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Section 4, 5 & 6 | Hemel and Aarde Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 316 2348
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
When a reputable chef greets you on arrival it's a damn good start to the evening

We were the young couple at table 7 this evening First visit to this well managed restaurant 3km from the middle of Hermanus. a most interesting menu made decisions difficult but we settled on a shared starter of tempura prawns (quite yummy ), Maril had the 3cheese chicken Wellington which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
marilBRIAN
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london england
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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london england
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were the young couple at table 7 this evening First visit to this well managed restaurant 3km from the middle of Hermanus. a most interesting menu made decisions difficult but we settled on a shared starter of tempura prawns (quite yummy ), Maril had the 3cheese chicken Wellington which she said was superb and my seafood risotto was generous... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was the best great value for money in Town and the food produced by the previous Chef/Owner was exceptionnally good and consistant. Not an enormous choice but only high quality. The new management team is hardly seen and never greets its regular customers and the Chef is never seen in the restaurant. Besides the waiters team has almost completely... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visit Hermanus maybe once a year, sometimes more. Every time we visit this restaurant we always have a great experience. The menu is excellent with a great choice without being overwhelming. There is something for everyone. Our server Dwayne was excellent adding to the overall experience. Highly recommend. The best meal we had in Hermanus!

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south africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Having been turned away by a number of restaurants in the valley who despite having empty tables were "fully booked" we were starting to think we would not be eating lunch. Then we walked in Eat and it was practically empty. Not a good sign but by this point we just wanted food. The waitress arrived and was lovely and... More 

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Corwen
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

The meal on average was ok.My wife had mussels which she said were excellent.I had the sirloin steak which was not tender but sauce was very tasty. The wine was good.The service was ok but we would not rush back.

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Johannesburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A vibey place with easy parking and an interesting selection off food on the menu. Loved the outdoor area.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Our last meal in Hermanus before jetting back back to joburg and it was a great experience. Great service compared to 99 percent of restaurants in the area..... Excellent outdoor area. Thanks and keep up the great work.... A credit to the new management.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

So disappointed - booked a week before for Xmas lunch, was told they still had space and I would get mail with the menu, invoice and banking details if I wanted to pay in advance. When I called today to confirm our booking, was told that as they hadn't heard from me, the restaurant was full. And that was the... More 

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EatHermanus, Owner at Eat, responded to this review

Hello Jenny. I'm sorry that we couldn't accommodate you for Christmas, but unfortunately we were fully booked. When you phoned on the 18th of December to ask whether we still had space for Christmas, our head waiter, Darren, told you (as we told all people who enquired) that we were working on a voucher system and that the price was... More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I know it's Christmas time and we should be kinder, BUT I am sure they lose business through poor management. We booked early (a month before) so you would imagine we would have a fine position on a beautiful night. But no, the genius placed us in a pokey room where people were having a party. We invaded their space... More 

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EatHermanus, Owner at Eat, responded to this review

Hello Aubrey Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We do appreciate our guests' comments as it let's us know what we're doing right and how to correct our mistakes. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food and that the service was good after you moved tables. However, I'm sorry that you were seated in a... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dwayne our waiter for lunch last Sunday 14th December 2014 greeted us warmly and as soon as he saw our little dog arrived with fresh water and was attentive not just to us but to our pet throughout the meal, even spoiling him with treats and bones. Good to be on receiving end of good service at local restaurant. Well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Section 4, 5 & 6 | Hemel and Aarde Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 316 2348

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?