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Origins

Marine Drive | The Marine Hotel, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1000
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good25%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sole” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“great tapas” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Marine Drive | The Marine Hotel, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

extensive menu with a choice for everyone, the personnel is professional and friendly, and the served meals were delicious !

Thank Anthony D
TheMarineteam, General Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Anthony D, We are delighted to hear that you so enjoyed your recent meal with us at Origins Restaurant Looking forward to welcoming you back in the to distant future. Warmest regards Jo General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten hereany times over the years. The restaurant has morphed from the Seafood to Origins but most of the staff are the same and still give exemplary service. Food was excellent even though `I miss the Walker Bay sole!

Thank steveclarke123
TheMarineteam, Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear steveclarke123, Thank you for your review of your recent experience in Origins. We are delighted to hear that you still enjoy the restaurant after it's changes. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Origins soon. Warm regards, Melissa Burns Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the restaurant of the Marine Hotel. For lunch or an early evening dinner make sure to book a table with a good sea view as there are spectacular views from the cliff top hotel. Food is well cooked using good (mainly local) ingredients...More

Thank David S
TheMarineteam, Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David S, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent visit to Origins Restaurant. We are delighted to hear you so enjoyed your dining experience with us. The Fish Cakes & Hake are two of our most popular dishes, great choice !! We...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Origins restaurant is in the wonderful Marine Hotel. The menu looked wonderful. The triple cooked chips made us think of Heston Blumenthal's crispy deliciousness. The service was enthusiastic but rough around the edges. The food may have been precooked or cater packed. I ordered prawns...More

1  Thank Johann W
TheMarineteam, General Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Johann W, We are sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at Origins Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback regarding your meal which has been addressed with our Kitchen Team. We hope that you will return to try out our new Origins Menu that went...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Small restaurant in hotel. Concept is interesting - almost everything, including the wine, is local. Only a few diners when we had dinner there. Service was timely and polite. We liked all the dishes, especially the fish.

Thank Arthur S
TheMarineteam, General Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Arthur S, Thank you for your fabulous review of your recent dining experience in our Origins Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Jo

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Pros: - bistro style open plan kitchen - stylish interiors - service was friendly and attentive - great tapas to start - the dessert (apple tarte) was a highlight Cons: - the mains were quite uninspiring (grilled fish and the mosambique prawns) - they served...More

Thank Kinski T
TheMarineteam, General Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Kinski T, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, I am so sorry of your disappointing experience. We will certainly look into your feedback and will endeavor to find solutions for the issues that you have raised. Warm regards, Jo Massie

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived, were seated and we waited and waited. Ignored by the staff who seemed to be disorganized. No information regarding the style of food or recommended dishes or wine were offered. We finally called Letitia over who was most friendly and helpful without any support...More

Thank AlisonMac2015
TheMarineteam, General Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear AlisonMac2015, Thank you for taking time to give us your valued feedback. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at Origins Restaurant, and would like to assure you that these issues are being addressed. It is good to know that you...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Big fuss for run off the mill restaurant, 3 occupied tables and waitress could not find time to make us feel welcome. Curry venison was so salted a spoon could float on it. Extractor fan loudest ever and music terrible. Sorry for this and that...More

Thank Anne-Catherine D
TheMarineteam, Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Anne-Catherine D, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Origins Restaurant. I am disappointed to read of your dining experience, we do make all our diners feel welcome at all times and I am sorry that this was not the case...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Tapas were great. The sirloin steak was tender and juicy. Excellent fish curry. Great service. A definite must!More

Thank eleonoramatthey
TheMarineteam, Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Eleonoramatthey, Thank you for your feedback of your dining experience in Origins Restaurant. Our Tapas are indeed very popular as well as our Fish Curry, we are delighted you enjoyed our food. We look forward in welcoming you back !! Warm regards, Melissa Burns...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Had a superb meal here. The service was absolutely fantastic. I am usually quite critical however the seafood curry was to die for. You could see the chefs preparing the food and they obviously take a huge pride in serving wonderful food...... my 11year old...More

Thank Barbados0506
TheMarineteam, Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Barbados0506, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience in our Origins Restaurant. We do have some delectable dishes on our menu, the Fish Curry being one of our top sellers. Warm regards, Melissa Burns Assistant General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$57
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Drive | The Marine Hotel, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1000
  • E-mail
Description
At Origins we look back to look forward. We look back to our beginning: The Khoisan, our First People, to tell a story of our region’s culture, cuisine and ingredients, to run a restaurant that’s fueled by the joy of sharing fine, local food and drink. Chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Grant Parker search out indigenous and endemic produce, to create menus that explore a history of flavour.
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