Fishermans Cottage

4 Reviews
Seafood, South African
Phone Number 0283123642 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Friday and Saturday 12pm to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 9pm


Menu - Fisherman's Cottage Menu - Updated April 2018


R150 avg main meal
Seafood, South African
R150 avg main meal
Coffee, Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Licensed, Lunch, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Rupesh Kassen

The emphasis here is on fresh, good quality seafood – from oysters to line fish, calamari, prawns, crayfish and the rest of the crustacean family.

Fishermans soup prepared in a bouillabaisse-style with fresh mussels, fish and calamari is a comforting way to start. Crumbed bone marrow with red wine snails and onion marmalade might peak the interest of the adventurous pallet.

The lavish seafood platters are actually what you are after. Choose between the captains or deckhands platter depending on your hunger levels or budget, either way, you will not be disappointed by the quality and perfect execution of each delicate seafood element on the plate. Worth exploring is their specials board, expect items like gratinated smoked fish pie which is highly recommended or Malay beef curry for those not inclined to a fishy experience.

A perfectly executed creme brûlée, malva pudding, or English Stilton and port are some of the dessert choices.

Everything is fresh, lovingly prepared and tastes as good as it looks.

A predominantly local list of wines, varied in price and offering options from some interesting boutique farms from the valley.

Efficiency is not their strong suit but they make up for it with warm smiles and a friendly way.

Charming old fisherman's cottage decorated with the seafaring relics from the past transport you back in time. The compact space is made cosy during winter by a roaring fire and opened up during the warmer months. Its advisable to make a booking due to the size and popularity of the restaurant.

Best for...
A seafood feast with family and friends


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User reviews

4 Reviews
    Absolutely amazing, best fish and chips ever, and succulent prawns available as a side dish! Highly recommended :) It''s set off the road, in a tranquil setting under a large tree, with quiet music playing. What more could you want?
    What a gem! After looking for a good lunch time venue and following Trip Advisor, we were so surprised at this quaint little restaurant. The best fish I have ever eaten 'hands down'. After whale watching and working up an appetite in the fresh sea air, we were all (a table of 10 people) quickly seated and served very appetising meals. From the starters, particularly the Bitterballen right down to the Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Combo platters of tasty Prawns and Calamari - all the food was simply divine, well presented, good portions, great value for money and served with a smile. Lovely selection of Artisan Beers too - thanks for a lovely experience, we will definately be back again!

    Seafood soup and seafood platter were superb, the fresh line fish on the platter was excellent, service helpful and attentive. This little gem exceeded our expectations and we definitely will be back. We asked ourselves as all the other restaurants in Hermanus had amazing views, this restaurant attracted customers by having excellent food.

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