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The Harbour Rock

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Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 2920
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Durban, South Africa
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The recommendation that we received to eat here was not disappointing. The views were excellent on a picture perfect day, the service was really good and the food most enjoyable

Thank Jenny E
Cape Town
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016

I was treated to dinner her on my birthday 9March. Our waiter was less than hospitable and acted like he was doing us a favour. The food was mediocre and the vibe not great that evening. I have been here once before for a lunchtime dinner, which I feel is a better time because of the sea view. The restaurant... More 

Thank cbabeCapeTown
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here, can smoke outside. Everything was really good. Staff friendly, fast and know what they doing. Lovely view of working harbour, platter was really good but sheared tuna out of this world. Just go.

Thank G_I_B_8
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Best sushi in town and lovely service. Our favorite in Hermanus. The views are to die for. The setting is just amazing and we come regularly. It never fails to disappoint and we are not even seafood lovers. I can highly recommend this spot.

Thank cecilia2
County Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch with three adults and 4 kids, lovely restaurant, great views and nice and airy and spacious! Oysters were the best I've had in a long time and sushi fabulous too! My daughter had the child 's spaghetti bolognaise but didn't eat any of it. Unfortunately it was a bit too sweet! But all the other meals... More 

Thank catleecowan
Brisbane, Australia
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1,155 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

You have to enter the new harbour to get here. It is located close to the sea and also overlooking the harbour. We decided to sit outside as the weather was fantastic. The food was good as was the service.

Thank Adventurers049
Cape Town
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We lunched on one of the small outside decks, in glorious sunshine and watching the trawlers below discharging their bountiful catches of sardines. I have eaten several times at this large elevated restaurant and have never been disappointed. Whilst it may not be haute cuisine it is good wholesome and well prepared food. The fried hake and chips is a... More 

Thank Stephen_Jeffries
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016

There were two families and 9 people in total in our party. We'd booked in advance and had a table right at the end of the restaurant overlooking the harbour and sea. The food was absolutely amazing and would thoroughly recommend the sea food platter and sushi dishes.

Thank jules68767
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at around 8 pm and was accommodated, even without a booking. Our food was good, nothing wrong with it, however I expected something much more spectacular due to the restaurant's inviting looks when we visited earlier the same morning. Both my lamb curry and my husband's calamari was okay though. My husband actually wanted deepfried hake but is... More 

Thank 598altah
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed March 30, 2016

close to our hotel and excellent venue. Staff very friendly and helpful And food excellent. Car parking interesting! Not well signposted but obviously well known locally.

Thank Jillian P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $27
Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 2920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?