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“Great place to celebrate a special birthday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
Ranked #8 of 109 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to celebrate a special birthday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was absolutely delighted with food, atmosphere and service when I recently celebrated my 60th birthday at La Pentola. Special thanks to the entire team for the good wishes and night-caps. I will cherish the memories.

  • Visited July 2014
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Pretoria
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“Mom's 70th birthday party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Shane is an excellent host and his attention to detail is unbelievable ....
Food was FANTASTIC!!
I would recommend this restuarant ....

  • Visited April 2014
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Hermanus, South Africa
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“Wonderful evening at La Pentola”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were invited to join Shane, Marietjie, Hugo and staff for a wonderful evening. The food was excellent, the wines superbly chosen, the staff friendly and most attentive the whole evening.

What a night to remember! With live music and everyone singing along at the top of their voices. Great atmosphere and meeting other guest house owners and managers.

Thank you Shane, Marietjie and all staff who contributed to make this evening so special for myself and Maritha from Hester at Whale Away Guest House.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Whaleaway12
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Miami, Florida
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“One of the best meals in our entire 3 weeks in South Africa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

The place is located right in the middle of the town square with a great view of the bay. The staff was extremely friendly and we absolutely loved our waitress as she was so personable and always ensuring we had everything we could want without hovering.

The food is AMAZING. We had their escargot wrapped in bacon with a sauce that is easily one of the best things I have ever tasted. The Paris Kidney dish they had as a special was ridiculously delicious. The crocodile appetizer was good, but not one of the best we've had and with so much other delicious things on the menu I would skip. The main meal of Ostrich tenderloin and the warthog in honey mustard sauce were spectacular. Wine's ranged from reasonably priced to expensive, but with so many great South African wines on offer you can definitely find something in your budget that is great.

Without any doubt this was one of, if not THE, favorite meal we had.

The manager came by during and after the meal to check up on us and make sure everything was great and gave us some good info about their dishes and how they work their menu and everything.

I can't say enough good things about this place and very HIGHLY recommend it.

If you're in Hermanus or even driving by it you really should check this place out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Typical Fusion Rest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

If you like fusion this is the place to go. Quality and food is very good but definitely fusion cuisine. I personally hate fusion if I want to eat fish then let it be fish not a disguised fish. But if your into fusion cuisine go for it. Ambiance is nice found it very expensive. Had escargots, soup, a pastry dish of the day to share and an Ostrich steak. All was good but again disguised in awkward flavors for my liking. If you don't like paying $$$$ for fusion food this is not the place for you

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ecb47
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