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La Pentola Hermanus

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“abalone” (32 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (20 reviews)
“snails” (34 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Pentola Hermanus
1. Excellent
"For an exceptional seafood experience and great views over Walker Bay,"
Robin W
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2. Outstanding dinners!
"as good as you can get. The Abalone was perfect, the best I have had"
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3. Stunning!
" We ordered the Strawberry Flambé as our desert recommended "
Marshal M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They serve the best Mediteranian lunch in town,.But I had duck at dinner, huge mistake. Had to return it since I coukdn't cut through. Rather have a steak. Book a window seating, the view is an extra bonus.

Thank Joles2013
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We ate here during the evening and the food, drinks and service were all excellent. The waitresses were so friendly and professional. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and we didn’t feel rushed despite the full tables. You must visit!

2  Thank AlannaCal
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you your review made our week !! we love it when guests have the experience we strive as a team to achieve Be Blessed!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Most of the menu choices the four of us made were from the specials board - and whether it was the avocado starter with asparagus, the fillet steak with brandy sauce (and outstanding potato croquettes),...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant came highly recommended by friends who rated this restaurant. Food was very good but the service needs some help. Waitresses not very attentive 😢 Also, ordered a Dom Pedro and it came in a glass, it was nice and thick. Had to enquire...More

1  Thank TonyD3741
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third eatout at Hermanus La Pentola and good as always. Location excellent although steep stairs can be a problem for disabled people. The best dining experience we had in Hermanus! They can add a few affordable options to their winelist though- it...More

Thank Tockus2
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I would like to point out that we have direct access from the upstairs parking where you can park virtually outside the front door with no stairs what so ever. Please on your next visit I would love to go...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner there last night and were treated to a wonderful experience that we would never forget. Arriving without any expectations every dish and item had some unique way of being prepared, all of which worked a treat. It made us...More

Thank Paradise12281925384
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and attentive service, wide and varied menu, plus inviting specials, we had a table with a view out to sea and whale watching as we ate. The sole main course was amazing and a local beer was taken to wash it down. Very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As those of us who know the original Pretoria version of this restaurant are aware, the expectations are high when one visits. We were pleasantly surprised when it not only matched, but in our estimation exceeded the benchmark set by the northern establishment. Food is...More

Thank HunterBloemfontein
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your complements being the founder of La Pentola I am really happy to hear that we did not disappoint you. I look forward to seeing you again soon at either restaurant Ciao for now Chef Shane

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nadine was very attentive and interesting.. We both had Sole, which was delicious. But the Croquette potatoes were the start of the show. The chef came out and explained how to make them!! My wife's boozy pineapple was great as well

Thank davemorley9
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend from the staff at The Marine hotel,however they need to revisit themselves. The restaurant is located on the second floor overlooking the bay. During the day it is beautiful, at dinner you cannot see anything. Go for lunch. The service was horrendous. There...More

1  Thank PlanoTravler
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for your concern for the restaurant & I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food . I stand by the fact that all our dishes are freshly prepared & can take a little time .About the night view you must...More

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December 27, 2016|
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Response from Shane S | Property representative |
Yes of course we are I have three of my own kids.I am so sorry this response took so long I dd not know of this trip adviser function .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
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La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.
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