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Bientang's Cave

In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3454
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (71 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (46 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant! The views are fantastic, the food is fresh and delicious and the staff are very accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be back!

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This busy spot is worth the visit, be sure to sit outside if you can! Of course try some seafood and enjoy the view.

Thank Lea G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Bientang’s Cave twice today as our welcome the first time was very friendly and helpful. We only wanted a drink as we were not ready for a meal having not long had breakfast. This was no problem to the staff so we booked...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I ordered the pasta since I don't eat seafood and it was good. The service was a little slow and the card machine was not working when we tried to pay. But overall a wonderful lunch. What really makes this a must do in Hermanus...More

Thank Lyndsay E
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you visit Hermanus on the Cape West Coast this is a must do venue. We arrived at this well patronized venue without a booking and we received a very warm welcome. Although very busy a table was organised after a short wait. The attraction...More

Thank 789oliverh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seafood, platter for 2. Big Portion and fresh seafood. The view was spectacular and very calming to sit close to the waves. Advise to make a booking if you would like a seat next to the rocks.

Thank IlzeMoller
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Capetonian and its the 2nd time I've had lunch at Bientang's Cave. The setting is magnificent and the steps are definitely a memorable experience. However, the food was very mediocre and not what can be expected for the above-average price range. Between...More

Thank CapeTownMommy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Setting is unbelievable, but food terribly mediocre. The meze platter was very disappointing - served with pro vita biscuits.. and not cheap at all. Great place to have a glass of wine and move on..

Thank Alexander0202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place should not serve Steak. At all. The Seafood is great. But don’t trust the Land food. Not very trustworthy.

Thank jessica d
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was reasonable, but the location was stunning. You have to go, even to share a bottle of wine while enjoying the view and ambience.

Thank ivorclucas
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Response from Kirstein C | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3454
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This International award winning destination venue is the most unique restaurant setting in the world. Created out of an authentic, cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, the restaurant spills out onto the oceans rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it's surroundings is a delight to all our patrons with many returning year after year to sample the delights of Bientang's Cave. With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, this exquisite setting is heightened by the freshest seafood and an award winning wine list (Diners Club Diamond Award 2010 to 2013).And, should you be a non-seafood(ie), we offer meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes to satisfy any palate. We are also able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary requirements if pre-informed.Reservations are always advised as our location, quality of food and ambiance attract visitors from across the globe throughout the year... However, should you be passing and the aroma's drag you down our stairs, we do have a cocktail/ oyster bar where guests may enjoy a drink whilst waiting for a table.Bientang's Cave is open daily Lunch: 11:30am to 4 pm.Dinners by prior arrangement. Please note Bientang's Cave prides itself in offering large group functions, corporate events, weddings and other functions.
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