Hermanus is a charming seaside town located on the south coast of South Africa. It's a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, scenic coastline, and most notably southern right whales. However, Hermanus is also home to some fantastic restaurants, serving up a diverse range of delicious dishes from fresh seafood to authentic African cuisine. In this post, we will take a look at some of our favourite places to eat in Hermanus.
1. Burgundy Restaurant
Burgundy Restaurant is a stylish and modern eatery located in the heart of Hermanus. Situated just a stone's throw from the ocean, the restaurant's sea-side location offers stunning views of Walker Bay.
Burgundy Restaurant prides itself on offering a unique dining experience that blends contemporary cuisine with traditional South African hospitality. The menu features a wide range of dishes, from fresh seafood to grilled steaks and fresh salads, all made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant's wine list is also impressive, showcasing some of the best wines from the region. With its stylish decor, warm, welcoming atmosphere, and beautiful sea-side location, Burgundy Restaurant is a must-visit for foodies visiting Hermanus.
WHAT WE LOVE: Everything we tasted here was delicious, located in the hub of Hermanus town centre and on the water-front. A great spot for whale watching in season!
The Wine Glass is a charming and intimate restaurant located in centre of town. The restaurant's menu features a variety of dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, as well as an extensive wine list showcasing some of the best wines from the local region. The restaurant's cozy and inviting atmosphere, coupled with its warm and attentive service, makes it the perfect spot for a romantic date or a special night out with friends. The Wine Glass also offers private wine tastings and events, making it a great choice for those looking to experience the a large selection of the best wines from the region all in one place.
WHAT WE LOVE: A truly extensive wine selection from the region available by the glass and bottle. Tasty tapas style food! Trendy environment.
3. Creation Wines
Creation Wine Farm, located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley offers an unforgettable wine and culinary experience. The restaurant at Creation Wine Farm is known for its innovative, seasonal menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients and paired perfectly with the estate's award-winning wines. Diners can choose from a range of dishes, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, and vegetarian options, all of which are expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant's stunning views of the vineyards and surrounding mountains add to the dining experience, making it an excellent choice for a special occasion or a romantic meal.
WHAT WE LOVE: "The best food and wine pairings in the Western Cape" according to our founder, Sarah Michell.
When it comes to seafood in Hermanus, there's no shortage of amazing restaurants to choose from, but one that stands out is the historic Fisherman's Cottage. Established in the 1800s, this charming eatery offers diners a chance to experience the town's rich history while enjoying some of the freshest seafood around. From their renowned calamari to their mouth-watering fish and chips, the menu at Fisherman's Cottage is sure to satisfy any seafood lover's cravings. And with a play area for kids, it's the perfect spot for a family meal that's sure to please everyone.
WHAT WE LOVE: The historic atmosphere. The calamari was amazing and their kiddies play area is super convenient for those dining with children.
Bientang's Cave is a unique seafood restaurant located in a cave on the shores of Walker Bay in Hermanus, South Africa. The restaurant offers a wide range of fresh seafood dishes, including prawns, calamari, and fish of the day, all of which are expertly prepared and served in a stunning setting with breathtaking ocean views. Bientang's Cave also offers an extensive wine list featuring some of the best wines from the region. With its one-of-a-kind location and delicious food, Bientang's Cave is a memorable dining experience in Hermanus.
WHAT WE LOVE: Dining right on the edge of the ocean!
Char'd Grill & Wine Bar is a unique restaurant located in the Village Square of Hermanus' waterfront. Known for its innovative approach to steaks, the restaurant offers a variety of unusual and classic cuts of beef. With the use of artisan butchers who utilize the entire carcass of the animal, Char'd is at the forefront of the modern global trend of incorporating alternative cuts of meat into their menu. This results in a unique culinary experience for diners looking for something new and exciting.
WHAT WE LOVE: Choose your perfect cut of meat and have it cooked to your exact preference.
Oskar's Cafe & Bakery is a cozy and inviting cafe in the heart of Hermanus servicing good coffee and freshly baked pastries, bread and a small selection of delicious breakfast dishes.
WHAT WE LOVE: Trendy, yummy breakfasts and good coffee! This is our go to breakfast spot in Hermanus.
What sets Ficks Restaurant apart is its breathtaking location. Perched on the water's edge at the newly refurbished Ficks Tidal Pools, the restaurant boasts unparalleled views of the sparkling ocean, and diners can enjoy their meals while watching whales frolic in the bay during whale season.
Ficks Restaurant is located just across the road from our managed luxury holiday apartments
"17 Marine Hermanus". Our guests enjoy Ficks for a refreshing ocean dip in the tidal pool, enjoying sundownsers with an exceptional view or a bite to eat.
9. Theo's Taverna - Greek Restaurant
This is a lovely, new Greek restaurant in the heart of Hermanus. If you're into Greek food, this is a great spot.
Address: 10 Harbour Rd, Hermanus
Contact: +27 72 787 2505
We hope the above list provides value to you and inspiration for where to eat in Hermanus. We'd love to hear your thoughts on your favourite places to eat in Hermanus so comment below, or if this blog post has inspired you to try any of the above spots on your next trip to Hermanus, tag us on Instagram @backintown_concierge we'd love to see what dishes you choose.
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