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.
A seafood feast with family and friends
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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.