Burgundy Restaurant is situated on the cliff, overlooking the Walker Bay, offering a great selection from breakfast to Dinner.
Good food, great service, awesome experience......
This place! I mean the view is a given, but they make it even more special by the great service and super friendly staff and the food is pretty fabulous as well. I remember many many moons ago putting my hand up to do the wine deliveries to Hermanus when our delivery guys were super busy. It was an absolute treat doing the deliveries in and around town and finishing off with my last delivery & lunch at Burgundy - all in a days work I'll say. Keep going guys you are legendary in Hermanus.
Feeling famished after a long walk along the sea front, we rested our eyes on the peaceful sight of families enjoying a Sunday lunch and whale watching.
We were met by friendly faces and soon found a table on the front line under a tree with the help of a waitress who was laid back and yet efficient.
Simple but sufficient wine menu, bottle or by the glass. The menu is traditional and well balanced, but it appears that sea food is the primary interest and naturally so. Delicious looking seafood platters were being carried all around us, but we decided on fried hake and the "Banting Burger".
It did not take long for our food to arrive but it would have been worth an even longer wait. The hake was fresh and done to perfection, while the "BB" (a first for me) was a combination of every good that is savoury and the accompanying sauces were delicious too. It was such a pleasant meal that we decided to stay for coffees and continue watching the whale calf frolicking in the bay from our vantage point.
For the best breakfast in Hermanus do head down to the end of the road where the waves and views are plentiful. I had a quick break in-between work responsibilities and being from Jozi, it needed to be quick. It felt like I won the lotto and went to heaven. The ever so friendly waiter was so accommodating and fast on his feet offering substitutions for my "no-gluten please". I had the eggs Benedict - wow! From the sensational visual pleasure to the complete satisfaction and excitement of my taste buds this was one for the books. The cuppa-chino, more foam no milk was superfluous. Needles to say, my staff found me there after hours still indulging in the moment and not wanting to return to Jozi.
The Burgundy location is unbeatable, but that is all that it has got going for itself. New owners mean new very high prices. And the very rude manager Pieter Nel is still there, addressing me in Afrikaans on arrival (he knows me well and that I speak English). He refused me permission to order any food, without explanation, despite many years of sending guests to the restaurant. Not recommended.
For a restaurant in such a prime tourist spot (the best view in Hermanus), Burgundy impresses by not charging tourist prices. Great food, substantial portions - at a really good price. Plus the wine list is sourced almost entirely from wine farms in the region - a big plus.