Our Southern Right Whale
Displayed overhead is the authentic skeleton of a female Southern Right Whale, retrieved from a carcass that washed up at Blue Water Bay, near Pearly Beach in September 2005. The process of restoring and preserving the bones took seven years. It was mounted in the Great White House Restaurant in May 2013. Hoisting the finished skeleton in position took three nights and 10 pizzas. The floating bones towards the rear of the skeleton are the remains of the pelus - it serves the purpose of holding the sexual organs in position. The hind legs of these Mammals were lost in the evolution process of their species. You can identify life size replicas of the ear, eye and heart. This whaleâ€™s death, in 2005, was likely the result of a collision with a ship. The reconstructed bone fractures are indicated by contrasting brick colours on the skeleton. This permanent exhibition is now as much a reminder of our responsibility to the marine environment as it is a truly breathtaking spectacle and achievement. You can also spot Common and Bottlenose Dolphins as well as African Penguin skeletons on display.
INTERESTING FACTS SKELETON WEIGHT: 2 ton / 2000 kg SPECIES LIVE WEIGHT: Up to 40 ton SIZE: 14.3m The Southern Right Whale has 3000l of blood pumping through its veins with the heart pumping at 16 beats per minute.
THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE RESTAURANT BREAKFAST BRAN MUFFIN
With Butter, Jam and Cheddar
Fruit Salad, Yoghurt, homemade Oat Muesli served with Orange or Apple Juice
2 Eggs, 2 rashers of Bacon, grilled herbed Tomato, Pork or Beef Sausage, Sauteed Potatoes or Crumbed Mushrooms served with Toast
2 rashers of Bacon, 1 Egg, grilled tomato and Sauteed Potatoes served with Toast
Two slices of homemade Bread panfried in Egg topped with Bacon, Berry Coulis and Fynbos Honey
POACHED EGG ON HOMEMADE TOAST
2 Poached Eggs on Wilted Spinach smothered in a homemade Cheddar sauce
V MUSHROOMS IN MUSTARD CREAM ON TOAST V
BLACK BEAN, MIXED PEPPERS AND SPINACH FILLED CHICKPEA “OMELETTE”
BREAKFAST CORN AND FRIED POTATOES V Topped with Cashew Cream and Pineapple Pico de Gallo
R60.00 R55.00 R65.00 R60.00
OMELETTES OMELETTE WITH CHEESE - Farm fresh Free-range eggs Cheddar / Mozzarella with Toast, Butter and Jam
OPEN TWO EGG FOLDED THREE EGG EXTRA FILLINGS Cheddar/ Feta Mozzarella Cheese R12 R16
Bacon/ Salami R18
Mixed Peppadew Spinach Mushrooms Peppers R12 R16 R14 R10
THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE RESTAURANT LUNCH AND DINNER STARTERS CRUMBED MUSHROOMS
Fried golden with Tartar Sauce
With Bacon, Onion, Tomato Concasse and Crisp Flat Bread
SMOKED TROUT ON SPICY RÖSTI
With lemon Cream cheese
CHEESY GARLIC BREAD
Panini smothered in Garlic Butter and Gratinated with Cheddar
V KELP CONSOMMÉ
A clear kelp broth enriched with soya sauce
DEEP FRIED CAMEMBERT
With Mixed Seaweed and Grape Jam
SALADS All served with Fresh Green Salad. GREEK SALAD
GRILLED CHICKEN, CORN AND BLANCHED ROCK SAMPHIRE on green salad
Mixed lettuce, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, julienne carrots and red onions, olives and feta cheese
BILTONG, FETA AND AVOCADO
On green salad with creamy mayonnaise dressing
GOURMET OPEN SANDWICHES OR PANINI
CAJUN CHICKEN STRIPS
Mild homemade Red Pepper Chutney and Feta Cubes
With Caramelized Onions, Grilled Cheddar and Pickles
RIB EYE (125G)
Grilled prime cut with creamed mushrooms on an open panini. (Cheese, Mushrooms and Onions)
Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil drizzled with garlic Balsamic glaze
LIGHT MEALS THE GREAT CHEESE BURGER 180g Beef Patty on a toasted homemade Roll with Dill Cucumber and Caramelised Onions and Chips
MEAT AND CHEESE BOARD A selection of cold cuts and cheeses
TOASTED SANDWICHES Served on a choice of Brown or White homemade Bread with Chips CHEESE AND TOMATO BACON AND CHEESE
BACON AND EGG HAM, CHEESE AND TOMATO CHICKEN MAYONNAISE
SEAFOOD MUSSELS IN A POT
STEAMED HAKE ON SEAWEED
Cream or in Curry with garlic toast
With Brown Rice or Kelp Tagliatelle
With Julienne vegetables, Herbs, Spices and White Rice
PLATTER FOR 2
Deep fried Hake, Calamari, Creamy Black Mussels, Crab Cakes, and 50g Abalone with Chips, Rice and Tartar sauce
PLATTER FOR 1
Linefish, half portion Mussels in Garlic butter, half portion Calamari, 1 Crab cake with Chips and Tartar sauce
HALF PORTION CALAMARI Served with Chips ABALONE (SUSTAINABLY FARMED)
Half Portion (50g) | Full portion (100g) Served in the shell on a bed of Nori Rice with a fresh Garden Salad
R185.00 / R295.00
All Fish spiced with Seaweed ground spice. Served with your choice of Chips or Baked Potato and Side Salad or Seasonal Vegetables. LINEFISH OF THE DAY
LINEFISH CALAMARI COMBO
HERB BATTERED | GRILLED HAKE
Grilled with fresh herbs and served with Tartar sauce, Lemon Butter or Garlic Butter Grilled Linefish with a half portion of Fried Calamari
Batter infused with Local Herbs, served with Tartar sauce
DEEP FRIED CALAMARI STRIPS
HAKE AND CALAMARI COMBO
MAIN COURSES 250g BARBEQUE RUMP
POMEGRANATE & KELP GLAZED BEEF FILLET
PORK TENDERLOIN WITH BLACK PEPPER GLAZE
CHICKEN THIGH KEBABS
Topped with Caramelised Onion, Cream Cheese and Avocado (SQ) served with Potato Wedges
with Mash Potatoes topped Mushroom, Bacon, Onion and Steamed Rock Samphire
With Herbed Potato Wedges
With Peri Peri sauce or Whiskey, Codium sauce and Sauté Potatoes
CILANTRO LIME AND CHILLI CHICKEN FILLET
With Potato wedges
GREEN CHICKEN CURRY
With White rice and Chapati
STICKY PORK RIB (400G) WITH CHIPS CHAR GRILLED PORK BELLY
R95.00 R140.00 R155.00
With Caramelized Chilli and Pickled Ginger on Pea Puree and Potato Wedges
On Tagliatelle with a Side Salad
BLACK BEAN AND CORN BALLS
BEAN AND NUT BURGER
On Mash Potato with Basil Tomato Sauce
Layers of Pasta sheets, with Creamy Béchamel sauce and Vegetable medley, gratinated with Cheddar and served with Side Salad With sweet potato wedges
TRADITIONAL CHICKEN PIE With golden phyllo pastry, yellow rice and Seasonal Vegetables BOBOTIE With Yellow Rice, Garden Peas and homemade Apricot Chutney LAMB BUNNY CHOW
EXTRAS SERVING OF CHIPS HALF PORTION OF CHIPS
HOME GROWN VEGETABLES GREEK SIDE SALAD
DESSERTS MALVA PUDDING
Traditional South African Pudding with your choice of Custard or Ice Cream
With Pomegranate Glaze Chilled Custard topped with Caramelised Sugar
VANILLA PANNA COTTA
APPLE AND BANANA PUDDING
RICH CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
CITRUS SORBET WITH LEMONCELLO
With Salted Caramel Sauce With Ice Cream
With Mango and Codium Ice Cream
CAKE OF THE DAY Please ask your watron
Americano CafÃ© Latte Filter Coffee/Decaf Filter Coffee (Hot or Cold Milk) Cappuccino/Decaf Cappuccino Baby Chino Choccochino Hot Chocolate Chai Latte
R25.00 R26.00 R23.00 R26.00 R12.00 R28.00 R28.00 R26.00
Espresso Single Double
Irish Coffee (Alcohol) Single Double Red Cappuccino Green Tea Earl Grey Tea Rooibos Tea English Tea
R26.00 R20.00 R20.00 R20.00 R20.00
COLD Milkshake Large Milkshake Small
Banana, Strawberry, Chocolate, Bubble Gum, Lime, Coffee, Vanilla Dom Pedro (Alcohol) Single Double
SOFT DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICE Coke, Coke Light, Coke Zero, Tab, Fanta Orange, Fanta Grape, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Cream Soda
Apple or Orange Juice Iced Tea Peach / Lemon Appletizer / Grapetizer Mixers: Ginger Ale, Coke, Coke Light, Pink Tonic, Blue Tonic, Lemonade, Tonic water, Dry Lemon, Soda
R18.00 R20.00 R22.00 R16.00
Tomato Cocktails Cordial Lime / Kola Tonic / Passion Fruit Bitters Rockshandy (Alcohol)
R25.00 R8.00 R16.00 | R16.00 | R8.00 R8.00 R40.00
BEER AND CIDER DRAUGHT – 340ML | 500ML BIRKENHEAD HONEY BLONDE BIRKENHEAD PREMIUM LAGER GLASS BOTTLES AMSTEL LAGER | LIGHT HEINEKEN WINDHOEK LAGER | LITE CASTLE LAGER | LITE BLACK LABEL PERONI NASTRO AZZURRO WINDHOEK DRAUGHT HUNTER’S DRY | GOLD SAVANNAH DRY | LIGHT SMIRNOFF STORM
R35.00 | R45.00 R35.00 | R45.00
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DUTCHES GIN & TONIC
LAUTUS DE-ALCOHOLISED WINES Savvy Red Savvy White
JC LE ROUX SPARKLING WINE
MINERAL WATER MINERAL WATER – STILL 1.5 LITER MINERAL WATER – SPARKLING 1 LITER MINERAL WATER STILL | SPARKLING 500ml
R30.00 R25.00 R16.00
LIQUOR VARIOUS & NEW GINS Gordonâ€™s gin Bombay Fynbos Gin Stanford Six Dogs Karoo Gin Inverroche Amber Stilbaai
R17.00 R18.00 R29.00 R29.00 R29.00
RUM Malibu Captain Morgan Dark / Spice Gold Red Heart Bacardi
R15.00 R16.00 R16.00 R16.00
WHISKEY J&B / Bells Jameson / Jack Daniels JW black label
R18.00 R22.00 R32.00
BRANDY Klipdrift/ Olofberg / Richelieu KWV 3 year KWV 5 year
R14.00 R16.00 R20.00
OTHER Hennesy Cognac Mainstay Cane Smirnoff Vodka Olmega Gold Teq Cointreau Jagermeister AppleSours Sambuca
R 45.00 R15.00 R15.00 R22.00 R28.00 R22.00 R15.00 R16.00
LIQEUERS Amarula Kahlua/Pepperment Liqeuer Nachtmusik
R15.00 R18.00 R18.00
THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE RESTAURANT WINE LIST
Corkage Fee: R50.00 per bottle
SEVEN SPRINGS PINOT NOIR
ORIGIN OVERBERG Medium bodied wine with soft and supple palate showing light red fruit characters. Aromas of strawberries and cherries, and well-integrated oak influence.
CREATION WHALE POD MERLOT
ORIGIN WALKER BAY Waves of blackberry, blackcurrant and oak. Abundantly flavoursome and beautifully focussed on the palate with generous berry flavours.
R140.00 | R45.00
CREATION PENGUIN RESERVE MERLOT
BLACK OYSTERCATCHER Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon
ORIGIN WALKER BAY Waves of blackberry, blackcurrant and oak. Abundantly flavoursome and beautifully focussed on the palate with generous berry flavours. A donation to the value of R20 funded towards rehabilitation of the endangered Afircan Penguin.
ORIGIN ELIM Attractive nose of concentrated red berry fruit with hints of spicy aromas. Full bodied on the palate, this vibrant wine is elegant, well structured.
R140.00 | R45.00
ORIGIN KLEIN RIVER Aromas of black plums and cherries on the nose. Juicy tannins support a spicy pallet with plums and blackcurrants with a fruity dry finish.
STANFORD HILLS JACKSONS PINOTAGE
ORIGIN WALKER BAY Dark berries, plums and spice with hints of liquorice on the nose. The wine is fruit driven with brooding dark fruit, plums and cloves.
ORIGIN OVERBERG A medium to full-bodied wine with soft tannins and flavours of prunes with a spicy finish. Experience a bouquet of crushed black pepper, tomato paste, oak spice and blackcurrent fruit.
SPOOKFONTEIN CABERNET FRANC
ORIGIN STANFORD Aromas of black cherry, violets, tobacco leaf, cedar wood and lead pencil shavings on the nose. Soft, silky tannins round off this elegant and pure example of Cabernet franc.
R160.00 | R45.00
RAKA BIOGRAPHY SHIRAZ
LOMOND BELLADONNA SMV
ORIGIN HEMEL EN AARDE REGION A Cabernet franc with lovely aromas of black olives, fynbos and spice. The wine follows through on the palate which shows minerality, elegance and complexity. ORIGIN KLEIN RIVER White pepper aromas interlaced with sweet cloves, nutmeg and hints of fynbos and liquorice. On the pallet there is plump and dark fruit enveloped in pepper and earthy tones with a long elegant finish with balanced tannins and hints of red plum. Shiraz/ Mourvedre/ Viognier ORIGIN CAPE AGULHAS Juicy red fruit with ample black pepper and other spices with hints of floral notes. Rich and intense flavours of pepper, dark chocolate and spice.
STELLENBOSCH RESERVE OU HOOFGEBOU
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ORIGIN STELLENBOSCH Blue and black fruits lead from the nose onto the palate, delivering classic notes of pencil shavings and wet earth. It offers a superbly balanced acidity, fine tannins, and exotic depth.
CREATION WHALE POD ROSÉ
ORIGIN WALKER BAY Berry aromas interwoven with rose petal. The palate is lively and refreshing with raspberry.
ORIGIN WALKER BAY Aromas of strawberries and cream and fresh red fruits. The palate is fresh, supple, and complex.
DOMAINE DES DIEUX ROSÉ
ORIGIN HEMEL EN AARDE REGION The nose delivers beautiful aromas of Turkish delight, strawberry, and rose petal together with a hint of smoked salmon and dried apricot.
R140.00 | R45.00
SPARKLING WINE DOMAINE DES DIEUX CLAUDIA BRUT MCC W.O. HEMEL EN AARDE REGION Made of 79% Chardonnay and 21% Pinot Noir. Apple and creamy lemon curd notes mingle with a hint of perfumed red berries
JC LE ROUX
LA FLEURETTE LE DOMAINE
WHITE WINE CREATION WHALE POD SAUVIGNON BLANC
CREATION PENGUIN RESERVE SAUVIGNON BLANC
ORIGIN WALKER BAY Offers a kaleidoscope of aromas: guava, passion fruit and Cape gooseberry mingle with delicate whiffs of grape fruit and peach stone. These aromas are echoed on the palate where crisp acidity an a touch of salty minerality add to the complete finish. ORIGIN WALKER BAY Offers a kaleidoscope of aromas: guava, passion fruit and Cape gooseberry mingle with delicate whiffs of grape fruit and peach stone. Aromas echoes on the palate where crisp acidity an a touch of salty minerality add to the complete finish. A donation to the value of R20 funded towards rehabilitation of the endangered Afircan Penguin
FIRST SIGHTING SAUVIGNON BLANC
R140.00 | R45.00
R140.00 | R45.00
ORIGIN CAPE AGULHAS Expressive tropical and citrus fruit on the nose. Full, with a fresh minerality on the palate. Sauvignon Blanc | Semmilon | Viognier ORIGIN CAPE AGULHAS Lovely tropical aromas of gooseberries and passion fruit. Crisp and fresh with a flinty finish.
STRANDVELD POFADDERBOS SINGLE VINEYARD Sauvignon blanc
SECATEURS CHENIN BLANC
SPRINGFONTEIN TERROIR SELECTION
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON SANS BARRIQUE
ORIGIN CAPE AGULHAS Passionfruit, grapefruit and distinctive blackcurrant on the nose. Creamy and full on the palate with citrus, fynbos and oyster shell minerality. ORIGIN SWARTLAND The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom, and white stone fruits. A well-defined bouquet of lemon curd and light white flowers. Chenin blanc ORIGIN WALKER BAY Tropical fruit and oaky vanilla notes. The palate is fresh with lively minerals and a creamy finish. Chardonnay W.O CAPE SOUTH COAST Unoaked Chardonnay displaying aromas of fresh green apple, kiwi, guava, and lemon. The wine shows a pleasing length and has a well-rounded finish. ORIGIN FRANSCHHOEK Oaked Chardonnay displaying aromas of lemon and quince. The palate follows through with lingering Granny Smith apple flavours. ORIGIN CAPE SOUTH COAST Abundantly fruity and forthcoming, yet refined on the nose with fragrant white peach aromas mingling with a rich, creamy character.
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