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The Harbour Rock

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Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
+27 28 312 2920
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Somerset West, South Africa
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This must now be the 5th or 6th time that we as a family, had dinner at the restaurant, the evening before Christmas..and we were not once disappointed. The restaurant, has the best view over the ocean you can wish for. The service is always good and the food excellent. This year was no exception. Myself, my wife and my... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Prawns "flowery", fries too soft and cold, sole crispy on one side soft on other side. Worst place we've eaten at for a very long time

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Thank Gerard S
London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And that was the highlight of it The view across the bay spectacular especially on a windy evening as the waves crashed against the rocks Food simply uninspiring indeed very ordinary Mussels in a watery cream soup Little flavour A small sole not exactly bursting with freshness soggy chips and pre packaged veg mix Busy however so service was hit... More 

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riyadh
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food well prepared and some fish dishes appreciated by our overseas friends at our table! Made a booking for specific table, on arrival booking was totally wrong...incorrect carry over from one page to the other! Get the feeling this restaurant favour their regulars!! Enjoyed the meal, but not very exciting!

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Paarl, South Africa
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner with friends and had a lovely time. The barman was friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent I had "fish and chips" and it was really good - a large piece of fish freshly cooked "melt in the mouth" and chips crispy but soft inside

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Thank Bob i
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are great. Never felt rushed when we wanted a bit longer to decide on what to eat. We dined on the 26th and after the disappointment of the previous day at another local restaurant, Harbour Rock was a real pleasure experience. We chose from the specials board. I had a limb curry that was simply delicious. My... More 

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Thank Graham S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ex-South African Friends visiting from Australia wanted a place to meet and catch up, somewhere we could Kuier over a long leisurely lunch. Checking the weather forecast showed it was going to be a cool cloudy day, somewhere inside was in order so we settled on Harbour Rock. The drive in passed the township then into the Industrial fishing side... More 

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Worcester, South Africa
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Hermanus. Some of the best views, and really a nice place for couples and groups. Everything is very good. Newton Johnson's wines go with everything. To renovate the inside won't be a bad idea, and to level the crayfish/oyster tank 😂😂😂.

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Thank LouisGroen
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner ,Great wines & sushi excellent. Vegetarian Curry wouldn't go back for it. Irish Coffee awful. Sevice good

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff, who will rearrange meals to suit you. The food is very tasty and the view of the harbour is really special

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 2920

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