Dining out


Gone are the days when Hermanus was a sleepy little fishing village where Southern Rights outnumbered residents. These days it’s a buzzing little town with a bewildering number of places to eat. To help you make up your mind where to dine in Hermanus, here’s our pick of the town’s restaurants – from seafood to pizza, laid-back to larney.? ?

Annie se Kombuis ?
Head to this cosy farmhouse for South African favourites like bobotie, oxtail and smoorsnoek. In need of a takeaway? Pick up one of Anita Theron’s famous chicken pies.?
Average main course: R90?

The Barefoot Cook ?
Expect everything from South African boerekos to continental dining inside this charming country cottage. There really is a barefoot cook in attendance.?
Average main course: R70?

Bietang’s Cave Seafood Restaurant
Great if you’re after a view, with an impressive seafront location, this restaurant serves up good quality seafood and grills.?
Average main course R125?

The Burgundy Restaurant
A casual restaurant with lovely views of Walker Bay. This is a great spot to head for breakfast, lunch or dinner.?
Average main course: R80?

The Cuckoo Tree?
Humble neighbourhood favourite, The Cuckoo Tree turns out some excellent food from twice-baked cheese soufflés, to crispy duck with Van Der Hum sauce. It’s unlicensed, so bring your own wine.?Average main course: R85?

Fabio’s Ristorante ?
Perfect if you’re after a spot of authentic Italian. The pasta is homemade, the pizzas wafer-thin and the Prosecco is the real deal. ?
Average main course: R90?

Fisherman’s Cottage ?
This tiny cottage overlooking the square offers good seafood. The bouillabaisse is not to be missed.?Average main course: R80?

Harbour Rock and Gecko Bar ?
Some of the best sea views are on offer at this restaurant and adjoining bar. Seafood is the focus, but there are other options too. ?
Average main course: R90? ?