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Bientang’s Cave

3 Reviews
Bakery fare, Burgers, Mediterranean, Modern, Seafood, South African
Phone Number 0283123454 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 11am to 4pm (Out of season); 11am to 10pm (In season)

Dinner: By arrangement only.

Menu

Menu - Bientang's Cave A La Carte Menu - updated February 2018

Details

Cost
R140 avg main meal
Food
Bakery fare, Burgers, Mediterranean, Modern, Seafood, South African
Corkage
R50
Cost
R140 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Dog-friendly, Fireplace, Functions, Licensed, Parking, WiFi

Location and contact

In a cave down at the sea,100m from Old Harbour, Below Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

Owner's description

Truly a most unique venue & restaurant. Located in Hermanus, built into a cave on the waters edge of walker bay offering the best landbased whalewatching.

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User reviews

3 Reviews

    Played tourist this past weekend with a friend and decided to stop at Bientang's for lunch. Although the setting is absolutely amazing, nestled right next to the ocean, the view did not make up for the completely overpriced and limited wine list (R120 for Two Oceans white was the cheapest). Neither could the fantastic view compensate for their very limited and disappointing menu. The options literally ranged from deep fried calamari starter for R80 or main for R90, to fish and chips (R140) or curry (R150+). There is of course a normal hamburger (R80), but that did not seem like value for money either. Overall, the menu and wine list is very limited, and highly overpriced. The view from the top is just as pretty, and in all probability much cheaper. Hermanus is surrounded by wine farms, and overrun with chefs. Surely it would be possible to expand the menu to include something other than fish and chips and even some of the fantastic local wines available in the surrounding areas? I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, and will most definitely never take guests there. There are plenty of other good restaurants in Hermanus.

    After last years disappointing food experience, I decided to give Bientang another try and I am happy I did. Food quality has gone from fair to good, fresh bluenose fish, crispy fries (although you need to ask for them to be baked extra crispy) all served in an impressive ocean-side setting, where the waves smash into the rocks right below you without splashing you.
    WOW
    What lovely experience. Despite arriving on an exceptionally busy day without a booking, the seater did some rearranging and accommodated us with a table. The service was fair but considering how full the restaurant was the waiter & kitchen did exceptionally well. The food was enjoyable and perfectly complemented this amazing spot!
    They have just won Diamond in the Diners Club Wine Awards, so we certainly enjoyed their well priced and extensive menu - cant wait to go back, but I will be sure to make a booking!

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