Burgundy Restaurant is situated inside two historic fishermen's cottages that date back to 1875.
In 1928 Miss Ethel Rubery from England bought the property and opened the Cypress Tea Garden, which she named after a big shady cypress tree that used to grow in the garden. In 1968 a fact-finding committee was formed to save the Cypress Buildings from being demolished, and this resulted in the buildings being declared a National Monument.
After being a landmark for decades, the tea garden evolved and in 1987 Tim Hamilton Russell, who pioneered Burgundy style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, took ownership and established The Burgundy Restaurant.
Today, Burgundy Restaurant is owned by Rudolf van der Berg who together with his dedicated team invites you to join them for an experience not to be missed. Chef Rudolf strives to maintain the high culinary standards and impeccable service, that locals and patrons from all over the world have come to expect.
Chef Rudolf van der Berg can often be found out-and-about, bright-and-early, sourcing fresh seafood and wholesome produce that he uses to create his delicious meals.
A first stop is at the fishmonger at Whale Coast Fisheries where the latest catch is discussed and decided on. Added to this, it can proudly be said that Valley Farmstall, is as much a part of the Burgundy Restaurant team as the kitchen staff themselves. Fresh farm produce comes directly from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, adhering to Burgundy’s mantra of colour, texture and flavour.
Breakfast and Lunch Menu
The breakfast and lunch menu includes:
For a closer look at the breakfast and lunch menu take a look here.
The evening menu includes:
For a closer look at the evening menu take a look here.
Burgundy Restaurant is available for large and small functions, and the venue offers various spaces where you can host your special event. This includes:
Or two private rooms for smaller parties:
You haven’t experienced Hermanus until you have spent a few hours relaxing with friends over a mouthwatering selection of tapas and some lavish cocktails. Throw in a fantastic view of Walker Bay where Southern Right Whales do their thing in whale season, and you have a winner.
Tapas Burgundy is Burgundy Restaurant’s little sister and can be found a few steps away from the main restaurant. This is without a doubt the perfect place to while away long lazy days and to gather with friends for vibey evenings of fun!
Find out more about Tapas Burgundy here.
“We were in a group of four celebrating my birthday and it was magical.” Esta Mostert, Google Reviews
“We enjoyed a couple of local beers and delicious fresh seafood whilst watching the sun go down over the ocean. Great spot, the outdoor area is brilliantly located, very good service with lovely friendly staff. Calamari, prawns and fish and chips were all very good.” Kathy, TripAdvisor
“The Burgundy is in such a beautiful setting and the staff are always so friendly and helpful, even if you are just there for a drink.” Julianne Trebble, Google Reviews
“A warm welcome to a cosy restaurant with a great view and wonderful atmosphere. Our waiter was exceptionally friendly and we had some great laughs with him. The food was exceptional! The portions are quite big, so you definitely won't leave hungry. Each plate of food was tasty, cooked perfectly and the attention to detail spectacular! We love this restaurant and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Hermanus.” Liana, TripAdvisor
“We had dinner here for our one night in Hermanus and were not disappointed!! Although it was dark, the sound of waves crashing and great music, while we dined on outstanding food, was memorable.” Frampy, TripAdvisor