Best Restaurants with a Sea View in Hermanus

Hermanus is one of the most scenic Western Cape towns you will find anywhere… With pristine natural beauty, marine life and a laid-back town feel, this coastal town is a special place to visit.

Found in the scenic Overberg RegionHermanus is an unmissable destination that offers incredible outdoor experiences, beautiful nature and wonderful service establishments. 

Here are some of Hermanus’s best restaurants with a sea view:

#1 Just Pure Bistro

This lovely, little restaurant offers visitors sublime views, gorgeous interiors, complete with tasteful decor, and an all-round charming dining experience.

Everything is made using fresh, high quality ingredients, so the food is top class. Furthermore, service is prompt and polite so you’re guaranteed a good meal out all around.

Just Pure Bistro is good for breakfast, lunch, a coffee break or dinner – and its views certainly add to the cosy, pretty atmosphere.

Contact: +27 (028) 313 0060, info@justpure.co.za

Website: www.justpure.co.za/pages/the-bistro

Address: Just Pure Bistro, Ocean View, 5 Park Lane, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Origins at The Marine

The Marine Hotel
The Marine Hotel

Situated within opulent hotel, The Marine, Origins is one of the highest quality restaurants around. It offers an vibrant setting, with excellent food options and impressive views.

Diners can choose from a small plates/tapas experience, natural wines, craft beer and of course, the full sit-down dining experience too. The food is made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients – and the result is perfect.

If you are looking for a special dining experience, head to Origins.

Contact:+27 (028) 313 1000

Website: www.themarinehotel.co.za/restaurants-bars/origins/

Address: Origins at The Marine Hotel, Main Road, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Bientang’s Cave

Bietang's Cave Restaurant and Wine Bar via Facebook
Bientang’s Cave Restaurant and Wine Bar via Facebook

If you wish to enjoy a close encounter with the sea (without getting wet!), then Bientang’s Cave is the perfect place to go for a meal… It’s a hair’s breadth away from the sea’s foaming white horses and interesting rocks, so diners have quite a unique setting.

The menu at this rustic eatery is certainly seafood-focused but they are not limiting in that sense, as they also offer excellent sharing platters, fresh salads, hearty potjies and curries, beef and chicken dishes and vegetarian delicacies too!

Bientang’s Cave – a longstanding Hermanus favourite – has consistently won over new and old guests alike, with its good service, food and of course, killer ocean views.

So, order a glass of wine or a cold one and enjoy this spectacularly positioned restaurant, which cheerfully overlooks the sea.

Contact: +27 (028) 312 3454, info@bientangscave.com/bookings@bientangscave.com

Website: www.bientangscave.com

Address:  Bientang’s Cave, cave below Marine Drive, between The Old Harbour and The Marine Hotel, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 La Pentola Hermanus

With its chic restaurant interiors, well-known reputation for both great service and incredible food and breathtaking views across Walker Bay, La Pentola is one of the loveliest restaurants you will find in Hermanus – or beyond.

Under Chef Shane Sauvage’s careful, talented helm, La Pentola wows with its fushion food offerings. These allow diners to enjoy everything from the freshest seafood to exotic game meals and marvellous vegetarian dishes… So there is something for everyone to tuck into at La Pentola.

This restaurant is one class act from start to finish – and let’s face it, its views are pretty hard to beat too…

Contact: +27 (028) 313 1685

Website: hermanus.lapentola.co.za

Address: La Pentola, Shop 4, Ocean View 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Burgundy Restaurant

Situated on the edge of the bay, a stone’s throw from Hermanus Old Harbour, Burgundy Restaurant is one of the most central, well located restaurants in Hermanus.

It’s also one of the most consistently popular – and with good reason! The views, service and food are all of the highest quality. It is no wonder then that so many diners frequently return to this relaxed, yet stylish eatery.

With a standard and tapas menu both, guests can choose from a wide range of tasty dishes, suitably complemented by the stunning scenery, fine wines and beautiful restaurant setting that Burgundy offers its clientele.

Contact: +27 (028) 312 2800, info@burgundyrestaurant.co.za

Website: www.burgundyrestaurant.co.za

Address: Burgundy Restaurant, 7 Harbour Road, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

Burgundy Restaurant via Facebook
Burgundy Restaurant via Facebook

#6 The Gecko Bar and Restaurant

Where can you find good food, live music, awesome drinks, stunning views and a fun vibe in Hermanus? The Gecko Bar and Restaurant, of course!

This bar-meets-restaurant, found in New Harbour, is the ideal spot to go and enjoy some mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas, pasta, burgers sushi and other delicacies… And with a sundowner in your hand, it’s also a wonderful spot in Hermanus to soak up the sunset and sea views.

This is one casual, trendy restaurant, complete with good service and pretty scenery, especially as it overlooks the ocean.

Contact: + 27 (028) 312 4665, admin@geckohermanus.co.za

Website: geckohermanus.co.za

Address: The Gecko Bar and Restaurant, New Harbour, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 Dutchies

For those seeking a cheerful, inexpensive eatery to soak up the casual atmosphere of coastal-lying Hermanus, Dutchies is ideal.

It’s unpretentious, yet fun and welcoming, with shaded seating, tasty, fresh food and great service… Oh and did we mention this beach restaurant has gorgeous ocean views and an idyllic setting too?

All in all, the eatery is ideal for a chilled, yet wholesome meal out with those you love.

Contact: +27 (028) 314 1392

Website: dutchies.co.za

Address: Dutchies,Grotto Street, Grotto Beach, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

Dutchies
Dutchies

 

#8 Harbour Rock Restaurant

Harbour Rock Restaurant – which overlooks the lovely New Harbour from its impressive, cliff-topping location – is one of Hermanus’s restaurant gems.

This upmarket restaurant provides guests with delicious, fresh food, stylish interiors and incredible sea views.

In particular, Harbour Rock is famed for its seafood platters, sushi, curries and grill food offerings, as well as good coffee and a great local wine list.

Better still, if you visit during whale season, you can even enjoy whale watching from the restaurant’s sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows. This makes for a truly special dining experience, one which will stay with you for a long time to come.

Contact: + 27 (028) 312 2920, book@harbourrock.co.za

Website: harbourrock.co.za

Address: Harbour Rock, New Harbour, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 LB Seafood Bistro on the Bay

Offering pretty ocean views from its windows, the quaint LB Seafood Bistro is a laid-back, yet delightful Hermanus eatery.

They have a good menu, with highlights like steak, sushi, sweet treats and beautiful seafood to set you well on your way to gastronomic delight.

What’s more, service is good and the restaurant ambiance is both soothing and warm.

Contact: +27 (028) 312 3611

Website: N/A

Address: LB Seafood Bistro on the Bay, Village Square, Market Square Street & Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Belgian Waffles, Beer and Burgers

If you need a waffle, beer or burger fix – then this eatery has your name written all over it in bold letters.

The staff are friendly and welcoming, the setting is informal, yet inviting and the food and drink are great.

So, whether you tuck into the sizable Belgian, sugar-free waffles, sip on some Belgian beer or enjoy a good, strong cup of coffee, you are sure to enjoy your dining experience.

Best of all, the largely outdoor,shaded seating allows you to marvel at the sea views offered from within this little eatery.

Contact: +27 (072) 393 6704, thebelgianbakery@hotmail.com

Website: N/A

Address: Belgian Waffles, Beer and Burgers, Village Square, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

These are just some of perfectly scenic restaurants with ocean views that you will find in Hermanus!

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Top 20 Restaurants in Hermanus 2017.

The Overberg town of Hermanus is about so much more than its famous whales because, while it is our Whale Capital, it is also a surprisingly good foodie destination, with a host of upper level and casual eateries alike to satisfy your hunger.

Hermanus, found in the scenic Overberg Region, is an unmissable destination that offers incredible outdoor experiences, beautiful nature and wonderful service establishments. 

Here are some of the best to try when visiting Hermanus:

#1 Betty Blue Bistro

This fresh and vibrant bistro (with a light, fun interior), located in Main Road Hermanus, focusses on serving quality meals – like sweet and savoury pancakes, adventurous salads, good burgers, tacos and even some Banting-friendly dishes too – all made with love and care.
This bistro is an inviting splash of colour and refreshment in more ways than one and is well worth a visit!
Contact: (028) 125 0037
Website: bettybluebistrohermanus.com
Address: 126 Main Road, Hermanus, Western Cape

Betty Blue Bistro via Instagram

#2 Creation Wines

Located on the picturesque Creation Wines estate – high up on the stunning Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – food and wine tastings can be enjoyed at this leading winery’s bistro, which, importantly, is also a child-friendly venue.

Aside from a choice of cheese, chocolate, charcuterie and tea-and-breakfast themed wine-pairing menus, guests can enjoy a range of tapas, as well as a three-course pairing menu made up of salads, soups, poultry and meat.
Contact: (028) 212 1107
Website: www.creationwines.com
Address: Creation Wines, Hemel & Aarde Road, Hermanus, Western Cape

#3 Pear Tree Bistro

Petri and his team provide visitors with a warm welcome at this bistro where great, “craveable” food and a relaxed vibe reign supreme.

At Pear Tree, you can enjoy everything from tasty breakfasts, light lunches, delicious mains and even decadent desserts, as well as winter warming hot beverages, wines and beers to wash it all down!
Contact: (028) 313 1224
Website: peartree-hermanus.co.za
Address: Village Square, 81 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

#4 Fishermans Cottage

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience with an air of history to it in Hermanus, then Fishermans Cottage is the place for you. Providing an intimate and atmospheric restaurant vibe, this eatery is housed in a building originally built in the late 1800s before it was turned into the restaurant we know today in 1991.

The food reflects the coastline’s rich seafood, though there are also meat and vegetarian options on offer here, with plenty of chef-owner Anton’s specialities available on the daily blackboard menu.
Contact: (028) 312 3642
Website: www.fishermanscottage.co.za
Address: Fishermans Village, Corner Main and Harbour Road, Hermanus, Western Cape

#5 Source

As the name suggests, at Source, it’s all about getting back to basics and focussing on the fresh produce and ingredients that combine and make up a dish.

Chef Warwick Taylor and his team take great pride in their establishment and all it has to offer. Here, it’s all about quality food, supporting local suppliers and providing sincere service for their guests’ pleasure.
Contact: (028) 125 0025
Website: www.restaurants.co.za
Address: 12 Village Lane, Hemel-en-Aarde Village, Hermanus, Western Cape

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#6 The Cuckoo Tree

Country vibes and bistro fare are at the heart of family-run, The Cuckoo Tree. There’s a casual, family-friendly atmosphere to be enjoyed here and good food, including its popular, hearty breakfasts.
Contact: (028) 312 3430
Website: none
Address: Rothnick Craft Building, 155 Dirkie Uys Street, Hermanus, Western Cape

#7 Fusion Restaurant

This family-owned business is all big on different styles and tastes, as its name implies, and, although there’s no specific style to their food – exceptional taste, quality and presentation are ever-present.

The restaurant caters to both indoor and al fresco dining and both dining experiences provide excellent ocean views, perfect for whale watching (if the season is right).
Contact: (028) 312 4277
Website: www.fushioncafe-hermanus.co.za
Address: 5 Village Square, Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

#8 La Pentola Hermanus

This seafront restaurant – which offers panoramic views across Walker Bay and specialises in international cuisine, with South African flavours – has been on SA’s culinary forefront since 1995.

Now in Hermanus, the kitchen offers fresh seafood, mature beef cuts, exotic game dishes and awesome vegetarian offerings, with a range of light meals, salads and desserts too.
Contact: (028) 313 1685
Website: hermanus.lapentola.co.za
Address: Ocean View, 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

#9 Burgundy Restaurant

This restaurant offers delicious food, fine wine, spectacular ocean views and great company, in a place where warm hospitality is a prerequisite.

At Burgundy, enjoy the likes of fillet steaks, artisanal breads, fresh, crisp vegetables and so much more in this seaside restaurant, located near Hermanus’s historic, old harbour.
Contact: (028) 312 2800
Website: www.burgundyrestaurant.co.za
Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

Burgundy Restaurant via Instagram

#10 Moggs Country Cookhouse

Here, at this family-run restaurant in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, one can enjoy good, honest country fare, with splendid dishes (which use seasonal favourites) like lamb shank, fishcakes or even a Mediterranean salad available on the seasonal menu.

There’s a delightful, shady terrace to enjoy in summer, while the restaurant also has lovely interiors.
Contact: (076) 314 0671
Website: moggscookhouse.com
Address: Nuwe-Pos Farm, Nuwe-Pos Road, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Western Cape

#11 Just Pure Bistro

Just Pure is the perfect place to go for breakfast, lunch or brunch in Hermanus. This eatery offers simple, yet delicious homemade meals, made from fresh, natural and locally sourced ingredients.

The food portions are generous, the atmosphere is relaxing and the daily changing menu offers seasonally-inspired dishes and old Just Pure favourites alike.
Contact: (028) 313 0060
Website: www.justpure.co.za
Address: Marine Drive and Park Lane, Hermanus, Western Cape

#12 Harbour Rock

With splendid sea views out across Hermanus and Walker Bay, The Rock, as it is locally known, enjoys an excellent cliff positioning.

This premium restaurant, overlooking the bustling New Harbour, offers delicious desserts, fresh seafood meals, tasty pork belly and sirloin and much more, brought to you by owner Francois Barnard, general manager Vaughan van Blerk and their dedicated team.
Contact: (028) 312 2920
Website: www.harbourrock.co.za
Address: New Harbour, Hermanus, Western Cape

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#13 The Barefoot Cook

This is homely, snug restaurant – with an adjoining book store – offers a few select dishes prepared daily by chef-owner Marieclaire Day. For winter, there’s a roaring fireplace to cosy up to, while, in fair weather, guests can enjoy their meals out in the lovely, shaded courtyard.
Contact: (028) 312 4681
Website: none
Address: 12 Aberdeen Street, Hermanus, Western Cape

#14 Dutchies

This beach restaurant offers a selection of breakfasts, light beginnings, sandwiches, mains and, of course, sweets and desserts, with coffee, teas, beverages, wine, beer and cocktails to enjoy too.

All their dishes are freshly prepared and their location at Grotto Beach makes them a winner when it comes to a casual, yet fun eat-out experience.
Contact: (028) 314 1392
Website: dutchies.co.za
Address: Grotto Street, Grotto Beach, Hermanus, Western Cape

#15 Lemon Butta Seafood Bistro on the Bay

Lemon Butta Seafood Bistro – or LB Seafood Bistro as it’s more commonly referred to – specialises in fresh seafood, ranging from tuna, filleted salmon, tender calamari and marvellous mussels too.

To complement their food, they also have a great selection of carefully hand-picked wines.
Contact: (028) 312 3611
Website: www.lemonbutta.co.za
Address: 6 Market Square Street, Hermanus, Western Cape

#16 Bietang’s Cave

This is not your average seafood restaurant, for, as its name suggests, this restaurant is set in a cave, with the terrace on the rocks overlooking the ocean.

Enjoy dining on a full a la carte menu in Bietang’s Cave Restaurant and Wine Bar, with whales for company.
Contact: (028) 312 3026
Website: www.bietangscave.com
Address: In a cave, below Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

#17 Fabio’s Ristorante Italiano

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Offering authentic Italian comfort food and rich, generous portions at a fair price, Fabio’s is a cosy and welcoming restaurant, which makes for a more relaxed, yet endlessly enjoyable, dining experience.

Try their wood-fired pizzas or excellent pastas (like the Spaghetti al Dente), with some wine from the award-winning wine list.
Contact: (028) 313 0532
Website: www.fabios.co.za
Address: 60 St Peters Lane, Hermanus, Western Cape

#18 Piccolo’s Pizzeria

Serving the best pizza in Hermanus, this pizzeria offers good service, a warm, friendly Italian atmosphere, and of course: great food too, such as: pastas, salads, and great, yet inexpensive pizzas (complete with thin bases and great toppings).

It is an ideal family-friendly eatery overlooking the Hermanus CBD.
Contact: (028) 312 1950
Website: none
Address: Ocean View, 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

#19 Lizette’s Kitchen

This family-friendly eatery is situated within a beautifully restored, old Heritage farmhouse. Today, old meets new in what is an exciting restaurant and bar space, complete with several dining areas, as well as porch and garden/play area.

Chef Lizette uses her experience and family roots to offer food that’s carefully created from excellent flavours and the freshest ingredients.
Contact: (028) 314 0308
Website: www.lizetteskitchen.com
Address: 20 on 8th Street, Hermanus, Western Cape

#20 Eat

Owner Petri (who also co-owns Fushion) has created a restaurant space where the focus is on the local market in Hermanus.

His menu caters nicely towards lunch, light snacks and dinner in what is a truly elegant restaurant space, simply made for delightful dining.
Contact: (028) 316 2348
Website: www.eatrestaurant.co.za
Address: Hemel-en-Aarde Village, Sandbaai, Hermanus, Western Cape

These are just some of the top restaurants one can enjoy dining at in the seaside, Overberg town of Hermanus but there are many other great options besides.

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