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When Passion meets Purpose!

When Passion meets Purpose!


Posted on Mar 8, 2017

February, known as the month of love, has been a special month for us at Dutchies! We had the privilege of hosting an Awareness and fundraising week for the Overstrand of Association of Peoples with Disabilities (OAPD), which has been such a wonderful success! In collaboration with Lighthouse to Lighthouse, we were able raise over R 40 000 for OAPD. We are delighted that we had the opportunity to live out our passion at our work , we will keep you posted about OAPD Awareness Week 2018! Our Summer Lounge will be open until after Easter, because of its popularity we have decided to host another festival, the Late Summer Festival! Be sure to come visit us for sushi and cocktails with the view of one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town!  The festival will be filled with tastings, art and photography exhibitions and music! Have a look at the festival schedule here.  One guest had this to say about the lounge:   Have a look at our video below to entice you some more!  Dutchies Cocktails and Sunsets  ...

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We hope you’re having a wonderful Summer so far! We’re loving it down on Grotto Beach. Whether it’s a hot, sunshiny day or a misty morning, or even a bit drizzly…it’s BEAUTIFUL!We’ve been getting some fantastic reviews from people from all over the world on TripAdvisor. This is always such a boost for the team. Thanks to those of you who’ve taken the time to share your experience! Summer is rocking the lounge The trial week of our new Summer Lounge has been so successful! Have you tried it? Oysters, sushi, bubbly and cocktails; on the beach; with shade…Summer comfort!! Our standard menu is not served in the lounge, only in the restaurant and oysters and sushi are exclusive to the lounge area only. Take a look at these pics of people loving summer in the lounge! We’re so looking forward to a Christmas feast and to Manouche swinging us into 2016. New Year is full up…but you can put your name on the waiting list if you’d like; and there are a few spots left for both Christmas lunch and dinner. Have you spotted our Big Boy? Vincent is having a wonderful summer scooting around on the Dutchies Big Boy scooter! Have you seen it? Orange is the best colour for him, of course! Lovely to see familiar faces and so many people enjoying Hermanus and the glorious Grotto beach. Yes things are certainly ‘Beachy’ here. Looking forward to welcoming you at...

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We’ve been getting some fantastic reviews from people from all over the world on TripAdvisor recently This is always such a boost for the team. Thanks to those of you who’ve taken the time to share your experience! Here are some excerpts…we’re delighted – you having a world-class dining experience that compliments the gorgeous setting is our mission! “Brilliant Food” A lively place on Grotto beach. We were blown away by the quality of the food.Defintely worth a visit Dublin, Ireland “Friendly beach side restaurant” Tasty food and friendly service at Dutchies restaurant at Grotto Beach. Enjoyed the kingclip and beautiful views of the sea. Restaurant is quite small so I suggest booking in advance. Hessen, Germany “Fantastic location, freshest fish, yummi dom pedro” Situated directly at the beach, at the end of the cliff path. The kingclip was delicious, as were the cold drinks and the amarula dom pedro. Amsterdam, The Netherlands “good place!” all good, service great, food great, near the beach, near parking lot, cannot go wrong with this place.. best to reserve for lunch., buzzy place it is! Moscow “Excellent chill out at the beach” If you’re strolling along the Grotto beach you don’t have a chance to miss Dutchies. Just come in, take a seat outdoors and you will be happy. Why? You have to try it yourself. London “Excellent food and good service at Grotto beach” “Totally unexpected” “Best Tuna!” You can read them all here. Please remember that your pleasure is our pleasure, so if you are not satisfied with anything please call for management immediately so that the problem can be rectified!...

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Swing into Summer

Swing into Summer


Posted on Nov 23, 2015

To get you into the swing of Summer we have THE most fantastic musicians playing this Friday 27th November! The extraordinary SNLjazz trio are seriously musicians of note! They play across a range of genres; have performed with musical greats the world over and are not to be missed!! The versatile and EXTREMELY talented Simon Annett on drums; Luke Townsend on saxophones (yes – he plays tenor, alto AND soprano!) and the gifted Congolese pianist, Nelson Malela, who adds a magical touch to whatever genre he is playing. Just read their bio’s and you’ll know that we are in for a treat! Simon Annett Luke Townsend Nelson Malela The weather is looking fine, it’s month end and it’s just about time for the Summer holidays…so dust off your dancing shoes and come and celebrate with a sunset, cocktail and scrumptious dinner. There is still some space for Christmas (lunch and dinner) and for New Year’s Eve but please book as we are filling up! The talented Cape Town band, Manouche, will be swinging us into 2016 with their toe-tapping, hip-shaking gypsy jazz and together with the unique mouth-watering menu Chef Jana has planned, this is definitely going to be a New Year to remember! Get into the swing of Summer and join us on one of the most beautiful beaches in the...

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Whales…wonderful whales!!

Whales…wonderful whales!!


Posted on Sep 29, 2015

The celebrations have begun and, we know it’s cliched but, everyone in Hermanus has been having a ‘Whale of a Time’. Including the whales! By popular demand our new summer cocktail is called the ‘Triple D’ as suggested by Floris from the Netherlands. The suggestions were all so great that there are 2 runners up who will also receive cocktails on us. We were delighted to host the managers of some of the Blue Flag beaches; the Mayoress; the Minister of Tourism and a bevy of local stakeholders for the 2015 Blue Flag launch. It is an honour to run our restaurant on one of the best beaches in the world! Grotto Beach received an additional accolade because it has received Gold for 15 years in a row. Did you know it is also one of the few Blue flag beaches that have beach wheelchairs? Cocktails and Milkshakes Our new cocktail is named ‘Triple D’ (Delicious Dutchies Delight). Thanks to all of you who voted in the restaurant and in our online poll…and congratulations to Floris who suggested it. The suggestions were all so wonderful that we’ve decided the 2nd and 3rd favourite suggestions should also have a cocktail on us – Japie Louw and Sara De Villiers – that’s you! There has been a noticeable increase in our kiddie clientele and we suspect it could be the milkshakes. The kids don’t seem to be able to get enough of them! So if you’re craving a cool cocktail or a marvelous milkshake…you know where to come! Looking forward to seeing you all enjoying the Spring season, the festival, the whales and wonderful Hermanus. Remember that we will be screening all rugby matches from the World Cup Rugby 2015 that the Springboks are...

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Dankjewel!

Dankjewel!


Posted on Jul 10, 2015

You are the reason we do what we do. It has been a wonderful start to winter at Dutchies. Chef Jana has been producing food that diners are absolutely LOVING! The latest reviews of Dutchies on Social Media platforms bear testament to this. It seems we’ve left foodies from Canada ‘gobsmacked’; served breakfasts as sunny as our terrace on a winter’s day; provided sustenance to early morning beach walkers and ensured the wedding celebrations of a wonderful couple were special. It is our pleasure! In fact we want to say thank you to you, our patrons. Our aim is to provide an experience, ambience and cuisine that befits a restaurant situated on a Blue Flag Beach as magnificent as Grotto. It is so rewarding when we get feedback that we’re getting it right! Dankjewel!! Remember we welcome all feedback, if you’re not satisfied please tell us – there and then – so we can ensure you are satisfied with your dining experience. You know us Dutchies, we like it when people talk straight! Here are some of the reviews we’ve received over the last few weeks: “Dinner on the beach” We are foodies. We had minimal expectations beyond a gorgeous view when we came to Dutchies. We were gobsmacked by the excellent service and outstanding food… And loved the beachy laid back decor and vibe. One starter in particular stood out- a skewer with prawns and pork belly..delicious! We had the fresh line fish special, which was perfectly prepared and nicely presented, and the classic bouillabaisse- spot on. Do yourself a favour and visit Dutchies- the new chef is truly wonderful! While you’re there, order the lemon meringue parfait- my daughter practically licked the plate! Visited July 2015 “GREAT BREAKFAST” How lovely to sit outside on a sunny winters day and have fresh orange juice and steaming hot coffee served along with a Dutchie breakfast. Great service, delicious food at reasonable prices with a lovely view of the beach. Highly recommended. Visited June 2015 “Cozy” After a brisk walk on Grotto Beach my daughter wanted a milkshake and we headed to Dutchies. It’s close to the beach and was perfect on a crisp winter morning. After gulping down her strawberry milkshake she had a lovely toasted sandwich, lovely thick slices of bread with some french fries on the side and of course, extra tomato sauce. Myself and granny had delicious bitterballen. The restaurant was heated and blankets were available to keep warm. Good and friendly service. Sure they are packed in summer! Visited June 2015 “First “Table of the chef” experience” We had the pleasure of being one of...

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