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Fisherman's Cottage

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Corner of Main and Harbour Road | Fisherman's Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3642
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Thatcham, UK
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The 2nd time we have eaten here - first was 6 years ago - and both experiences were excellent. The food is extremely good, but what marks this restaurant out above the others we have used in Hermanus is the ambience. A combination of good food (a great topic of conversation), a very relaxed atmosphere and the proximity of adjoining... More 

Thank Berkshire_tripper
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service. Delicious fresh food. We got last minute seats in the bar area as no reservation. We watched all the organised chaos and magic of the kitchen with sheer delight. Mussels were delicious. I'd happily come back here and recommend to others.

Thank Suzie K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only great service, but wonderful food at a very reasonable price. Thank you for the memorable evening. It's not the place for a fancy, white linen moment, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank KCLMinnesota
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals we've had in South Africa. Great friendly service, and a really difficult choice to decide what to order. The belly pork starter was a real star and the Malay curry and roti was mind blowingly delicious. Without a doubt will be returning.

Thank kellboy
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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284 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The great thing about the Cottage (which served exceptional food - no variations to chef's choice) is the ease of striking a conversation with a neighbouring table. Cheek by jowl, bijou whatever - you either overhear the adjacent conversation or just wade in. Anton and Nicole run a tight ship - physically and metaphorically. We shared a delicious bowl of... More 

Thank postscript65
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the place for lunch and had their seafood and beef curry dishes along with the bread starter. The bread starter had amazing dips, while the curries were fragrant without being spicy. The portions were good, and the waiter/waitress were very attentive. The ambience is also very relaxed and casual.

Thank Alfred F
Northampton, United Kingdom
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experienced a really nice lunch in a great location. Very friendly staff with a warm welcome and good food. Would go again if returning to Hermanus

Thank John S
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239 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing seafood curry and malva pudding! Gorgeous wines and lovely cottage. Thank you Jackie- you were a star at helping us!

Thank hbrWoking
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will find very Nice food and lovely people in this special old house. Fair prices. Totally worth!

Thank Ligia Z
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our table was booked for 8:30. The restaurant was emptying but that was only better for us. We ordered the breads and spreads to start and the famous fish curry and beef fillet for mains. Unfortunately our starter and mains arrived at the same time so we sent the starter back. The curry definitely lives up to expectations - it... More 

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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$22
Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?