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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 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can compete with best of other restaurants in Hermanus. Service was good. The food was the best we've had thusfar. The bouillabaisse was great, so was the prawns, calamari and fresh fresh hake! Well done and keep it up so that we can come back time after time.

Thank Willie v
The Hague, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We simply loved this place! we bumped into it while trying to decide where to eat and it took us two tries to get a table but it was completely worth it (certainly make a reservation to make sure you get a table!). It's a cozy place with great service and even better food! we loved the fish tartar that... More 

Thank Korphe
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided that, because we in Hermanus for only one night, we will have seafood. We asked 4 different spots in town and all pointed us in this direction. We shared a seafood platter for one. Food was fresh as if it just came out of the sea. Service excellent. We had no booking but they found us a table.... More 

Thank Jacques H
Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When asked the locals where is the best place to eat seafood, everyone pointed at the Fisherman's cottage. Do try the fisherman's soup! Lovely fragrant soup with fish, calamari and mussels served with aioli bread My husband had a special of grilled yellowtail served on a bed of creamy mussel pasta. Delish! The ambience is of a perfect little coastal... More 

Thank NatieJ
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Each time we visit this little restaurant it really does remind us of being in Cornwall in the U.K. We just love the setting with its relaxed, friendly and cosy atmosphere. The menu is excellent with a blackboard of specials too, offering a wonderful variety of fish, meat and vegetarian options with a good wine list. Portion sizes are generous.... More 

Thank BURTONWiltshire
Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

very friendly staff, good Food, everything freshly prepared, interesting old building with a history, nice experience,

Thank Burkhard M
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

When you visit a town with such a beautiful old harbour and such incredible views the question of a great fish meal will invariably come up. Look no further than this wonderfully authentic restaurant. It is quaint, but it packs a great punch. I love the lightly dusted hake ( so often destroyed by too much batter) and the brilliantly... More 

Thank Leonard A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Really nice restaurant in Hermanus. Top quality chef who puts his soul into the cooking. Food rather better than 'Bib Gourmand' in Europe. Prices very good value. The wine list is decent rather than brilliant but if you've been wine tasting good to take advantage of the option to bring your own bottle and pay R40 corkage.

Thank Douglas M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Being 5 of us in the part we all ate a different maincourse . nobody was disappointed . Great prawns

Thank Julian T
Newark, nottingham
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Came here to eat as I was really looking forward to having mussels, was disappointed to find out you couldn't have any mussels as a starter or main, only if you were having a platter as they had low stock. Food was good but steak was over cooked. After eating and drinking and paying the bill , my husband and... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.
Monday and Tuesdays- Dinner Only (18:00-21:00)
Wednesday - Saturday Lunch (12:00-15:00)and Dinner (18:00-21:00)
Sunday - Lunch Only (12:00-15:00)

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