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“Excellent”

La Pentola Hermanus
Ranked #8 of 121 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $16
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We visited with friends, and had a great experience. Varied menu, and superb specials board. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the kingklip succulent, and presentation good all round. Service was very good, in a convivial atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

we ate with 4 persons at this restaurant. After a two weeks journey through south-afrika we had diner at several places and this was surely not as good as the reviews say. The kitchen uses that many flavours that it was rather tasteless. We all had warthog with mostard honey sauce and we tasted no warthog. It is not done to serve brandy and cognac thats comes out off the fridge! But thats just our opinion.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Despite some critical opinions other tourists, we decided to go to La Pentola for dinner and try ourselves. What we had was at first a perfect introduction to the daily specials, then a lovingly prepared and delicious meal for all four of us, a very friendly an professional service and lots of fun - thanks Mandla. And not to forget - the wonderful view at the sea and whales.

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Thank 601Ernst
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I did not give the place the 5 stars that it's food probably deserves because the service was a bit sow and to be fair we were late diners. It is right on the coast with an upstairs dining area which affords great views of the bay. We were to late to watch for any whale activity but the place has a great vista.

I had a carpaccio of salmon and springbok to start which was excellent. The salmon had been marinated in pickled/smoked ginger and was truly divine and then followed by a loin of springbok on braised veg and this was also excellent.

We did not do desserts but any we say going out looked really on the mark as well. All in all it certainly lives up to the positive reviews that other people have posted. That is why we picked it and it definitely did not disappoint.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

lovely restaurant, excellent views. Helpful staff who tried really hard to get us a window seat. Food was excellent.

Thank inge c
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