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“Love. Love. Love. ”

The Restaurant at Newton Johnson
Ranked #32 of 128 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Restaurant at Newton Johnson is an artisanal restaurant. We pride ourselves in sourcing great ingredients that stand out above the rest. Nose to tail and root to seed cooking is at the forefront of our cuisine.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing lunch experience. Firstly, the view is magnificent and the wines are Newton Johnson, more than that I don’t have to say. Newton Johnson wines are phenomenal. The differentiator for me was the personal attention and the love for the brand shown by the team.
Theo, the restaurant manager, the head chef, Ricky (I think that was his name) and the sous chef, went out of their way to give us a worldclass experience. Theo explained the different wines, the difference between the Northern and Southern vineyards, the soil, we experienced a personal, private wine tasting.
Ricky brought us an assortment of magnificent flavours that were so beautifully presented and so delicious. We believe he is a new addition to the Newton Johnson restaurant and we will definitely be back to experience his culinary magnificence.
The beauty of this wonderful lunch experience is the loyalty it has instilled in the Newton Johnson brand. We love their wines now even more than we did before. Thank you.

Thank Yanky W
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A beautiful view looking over the Hemel-en-Aarde (heaven & earth) valley and down to the sea, a modern well-appointed restauarant with a small uncluttered lunch menu - 3 starters, 3 mains & 3 desserts (incl cheese) - all fresh ingredients, especially a vegetable salad handpicked by the chef from an adjacent farm that morning, makes for quite simple yet beautifully flavoured dishes, complemented by the excellent Newton Johnson wines with friendly and attentive service - - - very good all round, a lovely venue in a special place

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Thank C2178OLdavidb
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The views, the food, the staff were excellent. We eventually got a booking and were we glad we did. The wine was to die for and in fact bought a few bottles to give to friends.

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Thank LindaMac8
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

In the Hemel en Aarde valley the Hemel is taken well care of by Newton Johnson and Creation. One wonders who takes care of the earth!
It had been two years since our last visit, and, if anything, Newton Johnson has only improved from a culinary point of view. Of course the wines are great, but creative cooking with the freshest local ingredients deserves all of 5 stars.
We were surprised to see so many guests (at lunch time) just settling for a cheese platter or a steak. As good as they are, the other menu options provide a much better opportunity to appreciate the innovative creativity of the chef and his excellent staff.
On earlier visits we noted some strained efforts to meet high expectations. Today the whole place breathes a sphere of relaxed excellence. Result: highest marks.

Thank Rene van I
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Have always loved this trip to NJ. been coming here for years under previous chefs . Seems it gets more poncy and high brow but will less substance with each chef. go the view and not the value

Thank tclondon90
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