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“An amazing and memorable experience”
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
Ranked #8 of 112 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Hermanus, South Africa
1 review
“An amazing and memorable experience”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

As we live in Hermanus we have eaten a number of times at La Pentola and have always enjoyed the experience so when it came to having my husbands 50th birthday lunch, and wanted something really special, we decided to have it there. There were 44 of us in one long table with the magnificent view of the mountains and sea.We chose the rotary menu which is served banquet style, down the centre of the table. It was a very festive and enjoyable way of eating. The food was absolutely delicious ! There was a big selection of both starters and mains. Shane the owner and chef not only made sure that there was more than enough to eat, he welcomed everyone and explained in detail what was going to b served. They put out all the party decorations for us, set up a cake and gift table, organized the music and served sangria and fruit juice on arrival. Both he and the staff we extremely friendly and helpful in every way, even taking photos for us. La Pentola made sure that my husband, myself, our family and friends had a day that was truly special and that we would all remember. A BIG THANK U !! Paula Luiz

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Another memorable meal”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Past experience told us that we must visit the Pentola again. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and delightful service. We dined there twice during our brief stay. Michelin standard. Essential to book.

  • Visited February 2014
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northern ireland
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66 reviews
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“Culinary Experience”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The owner and staff at this restaurant really try to ensure that you enjoy your experience. The waitress gave a full review of the menu which was extensive and varied and the owner/chef was keen for feedback. My husband had crocodile for starter and in the mains there was a good choice of a variety of fish and meats. The various sauces were fully explained so that you had no unwelcome surprises. We were seated at the window with a view over Walker Bay and had brought our own bottle of wine. Minimal corkage and no problem. We both thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Would have no hesitation in recommending and commend the chef on his expertise, effort and attitude.

  • Visited March 2014
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Hermanus, South Africa
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79 reviews
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“Maybe the renowned chef has a few days away?”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Disappointing all round and we should have guessed as everywhere in Hermanus was busy except here. The starter was average, an over-sauced livers and my main was the warthog. Again, it was a strong sauce so any taste of the meat was drowned. My wife's Mozambique prawns was also heavily sauced and a disappointment as she 'loves' prawns and prawn dishes. Interestingly the daily specials were more expensive than the menu items of a similar nature. Whilst on the negative words, the wine list is quite expensive.
The good points, the location as it is above the old harbour with beautiful views across Walker Bay. In whale season it is as good a view point as one could wish for. Just hope the renowned chef is at work.

  • Visited March 2014
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Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Robert I am so sorry to have missed your visit but with celebrity chef status & two restaurants comes great responsibility .Seeing I am not a magician I still have not mastered the art of being in more than one place at the same time.I see from your other reviews that my style of food is perhaps not quite your taste and do agree that the pubs in the area do offer great value for money food with out my decadent fresh cream specialty sauces. Please feel free to visit when the whales are back for the view which comes at a premium rental & we do have a light lunch & plain grill section on our menu for your enjoyment.
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Hermanus, South Africa
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“Dinner Date”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful views overlooking Walker Bay, excellent menu and wine list, food well presented and tastes devine. Chef greets you at the table.

Visited November 2013
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