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Harbour Rock Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Situated on the top of the cliff overlooking the bustling New Harbour in Hermanus, Harbour Rock restaurant (known simply as The Rock by locals) has the most spectacular view looking back towards the village Walker Bay. From June to December there are almost daily sightings of whales close up from Harbour Rock. Our cuisine is simple, stylish and delicious, consisting of fresh seafood, steak and delicious curries and bredies prepared by new head chef Jon Light. Our unsurpassed sushi and dim sum is prepared under the watchful eye of Louis Jiang, who is an absolute perfectionist of his art. What an awesome way to while away a couple of pleasurable hours!
US$9 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the fresh fish from a comprehensive menu. Especially enjoyed the Hake Need to book to secure a preferred time

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank westlowjack
Reviewed yesterday

At the end of the cliff walk there is this small harbor, with a great restaurant. Only the last 100 meters towards are in contrast to the path you came from and the nice place we went into. Once inside, a table with a view...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JoostF115
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've just had a really nice evening at a Harbour Rock. It is in the new harbour and at night, you might think you've lost your way and driven to an industrial area ... but it is worth persisting as this restaurant is pretty good....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DPkingston
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there twice and had superb sushi starters followed by great fish . Service great and views over the bay stunning !

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harbour rock is known as a fish and sea food restaurant. I had wonderful kingklip with lemon sauce and my husband had tasty sushi. My 5y old daughter enjoyed fish nuggets. It was a rainy day, but the view to the new harbour was still...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Päivi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When driving up there you think you are at the wrong side of the city. But it’s a really great place and they serve great food at very good prices. Nice views from the restaurant

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Markstoof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, great selection of food and drink, a great experience and so easy to get to from our hotel

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JPS6969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this wonderful place a few years ago and have enjoyed superb lunches on both days that we have stayed in Hermanus each year since. The quality and presentation of every dish we have chosen has always been outstanding. The staff are so knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kharrison85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe not the prettiest of restaurants but the food surely makes up for that! Positioned in the new harbour (not that new!) the big widows offer a splendid view of the sea and mountains behind. The food is exceptionally good especially the dim sum and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnholiday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful pub serving pizza and alcoholic beverages An amazing view from your table either outside or under cover Polite helpful staff Will return again to watch the waves and catamarans and whales

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pateann
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Dorpshuys | Reviewed this property |
Good evening Monica, Harbour Rock's menu cater for everybody. They do have also a Sushi menu. Some of their blackboard menu dishes are: calamari dishes, pork belly, hake. different salads, yellow tail, kingklip, silver fish... More
Martin W
5 November 2016|
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Response from ChristoanS | Reviewed this property |
Hi Martin W. When posting questions please try to be more specific. When you say "best hotel" do you mean best in luxury accommodation, best in value for money, or does "best" mean "cheapest" or "closest to the beach"? As... More
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