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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
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“abalone” (31 reviews)
“sorbet” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, 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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71 - 80 of 990 reviews

Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant came recommended by friends so hopped on to TripAdvisor to checkout reviews and after having a good chuckle over the chef / owner responses to the “poor” reviews decided to book - have to love someone who “says it like it is” 😁 What...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is up 1 floor and looks over the Walker Bay. There is a specials menu and a table menu mostly fish but other food is also available. I can recommend the Salmon Sauvage starter and the Sole main course which comes with seasonal...More

Thank Mojo104
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Location superb View superb Food ok Service very average Place was 3/4 empty at 1 pm for lunch But service as so so slow

Thank Simon T
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

This spot was recommended to us and I’m so glad we managed to get a table. Firstly, the waitresses are dressed elegantly and are friendly and efficient. The food was sublime. Every mouthful was a treat and a feast of flavor. The menu is extensive...More

Thank LaraHi
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Second visit here, both at night. It has a lovely ambience, the waiting staff are always friendly and welcoming (with some of the most impressive uniforms I've seen!). My partner and I had a booking for 8:30 pm and while we were a few minutes...More

Thank Emerald212
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed eating at La Pentola in Hermanus. The view over the bay was great! We had a three course meal and everyone around the table was impressed with their choices. For starters my wife always enjoy the chocolate/chilli mushrooms. The parisian kidneys, chicken livers...More

Thank P33t
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We'd booked a day in advance and asked for a window table. We'd been told that might not be possible. On arrival we were shown to a table furthest from the windows. Our further request was curtly responded to by a clearly inexperienced young woman...More

Thank Mugsy1949
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We came to Pentol with friends for a great supper. We found the wine list extremely expensive, but the menus was very varied and the food was brilliant. Starters very pretty and tasty. The main courses were tasty and beautifully prepared. very creative deserts

Thank JulietteP_SA
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Great choice of all types of food on offer including Vegan and also Gluten free. I had Ostrich steak that although slightly over cooked was still very tender and tasty. My dessert was the Panacotta which I thought was a bit watery. However both my...More

Thank Petrani
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Good menu choice. We had steaks which were well cooked and the fillet was very tender. The ostrich steak was slightly overdone but not a major issue. Vegetables were only small portions which may not suit all. Desserts looked better than they tasted but overall...More

Thank weekteuchter
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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