SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANT @ PARYS

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, amoung friends, next to a bonfire.”

SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANT @ PARYS

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, amoung friends, next to a bonfire.”

SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANT @ PARYS

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, amoung friends, next to a bonfire.”

OUR LAID BACK WAY

We at De Vette Mossel strive to offer much more than merely perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience, in unusual and informal surroundings, where you relax with friends (old ones and newly found ones) where your time is your own and where you may eat as much as you like – just like we do along the West Coast.

The excellent preparation of top quality seafood, in abundance, and value for money, is our pride.

The different dishes are prepared and presented one after the other as a rolling buffet. We strive to prepare seafood perfectly, and to serve it immediately thereafter. This guarantees freshly prepared seafood on the plate – an absolute must for exceptional seafood.

FRUIT OF THE GRAPE

With arrival we welcome you with a complementary glass of good Cape wine.
We do have a well-stocked cash bar and specialize in stunning cocktails.

WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS

A wedding on the beach, even if it is in the Free State? It does not have to be only a dream! Talk to us to make your wedding day truly unforgettable – you are worth it!

Our Beach Seafood Restaurant is a perfect wedding venue, where love, romance, fun and dreams become a beautiful reality. De Vette Mossel has a unique beach/sea setting with unbeatable rates. Kick of your shoes for an unforgettable beach wedding and seafood buffet.

 

 FUNCTIONS

De Vette Mossel lends itself perfectly to work functions, year-end functions, birthday bashes and other, where colleagues and friends can interact and enjoy themselves in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.

De Vette Mossel can easily accommodate large groups – we can seat up to 260 guests.

Invest in your staff- they are your most important asset!

WEATHER

Although De Vette Mossel @ Parys is partly an open air restaurant, all seating is under roof and protected against wind and rain. 

Furthermore, it is designed in such a manner that it could be adapted within minutes to such an extent that we can be fully operational even in case of strong winds and rain.

In any case, do not complain about the weather – this is Africa. We need rain to survive.

Our Story

Founded December 2004
In December 2004, owner Niël du Bois followed his heart, gave his creative spirit free reins, took the plunge and did what many people only dream about – opening an open air restaurant literally on a beach. Where the best seafood is prepared and enjoyed in Spartan surroundings – just like on the West Coast.

With a blessing fom Above (and thanks to the support by a municipal officer or two) the first De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant was born. On an isolated and pristine beach at Groot Brak River near Mossel Bay.

Thanks to the continuous support by our newly found Mossel friends, De Vette Mossel grew and grew until the first fire was lit at De Vette Mossel Harties in 2012 in the bushveld, in 2013 at De Vette Mossel Parys with our own bushveld beach, and at the fourth De Vette Mossel in Hermanus in 2018.

Johan and Karin Visser are your hosts at De Vette Mossel @ Parys. Just like Niël, they also followed their dream and traded their busy city lives for Parys. They bought a small holding just outside of this hamlet of a town and that is where you will find our little piece of sea paradise.

The chefs, cleaners and kitchen staff is a story in its own right. Only jobless people were employed, trained and today they form an integral part of De Vette Mossel. Without them, De Vette Mossel is not possible – they therefore also share in the fruits of success.

Niël visits often to make 100% sure that regarding concept, menu and quality it mirrors the vision of the De Vette Mossel restuarants and also to ensure that “mielies” does not suddenly appear on the menu!

DE VETTE MOSSEL VISION

We Strive to:

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Offer an unforgettable and traditional, true West Coast experience to all people in a “lekker”, relaxing and sociable atmosphere.

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Serve a unique experience, honest seafood in abundance, quality & true value for money.

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Make a positive difference in the lives of our staff and in the communities in which we serve.

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Excellence and passion in all we do.

People and food are our passion, guest satisfaction our pride and profit a bonus!
We do it 100% – because you are worth it!

Behind which Dune?

Just through Parys on the R59 towards Vredefort, turn left at the first gravel road (you’ll see our signpost). Follow this gravel road for 1.2km and you will enter a little sea paradise.

De Vette Mossel @ Parys is situated on 9 Pistorius Rust Small Holdings, overlooking the Dome mountain range (with unbeatable sunsets!).

Between courses, the young ones- and the young of mind- go for a swim- unfortunately not in the sea but in our farm swimming dam!

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Contact Us

Call or Whatsapp

060 486 7686

DE VETTE MOSSEL @ PARYS IS OPEN THE WHOLE YEAR!

Sessions
De Vette Mossel offers two sessions per day:
Sunday Lunch session: 12:00 – 15:00
Saturday Dinner session: 18:30 – 22:00

School holidays: every day
Functions larger than 25: Any day!

BOOK NOW 

De Vette Mossel Parys Booking Form

6 + 12 =

R245

Per Adult

R200

Per High School

R130

Per Primary School

R0

Pre-primary

R250 additional for whole Rock Lobster,

R180 for 400g whole Prawns (prepared West coast style- whole and NOT butterflied/deveined),

R45 for 170g Calamari Steak,

R40 for 170g Catch of the Day

(Tariffs are subject to change, once a year on 1 December.)

(PLEASE NOTE: We have a well-stocked Mossel cash bar. We also have debit/credit card facilities.)

Booking is essential. Firstly, to avoid disappointment and secondly to enable us to properly prepare for your arrival and to ensure an unbeatable experience.

De Vette Mossel reserves the right to cancel a session if the minimum required guests aren’t met.

What our clients have to say

50th Birthday celebrations 
It was the most amazing experience I ever had. The food was absolutely delicious and the prawns was out of this world I just couldn’t stop eating. What a place to bring friends together and we celebrated my friend’s 50th birthday. Most definitely coming back and bringing more friends with

★★★★★

– desiregeldenhuys
Boksburg, South Africa

Scrumptious seafood in an unique setting
We had lunch there the past weekend and it was such an enjoyable experience. The food was prepared on the fires and every course was simply delicious. The only negative is that you are stuffed when done. Brilliant idea and we will be back.
★★★★★

– lindafrompotch

“Holy Moly Seafood !

Greatest hospitality from arrival to departure. Seafood on the beach in Parys
De Vette Mossel is an awesome seafood restaurant in Parys. We were surprised by the massive authentic beach created by the restaurant to set the stage. The seafood was all freshly prepared on open fires. What really had us in awe was the farm style bread, it’s the best bread we have ever had! We had a wonderful day at the beach and can highly recommend it to any seafood lover.

★★★★★

 

– DeonTerBlanche
Parys, South Africa

Fantastic food. Remember to do your booking in advance. Also remember to book your Lobster and prawns as it is an optional extra but a must!

– Hugo Schagen

A really amazing little spot that has some of the best seafood available anywhere in SA. It’s a bring your own booze vibe which is amazing when you think of the amazing food available but is so much more chilled than many of the options on the west coast.

You need to pace yourself but literally everything on offer is absolutely delicious. I can recommend you do lunch and enjoy the sun and swimming.

I’ll go back over and over again.

★★★★★

– Ricky Bynight

Absolutely loved EVERYTHING here! Food was amazing! Will go back 4 sure!

★★★★★

– Dorea Fischer

This place is not just great food and a great and unique atmosphere it is an experience. If you like seafood you will not leave unsatisfied, maybe a little uncomfortable from all that you were able to eat but not unsatisfied.

– Piet Muller
My dad has to be really impressed with a place to say he wants to go there again. He did with De Vette Mossel Parys (he lives in Parys). His grandson took him there for a birthday celebration quite a while back and my dad tells EVERYONE about De Vette Mossel. He cannot stop raving about the place, the food, the people, the atmosphere. Well done you people!!!!!!! My dad is 75. Xoxo!

★★★★★

– Odia Diedericks van Loggerenberg

Among the Whales

HERMANUS

Along The Dam

HARTIES, HARTBEESPOORTDAM

By The Sea

GROOTBRAK