Summer is here – and Origins’ Executive Chef, Tronette Dippenaar, is proud to present the restaurant’s comprehensive, fresh new menu for the season. Look out for traditional favourites with an Asian twist in the airy, modern restaurant, which boasts unobstructed views of Walker Bay. With cliff-walks almost obligatory in Hermanus, you can afford to indulge in the generous fare on offer in this laid-back venue.

Choose from a huge range of starters and salads to kick off your meal – try the traditional bouillabaisse seafood soup, fragrant steamed mussels, poke bowls with Norwegian salmon and South Atlantic tuna, and the signature Origins Salad: pears, Overberg Gruberg cheese, walnuts, celery, bacon bits and croutons dressed in whole grain mustard vinaigrette. The wild mushroom and broccoli potato gnocchi, served with Parmesan, mushroom cream and pine nuts, is an option for vegetarians.

Main courses serve up some delectable concoctions: try the grilled Springbok loin with creamy Parmesan risotto, wild mushrooms, pearl onions, red cabbage and sultana chutney; the tender roasted Overberg rack of lamb with capsicum couscous, aubergine purée, pearly onions and warm lamb vinaigrette; or the justifiably famous Walker Bay fish curry – locally sourced fish and shellfish seasoned with Thai spices, coconut, and onion and ginger pickle and served on a bed of fragrant sticky rice. The sustainable Origins seafood platter to share is also worth writing home about – grilled prawns, steamed mussels, pan-seared line fish and calamari are accompanied by savoury rice, triple-cooked chips and a fresh garden salad with a choice of sauces.

Complete your meal with the rich flavours that Origins desserts are renowned for – opt for the much-loved Origins Mess (butterscotch and hazelnut ice cream complemented by meringue, orange caramel, peanut chocolate and orange dust), an upside-down Elgin apple tart (served with citrus and honey ice cream, rooibos caramel sauce and toasted almonds), dark chocolate soufflé, rooibos lemon semifreddo, or tonka panna cotta (complete with raspberry sorbet, pecan brittle and berry-coconut tapioca).

No meal is complete without some fine local cheeses (like Cremazola Gorgonzola and La Petit France Camembert), accompanied by green grape chutney, beetroot and red onion preserve, and pineapple and Peppadew® compote.

Come and enjoy unique, exquisite, five-star fare at Origins.

For more information or bookings, contact: 028 313 1000 |


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