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Another day in Paradise!

Another day in Paradise!


Posted on Feb 25, 2016

Another day in Paradise! Well it seems that we, and our patrons, have enjoyed a month filled with Love! We’ve been loving the balmy days on our favourite beach; the delicious specials Chef Jana has been creating; the laughter of happy children; and the ‘joie vivre‘ of customers enjoying cocktails in the Summer Lounge or a romantic dinner on the terrace. The response to our appeal for you to “share the love” was amazing. Thank you! So many people took time to stop by the Facebook pages and make contact with the organisations featured in the #LoveInAbundance Tweetup. And…as for your love of Jazz…you sure do love it…we’re all booked up for tomorrow night! If you didn’t book in time – please book now for next month to avoid disappointment. Lighting up the Overstrand The Lighthouse to Lighthouse ladies are an amazing group of women who raise funds for local charities each year by walking from Lighthouse to Lighthouse. Their goal this year is to collect R400 000 for the Clive Prins Drug intervention Programme in the Overstrand area. Join us on Sunday the 13th of March to welcome them at the end of their 3 day journey. Picture perfect paradise One of our patrons, talented photographer Jenny Powis, took these spectacular pictures at Grotto Beach before dinner at Dutchies. Take a look at her Facebook page to see more beautiful pics of the area. Wishing you many more days filled with love here in...

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Valentines Day Menu 2016

Valentines Day Menu 2016


Posted on Feb 13, 2016

Wrap your lips around this, this Valentines Day. And remember to book to avoid disappointment! Fig, Goat’s Cheese and Cranberry Love Salad Salmon and Kingklip Passion Bites ——– Trout with orgasmic Potatoes, Fennel and Feta salad OR Sexy Spiced Sirloin with Moroccan Couscous ——– White Chocolate Cherry Kisses Includes glass of bubbly R295 per person Image:...

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Share the Love

Share the Love


Posted on Feb 12, 2016

Share the Love It’s the month of LOVE and we hope we’ll be seeing many of you for a romantic lunch or dinner at Dutchies on Valentine’s Day. We have a delectable menu and some lovely Surprises for you! We were thrilled to participate in an innovative Tweetup this week, #LoveinAbundance, organised by the Grootbos Foundation. How wonderful to see so many people in the Overberg showing so much love for the environment, their communities and those less fortunate than them. We urge you to share the love this February. Take a look at some of the organisations and projects in our area and contribute to those that are close to your heart. The organisation we are very involved with, the Overstrand Association for People with Disabilities (OAPD), does a phenomenal amount for the disabled and it brings us much joy to help them do so.   #LoveinAbundance...

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Hot fun in the summertime

Hot fun in the summertime


Posted on Jan 26, 2016

Yes! It has been a wonderful summer down at Grotto Beach in Hermanus. You just have to take a look at the stream of Instagram photo’s posted by patrons to see the good times, reunions, romances and celebrations that were enjoyed and the memories made. The Summer Lounge with its cocktail and sushi bar has been a great hit…and for those locals who hibernate whilst the visitors are here…come and try it out – Summer isn’t over yet! Although our food and service has been showered with praise we have had one or two negative reviews. This is to be expected, particularly over season, but we would like to urge you, should you be unhappy with anything whatsoever, to call for management immediately so that we can ensure that your Dutchies experience is all you expect it to be. We’re delighted to have the SNLjazz trio playing for us this coming Friday 29th January. Maestro Simon Annett is 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. These versatile and extremely talented musicians have performed with musical greats the world over and are not to be missed!! Please remember to book to avoid...

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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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