Win a R300 meal voucher!

The Grand Exotic at Sheffield Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal North C oast.

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BY BILLY SUTER

HOW would you like to win a R300 meal voucher to spend at one of the newest hot spots on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast – the enchanting The Grand Exotic, a new find in Sheffield Beach, near Salt Rock on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast?

For details on how to enter the competition, see the end of this story.

The Grand Exotic is a place awash with inventiveness, colourful quirkiness and surprise. It’s a new, 160-seater wedding venue that will also soon double as a supper theatre. However, it is already doing a brisk breakfast and lunch trade in its central, circular-shaped café under a domed roof – an area which leads off the wedding venue and also connects to a quirky, ‘vintage’ decor store, a ‘secret garden’ and a day spa.

Owned by Sarah Owen, the venue is dominated by a teal dome atop a dusty pink corrugated iron structure, flanked by palms.

Do yourself a favour and pop in for breakfast or lunch, or to shop, and soak in the delights of the design and the many fascinating knick-knacks. You will discover everything from rich antique decor to colourful kitsch and amusing curiosities.

It’s a place where multi-coloured, corrugated iron walls feature ornate, wooden doorways; where windows and sections of the dome have been hand-painted by Sarah with patterns or in the style of old masters.

The Grand Exotic is a happy splash of all things fun and fab. Think circus, think India, think the tropics and you’ll have some idea. Think all things bright and bold. Think theatre and cinema – the loo area highlights a brown-leather, two-seater couch which has working car headlights at the front of each arm. Also there are framed movie stills and old show posters under a bright, illuminated art deco sign. Fun!

The café menu is not large – “short, sweet, simple and savoury… for now”, says Sarah – but offers sufficient variety for a breakfast or light lunch, or tea, the emphasis being on simple, fresh meals, with gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Note, though, that it is not kiddy-friendly. Due to the abundance of vintage décor and the colourful garden being strictly ornamental, The Grand Exotic is restricted to over-14s.  In fact, a welcome sign at the entrance states, with some tongue in cheek, that “This is not a place for little ones. We have a policy of no-under-14 years. Badly behaved adults will have to play outside”.

For my full review of The Grand Exotic click here: https://wp.me/p8dL0W-5ew

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WIN A MEAL VOUCHER… WIN A MEAL VOUCHER… WIN A MEAL VOUCHER

Care to put yourself in line to win a R300 meal voucher (valid until the end of April 2020) to enjoy at The Grand Exotic in Sheffield Beach, near Salt Rock on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast?

You simply have to be a follower of the SoSuterBill site to win.  At no cost.

Inside the colourful The Grand Exotic.

If you are not already a follower, simply leave your email address in the space provided towards the end of the cover page of this site, sosuterbill.com

You will then be a follower, and receive email notification whenever I file a new story.

Once you have subscribed (there is no cost), send your NAME and PHONE NUMBER via email (NOT THIS SITE’’S CONTACT FORM) to sosuterbill@gmail.com and place the words ‘GRAND EXOTIC COMPETITION’ in the subject field. 

Note that the competition closes at 6pm on December 26, and the winner will be contacted soon after. 

Also note that the prize is a meal voucher only (not travel and/or accommodation should this prove necessary).

NOTE: PLEASE READ ENTRY DETAILS CAREFULLY AS SOME PEOPLE ARE ENTERING COMPETITIONS INCORRECTLY.

ALSO NOTE THAT ONLY ONE ENTRY PER SUBSCRIBER WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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