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Reviewed 2 days ago

A brilliant setting for a meal, albeit a tad cold due to the season, but we were provided with blankets, which helped. The food was outstanding and the waitron very friendly & helpful.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flavour should always be celebrated & Ficks delivered. Seared Salmon, Flash Fried Calamari, Crumbed Cauliflower & delectable Almond Cake. Beyond the food the service was unparalleled, Nollen ensured that the afternoon was memorable & we truly hope that your passion for what you do is...noticed and appreciated, you are a big part of what made the experience memorable.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Dutchies, Owner at Ficks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we appreciate the positive feedback! Our service is very important to us to ensure that the whole experience is memorable

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, we were blown away by this amazing world class restuarant. Service, food, friendliness and indeed the location made us all feel proud to be S. African after being blatantly disrespected by Bientang Cave restuarant. My fur baby was also welcomed and treated like a...little princess. We will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Dutchies, Owner at Ficks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you @Protea_54 for the amazing review! We can not wait to welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Nice setting for a cocktail or sundowner, but food seems disappointing and VERY over priced. It is a public pool, so there was a group of pool with beers and loud music moving through the venue to reach the rocks. I can imagine that the...vibe will change if you a bunch of rowdy people in the public area. Still, a good place for drinks.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Great setting, relaxed dinner with family. Enjoyed the sunset while we had some cocktails and delicious food. We will visit again.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

I had this place on my wish list for so long. Finally I got round to going. Great location, great vibe, great cocktails and then it all went downhill. We had to wait after an hour for the food. The calamari was on par with...the local fish shop. However the sauce was good. Prawns were average. For the prices they were charging it really was overpriced. The view comes at a hefty price because the food was definitely not worth it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 February 2022

The weather was perfect on the day I took a friend to Ficks, and we were lucky that it wasn't as packed as the other days we had tried to go there. I ordered the Salmon Ceviche, and asked the waitress if I could have...a couple of slices of ciabatta with it. She went to check, and came back and said that I couldn't have any ciabatta, as they didn't have any bread. I pointed out that there was ciabatta on the menu for other dishes, but she was adamant that I couldn't have any! My friend eventually gave me some of her ciabatta, that had been topped with Chorizo and "onion marmalade", which was not marmalade, but poached onions! Again, the manager needs a few lessons on how to deal with customers!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

Ficks restaurant is such a vibe. Very we run. All staff were stylishly dressed in pink and white for valentines day. Food was superb, cocktails even better. The most beautiful view of the sea and the crashing waves, happy sounds all around and some good...background music. Didn't want to leave. Special mention to our amazing Waitron LovenessMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

We stopped for drinks on a Wednesday afternoon and it was lovely. Not noisy or busy at all. Would recommend. We didn’t eat but saw others being service and looked nice. Staff were very friendly

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 24 January 2022 via mobile

We had been looking forward to sundowners and snacks in a relaxing atmosphere as described and pictured on website. Unfortunately the venue is located at a public swimming area which is busy and loud on hot day. Maybe phone ahead to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Response from 603janetv | Reviewed this property |
Hermanus restaurants are often happy to have pets join their owners. For example, Burgandy restaurant in town allows pets. So does Dutchies at Grotto Beach, which of owned by the same people who own Ficks Pool. As to Ficks... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5