Places to Eat in Hermanus

The sheer number and variety of places to drink and dine in Hermanus is a reflection of the leisurely, holiday lifestyle that the seaside resort offers. From sushi to steak, coffee shops to five-star restaurants and classical dining to something more relaxed, Hermanus has something for every taste and pocket.

First time visitors tend to gravitate towards the seafront area in the centre of town where there is a collection of sidewalk cafes, restaurants, pub 'n grills and coffee shops offering a view of the bay. This position allows one to take in the seaside view and people walking along the promenade in search of the whales. The flavours range from typical South African to Mexican and Italian. 

While the seafront is a lively and festive location that comes highly recommended, don’t forget about the restaurants and coffee shops set further back. Restaurants in residential areas have excellent service and superb food to constantly attract their regular customers. Lunches and tea-time treats are particularly well catered for in the central part of town with value-for-money fresh, seasonal food presented daily. It is perfect for a quick snack on the go or leisurely sit-down.

Seafood is a Hermanus speciality and there are many options from some well-known franchises to several cosy, rustic eateries. Most restaurants will offer a line-fish of the day, the fresh daily catch, mussels, calamari and prawns. 

Restaurants close to the Old and New Harbour offer a variety of food with daily specials, seafood and contemporary cuisine to satisfy your palate. Best of all, there are incredible views and outstanding service.

Between town and the Hemel-en-Aarde Village there are some excellent steak houses, mouth-watering pizza palces, restaurants with airy garden courtyards and casual fare. Simply let the tantalising aromas seduce your senses and induce your appetite. 

During the day the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley adds another dimension to dining where one can indulge in food and wine pairings, picnics and exquisite lunches on various wine farms. The wine is renowned in the area and you can swirl your glass to an enchanting view of the valley. What a way to while away the day!

For the classical dining experience in Hermanus there are hotels that offer restaurants with outstanding menus and an extensive wine list. Otherwise for a more relaxed feel to suit the holiday vibes there are informal restaurants with phenomenal seafood platters and some modern, edgy ones for a little something different. There is normally a great selection of fantastic local wines due to the lush vineyards that occupy the surrounding area. There are two Saturday morning food markets that provide the most delicious home-made eats, preserves, fresh produce and cakes. 

The good food and wine is constantly flowing in Hermanus. Nothing quite says your on holiday like a full belly and tantalising flavours that linger even after the meal is finished.

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Exceptional views over the New Harbour, sensational Sushi, Tantalising Thai and Perfect Pizza's

Situated on the estuary of the Onrus river with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and Overberg. Delicious food and wine to enjoy in the sunshine.

Rossi's is a reasonably priced, family restaurant with a lively, friendly atmosphere, excellent food, great service and outstanding value.

Facilities: - Secure parking - Outside seating - Functions - Open 7 days a week

High quality food and great service, teamed with a relaxed atmosphere. Col'Cacchio pizzeria is a family friendly environment which allows everyone to enjoy bein...

We serve breakfast, burgers, toasties, salads and pizza which we prepare in our pizza oven. Our home baked pies are a treat and you will definitely a winner.

Nepali offers a coffee shop, craft shop and a clean contemporary self catering cottage.

Scrumptious food, excellent coffee and slightly eccentric decor.

Freshly coffee brewed daily along with our special baked goods.

You can choose to dine in a relaxed and fun-filled environment either in our quaint courtyard, wine bar or in our restaurant.

Warm ambiance and lovely view, Best drink prices in town.

Fried chicken take aways.

A small Saturday market with a lot of soul. Where good friends meet, hug and eat.

Please contact us for Table Reservations, Group booking, Events Private Functions.

The Class Room offers a weekly Traditional Sunday Roast. Guests can opt for a 1, 2 or 3-course dining experience with seating in our casual school room, our for...

Plaas atmosfeer op sy lekkerste.

Traditional home-made Italian style ice cream.

Coffee shop & daytime restaurant. Stunning views of bay & whales from your table.

We are a small, cosy coffee shop that offers an interesting selection of gifts to browse while enjoying a freshly ground Java

Humble beginnings.. from serving coffee to our neighbours to serving great coffee to you.

Located inside Fruit & Veg City we have a quaint coffee shop serving light meals with tea or coffee.

The freshest of coffee brewed daily along with scrumptious light meals.

Good coffee, delicious scrambled eggs or try the famous Eatery Benedict. Our lunch-menu is rustic fresh honest cooking. You can also visit our foodshop.

Fresh & healthy juices & smoothies along with freshly baked goods.

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, our restaurant serves delicious fresh meals suitable for adults and children alike.

The place to be in Hermanus

Mustangs Seafood and Grill is a popular saloon-type restaurant and pub with a casual and friendly atmosphere. The regular specials occasionally change and are d...

Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Take Out and Outdoor Seating.

Perched above the magnificent village of Onrus, and flanked by majestic mountains, our TIPPLES ONRUS branch boasts panoramic views of the flamingo filled lake a...

TIPPLES HERMANUS, the birthplace of the TIPPLES brand is nestled in the heart of Hermanus. There is an ambience here which will be hard to find anywhere else.

Delicious seafood, superb sushi and perfect grills; that’s what makes us the best restaurant in Hermanus.

We offer a fusion of local and international taste sensation.

With our combined experience in the hospitality industry and love for entertaining; guests are guaranteed to experience honest food, prepared and served with en...

The perfect destination for breakfasts, lunch and brunch in Hermanus.

Simple dining room of a long-standing chain with a menu of burgers, mixed grills or fish 'n' chips.

Situated in the most beautiful Coastal town of Hermanus, the whale coast and just over one hours drive from Cape Town.

Serving the best pizza in hermanus!

Nothing warms you up, cheers you up, or gives you the energy to get through these long winter days, more than a hearty home cooked lunch. You can enjoy a range ...

Welcome to Ocean Basket, South Africa's most loved seafood restaurant

The real Belgian "whale size" waffles & pancakes - home made vanilla ice cream - heavenly milkshakes. (waffles are sugarfree - glutenfree waffles available)

The restaurant is located in an authentic fisherman’s cottage overlooking the renowned whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Complete with sandstone walls and o...

Cocos restaurant’s island inspired decor, extends from the sealed concrete and wooden floors to the cane chairs, the beaded lights and up to the chickens that...

Fusion Cafe Hermanus - Soak up the most amazing view over the old historic harbour of Hermanus.

Bite 2 Eat is in a great location with an outdoor seating area overlooking the ocean and the Hermanus Old Harbour. It is a great place to stop for a quick bite ...

Most people visiting The Burgundy, on the very edge of the bay and only a few metres away from Hermanus's historic old harbour, always come back.

The Harbour Rock restaurant – known to the locals as simply The Rock – is situated on the top of the cliff overlooking the bustling Hermanus harbour.

Caffè Blu serves a big range of espresso based drinks.

Fresh, local ingredients prepared with passion and served with a warm welcome are the foundation of this popular rendezvous in Hermanus, South Africa.

At Simply Asia we’re proud to offer a unique Thai dining experience, with food prepared by authentic Thai chefs from the Land of Smiles and a menu packed full...

With warm Italian hospitality we invite you to come and taste great Italian cuisine in Hermanus.

Authentic Portuguese restaurant and take-aways in Hermanus. Flame grilled Portuguese food.

International fusion cuisine.

Now on with the show, contemplate, choose, order, relax and enjoy your experience at the Bella@Onrus.

The owner, Petri Hendriksz, also co-owner of Fusion, has created a restaurant where he wants to focus on the local market in Hermanus. His menu caters for lunch...

We specialize in baking fresh Artisan Breads.

The menu offers various types of coffees and hot drinks.

Serving delicious breakfasts and light lunches and a selection of delectable bakes.

Overlooking the cliffs of Hermanus and surrounds, The Pavilion honours the bountiful Overberg region. As with all of the restaurants under the umbrella of The C...

The more playful counterpart to SeaFood at The Plettenberg, SeaFood at The Marine offers diners a contemporary, fresh approach to seafood, all the while incorpo...

The restaurant at Harbour House Hotel is named in honour of the local fishing legend, Bill Selkirk.

Restaurant on Grotto Beach

Creation strives to reward the lover of fine wines.

Debonairs Pizza is the leading pizza restaurant in Africa. It was established in 1991 by two university students, one being Craig McKenzie, who operated from a ...

Its finger licking good.

Flame grilled, it just tastes better.

Strictly halaal served food and take aways.

The best seafood take aways.

The best seafood take aways.

Its finger licking good.

Most amazing Pies and Cakes and not forgetting the famously delicious Cheese Cake.

Exceptional views over the New Harbour, sensational Sushi, Tantalising Thai and Perfect Pizza's

Situated on the estuary of the Onrus river with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and Overberg. Delicious food and wine to enjoy in the sunshine.

Rossi's is a reasonably priced, family restaurant with a lively, friendly atmosphere, excellent food, great service and outstanding value.

Facilities: - Secure parking - Outside seating - Functions - Open 7 days a week

High quality food and great service, teamed with a relaxed atmosphere. Col'Cacchio pizzeria is a family friendly environment which allows everyone to enjoy bein...

We serve breakfast, burgers, toasties, salads and pizza which we prepare in our pizza oven. Our home baked pies are a treat and you will definitely a winner.

Nepali offers a coffee shop, craft shop and a clean contemporary self catering cottage.

Scrumptious food, excellent coffee and slightly eccentric decor.

Freshly coffee brewed daily along with our special baked goods.

You can choose to dine in a relaxed and fun-filled environment either in our quaint courtyard, wine bar or in our restaurant.

Warm ambiance and lovely view, Best drink prices in town.

Fried chicken take aways.

A small Saturday market with a lot of soul. Where good friends meet, hug and eat.

Please contact us for Table Reservations, Group booking, Events Private Functions.

The Class Room offers a weekly Traditional Sunday Roast. Guests can opt for a 1, 2 or 3-course dining experience with seating in our casual school room, our for...

Plaas atmosfeer op sy lekkerste.

Traditional home-made Italian style ice cream.

Coffee shop & daytime restaurant. Stunning views of bay & whales from your table.

We are a small, cosy coffee shop that offers an interesting selection of gifts to browse while enjoying a freshly ground Java

Humble beginnings.. from serving coffee to our neighbours to serving great coffee to you.

Located inside Fruit & Veg City we have a quaint coffee shop serving light meals with tea or coffee.

The freshest of coffee brewed daily along with scrumptious light meals.

Good coffee, delicious scrambled eggs or try the famous Eatery Benedict. Our lunch-menu is rustic fresh honest cooking. You can also visit our foodshop.

Fresh & healthy juices & smoothies along with freshly baked goods.

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, our restaurant serves delicious fresh meals suitable for adults and children alike.

The place to be in Hermanus

Mustangs Seafood and Grill is a popular saloon-type restaurant and pub with a casual and friendly atmosphere. The regular specials occasionally change and are d...

Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Take Out and Outdoor Seating.

Perched above the magnificent village of Onrus, and flanked by majestic mountains, our TIPPLES ONRUS branch boasts panoramic views of the flamingo filled lake a...

TIPPLES HERMANUS, the birthplace of the TIPPLES brand is nestled in the heart of Hermanus. There is an ambience here which will be hard to find anywhere else.

Delicious seafood, superb sushi and perfect grills; that’s what makes us the best restaurant in Hermanus.

We offer a fusion of local and international taste sensation.

With our combined experience in the hospitality industry and love for entertaining; guests are guaranteed to experience honest food, prepared and served with en...

The perfect destination for breakfasts, lunch and brunch in Hermanus.

Simple dining room of a long-standing chain with a menu of burgers, mixed grills or fish 'n' chips.

Situated in the most beautiful Coastal town of Hermanus, the whale coast and just over one hours drive from Cape Town.

Serving the best pizza in hermanus!

Nothing warms you up, cheers you up, or gives you the energy to get through these long winter days, more than a hearty home cooked lunch. You can enjoy a range ...

Welcome to Ocean Basket, South Africa's most loved seafood restaurant

The real Belgian "whale size" waffles & pancakes - home made vanilla ice cream - heavenly milkshakes. (waffles are sugarfree - glutenfree waffles available)

The restaurant is located in an authentic fisherman’s cottage overlooking the renowned whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Complete with sandstone walls and o...

Cocos restaurant’s island inspired decor, extends from the sealed concrete and wooden floors to the cane chairs, the beaded lights and up to the chickens that...

Fusion Cafe Hermanus - Soak up the most amazing view over the old historic harbour of Hermanus.

Bite 2 Eat is in a great location with an outdoor seating area overlooking the ocean and the Hermanus Old Harbour. It is a great place to stop for a quick bite ...

Most people visiting The Burgundy, on the very edge of the bay and only a few metres away from Hermanus's historic old harbour, always come back.

The Harbour Rock restaurant – known to the locals as simply The Rock – is situated on the top of the cliff overlooking the bustling Hermanus harbour.

Caffè Blu serves a big range of espresso based drinks.

Fresh, local ingredients prepared with passion and served with a warm welcome are the foundation of this popular rendezvous in Hermanus, South Africa.

At Simply Asia we’re proud to offer a unique Thai dining experience, with food prepared by authentic Thai chefs from the Land of Smiles and a menu packed full...

With warm Italian hospitality we invite you to come and taste great Italian cuisine in Hermanus.

Authentic Portuguese restaurant and take-aways in Hermanus. Flame grilled Portuguese food.

International fusion cuisine.

Now on with the show, contemplate, choose, order, relax and enjoy your experience at the Bella@Onrus.

The owner, Petri Hendriksz, also co-owner of Fusion, has created a restaurant where he wants to focus on the local market in Hermanus. His menu caters for lunch...

We specialize in baking fresh Artisan Breads.

The menu offers various types of coffees and hot drinks.

Serving delicious breakfasts and light lunches and a selection of delectable bakes.

Overlooking the cliffs of Hermanus and surrounds, The Pavilion honours the bountiful Overberg region. As with all of the restaurants under the umbrella of The C...

The more playful counterpart to SeaFood at The Plettenberg, SeaFood at The Marine offers diners a contemporary, fresh approach to seafood, all the while incorpo...

The restaurant at Harbour House Hotel is named in honour of the local fishing legend, Bill Selkirk.

Restaurant on Grotto Beach

Creation strives to reward the lover of fine wines.

Debonairs Pizza is the leading pizza restaurant in Africa. It was established in 1991 by two university students, one being Craig McKenzie, who operated from a ...

Its finger licking good.

Flame grilled, it just tastes better.

Strictly halaal served food and take aways.

The best seafood take aways.

The best seafood take aways.

Its finger licking good.

Most amazing Pies and Cakes and not forgetting the famously delicious Cheese Cake.