Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lunch at Bientang's Cave, Hermanus

We stopped off in Hermanus to do our Christmas dinner shopping at Woolworths; they have good gammons and then could not resist a walk along the front to see if we could spot any whales, but they were absent all weekend. As we finished our walk, we realised we were a bit peckish, so we went down the (new and no longer so steep!) stairs to Bientang’s cave, one of our favourite places in Hermanus for a quick seafood meal and a sensational view. We were given a table so close to the water, it was marvellous, but still no whales
It was a lovely sunny but not too hot day and just right for a long walk along the sea front
There are two ways down to the restaurant; one has less steps than the other. You will find it on the extreme right of the restaurant
Initially we thought we wouldn't get a table on such a lovely day but not only did we, but on the lowest level of the restaurant right on the rocks with the sea crashing below us
No, we didn't get wet, despite a turning tide. Had there been any whales in Walker bay, we would have had a ringside seat
Lovely views of the mountains going up the coast and you can see down the coast to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa
Lynne ordered the calamari and chips; there was so much, she took half of this home for supper
John had a hamburger with barbecue sauce and chips. But he didn't eat the bun, he rarely does. We each had a pint of Birkenhead draught lager. Our bill came to R330 with service
Those waiters must get very fit going up and down the stairs

Gulls lining the roof tops told us bad weather might be on its way and this week we have had lovely, welcome rain
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