons who fly and drive far and wide to enjoy our hospitality. So, if you haven’t been, we hope to see you soon.
tavernSo why have we changed the name from The Tavern to The Thirsty Oyster Tavern? To tell the tale of course! Legend has it that old Rasta on the Roof found this shipwreck in the Old Harbour and turned it into a pub and restaurant called ‘The Thirsty Oyster Tavern’, where, to quote him, ‘home is where the anchor drops’. So why not drop anchor here for a while, crack open that careworn shell and slip into our relaxed and friendly ambiance – whether it be in the cool breezes of summer or by the warm, cosy fires in winter – we have 3 fireplaces to ensure you stay nice and warm. And that infamous South Easter? Don’t fuss! We’re pretty sheltered, tucked in as we are, between the Naval College and the National Sea Rescue facility. Whatever the weather – you are sure to experience the best buzz in town here – from 10h00 to 02h00 (or when there’s nobody left).

You’ll still find Rasta here. He’s up on the roof, guarding the harbour and has had more photos taken of him in recent months than the anchor on the mountain! We are continuously requested by our patrons to erect a ladder so they can take photographs standing next to him – alas that will not be possible, but we love that he is so loved.

Over the past thirteen years, we have grown from a fisherman’s pub to a very successful, well patronised seafood restaurant, with fresh fish supplied by our local fishermen and other suppliers – and sometimes, straight from the boats to the table. Just click on Our Menu to see our full range. Our kitchen has been enlarged three times; we have enclosed the entrance deck, enlarged the dining area and added an upstairs deck that boasts a spectacular view overlooking False Bay with Table Mountain in the background – not to mention the most spectacular sunsets!

It was originally a fresh fish shop before it became a fishermans pub

It was originally a fresh fish shop before it became a fishermans pub

Before the ship was “wrecked”

Before the ship was “wrecked”

A work in progress: Mark, Adi and Geoff are still helping Rasta put the finishing touches to it

A work in progress: Mark, Adi and Geoff are still helping Rasta put the finishing touches to it

Find us on:156 Beach Road, Old Harbour, Gordon’s Bay (next to the Bikini Beach)
Opening times: 10h00 to 02h00
Contact us: on 021 856 4457

Get in Touch

Telephone: +27 21 856 4457 | info[at]thethirstyoyster.co.za

Take N2 to Somerset West, take exit 43, turn right onto Broadway Boulevard toward Strand, turn right onto Main Road, turn left onto Gordon’s Bay road, take right fork onto Beach road at BP garage, carry on until you reach the Old Harbour on your right

Please no email bookings