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Cafe at Hubbard's Cupboard in Hermanus

Cafe at Hubbard's Cupboard

Hermanus Breakfast restaurant in Hermanus

The Café at Hubbard’s Cupboard finds itself in a pretty little nursery in the sea-side town of Hermanus. The café offers its guests a tranquil setting for recharging one’s batteries with a light meal after a bout of sight seeing or shopping. The restaurant is sunny and has a lovely look out onto the nursery. It is a cosy spot for a small celebration like a baby shower or kitchen tea. The menu offers all the coffee shop favourites ranging from health breakfasts, light meals like quiche and other tea time treats like muffins, scones and cakes. The restaurant also sells homemade preserves, biscotti or shortbread. Other items for sale include pastries and olives.

Captain's Table in Simons Town

Captain's Table

Simons Town International restaurant in Simons Town

The de Beers cold Storage building was designed in 1901 by Francis Edward Massey and build for Cecil John Rhodes in 1902. With its sandstone facade bay windows and rustic looks, the building lends itself to the setting for a romantic upstairs restaurant with views over the yacht harbour and naval dockyard. One of our customers called Captain’s Table the best kept secret in Simon's Town. Well it may have been but it is no longer a secret. Yes we have finally opened Captain's Table upstairs above the Two and Sixpence Tavern. The experience was described as follows: "Enter the pub and ask the bar person to direct you to the Restaurant. Through the swing doors, up the stairs and then enter a completely different world" Captain’s Table is old world in style, where everything was designed to enhance your experience as our guests. The atmosphere upstairs is relaxed with dimmed lighting, candles on the tables and soothing background music. The venue is ideally suited for smaller functions and parties. The restaurant can be divided to allow privacy for smaller groups and can accommodate up to 48 people. The restaurant is open for lunch 12h30 - 14h30 on Fridays to Sundays and for dinner 18h30 – 21h30 Fridays to Wednesdays. The restaurant will be closed on Thursdays except for functions.

Cucina Carolina in Strand

Cucina Carolina

Strand Contemporary restaurant in Strand

This wonderful, relatively new restaurant is situated a stone's throw from the beach in Strand and is the ideal hangout for long, lazy lunches and beautiful dinners. The menu is refreshing and creative with dishes like gourmet baguettes, original, gourmet pizzas and the favourite sharing food - sushi. Try the bitterballen as a starter, five traditional round Dutch croquettes served with mustard, or a lovely picnic basket for two filled with a French baguette, garlic gamba’s, Italian cold meat cuts, brie and gorgonzola, fig preserve, fruit, marinated olives, salad, Amsterdammertjes, sparkling wine or Ega Rooibos tea. This should be ordered two hours in advance. The pizzas are truly unique and the breakfast pizza with free range eggs and bacon topped with Parmigiano Reggiano is a must-try. A wide variety of coffees, teas, wines, dessert wines and sparkling wines are available. As Carolina says: 'Buon appetito, Lekker eet, Enjoy, Bon appétit, Eet smakelijk, Selamat makan, Born up a tree!'

Europa in Hermanus

Europa

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Be mesmerised by the stunning view and do a spot of whale-watching while having a bite to eat the Europa in Hermanus. This seaside eatery is a day restaurant with a Mediterranean feel. Menu items range from light meals and tea time treats to great seafood. The restaurant is lively and friendly and boasts a view of the harbour.

Fabio's in Hermanus

Fabio's

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Experience Italian hospitality at Fabio’s. Located in the heart of Hermanus, with St Peter’s church as part of the picturesque backdrop and the sea at its doorstep, this genuine Italian eatery is popular venue for locals and visitors alike. The ocean view from the Peroni deck on the sidewalk allows diners to people - watch in true European style, creating a relaxed and trendy mood. The menu offers a selection of pizzas, pastas, meat dishes and fish, all prepared in the Italian vernacular. Guests would do well to keep an eye on the specials blackboard for the chef’s latest experimental dishes (that often land up on the menu as a permanent fixture). Signature dishes include the Seafood Lasagne and the Parma Rock Pizza (Parma ham and Rocket) that is served on a thin crispy base. For dessert the Tiramisu is a decadent indulgence. The wine list comprises a host of local offerings from the Overberg region as well as some Italian wines to round off the dining experience. The restaurant also has a deli which sells a range of imported pastas, coffee, filled pastas and olive oils for those who want to take a taste of Italy home with them.

Fisherman's Cottage in Hermanus

Fisherman's Cottage

Hermanus Seafood restaurant in Hermanus

Fisherman’s Cottage Restaurant in the holiday town of Hermanus is a quaint, rustic establishment that serves up a selection of seafood and other South African favourites in a charming setting. Fisherman’s Cottage is gains its character from its historic significance. The restaurant building is an original fisherman’s cottage that dates back to the 1890 and forms part of the old harbour museum in the fisherman’s village. Today guests happily sit at its rustic bench tables be it indoors or at 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 for the specials. In winter the best seats are close to the log fire.

Salty Sea Dog in Simons Town

Salty Sea Dog

Simons Town South African restaurant in Simons Town

This lively little restaurant boasts a “If you don’t eat with us, we’ll both starve” slogan that invites humour into this relaxed atmosphere. Located within the scenic poster town of Simon’s Town, Salty Sea Dog Restaurant offers simple food heightened by nautical artefacts and exposed wooden beams for a rustic dining experience. Dine alfresco or enjoy the sheltered warmth of indoor dining in the comfort of whitewashed walls and rustic thatched roofs exploring the succulent tastes of fresh seafood grilled to perfection or fried in a crisp light batter dressed in zesty basting sauce. From fresh fish to salads and light-hearted servings of chicken nuggets and hot dogs for children, Salty Sea Dog offers a relaxing and refreshing approach to traditional fish and chips by the harbour.

Savannah Cafe in Hermanus

Savannah Cafe

Hermanus Breakfast restaurant in Hermanus

Savannah Café is the ideal spot for a light meal or business lunch. Located centrally in the coastal town of Hermanus, this eatery is a popular restaurant for those who require loads town atmosphere and good simple food. The café offers a variety of delicious breakfasts and lunch options as well as a range of freshly baked cakes and deli items. Savannah has become a popular spot for local businessmen to meet since it offers a very social and trendy atmosphere and delivers friendly service along with its tasty food.

Tapas Food and Wine Bar in Hermanus

Tapas Food and Wine Bar

Hermanus Tapas restaurant in Hermanus

For those that love little bites to eat while nursing a cocktail or a glass of wine, Tapas Food and Wine Bar is a must try (and try and try) eatery located in the vibey coastal of Hermanus. The restaurant has a very casual and relaxed atmosphere. The deck is the perfect spot to spend hours trying out the tappas and local wine offerings while soaking up all that seaside vibe. There is also a cocktail menu, should one require something blue with an umbrella. The menu is predominantly focused on Mediterranean tappas which are served with freshly baked bread. Also on offer are burgers, pastas, fish and paella. In winter the soups are must try. The restaurant has a reputation for serving good food at very good prices. And just to make sure that one really finds meaning in the word: chillax, there’s live music at the weekend.

The Deli in Hermanus

The Deli

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

The Deli is a trendy Italian Bistro located in the popular holiday town of Hermanus. Open for breakfast and lunch, patrons enjoy light meals throughout the day. Breakfast options range from home made muesli (for the health conscious) while those that lean towards a more continental style morning meal will simply love the freshly baked croissants and brewed coffee. Delicacies like cured meats and delectable cheeses round off the European deli style breakfasts. Daily specials and lighter meals for lunch are displayed on the blackboard. Expect to be tempted by the Three Cheese Souffle and Parma Platter served with figs as well as a fantastic selection of cheeses. And then, for those who simply desire dessert as a matter of course, there’s the freshly baked cakes…and Gelato of course!

The Great White House in Kleinbaai

The Great White House

Kleinbaai Light Meals restaurant in Kleinbaai

The Great White House Restaurant is a short distance from Kleinbaai harbour, just outside Gansbaai. Kleinbaai is famously known as the destination for great white shark tors and activities. In the past there were no eating facilities available to tourists going on these expeditions. The Great White House has provided this in the form a restaurant and clean bathrooms. Hot showers and a fireplace are also available. The upmarket restaurant has a sunny outdoor courtyard and a stylish interior seating area for diners. The menu offers scrumptious breakfasts served early in the morning before the boat tours, light lunches, seafood dishes and traditional meals. And they are open seven days a week! The service is consistently friendly and efficient and staff are more than willing to divulge tit-bits about the area and what there is to do. Here guests can have hearty meals to prepare them for the day and their intended excursions. Functions are catered for at The Great White House. Please call for further information.

Zebra Crossing in Hermanus

Zebra Crossing

Hermanus Bistro restaurant in Hermanus

Zebra Crossing is a bistro with a buzz. Here visitors to the scenic sea side town of Hermanus experience the establishment’s welcoming atmosphere when they mingle with the locals. The eatery offers a cosmopolitan menu and at weekends there have been rumours about dancing on the tables… The restaurant, that only seats thirty, offers seating indoors as well as outdoors and has a fully licensed bar area. Expect simple bistro style food that includes some Chinese and Thai dishes. The restaurant also has Seafood and caters meals for vegetarians. Zebra Crossing is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Despite its limited capacity, this establishment is popular as it exudes character and has good vibe all round. Here the saying “There are no strangers in the world, only friends you haven’t yet met” certainly applies.

Restaurants near Whale Coast

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Bamboo Beach Seaside Bistro in Sandbaai

Bamboo Beach Seaside Bistro

Restaurant in Sandbaai(3.9 km from Whale Coast)

Bamboo Beach is an intimate, beach bistro with a unique ambiance. The menu varies daily, depending on what's fresh and available. Delicious desserts will tempt your taste buds and of course their famous wood-fired gourmet pizzas are to die for. Ever tasted fresh Cape Salmon cooked in the pizza oven with fresh garden herbs.

Annie se Kombuis in Hermanus

Annie se Kombuis

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus(7 km from Whale Coast)

Take a helping of warm and cosy for ambience with a dollop of comfort food and one is sure to be having a traditional South African meal at Annie se Kombuis. Located on the west coast of the Western Cape, this Hermanus eatery is firm favourite with visitors all year round. Annie’s is all about traditional South African food. With an outstanding range of venison fillets to the likes of Kudu, Eland, Oryx (Gemsbok), Springbok and Ostrich the menu has exotic appeal. The traditional fare is all the favourites prepared the old fashioned way: Bobotie, Smoorsnoek and Waterblommetjies and many other pies and offal dishes. The Oxtail remains a popular choice. For those that believe in pudding (and rightly so) there’s sweet custard, Malva pudding and Cape Brandy Pudding – hard to resist! The wine list supports local wine producers of the Overberg region. With a great selection on offer, wine lovers will not be disappointed. Annie’s also hosts popular music evenings as entertainment for visitors to the sea-side town and locals alike.

B's Steakhouse in Hermanus

B's Steakhouse

Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant in Hermanus(7.9 km from Whale Coast)

With a motto like “Life’s too short for bad food.” B’s Steak House in the seaside town of Hermanus certainly lives up to its claim. B’s has won and been runners up for the Steak House of the Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2001). So, what to expect? Steak prepared to perfection. The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant has a ‘Sante Fe’ feel with its orange and blue colour scheme which is enhanced by the solid wooden furnishings and airy double volume ceiling. The loft area creates a relaxed post pudding space for guests to linger a little longer and indulge in a good brandy and a Cuban cigar. And then there’s the steak. With a descriptive chart to guide on preference of preparation, one can be guaranteed that B’s will go to great lengths provide its patrons with steak as they like it. Firm menu favourites include the Chateaubriand and Carpetbagger. Not only does B’s offer the very best steaks, but as an essential compliment to any steak meal, its wine list is also award winning (Diners Club award). Visitors also do not have to go home empty handed. Meat products such as steak, wors and biltong as well as a range of sauces can now be purchased from the restaurant’s new butchery counter.

 

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