Seafood Restaurant - Hermanus New Harbour

Quayside Cabin is a seafood restaurant at the lower slipway in Hermanus New Harbour. Specialising in sustainably sourced fish, crustaceans and molluscs, you can enjoy ocean-fresh critters prepared to perfection. If you want an authentic harbour experience, Quayside Cabin is as good as it gets. With gulls flying overhead and the colourful bustle of fishing boats, Quayside Cabin is loved by fisherfolk, pirates and the people who love them. Quayside Cabin serves everything from snoek samosas and prawns to line fish and calamari done in oh-so-many ways! Delicious seafood platters with generous portions make deciding what to eat even easier. Large groups are in for a treat with a massive 1.4-metre platter that serves six! Shiver me timbers, you have to see it to believe it! A kiddie’s menu, with petite portions of fishy favourites, is available for the little ones. Quayside Cabin is fully licensed and is perfect for private functions, with a maximum seating capacity of 65 people.

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“Where the mountains tower majestically over the glistening bay,
Where the gentle surge of the sea laps against the rocks,
Where the gulls cry and swoop over the colourful fishing boats,
In the hustle and bustle of Hermanus New Harbour,
The Quayside Cabin awaits you.”

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Quayside Cabin first opened in 2003. Over the years it has become a popular harbour restaurant destination with Hermanus locals and tourists alike. 

Herman van Tonder took ownership of Quayside Cabin in 2022, after relocating to Hermanus from Limpopo with his wife, Karlien.

Herman, who also owns Mbizi Game Lodge and Spa in Bela Bela, has had hands-on experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry since 2007. Food is his passion and creating a delicious menu with his chef, lies at the very heart of your Quayside Cabin seafood experience. 



Quayside Cabin endeavours to promote and offer guests sustainable seafood choices harvested and purchased from legal sources. This pledge is to help improve the conservation status of over-exploited seafood species.

  • Oysters - R28
  • White Bait - R75
  • Smoked Snoek Samoosas - R75
  • Garlic Snails and Mussels - R75
  • Scampi Prawns - R80
  • Crispy Calamari Tentacles - R80
  • Mussel Soup - R80 
  • Harbour Chowder - R80 (small) / R125 (large)
  • Deep Fried Calamari - R85
  • Linefish Cakes - R85
  • Thai Black Mussels - R85
  • Grilled Linefish (400g - 550g) - R220
  • Grilled Linefish Hermanus - R245
Cape Hake, Stockfish and Pickled Fish
  • Traditional Fish & Chips - R165
  • Grilled Cape Hake - R165
  • Grilled Hake Hermanus - R185
  • Cape Malay Pickled Fish - R85
  • Grilled Prawns (400g) - R295
  • Crispy Prawns (400g) - R295
  • Peri-Peri Prawn Tower (400g) - R345
Traditional Hot Pots
  • Seafood Hot Pot - R218
  • Prawn Curry Pot - R218
  • Deep Fried Calamari - R168
  • Grilled Calamari - R168
  • Grilled Kingklip - R238
  • Grilled Kingklip Hermanus - R258
  • Thai Black Mussels - R148
  • Mussels Hermanus - R148
Seafood Platters for Two, Four and Six
  • Platter (2) - R495
  • Platter (4) - R895
  • Platter (6) - R1,545
Platters for One
  • Hake & Calamari - R185
  • Grilled Line Fish & Calamari - R185
  • Hake & Prawns - R228
  • Hake, Calamari & Prawns - R260
  • Grilled Line Fish & Prawns - R235
  • Grilled Line Fish, Calamari & Prawns - R265
  • Side Salad for One - R50
  • Bowl for Two - R70
  • Bowl for Table (4 - 6) - R130
Kiddies Menu
  • Fish & Chips - R85
  • Fish Fingers & Chips - R85
  • Chips - R55
  • Ice Cream & Hot Toffee Chocolate Sauce - R65
  • Chocnut Sundae with Chocolate, Nuts & Cream - R80
  • Chef’s Choice - R80
After Dinner Drinks
  • Dom Pedro - R90
  • Irish Coffee - R90
  • Kahlue - R90
Wine List

A satisfying selection of local and international products that include:

  • Red Wine
  • White Wine
  • Rosé Wine
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Spirits
  • Liqueurs
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Please note that there is a corkage fee of R50 per bottle if you bring your own wine.

Corkage Fee
  • First 750ml Bottle / No charge (one bottle per table, must order one main meal to qualify)
  • Additional Bottles / A R50 corkage fee will be charged per bottle opened (added to the bill)
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Quayside Cabin is the perfect venue for large groups and is available for functions.

Arrange exclusive or partial venue use for:

  • Birthdays
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Year End Get-Togethers


“Quayside Cabin is the perfect little spot! After getting to know the people the restaurant has become one of my favourites in Hermanus. Amazing food and what a great team! A must-do if you are in the area. The views are awesome!”  Timothy Knight
“Quayside Cabin is one of our favourite restaurants in Hermanus. Such a quaint restaurant with great service and delicious seafood. Very relaxed atmosphere. We love it!”  Olive Notzon
“If you are looking for a good seafood place in Hermanus, then the Quayside Cabin is the place for you. They have a large selection of dishes to choose from. As we were a group of six we decided to go for the platter for six. It was definitely the right decision. Firstly it looked impressive when it arrived, and secondly, it was packed with a great selection of seafood and sides, so everyone could get a taste of everything. There was so much that we struggled to finish it all. We saw some of the smaller platters going to other tables and they also looked pretty good. The restaurant is located in the new harbour and is quite small so I definitely recommend that you make a booking, especially if you go in summer. The restaurant is decorated in a true rustic sea-cabin style and has a very energetic atmosphere and buzz. We had such a great time that I am sure we will be back there soon. This is a hidden gem, off the beaten track and a must for seafood lovers.”  Dewald Reinke
“Quayside Cabin is a hidden gem in Hermanus. The food is amazing and the service is great! We took our family from Gauteng there and had a whale of a time while the kids played. You just have to try their giant seafood platter! Value for money and delicious!”  Nelia Coetzee
“When these people say fresh, they mean it! This was one of the best-grilled cobs I have ever eaten. Quayside Cabin is small, with a cosy atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended!”  Ricardo Rossouw



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