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Bientang's Cave

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In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3454
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great setting by the Ocean, little chilly on the evenings but they offer wraps to keep you warm. Friendly efficient staff and great food, with a fabulous selection of wines on offer, would highly recommend.

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BS-Salmunster
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food good service and a wonderful setting, a great place for lunch, just watch the wine it's a long walk back up those stairs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely setting, on the rocks with a wonderful vista of Walker's bay. Before us was the ocean and just to the right a nesting flock of black oystercatchers, the thrill of watching them take off for food and return to the nest. We were unlucky to arrive before a party of 100 and were encouraged to get our food order... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a great restaurant! Really good service with an amazing view! The food was excellent too, and they were able to cater for gluten free requirements too. Will definitely be back!

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lunch reservation and managed To get a table outside at the front so we had an uninterrupted view. This is a must visit for those visiting the area. The menu has lots of fresh seafood and meat options. We just opted for a light lunch of meat platter and salad - tasty and very reasonably priced. This place... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant and had some drinks while whale watching as the whales played in the waves. The setting is indescribable. You have to see it to believe it!!!

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West Coast, Cape Town
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a family lunch here and enjoyed it very much. Great location in a cave right next to the ocean. Calamari was fantastic. Good also for sundowners or a relaxing drink.

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Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in a very nice location. A bit hidden and directly on the ocean. Very comfortable and friendly staff. The food and cocktails are great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is right on the rocks. Amazing place to sit and enjoy an excellent meal. Better to reserve to get a good table. Recommended food is the seafood platter and the kingklip. Waiters were very friendly. Definitely, a place to come again and enjoy the view.

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Plumstead, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food situated in an excellent location where you need to negotiate a few steps. Touristy so a price to pay for the pleasure. Busy over the season so wise to book and get menu upfront.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 30
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
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
Description
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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