Top Restaurants in Hermanus
Some of the restaurants in Hermanus are world famous due to their geographical situation in a whale-watching city of Hermanus. This seaside town is located in southeast part of Cape Town and offers great beaches like Grotto Beach and Voëlklip Beach. In fact, most of the restaurants in this list are very close to the harbor and have great view of the sea.
Fick’s Pool Restaurant
Ficks is one of more famous restaurants in Hermanus amongst both locals and tourists. This is a unique place with a fantastic view of the Ficks Pool which is also an historic site. They are famous for their cocktails and their seafood. Also, you can still get good vegetarian dishes here as well. Their prices are reasonable, however, slightly more expensive for a casual dining experience.
Dutchies is located at Grotto beach with both mountain as well as ocean views. As the name suggests, the theme of the food is about Dutch cuisine. Also, you can still get local seafood dishes and even sushi here. This is the place for comfort food and cheap beer and a lot of table discussions. Make sure to have the Dutch Stroopwafel with some coffee here as dessert too.
Pear Tree Bistro
Pear Tree Bistro is perhaps amongst the best vegetarian restaurants in Hermanus which you should definitely visit. What sets this place apart from the rest is that they solely focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes. Their plating skills also makes your food picture worthy. Interestingly, their prices even for exotic dishes are very reasonable, however, the portions are not very filling.
The Fisherman’s Cottage used to be a historical building which in 1991 became a restaurant. This the place you go to mingle with light-hearted individuals and experience home-cooked food. The place is very welcoming and the beautiful small building here has really interesting décor, giving uplifting and positive vibes. The prices are also very good and suitable for those who want gourmet food that does not break the bank.
Burgundy Restaurant is part of collection of restaurants in Hermanus like Bientang’s Cave which are very close to the harbor, providing top quality seafood and other delicacies to mostly foreign travelers. The food in this restaurant is more exotic and unique, As a result, their prices are slightly higher than the neighboring restaurants.
Rossi’s Italian Restaurant
Rossi’s Italian Restaurant is a good eatery which is in the vicinity of Bientang’s Cave & Burgundy restaurants. It is one of oldest operating eateries in this town which is currently located in Fisherman’s Cottage. They are famous for their Al forno or oven baked dishes which are quite cheap. The pizzas, salads and even steaks are all very reasonably priced and you can get very tasty options here. The Affogado and Irish Cream cocktails will complement your drinks here too.
Bientang’s Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar
Bientang’s Cave is another one of internationally famous restaurants in Hermanus or both its view and magnificent seafood. Also, the wine offerings here are some of the best you get in the city of Hermanus. The surrounding of this restaurant is a perfect location for whale watching from May till December. It is good to know that this area is actually the only whale sanctuary available in this continent. Other than whales, you can sometimes spot dolphins, Humpbacks as well as Orca here too. The food menu here consist of Potjies, Curry dishes, Soups, Burgers and burgers. If you are vegetarian, there are tasty options for you here too. Even though this restaurant is situated in a prime location, their food menu is not that expensive and generally all their dishes cost less than $20 and the beer less than $5.