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“Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
87 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Ranked #12 of 77 Restaurants in Hermanus
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Excellent food. Value for money. Angel Mussels and Warthog Steak were really good. We even bought the restaurant cook book as a souvenir.

Location is just right for whale spotting. Tip - Consider having a late lunch so that one is guaranteed a window seat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant absolutely must be on your priority list if you visit Hermanus.
The venue provides an excellent vantage point from which to watch the whales that visit Walker Bay. So plan to spend a bit of quality time to savour some of Shane's somewhat quirky but always delectable variations on favourite regional speciality dishes. The menu is supported by a carefully chosen wine list. Knowledgable and courteous staff will assist with food and wine selections, and serve both with expertise.
What more could you reasonably want?

Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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14 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“For the view, the welcome and the palate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Situated on the first floor, the Pentola is one of the restaurants in Hermanus that offer a beautiful and unique view on the Walker Bay. The advices of the tenant are really acurates. He questions you and tells you what would suit you among the different meals, whartog, springbok, beef, crocodile, etc... The tastes are subtile and the wines quite unforgettable. The meat was litterally melting in our mouth... Moreover, like often in South Africa, you can benefit from this pleasure without paying that much.
My advice : a must for the lunch in Hermanus, so that you can really enjoy the view.

Visited July 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food and unobtrusive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Well I had eaten here years before when it was the Mediterranean restaurant, and was initially disappointed that it was no longer there. Well I'm not disappointed any more! The food and service was just as good. What I love about there service is that even though the waiter was always at hand when needed, he was also unobtrusive and half the time we didn't even notice him bringing things or taking things away. Definitely will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went with a group of +-20 people to La Pentola. The owner really went out of his way to accommodate the group and prepared a fantastic meal.

Food was super delicious, very tasty and most enjoyable. Highly recommendable, thank you for a memorable meal!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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