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The Restaurant at Newton Johnson

R320 Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7201, South Africa
+27 21 200 2148
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sirloin” (9 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
R320 Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7201, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing lunch experience. Firstly, the view is magnificent and the wines are Newton Johnson, more than that I don’t have to say. Newton Johnson wines are phenomenal. The differentiator for me was the personal attention and the love for the brand shown by...More

Thank Yanky W
Reviewed 19 March 2018

A beautiful view looking over the Hemel-en-Aarde (heaven & earth) valley and down to the sea, a modern well-appointed restauarant with a small uncluttered lunch menu - 3 starters, 3 mains & 3 desserts (incl cheese) - all fresh ingredients, especially a vegetable salad handpicked...More

Thank C2178OLdavidb
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The views, the food, the staff were excellent. We eventually got a booking and were we glad we did. The wine was to die for and in fact bought a few bottles to give to friends.

Thank LindaMac8
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

In the Hemel en Aarde valley the Hemel is taken well care of by Newton Johnson and Creation. One wonders who takes care of the earth! It had been two years since our last visit, and, if anything, Newton Johnson has only improved from a...More

Thank Rene van I
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Have always loved this trip to NJ. been coming here for years under previous chefs . Seems it gets more poncy and high brow but will less substance with each chef. go the view and not the value

Thank tclondon90
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Sometimes it’s not all about the food - we’ve had a long relationship with this restaurant having visited each year for the last four or five years. Rik the current head chef was previously working under Eric Bulpitt who has moved to Faber. He brings...More

Thank TodgeProvence_France
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We cycled from Hermanus and I was determined to get there! The cycle ride was amazing, an incredibly beautiful valley and when we finally climbed up the long steep drive to Newton Johnson it was worth the effort for the view. The welcome and service...More

Thank drjudymwhite
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stunning location, with a view right down the valley. The food is good, the wine even better. Also has a private (scenic) room for private group wine tastings.

Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner and had a 5 course meal. The meal presentation was superb. The views are also stunning. Keep up the good job Ricky.

1  Thank Mahluli T
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The location as such is stunning, overlooking the entire Hemel en Aarde Valley. The wines are excellent, and the restaurant can keep up with the high expectations. Everything served was perfect.

1  Thank BernhardZurich
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R320 Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7201, South Africa (Formerly Heaven)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 2148
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The Restaurant at Newton Johnson is an artisanal restaurant. We pride ourselves in sourcing great ingredients that stand out above the rest. Nose to tail and root to seed cooking is at the forefront of our cuisine.
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