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The Pavilion

European, Contemporary
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Marine Drive | The Marine, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1000
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Gainesville, Florida
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250 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 850 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at THE MARINE and only had breakfasts in the Pavilion (the other restaurant was closed for renovations). The breakfast choices on the buffet were adequate, but the eggs benedict (and similar choices) were terrific. They always came out piping hot with fresh sides. Get one of the tables at the front - facing the beautiful water.... More 

5 Thank Patricia W
TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Pavilion, responded to this review

Dear Guests Thank you for your glowing review of us. I was delighted to read your comments and have shared your feedback with our teams. They were so happy. Pavillion is a beautiful restaurant. It is relaxed, beautiful settings and we could not asked for a better view. It is a great experience to enjoy food there. I hope you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We choose to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding anniversary at The Pavilion - infact my parents actually requested that we return there for this special lunch based on dinners they had taken there some years ago. We had lovely canapes and champagne in the lounge and had a fabulous 3 course lunch with great wines in the restaurant. Staff are... More 

Thank julie M
TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Pavilion, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to complete a review for us. It was a pleasure looking after you and your parents. What a milestone to celebrate. It is simply fantastic. May there be many more years. Thank you for choosing to share your special occasion with us. I have shared your feedback with the teams. They are... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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251 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

For a 5 star hotel the menu is limited for a non fish eater. The quality of food is very good and supplements a good wine list. The cheese Soufflé is very light and delicious and the fish fresh and enjoyable. Service excellent and friendly. The prices are high, but one eats in a five star enviroment..

Thank pzan
TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Pavilion, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with us. I am pleased to read that you had a wonderful gourmet experience with us. I will look at the options we offer for fish. We value this comment so much. It gives us opportunity to improve. I have shared your feedback with the teams. We are looking forward... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Chose the restaurant for a special birthday celebration. Cocktails in the bar felt (and were) special. The restaurant looks smart, but lacked atmosphere - we went out-of-season, and only one other table was taken. The location in Hermanus is great - and in the summer with longer evenings the views would be special, but less important in winter. The food... More 

Thank Richard C
TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Pavilion, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for writing a review for us. I am sorry to read we did not meet your expectation and we are glad you brought it to our attention. It gives us the opportunity to look at what areas we need to develop more. I have now shared this with the Executive Chef and his team and he... More 

East Sussex
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This was our first time at the Pavilion because when in Hermanus we cannot turn down the chance to dine at Seafood@The Marine. We were so pleased to go 'off piste'. The setting and décor of this hotel dining room is truly lovely. The waiting staff attentive without being overbearing and the food is sublime. As it was some months... More 

Thank skyecorrina
Mumbai, India
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The restaurant offers excellent plated food with really good service. The dining experience is memorable.

Thank TakesTwoToTravel
George, South Africa
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The menu, service and ambiance is first class in this delightful landmark small hotel in Hermanus. We stayed at the hotel and felt like we may be 'missing the better restaurants' by staying in for dinner on the evening we arrived. We were very wrong. The tastefully decorated dining room overlooks the garden and the sea. The staff were welcoming... More 

Thank 252pennyn
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We stay at the Marine every year and the Pavilion restaurant is always a pleasure to eat in. The food is beautifully presented and the staff are very attentive. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank BsurreyUK
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150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Pleasant service but disorganised and to be honest a bit disappointing. Mains were bland and my cassoulet did not have the asparagus that was promised on the menu. Were told dessert soufflé, which was lovely by the way, was for two so obviously that's why we only got one plate!!! But at least we had two spoons!! Lovely lady called... More 

Thank JMBFDublin
London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had a decent meal at The Pavillion but did definitely have much better experiences during my trip to SA. The good: setting, location, the food (although my starter of elgin chicken & mushroom terrine was a little disappointing). The bad: long periods in between courses.

Thank Mitul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 52
European, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Drive | The Marine, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1000
The Pavilion offers views of the awe-inspiring Walker Bay. This view, complimented by the contemporary decor, adds an additional dimension to this unique dining experience. Together these elements, combined with a unique and well-stocked floating wine cellar, create the ideal platform for the constantly evolving cuisine. Here The Marine chefs create modern fare that is influenced by local and international cuisine trends and the seasons. The menu - designed by The Collection's award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and his team - places significant emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives The Pavilion the ability to showcase an unforgettable taste of Walker Bay and the Overberg Region. Charming service and an award-winning wine list ensure that The Pavilion continually delights guests from around the world.

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