Food & Drinks

Meditterea

Meditterea For five-star fine dining with unparalleled sea views, look no further. Their excellent fusion of South African and Mediterranean-style food is supported by a trendy vibe that’s occasionally enhanced by local celebrities who rate this among their favourite restaurants. Hours: Noon-5pm Sun; 6pm-late Mon-Sat. Main courses R150 (2 courses).

La Vierge

La Vierge The young and trendy La Vierge Restaurant offers culinary indulgence of the highest order, and memorable valley views. The restaurant may be closed on Tuesdays, but it’s still worth popping in for a cheese board outside on the deck and indulging in some of the finest wines known to humanity. The wild mushroom and parmesan risotto is heaven. Hours: Noon-3pm Wed-Mon. Dinner...

Heaven Restaurant

Heaven Restaurant Perched atop a ridge that overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, the view from this glassed-in nook is unsurpassed. The fare on offer is hearty, with a contemporary twist, so for lunch you can look forward to the likes of homemade chicken and mushroom pie or deep-fried onion on minted cream-cheese with tandoori chicken strips. Hours: Open 10am-2....

Fusion Café

With food both delicious and beautifully presented, this easy-going spot with its ample outdoor seating offers a blend of styles and tastes. Their ingredients are top-notch, and so is the service. Sit out in the sun and enjoy the liveliness of Village Square. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon, Tue; 9am-9pm Wed-Sat; 9am-8pm Sun. Main: courses R70. All major Credit Cards- are accepted.

Dutchies Restaurant

Dutchies Restaurant While your progeny play on Grotto Beach, pack in some protein with Hollandse Biefstuk at this sweet seaside joint run by Dutch owners Let Ter deeck and Edith Moerdyk. Situated right on the sand beds, the view from Dutchies lacks scenic drama, but perhaps flat is fitting for filling fare from the Low Countries. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Sat. All major Credit Cards- are accepted.

Cubaña Latino Café

With one of the best positions in town you can’t miss this Che-friendly hangout that’s always open and always happening. The sea and mountain views from their large windows complement eye-catching cocktail concoctions, while the food has the expected Latin flair, from wraps to Cuban spring rolls. Good vibes (and Cuban cigars) guaranteed. Hours: Daily: 7.30-1.00am Main...

Burgundy Restaurant

Burgundy Restaurant Burgundy has had a revamp and now focuses on easy daytime fare. Locally sourced ingredients feature on the well-balanced menu. Dig into a hearty platter, pasta or something meaty and finish with a freshly baked delight. Situated in the oldest building in Hermanus (1875) and at the hub of the town centre, this heritage site has been a landmark restaurant since 1922. Hours...

Bientang’s Cave

Bientang’s Cave Situated in a cave that was once called home by a Khoisan beachcomber called Bientang, this restaurant has a spectacular view. Sit on the wooden deck outside and watch the waves crash practically onto your plate – now that’s fresh sea- food! Dinners are by arrangement only, with the evening chill tempered by a roaring fire. Hours: 9.30am-4pm daily. Main courses R120....

Hook, Line & Sinker

Hook, Line & Sinker Atmosphere at this super-popular seafood joint complements the fantastic fare. Their fish and chips is wrapped in newspaper, and ex-diamond diver Stefan Kruger and wife Jacqi prioritise authenticity and know what they’re doing. The seafood is cooked on an open fire, which is as warm as their welcoming service. The changing chalkboard menu is small, a testament to their...

Drummond’s Arms

For a bit of the ol’ biker bar, step inside this cosy, leather-filled ode to Easy Rider. You can’t miss it: look out for the retro sign with a baboon sporting a pint. Arrive on two wheels and get a shot of sherry on the house. Their famous Biker’s Breakfast ensures that no brawls break out. Hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9am-9.30pm Sat; 9am-7pm Sun. Main Courses R55.

365 Restaurant and Coffee Shop

The hearth and down-home feel of this popular hangout are the least of its draw cards – the rotating menu always has something interesting to offer, whether it’s Thai seafood curry or marinated duck. Proprietors Sammy Schonweiss and Morné Lloyd have pioneered a winning breakfast with their crumpet towers. Hours: 5pm-late Tue-Fri; 9am-late Sat; 9am-3pm Sun. Main courses...

Via's

Via's Set in Greyton’s erstwhile general dealer store, this lovely deli eatery is quite the hotspot amongst locals, especially on Friday afternoons when the buffet table groans under the weight of proprietress / chef Via Laurie’s Mediterranean- inspired comfort creations, like Tuscan chicken and cannelini bean casserole, and lentil salad with grilled aubergines, coriander...

Savannah @ The Post House

Savannah @ The Post House This historic former post office offers light meals, which include pancakes with sweet and savoury fillings, scrummy home-made burgers and toasted sarmies. The real draw card, however, is the selection of cakes, best enjoyed in the lovely Victorian garden. Hours: Daily. 8.00am-9.00pm Main courses R65.

Peccadillo’s

Peccadillo’s Rupert and Susan Fage head up this elegant apple-green and white establishment on Greyton’s main drag. The European-inspired fare depends largely on the produce available, so the scribbles on the blackboard menu can advertise anything from chilled gazpacho to Greek lamb casserole for mains. If the dense choc-nut brownies feature for dessert, it’d be a sin not to indulge....

Oak & Vigne Cafe

Oak & Vigne Cafe You could definitely while away a whole day in the courtyard of this vibey café, sipping on Origin lattes while working your way through the comprehensive menu. Breakfast highlights include the classic Oak & Vigne fry-up, whilst lunch options encompass everything from De Vigne salads and burgers to daily quiches and pastas. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 8am-5.30pm Fri : 8am-5....