It is easy to imagine the activities in Hermanus’ Old Harbour a hundred years ago. The boats laden with their catch return to the harbour. You can almost hear the fishermen calling out to one another as they haul their fishing boats ashore and above this, the cries of the seabirds … the sea gulls hovering greedily above the rich load of fish in the dinghies as the crowds on the beach surge forward to begin their haggling over prices with the fishermen.
Fresh fish still has the same allure today and life has not changed all that much in Hermanus. Fish still freshly caught and chances are you’ll find Rudolf van der Berg, chef and patron of Burgundy Restaurant – one of Hermanus’ most iconic restaurants – on the quayside, choosing which catch to serve for the day.
Not only renowned for its seafood, Burgundy boasts a menu brimming with delicious variety for dining at anytime of the day – think sumptuous breakfasts, juicy burgers, succulent steaks, seasonal salads and more. They’re also loved for their banting and vegetarian dishes, and have an array of freshly baked cakes and desserts to tempt any sweet tooth. It’s located overlooking the Old Harbour, with arguably the best views in Hermanus, making it a favourite spot for sundowners with a glass of local wine or a crisp craft beer.
Burgundy’s management team are fiercely passionate about Hermanus, and they’re big fans of the upcoming Walkerbay Xtreme. In fact, much of the event’s action can be viewed and enjoyed right from the restaurant’s expansive deck.
This year, Burgundy Restaurant is proud to sponsor the cash prizes for the Cliffpath Xtreme, offering R5,000 each for the male and female 18km race winners respectively.
All supporters and participants from all of the weekend’s events are warmly welcomed to join the Burgundy team over the event weekend for the best in food, wine, service, views and atmosphere!