A trip to Hermanus wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Perlemoen, an award-winning restaurant situated in the first abalone hatchery in Hermanus’ Old Harbour, offering the most spectacular views and the freshest abalone.

Perlemoen Restaurant earned its stripes in the culinary world when it won the prestigious La Liste “World Hidden Gem” award in December 2022 and gives true meaning to the saying “Come for the food, stay for the view“.

La Liste is an international online restaurant guide and app that aggregates recommendations and reviews to put together a list of the best of the best.

Picture: Perlemoen Restaurant Hermanus
Picture: Perlemoen Restaurant Hermanus

The restaurant prides itself on only using the freshest seafood in its mouthwatering dishes, from risottos and chowders to its signature abalone dishes, but do try to keep space for dessert or a cocktail!

Picture: Perlemoen Restaurant Hermanus


  • Location: Old Harbour, 64 Marine Dr, Hermanus
  • Contact: +27 079 314 8658

Adrienne Bredeveldt for CapeEtc

Images: Perlemoen Restaurant / Facebook