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The Pavilion

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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Contemporary
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Marine Drive | The Marine, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
27 28 313 1000
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East Sussex
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was our first time at the Pavilion because when in Hermanus we cannot turn down the chance to dine at Seafood@The Marine. We were so pleased to go 'off piste'. The setting and décor of this hotel dining room is truly lovely. The waiting staff attentive without being overbearing and the food is sublime. As it was some months... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The restaurant offers excellent plated food with really good service. The dining experience is memorable.

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Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The menu, service and ambiance is first class in this delightful landmark small hotel in Hermanus. We stayed at the hotel and felt like we may be 'missing the better restaurants' by staying in for dinner on the evening we arrived. We were very wrong. The tastefully decorated dining room overlooks the garden and the sea. The staff were welcoming... More 

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surrey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We stay at the Marine every year and the Pavilion restaurant is always a pleasure to eat in. The food is beautifully presented and the staff are very attentive. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Dublin
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant service but disorganised and to be honest a bit disappointing. Mains were bland and my cassoulet did not have the asparagus that was promised on the menu. Were told dessert soufflé, which was lovely by the way, was for two so obviously that's why we only got one plate!!! But at least we had two spoons!! Lovely lady called... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We had a decent meal at The Pavillion but did definitely have much better experiences during my trip to SA. The good: setting, location, the food (although my starter of elgin chicken & mushroom terrine was a little disappointing). The bad: long periods in between courses.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We spent our Christmas at the restaurant. Worst choice we ever made! For me as a vegan the cook 'had to prepare a special meal', so there was no opportunity for me to order a starter. While the rest of us ordered a starter I just got some plain bread with olive oil. When de main course arrived everyone complained... More 

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White River, South Africa
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

All were happy with their meal choices and the have a good wine selection. The exception was my Springbok which was overdone and somewhat tasteless and tough. Kingklip being the only fish option in this location was surprising, but they do also have the Seafood restaurant. The menu arrival was delayed due to some late changes, but we were then... More 

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London
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at the Pavilion while staying a couple of days at the Marine. The food selection was varied, all very fresh and well presented. The service was friendly and attentive and the surroundings attractive.

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Pavilion, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Setting and view is great. Speed of service was too fast. We had just ordered our dinner, then bread arrived and within seconds our starter arrived. We took it very slow , but also main was served fast. We could have been done in 45 min..... As all was served fast and portions were large we did not have appetite... More 

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Thank Elien S
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Pavilion, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and we will most definitely look into those areas where you feel we might have improved. Hope to see you with us again soon. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $52
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Drive | The Marine, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: 27 28 313 1000
Description
The Pavilion offers views of the awe-inspiring Walker Bay. This view, complimented by the contemporary decor, adds an additional dimension to this unique dining experience. Together these elements, combined with a unique and well-stocked floating wine cellar, create the ideal platform for the constantly evolving cuisine. Here The Marine chefs create modern fare that is influenced by local and international cuisine trends and the seasons. The menu - designed by The Collection's award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and his team - places significant emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives The Pavilion the ability to showcase an unforgettable taste of Walker Bay and the Overberg Region. Charming service and an award-winning wine list ensure that The Pavilion continually delights guests from around the world.

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