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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$8 - US$53
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 December 2021

I stayed for 3 nights and really loved the seafood curry! The wine list was local and fantastic, good wine pairing was on offer and I enjoyed my meals. thanks folks!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

We had the fish curry and prawn & clam linguine. Modest menu and portions, but very well executed dishes. Well done! This is what we want!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 April 2021

Food was not commensurate of the price. Service was good but didn't make up for the poor menu and drab environment

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday at Origins Restaurant at the Marine Hotel. Very friendly service, all our food was delicious ranging from the catch of the day, fish cakes and fish curries. The vegetarian options on the menu was slim. Having lunch at the Marine is a...bit of a family tradition and totally worth a visitMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

We had a spa treatment at the hotel spa and felt like a cocktail afterwards. The waiter was very polite and friendly and suggested some of their most popular cocktails. He even brought us complimentary nuts to have while we enjoyed our drinks by the...cozy fireplace.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

Lots of breakfast options, good ginger shot, great coffee, and lovely staff. We loved the breakfast so much, we went twice in four days... and didn't even stay at the hotel.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves excellent food that is a cut above anything else in Hermanus. This is the place. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented, wine was excellent and the service exceptional

Date of visit: September 2020
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at Origins, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2020

Dear ephesus1964, Thank you for your review of your dining experience at the Marine Hotel. We are delighted you so enjoyed the excellent food, wine & service. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Melissa Burns

Reviewed 13 April 2020

We had the enormous pleasure to enjoy a truly delicious and memorable meal at Origins just one week before SA went into ‘lockdown’ Highly recommended; particularly after a very disappointing lunch at another Hermanus restaurant not far from The Marine; see separate review! It was...a birthday celebration on a Monday evening; we were a party of 9 and after drinks in the spacious comfortable hotel lounge we were shown to our table in the restaurant. I had the fish cake starter which was lovely but I was very jealous of the truly delicious mussels that other guests ordered; I tasted one and regretted having having chosen the mussels at lunch which had been such a disappointment! I was not disappointed with my main choice of grilled tuna; simply delicious. The springbok fillet also looked pretty amazing and apparently was very tasty too! Dessert, wine and service were all excellent. It is when you have such an excellent and positive experience at a restaurant that it is not only easy to award an excellent rating but also to call out those restaurants - like the one we had been to for lunch on the same day - which really do deserve no better than a rating of ‘terrible’. Life is too short to eat at bad restaurants!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

We got suggestion for this restaurant like one from the best in Hermanus. We were disappointed. We had to wait too long for average food. Staff was not very friendly. Next time is better to go to Ocean basket...

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

we have stayed at marine hotel for quite some years for about fortnight in january -used to be we only ate in former Pavillion restaurant to avoid hurting feelings of friendly staff -Seafood restaurant was better but now ORIGINS is sole restaurant for lunch and...dinner although there are good snacks available at poolside /bar .Blackboard menus change daily [always starter /main /dessert ]and there is extensive menu salads /starters /mains /desserts served at lunch dinner .No problem here in ordering 2 starters[and for europeans who dont have south african appetites its good to know this! main salads are huge and even starter salads are generous -] so choose 2 eg mussels /wok fried calamari- or garden salad /beetroot goats cheese salad-there is also a full vegetarian menu plus similar vegan -fish is days catch /fish and chips [great hake]/shellfish -daily specials include oysters /free range chicken breast /whitebait /tuna tartare so a really wide choice I had loin of springbok medium rare [terrific]but food is only part of this -Florence is in charge of lunch service and Sam of dinner -both preside over as friendly well trained staff as you could find -nothing is to much trouble -have a drink in bar with unrivalled views of Walker bay and here again Sophiwu as head barman and his team cant do enough for you before you go to dinner Suggest you ask for table on seaward side[hence great views ] of Origins -if theres a table its well worth itMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Origins is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4