Luxury Travel Review

Grilled langoustines at SeaFood

Bunny Chow, a Cape Malay seafood curry at The Marine Hermanus

Major Moyo, manager, and Delia Harbottle, chef, at SeaFood

Traditional snoek paté with crisp bread and chutney

Malva Pudding at SeaFood

Situated in front of the Raed Na Gael Mountains and within the picturesque seaside village of Hermanus in South Africa The Marine Hermanus hotel faces a bay where, during the season, southern right whales are often seen. Our team was there in hopes of spotting some of the whales and discovering the renovated historic hotel.

They especially liked SeaFood, an informal restaurant near the entrance of the hotel serving contemporary sea fare with an emphasis on fresh catch from Walker Bay. It was established after the hotel owner, Liz McGrath, paid a chance visit to the seafood counter at Harrod’s in London.

The restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, had an open kitchen and contemporary décor including a floating glass wall panel with a wave design, subtle warm lighting, bold graphic pots, black and white photography, and a glass sculpture. Click here to read our dedicated article on The Marine Hermanus.