The Hemel en Aarde area is known well for its spectacular mountain and coastal views, adventurous activities and charming small-town atmosphere. A perfect weekend away location for singles, couples and family groups alike. But there are three very important times of the day that we all want to set down our things, relax and satisfy our most human need of all. Yes, we are talking about breakfast, lunch and dinner! Luckily, Hermanus has a divine range of eating experiences for any budget and occasion. We have put together some of our favourite restaurants to cater to any budget and time of day. Consider it a local’s guide to ultimate satisfaction. Hungry yet? Lets go! In no particular order, here are our top 10 best restaurants in Hermanus and Hemel en Aarde:
What are the top 10 Best Restaurants in Hermanus and Hemel en Aarde?
First on the list we have Moltenos. Ask a resident of the area where to get massive portions for no less than R100 and they will send you sprinting in the direction of this Italian family restaurant. The atmosphere is vibrant and cozy while the seafood pizza gets an honourable mention!
2. Biga Artisan Bakery Cafe
In the mood for something sweet? Head to Biga Artisan Bakery Café in the Hemel en Aarde area. Their speciality is wood fired artisan bread, pastries, cakes and brownies to die for! Breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in their outdoor garden is recommended.
3. Lizette’s Kitchen Bar & Restaurant
Lizettes Kitchen Bar & Restaurant is the contemporary asian gem of Voelklip. This charming farmhouse location is perfect for tapas style meals that promises a fusion of culture and flavour at fairly reasonable prices. Enjoy the fabulous mountain view and sip on a wide selection of beers and wines.
4. Betty Blue Bistro
Betty Blue Bistro is another local favourite located in central Hermanus. This fresh roadside eatery is known for its delicious pancakes and generous breakfast and lunch portions. You can also find a variety of veggie and fruit juices for an awesome health kick!
5. Fick’s Pool
If you want to get close to the water for some sundowners and 360 degree views, look no further than Fick’s Pool. The fact that this stunning restaurant is practically on the ocean means it does get a bit breezy! Make sure to bring a warm jacket, or ask for a blanket upon arrival. Enjoy a lavish lunch or dinner that is slightly pricey, but the beautiful atmosphere and sound of the waves makes it well worth the extra buck!
6. Rossi’s Italian
With a banting pizza that has received rave reviews and many returning customers, Rossi’s Italian is a household name in Hermanus that has been around since 1985. Boasting authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality, traditional wood burning pizza ovens and a stunning view of the Overberg mountains. Feast on wood fired pizzas, saucy pasta dishes, baked line fish, spare ribs and more!
Dutchies! Head to this popular beach restaurant after a morning in the sun and be spoilt for choice. They specialise in freshly prepared sushi and seafood as well as a few authentic Dutch treats. The ‘bitterballen’ is not to be missed. This restaurant is a perfect location for any weather with airy outdoor seating and a cosy fireplace inside.
8. Burgunday Restaurant
If you are looking for that extra special something, it’s Burgundy Restaurant. Fantastic location? Check! Attention to details? Check! Magnificent meals? Yes! You are promised only the best hospitality and farm-sourced produce from the Hemel en Aarde Valley. Burgundy, adheres to its mantra of ‘colour, texture and flavour by creating the most from each delightfully fresh ingredient.’ Perfect for a romantic evening!
9. La Vierge
La vierge is where you will truly understand the reason for naming this area ‘heaven and earth’. Nestled in the picturesque Hemel en Aarde valley, this wine estate is the perfect way to spend an afternoon and evening with friends and family. On the estate you can visit the wine cellar, the tasting room and the restaurant, where there is a delectable array of dishes that pair almost too perfectly with their selection of wines. The famous ‘ultimate onion’ is continuously raved about!
10. La Pentola
La Pentola – a seafront international cuisine restaurant with panoramic views of the Walker Bay area. Since 1995, La Pentola has been a leader on the South African culinary frontier. The restaurant offers fresh seafood caught daily, exotic game dishes, and exciting vegetarian options as well! Definitely an experience you will never forget. This spot is an absolute treat for special occasions.