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Lower Slipway New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
27 (0)28-3130752
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Original good well cooked and presented seafood

The restaurant has progressed from an excellent take away to a very good sit down that serves the best food in the harbour. The only draw back is that you have to book and many were turned away the nights we were there.There are not many tables and the ambiance and decor very basic but GO FOR THE... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
rodney n
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Dublin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently returned from a trip to Hermanus where we had an excellent meal in the Quayside Cabin. It looks very unprepossessing from the outside but don't be put off the food is good and Louis, who was the only person serving on the evening we were ther,e is very personable as well as being efficient - not always... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has progressed from an excellent take away to a very good sit down that serves the best food in the harbour. The only draw back is that you have to book and many were turned away the nights we were there.There are not many tables and the ambiance and decor very basic but GO FOR THE FOOD We... More 

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Thank rodney n
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels in a Thai Green Curry sauce with basmati rice, what a delightful treat!!! We had their starter seafood platter, with an extra portion of those yummy mussels - this place should be way more to the top of the TripAdvisor List!! Loved everything we had - try their takeaway calamari on the side of the restaurant, if you don't... More 

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Thank Karla E
Skipton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

this is one of the best seafood restaurants we have ever been to. Food incredibly good, service excellent, atmosphere brilliant. There is nothing to fault with this place. We stayed in Hermanus for 11 days and ate there on 3 occasions. (Would have been more but they were booked up).

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Thank Jo t
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our party of four had lunch at Quayside Cabin. Our waitron was a tad unfriendly and never smiled and gives one the impression that she is just getting through her shift. Our female friend ordered sparkling water and was presented with a litre bottle and and she also a Coke lite (the driver) and was presented with a Coke Zero... More 

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Thank Nina V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A very quaint setting, very friendly and honest service and, to top it off, great food at very reasonable prices. For anyone with hard currency in hand, this restaurant presents phenomenal value.

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Thank Mark_SA_1
Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you like something different, with no pretense, this is for you. Cozy setting, small restaurant, excellent food and service.

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Thank Arina J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We spent a gorgeous afternoon at this very pleasant restaurant. Food was great so was the service. This is truly a hidden gem in Hermanus. The fish cakes are a must. Fresh fish is a must at this restaurant. Oysters were massive and fresh.

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Lutterworth
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41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Arrived in Hermanus quite late one evening and this was the restaurant recommended by our guest house as being local, providing good quality food and with availability. The food was first class - we both had fish hot pots which were both substantial and very tasty - and good value. The inside is carachterful and quirky and with great atmosphere.... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

You pay to visit the New Harbour during the day but it is free during the evening. A morning visit to check the location of the restaurant and watch boats unloading their catch was interesting. Yes the kitchen is in a converted container but it produces fantastic food. Specials are on a blackboard and show that days linefish, always a... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?