Featuring Celebrity Chef, Shane Sauvage

Chef Shane Sauvage welcomes you to La Pentola Restaurant in Hermanus. Open for lunch and dinner service, the La Pentola kitchen offers a taste adventure of international cuisine intertwined with traditional South African flavours. Imaginative daily specials are presented alongside tantalizing à la carte menu items that include fresh seafood, mature prime cuts of beef, flavourful game dishes and a decadent choice of unique desserts. A selection of vegetarian meals, salads and specially prepared recipes to meet dietary needs, are also offered as menu options. The La Pentola culinary experience comes coupled with uninterrupted views of Walker Bay that is in itself, a feast for the eyes. For larger groups, chef Sauvage suggests his popular long table at which he has hosted many happy gatherings. La Pentola is fully licensed and the wine list showcases local wines. A total of 90 diners can be seated and table reservations are advisable.

Please note that booking is essential and reservations should be made no later than 19:30 to avoid disappointment.

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Chef Shane Sauvage first opened La Pentola (Pretoria) in 1995 to rave reviews. 

After relocating to the Cape coast in 2011, chef Sauvage opened La Pentola in Hermanus. 

Both La Pentola restaurants continue to meet the needs of diners who enjoy the meaning of the name, which is, ‘a melting pot of flavours’! 


The need to create and share inspirational cuisine soon saw the release of his first book, which was followed by two more bestsellers. 

  • The Edge of Fusion 
  • Infusion 
  • Cape Fusion


  • Gourmand Award (Infusion - best international chefs book for 2009) 
  • American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006 - 2012
  • Chaines Des Rottiseurs Blazon 2001-2012
  • Wine Magazine Top Hundred Restaurants
  • RASA Top Hundred Restaurants
  • Diners Club Diamond Award Wine 


La Pentola is known for never-to-be-forgotten celebrations, making the venue perfect for functions such as:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Corporate Events 
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For more information on functions and catering options, please enquire directly at La Pentola.



“Fabulous restaurant with sea views, wonderful food and excellent service. We were made to feel so welcome and we had a lovely dinner.” James Melvill
“I thoroughly enjoyed the La Pentola experience! The menu is well thought out with daily specials available. I will be back to experience more of what this establishment has to offer.” Reza Samuels
“Great place with a good selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.” מיתר פלדמן
“Twas amazing. The food, the staff, the vibe, the ambience!” Beauty Tsana
“You know you've found a gem when the owner and executive chef is none other than Shane Sauvage who is at the helm, cooking up meals of the highest quality. A culinary experience not to be missed!” Stuart Manning



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