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Fisherman's Cottage Restaurant

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Corner of Main and Harbour Road | Fisherman's Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3642
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Truro, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Still serving the best seafood in Hermanus, in our view. We recently visited twice in four days. The first visit was faultless, however the second time the staff were seriously over stretched but a table of 20 guests. We waited and waited, but fortunately the food was worth the delay. The seafood curry, as well as the fried calamari hit... More 

Thank Tanner321
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our evening here. We sat outside the cottage, drank some white wine and enjoyed our fish and seafood. The dishes were tasteful and freshly made. The mussels in white wine were very good as well as the fish soup

Thank Aga H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard so much about this restaurant, but found it was average. However, the ambience is lovely. I would return!

Thank CampbellBass
Kent, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed supper twice in one week at this cosy little restaurant. The staff are kept very busy but are always friendly and attentive. The fish is so fresh and perfectly cooked. It's best to book if possible as it a busy little place , but if you are prepared to wait for a table you won't be disappointed.

Thank SueE794
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this for our first night in Hermanus. The booking via the website did not work but sensibly there was a warning that no confirmation meant that the booking would not have got through, so we then emailed direct and had a very prompt response. We ate inside and started with the bowl of calamari strips for sharing -... More 

Thank Charles G
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the best restaurants in Hermanus. The menu is interesting, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the superb food made us immediately book for a second dinner.

Thank BsurreyUK
Swindon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been in SA for over ten days and having eaten at a whole range of places, I can honestly say that this establishment is poor.A chicken and mayo toastie at a fuel station was more flavoursome! Mussels in milk which should be cream was a new idea but gross! Warm local wine is also poor, an hour and 15... More 

Thank Ade T
Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went having read loads of positive reviews of their seafood. My sardines (starter) were too large (bones become an issue) and poorly cooked. The delicate flavour of Cape Salmon main was destroyed by ginger and soy sauce. The abutions are a 5 minute walk away and the restaurant was stifling hot. Worst of all was the bread. What sort... More 

Thank Capetonian123
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, nice service good food. We didn't book and it's quite small so my advice book even before you travel if it's a weekend or high season. We sat out side on a bench table, thats fine for us as it was warm.

Thank Mark E
Cowes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't booked you are lucky to get a table which tells you a lot about the quality of the food and service. Fish dishes are delightful and cooked sympathetically to bring out and accent the subtle flavours. Great beach shack atmosphere which is also comfortable.

Thank Lignumvitae77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Main and Harbour Road | Fisherman's Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3642
The Fishermans Cottage is a small and intimate restaurant set in the Old Harbour Village of Hermanus. Owners Anton,Nicole (& Sascha) and their small team, welcome their guests to experience fresh Fish and Seafood served with energy and love.A few delicious Meat and Vegetarian options are also available with a local Wine List reflecting the beautiful wines of our region. Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-15:00 and dinner Monday-Saturday from 18:00-21:30.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?