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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 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous food. We chose different meals from the menu and ALL were first class. Found the staff to be SO friendly, informative and just the best. Food was excellent, wish we were going again tonight!!!!

Thank Selbourne
Ladysmith, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a lovely spot with beautiful fresh seafood. I'm a sucker for the mussels always and you just can't go wrong. Local beer available. The owner and his wife have revived this very local hang out and restored it to more than it ever was! Great job

Thank Bpalmer76
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We accepted an early table (6:00 pm) so that we could eat inside the restaurant on what was a windy day. We enjoyed superb food and friendly and efficient service and enjoyed the restaurant and its ambience very much. Make sure you book in advance for dinner as people calling on spec were being turned away.

Thank John B
Hermanus, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to celebrate my birthday and looked forward to a great meal but it unfortunately turned out to be a great disappointment for both of us. The seafood curry which the waitress recommended highly was mediocre with a fairly strong "bite" to it. The grilled calamari was most certainly NOT grilled and drowned in a tomato... More 

1 Thank mostertian
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Introducing our foreign friends to typical South African dishes, Fisherman's Cottage did very well!! The smoor snoek was very good and the presentation excellent! Wonderful atmosphere, highly recommended!

Thank simon f
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small romantic fish restaurant on a great location with friendly and amazing service and warm atmosphere. The food is tasty, delicious and well priced. This restaurant is a must visit when in Hermanus and definitely we will return.

Thank briandolly098
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Saturday, 7th of Jan, my partner and I visited this resturant as locals recommended it for great fish & chips. They were absolutely correct. My hake & chips were cooked perfectly. What truly brought the experience down was that there is tension between the kitchen and a particular server. As the resturant is small we heard unfriendly bickering between... More 

Thank sshaw14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice and loved the food and the feeling of the restaurant. Great service, great foodcombo's, great atmosphere.

Thank Johanna M
Isle of Man
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous fresh food! Cooked to perfection. Mains are on the large side so make sure you are hungry before you go! The only thing is there are no toilets but there are some next door.

1 Thank Tasheb
Urk, Nederland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect service, very friendly! The food was very good, nice menu and well prepared. A very cozy restaurant!

Thank Mjonkie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Seafood, Soups
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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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. Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-15:00 and dinner Monday-Saturday from 18:00-21:30.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?