Hermanus Restaurants

Hermanus has a large number and variety of restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the conference venues. Below we give a small sample to whet your appetite, otherwise look at: Hermanus tourism info

La Pentola

Since 1995 La Pentola has been a leader on the South African culinary frontier. The kitchen offers fresh seafood caught daily (fresh oysters, line fish, prawns, crayfish), mature prime cuts of beef (KWV fillet, Seafood fillet), exotic game (ostrich, crocodile, springbok, warthog) dishes for the adventurous, exciting vegetarian dishes (Aztec mushrooms, halloumi steak, baby marrow carpaccio, Thai butternut soup), light menu options (handmade pasta dishes) and salads for lunch time and decadent range of in house desserts (Chocolate terrine, Creme Brule, Flamed strawberries, Vanilla pod ice-cream, Apricot Mampoer Sorbet) . La Pentola carries an awarding wining wine list with a large variety of local wines sourced from the Hemel-and-Aarde Valley.

Contact: Shane Sauvage

Telephone: 028 313 1685

Cell/Mobile: 072 630 9767

Email:  sauvagecooks@yahoo.com

Website:  www.lapentola.co.za

Ambiance: Trendy, Intimate,

Address: Shop 4 Ocean View. 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus. GPS: 34.41 146, -19.243557

Business hours: OPEN: Lunch and Dinner – Tuesday – Sunday

Anya’s Mum Café

Pop in for a home-made breakfast hot, hot, hot and extremely fresh or your daily dose of caffeine. Cut into a fresh quiche for lunch or a bite of something sweet! The menu changes daily and is filled with the spontaneous creations of this duo. They offer occasional dinners and specials are regularly offered, such as pizza night or set menu dishes. The back garden is a great place to hide from the outside world on a hot day. Truly a lovely setting and atmosphere! The establishment only accepts cash payments.

Contact: Candice & Daniel

Telephone: 028 312 3407

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling,

Address: 3 High Street Hermanus

Business hours: Monday to Friday09:00 – 17:00; Saturdays 9:00 – 14:00

Ocean Basket

At Ocean Basket we love making waves of happiness with our delicious seafood. And, that means we are always on the lookout for tasty new dishes to add to our world famous menu. Our resaurant has stunning views too.

Contact: 028 312 1313

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling

Address: Village Square, Shop 49


Simply Asia Hermanus

Simply Asia is proud to offer a unique Thai dining experience, with food prepared by authentic Thai chefs from the Land of Smiles and a menu packed full of delicious dishes to satisfy a wide range of palates. And with over 40 stores throughout the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, our growing national presence and award-winning cuisine, it is no wonder we are South Africas favourite Thai food restaurant.

Telephone: 028 312 1577

Website: www.simplyasia.co.za

Ambiance: Trendy

Address: Carriages Centre, Main Road, Hermanus

Business hours: 12:00 – 21:30 (Sun – Thurs); 12:00 – 22:00 (Fri – Sat)

Fisherman’s Cottage

Fishermans Cottage gains its character from its historic significance. The restaurant building is an original fishermans cottage that dates back to the 1890 and forms part of the old harbour museum in the fishermans village. Today guests happily sit at its rustic bench tables be it indoors or under the covered patio and enjoy the prepared catch of the day. The extensive seafood menu delivers peri-peri Yellow Tail, Calamari, seafood curry or Mussel and Shrimp spring rolls. Other menu items include venison dishes such as Gemsbok Loin and Eland Steak. Be sure to check out the blackboard when you visit for the specials.

Contact: Anton & Nicole

Telephone: 028 312 3642

Cell/Mobile: 082 556 5107

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling,

Address: Lemms Corner; Hermanus

Business hours: Monday to Sunday; Lunch and Dinner; Closed on Tuesday

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant

Rossis is a reasonably priced, family restaurant with a lively, friendly atmosphere, excellent food, great service and outstanding value. Meals are prepared in full open view and cooked in traditional wood burning pizza ovens. These produce amazing thin based pizzas, pastas, and unique wood-oven baked line fish. Rossis steaks are also legendary amongst the locals. The restaurant boasts a lovely outdoor area with the stunning Overberg Mountains in the background.

Contact: Deidre Bezuidenhout

Telephone: 028 312 2848

Email: rossis@hermanus.co.za

Website: www.rossis.co.za

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling,

Address: 10 High Street, Hermanus.

Business hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – Late

Harbour Rock

The Harbour Rock restaurant – known to the locals as simply The Rock – is situated on the top of a cliff overlooking the bustling Hermanus harbour. This is the ideal setting to take in the breathtaking two-hundred-and-eighty degree sea views across the bay; a view that is surpassed only by the restaurant’s ambiance and highly acclaimed menu.

Owner, Francois Barnard, conceived the ingenious idea of building the restaurant on what is one of the most spectacular restaurant sites in South Africa. The Rock is the leading seafood brasserie in Hermanus with an ever-evolving menu of seafood and grills.

Contact: Francois Branard

Telephone: 028 312 2920

Website:  www.harbourrock.co.za

Ambiance: Fine Dining

Address: New Harbour, Hermanus

Business hours: Daily. Breakfast: 09:00 – 11:00; Lunch: 12:30 – 15:00Dinner: 18:30 – 22:30

B’s Steakhouse

The accolade is entirely justified as Bs has repeatedly won “Steakhouse of the Year for the Western and Southern Cape Region” as well as “Diners Club Platinum and Diamond awards” for their wine list to name but a few… All steaks are cut and char grilled to order and their signature Ultimate Onion is a must. Fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes complete the menu. “Life is too short to eat Bad Food”

Contact: Christine Anderson

Telephone: 028 316 3625

Cell/Mobile: 082 922 3815

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling,

Address: No 5, Hemel-en-Aarde Village, Hermanus

Business hours: Tuesday to Sunday 18:30 till late.  Open on Mondays during in Season and School Holidays

Bientang’s Cave Seafood Restaurant & Destination Venue

Created out of a traditional cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, the restaurant spills out onto the rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it’s surroundings is a delight to all our patrons with many returning year after year to sample the delights of Bientang’s Cave.

With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, this exquisite setting is heightened by the freshest seafood and an award winning wine list (Diners Club Diamond Award).

And, should you be a non-seafood(ie), we offer meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes to satisfy any palate. We are also able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary requirements if pre-informed.

Reservations are always advised as our location, quality of food and ambiance attract visitors from across the globe throughout the year… however, should you be passing and the aroma’s drag you down our stairs, we do have a cocktail bar where guests may enjoy a drink whilst waiting for a table.

Telephone: 028 312 3454


Address: In a cave, Below Marine Drive, Hermanus (100m from Old Harbour)

Business Hours: Bientang’s Cave is open daily for lunch: 11:30am to 4 pm.  Dinners by prior arrangement.

Burgundy Restaurant

Most who people visiting The Burgundy, on the very edge of the bay and only a few metres away from Hermanus historic old harbour, always come back. Once you visit, which we hope you will do soon, you might well return because here you will be greeted by not only the warm smiles of our staff, but also, quite possibly, the smell of artisinal bread baking in the oven.

Contact: Rudolf van der Berg

Telephone: 028 312 2800

Website:  www.burgundyrestaurant.co.za

Ambiance: Fine Dining, Bustling

Address: Corner of Marine Drive and Harbour road.

Business hours: Monday to Sunday 8h00 to 22h00

Dutchies on Grotto Beach

Our chef, loves cooking and shows great satisfaction when the cuisine is enjoyed and shared by many. Always searching for new challenges to excite the taste buds of their guests.

Dutchies is situated right on Grotto Beach one of the most striking South African beaches which has Blue Flag status. The ocean is in front of the restaurant and the incandescent  Olifantsberg montain behind it. Grotto Beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, long walks and beach games. You can in fact walk 18km from Dutchies along the beach to De Kelders.

Telephone: 028 314 1392

Fax No.: 028 314 1192

Cell/Mobile: 073 199 1507

Email: info@dutchies.co.za

Website: www.dutchies.co.za

Ambiance: Trendy, relaxed

Address: Overlooking Grotto Beach 10th Ave Voelklip

Business hours: Monday-Sunday 09:00-20:00

Mogg’s Cookhouse

Our family run restaurant is surrounded by mountains, fields, fruit and vines; it is truly a magnificent valley and well worth a visit when you come to Hermanus to enjoy the coastal scenery, watch the whales or taste the wines of the area. What better than a scheduled lunch at the cookhouse in the valley.

Contact: Jenny Mogg

Telephone: 028 312 4321

Website:  www.moggscookhouse.com

Ambiance: Fine Dining, Intimate,

Address: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley; Hermanus; 7200

Business hours: Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday 12:30 – 14:00 ;Dinner Saturday Evenings:19:30 – 21:00


Tapas Food & Wine Bar is a vibey restaurant and wine bar situated at the original Market Square of Hermanus, at the picturesque Old Harbour. With the quaint heritage buildings nearby and war canons across the way you will soon forget about city life and be absorbed by the surroundings of this special place. Located on Marine Drive, which offers a spectacular view of the pristine Walker bay and heritage harbour below, the boundless beauty of Hermanus can truly be taken in. We have spent many hours perfecting our wine list by visiting local wine farms and selecting only the best wines for your enjoyment. For your convenience we offer many of our wines by the glass so that you can try the diverse selection that our award winning wine region has to offer.

Contact: Cobus

Telephone: 028 312 4840

Email: tapas@hermanus.co.za

Website: www.hermanusrestaurant.co.za

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling,

Address: 7 Harbour Road; Hermanus 7200

Business hours: Daily 09:30 – late!

Fusion Café

Our menu caters for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner. Signature dishes for starters include for example chicken livers in a rich pecorino cream sauce, fried calamari strips spiced with sea salt and Cajun, or sweet and innocent salad, which is honey and cinnamon glazed pumpkin with grilled Halloumi cheese and picked lettuce coated in herb oil.

Contact: Estelle & Petrus

Telephone: 028 312 4277

Cell/Mobile: 082 572 7127

Website:  www.fusioncafe-hermanus.co.za

Ambiance: Trendy

Address: 5 Village Square; Marine Drive; Hermanus; 7200

Cattle Baron Grill & Bistro

Hand cut steaks and specializing in Chateaubriand fillet, well matured rumps and sirloin are simply the best in town. Ribs and seafood, salads and desserts, great coffee and a delightful wine menu featuring many local greats.

Contact: Antonie

Telephone: 028 313 0384

Email: cattlebaron@hermanus.co.za

Website:  www.cattlebaronhermanus.co.za 

Ambiance: Trendy, Bustling,

Address: Lemms Corner; Old Harbour; Hermanus

Business hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 to 21:30


Armed with a fiery passion for authentic Italian quality and innovation. Today, with over 28 branches nationwide, we’ve extended our family of stores, our energetic team of staff, as well as what we offer you on our menu. Whether you are a meat lover, a vegetarian, or simply someone with a taste for the sweeter things in life, we guarantee that we have the dish that will satisfy your craving.

Phone: +27283121479

Location: NumberShop 2, Ground Floor, Station Square, Hermanus, Western Cape

Ambience : Comfy & casual

Food : Health, Italian, Pizzas

Email :hermanus@colcacchio.co.za

Website: www.colcacchio.co.za

Opening Hours : Monday to Sunday 11.30am-11pm


Cocos restaurant’s island inspired decor, extends from the sealed concrete and wooden floors to the cane chairs, the beaded lights and up to the chickens that roost in the rafters, creating a relaxed fun filled atmosphere. From its first floor location at Village Square, above the Old Harbour, Cocos Restaurant commands breathtakingly spectacular views of Walker Bay and the surrounding Overberg Mountains. If you are peckish or ravenously hungry, you’re bound to find something on our menu that will hit the spot. From snack food to grills, steaks, line fish, prawns and seafood platters we have it all. We pride ourselves in keeping it simple but doing it right.

Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus, 7200

Phone: 028 313 1178

Hours: Open today · 9:00 am – 2:00 am