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Lower Slipway New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
27 (0)28-3130752
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
so fresh

The food is very fresh, you don't have too many choices but just enough for your pleasure. Service is nice, good ambiance. Recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
schneiderparis
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is very fresh, you don't have too many choices but just enough for your pleasure. Service is nice, good ambiance. Recommend.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We popped in without having read any reviews - and what a lovely surprise. It is indeed a cabin, on the slipway of the new harbour, an oyster shell's throw from the sea. Our waitress was wonderful - despite their fresh oysters (harvested in Arniston, a nearby fishing village) being large, she picked out 8 of the smallest in the... More 

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dunstable UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I too do not like destructive criticism on TripAdvisor but I have to take issue with the review from Wrinkley Traveller. I was there with my better half on the evening of Friday 6th Feb and we found the service, food, drink and the restaurant to be of the highest quality. We were sat behind a table of locals who... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

I really do not like destructive critisism on Tripadvisor, however after visiting here two days ago I have to say the food was apalling. Along the Cape coast seafood is generally world class, however at Quaside Cabin this week it was the worst I have ever tasted. There are some great places to eat in Hermanus, but not Quayside.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant, we loved it, but it's not for everyone. This is for the casually dressed, casual diner & not for the smartly dressed ritz crowd. Located right on the little harbor. Reservations strongly recommended as they are understandably packed on week-ends. There are nicely cushioned wooden benches & decor appropriate for a casual, local seafood... More 

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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We shared a fish platter for 2 at this lovely restaurant. The are right on the harbour with an amazing view of the sea and mountain. Excellent value for money and superb quality food, great service. Highly recommended and definitely worth a visit.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have eaten here in the past and were impressed! This time around a starter with 2 samoosas, 2 small prawns and a fishcake-minute in size for R45...daylight robbery. The fish and chips were tasteless and a salad for 2, was a salad for 1 person only. Then they plonked down big bottles of balsamic vinegar and olive oil for... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed it immensely. The cob was outstanding and ample in size. A great waiter Louis is,up sold from hake to Cob and boy was it good. Would go again and recommend you do

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have eaten here in the past and was quote impressed, unfortunately this time the food was disappointing. The prawns were dry and overcooked, my fish and chips was tasteless. The mussels were tasty, but only because they were bathed in garlic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited this rustic seafood restaurant twice in a week because we were so impressed. The portions were filling and a must try is the abelone and fish cakes. The staff is friendly and very helpful, recommending the local catch of the day to everyone. We will advise anyone to visit Quayside Cabin.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Slipway New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: 27 (0)28-3130752

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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