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“Location good, food ok, service brusque”
Review of Quayside Cabin

Quayside Cabin
Ranked #33 of 123 Restaurants in Hermanus
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We tried this place over season and maybe the staff were a bit more stressed than usual. The service was slow and a little offish which was a shame as the food was passable, and it is in a really nice spot. We visited at lunch time but I can imagine the sunsets are stunning.

Thank Michelle J
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This is a very unpretentious eatery and located by the starting point for whale watching trips.

Do not be put off by its basic appearance as the sea food served is well up to par.

One cannot say to much other than we thought for a lunch snack it was more than passable if you are nearby.

However, if you want a fancy restaurant, white table cloths and silver service then this is not the place for you. If you can overlook this then you will not be disappointed and we certainly were glad we stopped by.

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Thank Wacky the Wizard
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Keep on coming back for more. Amazing calamari and kingklip. The retaurant is an old shipping container transformed into a restaurant right in the harbour of Hermanus. The fish is delivered daily right from the boat. It does not get any fresher that that. Thank you to Cedrics' friendly service. The setting is simple and quaint not 5 star but the food is. Combine your whale watch experience (in whale season) together with a lovely lunch. Don't change a thing.
See you next year:)

Thank Astrid P
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our taxi driver and what a recommendation! They managed to squeeze us in on a busy Friday night and the service we received by Cedric was great. My husband and I ordered the seafood platter for two but we asked if we could substitute the calimari for something else. We were told the platter comes as advertised and we were promised that their calimari was delicious, and we were not disapointed!! Everything on the platter was amazing but it could have easily fed four!!! They also make a mean Dom Pedro, yum!!!
It is a great place for a casual night out but be warned the bathrooms are across the street in a small shack-but they are very clean!
We wish we lived closer as it was the best seafood we have ever tasted!

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Thank Beth2412
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Having spent a lovely time with my wife in Hermanus we were recommended to your restaurant I must say a lovely view and in a busy harbour I feel I have to say our waitor l though was exctremely annoing, take this butter take that butter have a extra salad have this wine only R10 more.... this is nice when done in moderation but really pal you need to give the customers some privacy. Not everyone that comes to the restaurant wants to hear your history and some would like to actually enjoy their meal with the person they come with. You have to realize we come there for the food and to relax not for company.

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Thank Vincent L
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