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Quayside Cabin

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Lower Slipway New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 0752
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hermanus New Harbour offers a unique fish dining treat in confined, casual but ambiance filled restaurant. Wooden benches and tables with canvas awning and a outside toilet that no one wants to use. Hermanus is a tourist Mecca with mostly tourist prices, so when we went to the Quayside Cabin we were surprised to be treated to great service and... More 

Thank charleskilner808
Morston, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited QC our first night in Hermanus and ordered two mains - their tower of prawns and kingkilp in a mussel and prawn sauce. Not that impressed with the prawns, said to be Argentinian, but they stuck to their shells, and the kingkilp was in a somewhat sloppy sauce which drowned the chips. Staff were pleasant and ambience nice.... More 

Thank Northfolker
Cape Town
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crispy prawns is delicious, the service is fast, friendly and efficient. Good value for money with views of harbour.

Thank Sarah E
Hermanus, South Africa
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403 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always enjoyed the food at the Quayside Cabin, and the quality was just as good as usual on this occasion, when we had oyster and snails & mussels, followed by grilled hake. The food was beautifully cooked and the meal was quite substantial and very tasty. As usual, the service was friendly and efficient, and the overall experience... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are owners of a guesthouse and restaurant in Yzerfontein. We took a three day brake in Hermanus after working through the very busy festive season. My dentist, who owns a holiday home at Onrus, recommended some restaurants in the area while we were visiting. I booked a specific table on Monday for the next evening. When we got there,... More 

Thank kaijaiki
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shack provides very simple good food, e.g. posh fish & chips, tasty prawns, a very nice mousse dessert and affordable local wines.

Thank sagatourist
Surrey, England.
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162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The local fresh fish accompanied by some nice wine was the main attraction. We had Yellowtail, Kingklip and Calamari washed down by some Raka Sauvignon. Really delicious. Good friendly service. A very nice evening.

Thank LongGable
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a hidden gem, delicious fish, delicious wine and a great ambiance beside the sea.Good menu with a nice choice , cooked well. One of our favourite spots!

Thank Ann M
Montagu, South Africa
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We, at first visit, tried a platter for 4 and.......If you wish to try this, go hungry. There was nothing on the platter that was not great and also, there was mor than enough for everyone. We tried to go aging twice but one understands the limitation in size of venue and the attention to quality. Not the One and... More 

Thank FriendofGrand
Durbanville, South Africa
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

From the outside, it looks dull and plain. No aircon, but fresh sea breeze. Food and service much better than anticipated. Be warned - mostly fully booked during peak season, booking is essential. Food is excellent and portions generous. Calamari is their speciality and is highly recommended.

Thank mandi744

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Slipway New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 0752

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