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The Harbour Rock restaurant – known to the locals as simply The Rock – is situated on the top of the cliff overlooking the bustling Hermanus harbour. This is the ideal setting to take in the breathtaking two-hundred-and-eighty degree sea views across the bay; a view that is surpassed only by the restaurant’s ambience and highly acclaimed menu.

Owner, Francois Barnard, conceived the ingenious idea of building the restaurant on what is one of the most spectacular restaurant sites in South Africa. The building was designed with artful precision by Andrew Greef and was built, in 1997, using stone, steel and timber.

Francois, together with general manager Vaughan van Blerk, and an exceptional team, run a premium restaurant. Acclaimed by locals and tourists alike, this is a restaurant that draws people back to Hermanus time and again.

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harbour rock

Harbour Rock Menu


Oysters                            R20  
Seafood Chowder                                            R55
cream, white wine, fennel, thyme, haddock and linefish
Fried Calamari                                                R59
tomatoes, olive, chorizo, capers,cucumber
Fish Tartare                                                      R65
avocado, sesame seed,asian dressing
Scallops                                                         R140
sweet corn, tomatoes, bacon lardons, pickled radish
Rock Salad                                                R65
cos lettuce, avocado, red onion, radish, chicken, prawns, wasabi dressing
Harbor Caesar                                             R75
cos lettuce, biltong, white anchovy, parmesan, croutons
Rare Roast Beef Salad                            R75
cos lettuce, red onion, avocado, soft boiled egg, parmesan, pink sirloin, mustard dressing


Prawns                                  R145  
Crayfish                             SQ
Line Fish                               R145
fish, tomato dressing, gremolata, tapenade, baby marrow
Hake                                     R75
hake, batter, tare-tare sauce
Calamari                             R115
fried or cajun
Platter for one                   R235
calamari, prawns, line fish, mussels
Platter for two                    R470
calamari, prawns, line fish, mussels
House Matured Sirloin     R160
sirloin, mushrooms, shallots, anchovy butter
Line fish Cocotte              R135
fish, beans, potatoes, onion, bacon
Pork Belly                          R135
belly, pear, shallots, carrots, carrot puree
Asian fish Curry                R115
coconut milk, fish, carrot julienne, ginger, coriander, sesame
Mutton Curry                     R135
tomato base Indian style curry


Coup Denmark             R65
vanilla pod ice cream, chocolate sauce, crushed almonds and mint
Global cooling             R55
selection of two flavored sorbets with fruits
Pavlova                       R65
 meringue and strawberries with wiped cream and ice cream
Hot Chocolate Pudding       R65
choc pudding, choc sauce, almonds and ice cream
Oreo Milkshake                 R45
Feel like a kid again
Fried Camembert         R65
crumbed camembert, green fig, walnuts
Jan Ellis Pudding            R65
orange infused baked pudding, home made custard, ice cream
Menu is subject to change due to
availability.Our main kitchens menu is written on black boards and changes as
the seasons do. This menu should give you a good idea of the style
of  food  We produce.