Posts Tagged "Summer"


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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Hieperdepiep Hoera!!

Hieperdepiep Hoera!!


Posted on Oct 28, 2015

Excitement always mounts as we move closer and closer to Summer at Dutchies. It is an absolute treat to come to work right on the beach when the days are balmy. All our locals are out and about enjoying the beach, the surf, the dunes, the cliff paths and sunsets. We also love this time of year because our patrons tend to “pop in” more to enjoy tea, sundowners and milkshakes. In between serving our patrons we’re hard at work planning for the busy Summer season and our Christmas and New Year celebrations. Even though the festive menus have only just been finalised we already have many bookings – so please be sure to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! It is the last week of the month which means Live Music on Friday! Palm Strings will be performing from 6pm. Hieperdepiep Hoera!!! Summer is on it’s way! We’re so looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces...

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Summer Fun at Dutchies

Summer Fun at Dutchies


Posted on Dec 17, 2014

Summer is most certainly here, the visitors have arrived and there’s a whole lot of funshine happening down at Grotto Beach. People are loving every minute of our Blue Flag beach and are bodyboarding, kite surfing, building sand castles or simply soaking up the sun. There are daily surfing lessons from the 20th into the New Year and you can even have a massage from Moving Muscles! At Dutchies you can watch local watercolour artist, Maureen Tomaino, painting at lunchtime every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. You can enjoy the talent of local pianist, Roger Summer, playing amazing classics and show tunes every Sunday from 5pm and we  have Palm Strings performing on Friday 26th November. We’re looking forward to seeing you and sharing this special celebratory time of year with you. Happy...

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Funshine on Grotto Beach

Funshine on Grotto Beach


Posted on Dec 17, 2014

Grotto Beach is obviously buzzing with people enjoying the summer sunshine and beautiful beach. There are colourful umbrellas, children squealing with delight, bodyboarders, kite surfers, sand castle builders and those who are lying quietly soaking up the sun. There are 2 particularly fabulous things happening on Grotto Beach this year. Moving Muscles are offering the most amazing massages Daily surfing lessons for both beginners and intermediate levels. Nadia from Moving Muscles is already out there doing her thing. (Pics courtesy of  I Love Hermanus) Surfing lessons start on 20th December. You can register at Walker Bay Surf shop in the village. Enjoy the funshine and pop into Dutchies for...

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There are all sorts of delights awaiting you at Dutchies, from the multitude of Indonesian dishes our chefs are preparing for the Indonesian Rijsttafel tomorrow night; to the sweet sounds of music by Roger Summer on a Sunday; to the glorious Grotto Beach with the whales having a ball in full sight; and the divine duo of Sound Image performing for us at the end of the month. It’s summer, even if there is a bit of sea mist now and then, so get out and enjoy...

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