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The Harbour Rock

Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 2920
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (175 reviews)
“prawns” (53 reviews)
“chowder” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 788 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's unfortunate when a fine eating and drinking establishment diminishes the efforts and output of its kitchen and wait staff with inexplicable policies that irritate guests! Took visitors to Harbour Rock recently for cocktails and dinner in full confidence that cocktail-loving guests who were feeling...More

Thank Parrysounder75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was Friday night and the restaurant was full. Our waitron attended to us promptly and our starters were served within 20 mins. We then proceeded to wait 1.5 hours for our main course of Prawns. We would definitely not return, despite the good food.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WE were staying in Western Hermanus, so it was easy to walk to the restaurant in the harbour. We walked home after dark three times, so it must be safe-always a concern in South Africa The service was excellent on all three occasions. They went...More

Thank JohnLeightonBuzzard
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended via a friend and WOW was it outstanding from oysters to sushi and calamari! Sooo good and what a view complimented with excellent service. Could have been a second honeymoon!

Thank Quinton S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This place has a good choice on the menu. You can have everything from sushi to more traditional dishes or fish. It is a little out of the way, as it is in the new harbour, but a good option if you are going on...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Although regular visitors to Hermanus (and now residents), we had dinner here for the first time and it lived up to the expectations and recommendations from others. Service, food and ambiance were all of a quality standard. The location and view added to the suitability...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely kingklip. Cooked to perfection! The fries were so-so. Really good sushi platter! The service was good. We had an enjoyable lunch!

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing view of new harbour and Walker bay. Delicious and delightful menu. Seafood served with Mediterranean and Asian flavours. Great ambience enhances dining experience. Family favourite year round.

Thank Francois v
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A comfortable stop at the harbour to watch divers learning to dive,fishermen and boats taking visitors to look for whales. Good menu with lots of seafood options. A stop in while waiting to catch the boat or visit the Abalone farm. Very friendly service with...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A friend and I went to Harbour Rock for dinner for the Sunday of a long weekend. We had wanted to go the night before, but it was full when we called on Saturday morning, so we chose Sunday. So I would recommend making a...More

Thank Debbie R
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14 March 2017|
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very handy
Martin W
6 November 2016|
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Response from Christoan S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Martin W. When posting questions please try to be more specific. When you say "best hotel" do you mean best in luxury accommodation, best in value for money, or does "best" mean "cheapest" or "closest to the beach"? As... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 2920
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