Origins Restaurant – April ’19

Hermanus has always been on our radar as a place to visit but until this past weekend we have never managed to visit. I am so happy we finally have set that right.

The town was nothing I expected, but everything about it I loved. There are so many places to visit and things to do and seeped in its majesty was the Grand Old Dame The Marine Hotel.

We arrived earlier and explored some of Hermanus and were already picking out the restaurants we wanted to visit on our next Hermanus trip.

But back to The Marine Hotel and Origins Restaurant, the views are exquisite, you have a full view of the entire Bay, one can only imagine what whale season would be like.

Its always lovely to see a familiar face on ones first visit to any establishment and Hayley and the rest of the team made us feel nothing but warmly welcomed.

Restaurant Week Menu

2 Course Lunch (starter/main or main/dessert) R350 p.p.


Fragrant Steamed Mussels – ginger, lemongrass, coconut cream


Charred Springbok Tataki – young carrots, pickled mushrooms, raspberry


Kudu Loin – creamy parmesan risotto, wild mushrooms, pearl onions, red cabbage & sultana chutney


Walker Bay Fish Curry – local fish & shellfish, Thai spices, coconut, onion & ginger pickle, fragrant sticky rice


Peppermint Crisp Gateaux – crème de mint ice cream, caramel chocolate mousse, mint gel


Dark Chocolate Soufflé – crème brûlée ice-cream, orange and cardamom salad

Now to the food, being allergic to shellfish, I couldn’t sample the plate of very aromatic molluscs, but I have it on good authority that they were excellent.

The Walker Bay Fish Curry also had raving reviews from our table, and that sticky rice oh my soul.

Both the Springbok Tataki and Kudu Loin were excellent as well, we only had one of the desserts, but we are going back as I believe the Ceaser Salad is one for the books.

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Name: Origins Restaurant

Address: The Marine Hotel, Marine Drive,7200, Hermanus

Telephone Number: +27 (0) 28 313 1000

Email Address:

Opening Hours: Lunch: 12h00-14h30

   Dinner: 19h00-21h30

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason ‘Dubbz’ Petersen

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