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Bientang's Cave

In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3454
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (67 reviews)
“calamari” (45 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a leisurely seafood lunch this past weekend. We literally sat on the rocks, and the service was very good. The good was well prepared and delivered very fast. The wines and cocktails selection was brilliant too, and the kids had a great time...More

Thank Mich H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous location being down by the sea. We asked if it was ok to just have a drink - the drinks and food menus were then provided. We were then totally ignored and so we left pretty disappointed.

Thank ian_gayward
SylviaTaylor, Owner at Bientang's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear ian Thank you for your review and bringing your experience to our attention. Do you recall who seated you and who your waitron was?

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience at Bientang's cave. It's such a cute setting with a nice story behind the cave. We thought the prices were going to be sky high due tp the seaside location and a tourist trap but they were very reasonable. Staff...More

Thank KaylaWoodhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view for cocktails right on the ocean, but make sure you do t have any elderly people with you as those stairs demand good legs.

Thank LouiseMcHe
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we did not have any whale sightings, this is really one of themost uniquely beautiful places I have been to. We booked for an early dinner, which in hingsight should have been late lunch instead to make better use of time and daylight. It...More

Thank Yogeshn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing setting but food overrated and expensive. Service slow but friendly. Coffee not worth it. Enjoy the whales!

Thank Andries V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the setting is stunning, the attitude of the staff was terrible - not friendly and one even throwing rocks at the seagulls

Thank Louis V
Reviewed 1 week ago

very peculiar cave , well furnished and a place to be, fantastic choice in food and wines. directly on seafront and see whakes play 100 meters away from you. Good friendly staff and fantastic experience.

Thank Fred6532
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandy,Rob and Myself stopped in on Bientang's Cave for a couple of drinks and an afternoon snack. Sitting in the lower tier with the waves just splashing below was a great feeling. The service was good as well. We received our drinks promptly and orderd...More

Thank Timmo690
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice place in a cave with an fabulous view. If you have a table downstairs you have to look for the waves otherwise the shower is included. Food, service and the view are fantastic

Thank Mats08
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3454
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This International award winning destination venue is the most unique restaurant setting in the world. Created out of an authentic, cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, the restaurant spills out onto the oceans rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it's surroundings is a delight to all our patrons with many returning year after year to sample the delights of Bientang's Cave. With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, this exquisite setting is heightened by the freshest seafood and an award winning wine list (Diners Club Diamond Award 2010 to 2013).And, should you be a non-seafood(ie), we offer meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes to satisfy any palate. We are also able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary requirements if pre-informed.Reservations are always advised as our location, quality of food and ambiance attract visitors from across the globe throughout the year... However, should you be passing and the aroma's drag you down our stairs, we do have a cocktail/ oyster bar where guests may enjoy a drink whilst waiting for a table.Bientang's Cave is open daily Lunch: 11:30am to 4 pm.Dinners by prior arrangement. Please note Bientang's Cave prides itself in offering large group functions, corporate events, weddings and other functions.
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