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“Fantastic evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quayside Cabin

Quayside Cabin
Lower Slipway New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
27 (0)28-3130752
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Ranked #42 of 82 Restaurants in Hermanus
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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“Fantastic evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Great food, with a very welcoming atmosphere. Recommend by friends. Staff friendly and very efficient. Would advise the thai mussels and deffinitly the seafood hot pot.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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scottie in zurich
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fresh food, excellent service, lovely unpretentious restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

My guesthouse owner recommended this restaurant and it exceeded all my expectations. I tried the oysters first and they were so sweet I could have eaten a dozen easily. I was a little surprised to see that on the menu, the only way to have mussels was with a thai sauce but when I explained that I love plain mussels, this was no bother at all -and they were delicious.I followed the waiter's recommendation and had the linefish in batter with prawns and I have to tell you that this was outstanding - now I am not a batter person but it was crisp with the fish steamed inside it. I was really impressed with the service from the two waiters on duty last night - very smooth and checking with all customers that they were happy with their choices - from over hearing what was being said, everyone was very enthusiastic about their food. The chips were also piping hot and not soggy at all. I didn't have room for dessert but to be honest it was the seafood and fish I went there for but I did have a coffee and though I wanted a cafe latte, they brought me enough hot milk to make a good enough version myself.

The view over the harbour is lovely and after a hot day it was super to get the breeze from the sea.

Overall I was thrilled with the recommendation, and especially happy with the recommendations made by my waiter. Service for me was friendly, helpful knowledgeable with the right amount of guidance to great choices for my dinner. Maybe other reviewers hit a bad night and I hit an exceptional night but it really was a fantastic meal at good prices.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

One of the best seafood restaurants I have ever had the priveledge of going to! The food was really good (especially the Linefish Hermanus...a must have), the waiters were friendly and very helpful with recommendations on food choices, food was well portioned, decor is different and intriguing, the music was tranquil and the view of the ocean in the background was phenominal. Definatly a great choice of restaurant to take my girlfriend for our anniversary. We will DEFINATLY return to Quayside on our next trip to Hermanus.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Service unfriendly food poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

The service, although efficient, was not friendly for a seaside resort.
Ther food was not fresh, warmed up in Micro and when advising waitress, received a 'Sorry' reply. No real concern or interest.

Visited January 2011
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CHESTER
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“OK --BUT”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

Probably would appeal more to the younger set as seating rather uncomfortable. Helpings of fish were large but not outstandingly good.Oysters I had elsewhere in the Cape were more succulent and tasted fresher than those I had here.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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