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Mussel Picking and Cooking Class

At Birkenhead House

Farm-to-table is a conscious approach to food and cooking, and something we cherish throughout our kitchens at The Royal Portfolio. Birkenhead House is uniquely positioned to be able to show you the exact origin of your food and invite you to participate in that process.

Experiences

Forage and feast

At the right time of day when the tide is just right, you’ll be able to walk down to the beach in front of Birkenhead House with one of our chefs and pick fresh mussels from the rocks. Getting your toes in the sand and learning how to identify the right mussels for harvest is an enlightening and fascinating experience that will enhance your appreciation for your meal tenfold.

Having worked up an appetite, you can deliver your haul to our state-of-the-art kitchen where our dining team will give you a master class on everything you need to know about preparing and cooking this special bounty from the sea over an open fire.

Beach Days

Forget about daily routine at Birkenhead House with long strolls on the beach, ocean safaris, whale watching and surf lessons.

Birkenhead House Spa

Acknowledge your need for calmness, for restoration, for relaxation, and for self-care.

Hermanus

A scenic 90 minute drive from Cape Town, Hermanus is known for its seaside charm and laid back way of life.

Beach Days

Forget about daily routine at Birkenhead House with long strolls on the beach, ocean safaris, whale watching and surf lessons.

Birkenhead House Spa

Acknowledge your need for calmness, for restoration, for relaxation, and for self-care.

Hermanus

A scenic 90 minute drive from Cape Town, Hermanus is known for its seaside charm and laid back way of life.

Beach Days

Forget about daily routine at Birkenhead House with long strolls on the beach, ocean safaris, whale watching and surf lessons.

Travel Inspiration

Let’s run away together to somewhere picture perfect