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“great food, relaxed atmosphere, good value”
Review of The Harbour Rock

The Harbour Rock
Ranked #11 of 113 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Sushi, African, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
sydney
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“great food, relaxed atmosphere, good value”
Reviewed September 24, 2010

Great meal
As well as the normal seafood choices - add food with a Thai influence or beautiful sushi.
Being Aussies we love our seafood, our Thai and our Japanese food and here we could indulge fully in everything.
Very relaxed but good service and great food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood and a view, little kitchen skills”
Reviewed September 24, 2010

The Harbour Rock has a great location, mainly for lunch, in order to enjoy the commanding view. Dinner atmosphere is also nice, but less spectacular. The sea-food ingredients are fresh and not expensive. Apart from the usual dishes they offer the fashionable Sushi and Thai choices. We found the cooking and presentation very basic, no skills or frills. The batter of the tempura prawns (which were described as Thai style!!) would have looked good on a porkschnitzel, but the prawns were succulent and of good size. The West Coast Sole was tasty and fresh, but cooked without skill, with tasteless vegetables and rubbery rice.
We would go back for the view and would order food with the least preparation possible.

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Santa Cruz, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fine sea-food dining”
Reviewed September 7, 2010

Harbour Rock is located on the jetty in Hermanus fishing harbour; it has been a bit difficult to find the place at night but it was worth coming here. Restaurant room is spacious and nice; it is supposed to have a view on the harbour but I cannot tell since night was dark. A large variety of food is offered, mainly local sea food, and there are also several dishes of the day. Food quality is just excellent and fish is obviously very fresh; chowder is really the best I have ever tasted and our children just loved it !

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Sandnes, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fabulous and completely satisfying!”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

After a traditional whale safari in Walker Bay we decided spontanuously to lunch at the Rock. What a surprise, nobody told us about this gem in Hermanus. We enjoyed perfect lobster with southafrican wines and a panoramic view of the sea for several hours. The experience was totally perfect in every way and we simply could not but return for dinner. Food, staff, service, the view and the ambience was perfect. Thank you guys, Francois and Pierre, for giving us the opportunity to experience the Rock and thereby our quality of life! It is a one of a kind place, and will not easily be copied. We will come back asap. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Sassare
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suffolk
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Sushi...”
Reviewed January 17, 2010

V low key looking bar without much ambience, looking out onto atlantic. Had a wonderful sushi supper. Eat sushi all the time and thought the quality, volume and price was well worth a recommendation.

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