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Perlemoen offers fresh, local abalone and sea views

Try a local delicacy while looking over the Old Harbour in Hermanus

Last updated: Monday, 30 May 2022

Perlemoen, in Hermanus, is the only restaurant in the country that specialises in serving freshly caught perlemoen. This new eatery is set on the water's edge in the Old Harbour and connects diners to the town's history through its food.

Old Harbour, Hermanus has a fresh, new look and welcomes visitors to connect to its history through food.  Image: Perelmoen


The Old Harbour, which was the first abalone hatchery in Hermanus, was declared a national monument in 1970 and later proclaimed a museum. The Old Harbour is near the town centre, surrounded by other restaurants and markets.

The cement and stone work was repaired and old fishing boats were collected and repaired for outdoor display. Image: Perlemoen


Perlemoen offers a verstile, evolving specials menu dependent on which fish is caught or when another abalone dish has been created. From tuna ceviche, yellowtail carpaccio and Perlemoen Koekies to the “Old Harbour” affogato, you’ll want to experience them all. A must-try is the Perlemoen Benedict: a toasted muffin served with creamy abalone hollandaise, topped with bacon crisps. 

This Pan-seared Abalone with Curried Aioli and crispy garlic chips tastes as good as it looks. Image: Perlemoen


Take a stroll down to the harbour's edge: you’ll discover the Old Harbour is now a space where locals and visitors can come to connect to its history through fresh abalone whilst enjoying some of the best views Hermanus has to offer. Situated in the rock face, with waves crashing just a few steps in front, it’ll make the steep climb back to the top worth it.  

The newly built deck looks out onto the sea, a picture-perfect view.  Image: Perlemoen


Perlemoen is open: Monday to Sundays, 7am to 10pm
Find it: Old Harbour | 64 Marine Drive | Hermanus
Price range: R75 - R109
Book: Call 082 841 3547 or email
Contact it on: 082 841 3547,, Instagram: @oldharbourperlemoen


By Sarah Jarvis



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