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“Enjoyable meal in a lovely setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dutchies

Dutchies
10th Avenue Grotto Beach | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27(0)283141392
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Ranked #35 of 69 restaurants in Hermanus
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: European, Dutch, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Stukje Nederland aan een zonovergoten strand. In de maanden oktober en november liggen de walvissen te paren of te baren in de baai. Huisgemaakte Kroketten, bitterballen en garnalen kroketten zijn hier de Hollandse specialiteit. Ontbijt , lunch en diner met uitzicht op het prachtige strand, de zee in een natuurreservaat.
Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited Grotto Beach, where Dutchies is located, on a warm December day, for a light lunch. We were very pleased to find that we were able to park our car close to the restaurant, as we wanted to keep an eye on it. Although the restaurant was busy, we were quickly able to find a small table, in the shade under the beautiful milkwood tree outside. A quick look inside the main restaurant told me that there was a tour group inside, so it was pretty full. We were able to order quite quickly. The food arrived after about 20 minutes, which was reasonable for the time of day. I think we were luckier than most, as we noticed other tables waiting longer. The menu prices looked reasonable, the day's special being particularly reasonable. All in all a pleasant experience in a lovely setting, one which we will hope to repeat on a subsequent visit to that part of the world.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best place for a meal or a drink!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Dutchies is right on grotto beach. It is a refreshing walk to get there via the cliff road.
They always try to make a seat available, the food is great and the view, setting and ambiance relaxed.

Visited December 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great food and even greater service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

When we arrived at Dutchies, we immediately saw the great view on the beach and cosy looking seats of the restaurant. We got welcomed by the owner who was really friendly and she served us personally. After the food (pasta pesto with chicken) was tasteful and the ambiance was great! We are planning to visit more often this week!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gauteng
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Saved by location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Whilst the meal was good, the pace of service was beyond slow.As mentioned elsewhere, the owners are quick to talk but slow to deliver. On the positive, great and perhaps, the cheapest take-away coffee in town.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great setting, poor food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Was expecting far, far better. The level of chat-up far exceeded the quality of food and service. Beers took ages to arrive. Orders missed and one guests snails seemed to be garlic mushrooms instead.
My seafood platter was ok but soggy, greasy fries ruined it.
Avoid.

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