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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill, European, Contemporary
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Section 4, 5 & 6 | Hemel and Aarde Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 316 2348
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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337 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Cape Town and dropped in for lunch. The reception was friendly and professional. The decor is modern South African and worked. See Photos including gas brazier. The service was very good but was let down by the chef being new and unable to deliver the orders off the menu. Allergies were well handled. The... More 

Thank Ascott150
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We had the line fish which was awesome well prepared and presented. Great and friendly service. The irish coffee we had was the best weI ever had. Highly recommended.

Thank piri32
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

our charming hostess handled our 'concern' about being drowned out by live music by giving us a starter table so we could evaluate the noise level.....really. We duly moved into the main room and made our meal last about 2 hour, the atmosphere was so good. I can't honestly remember what we had, but the wine was fine, and so... More 

Thank nykwilkyins
Centurion, South Africa
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

By chance I found this restaurant through TripAdvisor otherwise one might very well have missed it. It looks very simple on the outside but inside is a whole different story. The setting one level up to the right of the entrance is again quite straight forward but is accompanied by a lovely gas fireplace and some soft art. The food... More 

1 Thank GolfnutEves
EatHermanus, Owner at Eat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the honey roasted pork belly and the Jack Daniels toffee pear and I have conveyed your compliments to the chefs. However, I would just like to mention that the pork crackling is made on site and it takes three days to prepare. I do hope that we will... More 

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

For a truly excellent meal at a reasonable price in lovely, calm surroundings, you cannot better EAT. The Karan beef rump steak cooked by the tall man, Darren, is a personal favourite. Their service is prompt, professional, and unobtrusive - simply excellent.

Thank Tomtrix
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic night, Tammy was our waitress and was a great host, the food was fantastic and I can recommend the smoked garlic filet steak, amazing!

1 Thank Brakedust300
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I recommend Eat restaurant for a delicious meal in a pleasant and relaxed setting, with friendly service.

2 Thank Aletta618
Bedfordview, South Africa
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Dinner at Eat was a delicious experience. The service was 1st class and the food exceptional. We shared a starter of the delicious Jalapino poppers. 2 of our party had the duck as our main course. It was beautifully cooked and extremely tasty. One of our group had the chicken sundried dish which was also delicious. The final member of... More 

2 Thank KarinBlair
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My wife and I had dinner here after a local winery recommended it and we were staying Self Catering in Hemel valley. Good wine list - but we took a bottle purchased from the nearby wine shop - (which is fantastic!). Great food and very friendly and engaging waiter - especially as I recognised that Jamie Cullen was being played... More 

1 Thank winerunner52
london england
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Our previous encounters with the great team of Sheena,Connah and even Darren at this most comfortable and appealing of Hermanian restaurants was totally rewarding and so last Saturday we enjoyed the recent innovation of our kind of music being played with gusto & talent in the garden of EAT which is an abbreviated form of the Greek word , GREAT.... More 

2 Thank marilBRIAN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $15
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 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: Section 4, 5 & 6 | Hemel and Aarde Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 316 2348

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