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Bientang's Cave

In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3454
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (57 reviews)
“calamari” (41 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant by the sea. Food was good, although a little pricey. We had the fish and chicken curry which was nice and also the steak, again, ok. Recommend going to a drink or two, rather than food.

Thank lbl-mjl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited there today. Food was normal priced not too crazy. What I loved was the ambience of sitting in a restaurant built on the rocks with the waves hitting on the rocks as you eat. This is truly a rare wonder and a precious...More

Thank SamanthaNaidoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're going for the view, great! But if you're looking for good service, great food and a view? Pass. Don't get me wrong, the food was good and obviously there's a fantastic view of the ocean, but that's where it ends. Whilst holidaying with...More

Thank janekegouws
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu in the restaurant is vast, offering multiple choices of seafood selection. Everything we tried was good, the Calamari was superb, thick but tender, just wonderful. Service can improve. but if you get seated with a good view, you should not be in a...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning venue - you couldn't be closer to the ocean. We only stopped in briefly for drinks and dessert but the views were gorgeous and the service was great. The cheese platter was a little boring and could have been put together...More

Thank BlondieCapeTown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only had coffee and cake but it was great being so close to the sea. the kids loved it!! heard only good things about the food

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't get any closer to the ocean than this. Our table narrowly missing the sea spray. Ideal lunch venue. The food was great, kiddies menu good too. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day out

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mom and I were there for cocktails and it is an amazing place and so clean, helpful and friendly staff. Great place, will be back to take hubby for a romantic dinner.

Thank miasun_d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to me by friends - can see why. Completely novel venue in the cliff face! We'd arrived with no booking (not a good idea) and could not be accommodated outside but there was space inside which we were more than happy with as still...More

Thank Tish9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Cape town for the weekend and decided on a nice drive out to hermanus, always a grat place with hidden treasures even if you don't get to see the whales. Bright sunny saturday decided to do lunch on recommendation of a local...More

1  Thank jasgovender
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3454
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This International award winning destination venue is the most unique restaurant setting in the world. Created out of an authentic, cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, the restaurant spills out onto the oceans rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it's surroundings is a delight to all our patrons with many returning year after year to sample the delights of Bientang's Cave. With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, this exquisite setting is heightened by the freshest seafood and an award winning wine list (Diners Club Diamond Award 2010 to 2013).And, should you be a non-seafood(ie), we offer meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes to satisfy any palate. We are also able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary requirements if pre-informed.Reservations are always advised as our location, quality of food and ambiance attract visitors from across the globe throughout the year... However, should you be passing and the aroma's drag you down our stairs, we do have a cocktail/ oyster bar where guests may enjoy a drink whilst waiting for a table.Bientang's Cave is open daily Lunch: 11:30am to 4 pm.Dinners by prior arrangement. Please note Bientang's Cave prides itself in offering large group functions, corporate events, weddings and other functions.