About Us

A little history

The Fishermans Cottage was built in the late 1800’s and was originally a fishermans home that belonged to the Hamman family.

The building was first converted into a restaurant in 1991 and changed owners several times before Anton and I took over the lease in August 2013.

We are in the heart of Hermanus, and we have had the privilege to work in this little gem, where ambience and atmosphere is reflected easily with our simple decor and relaxed environment.

The Team

We are a small and high energy team and pride ourselves in using quality ingredients such as real butter, only purchasing fresh local fish, free range eggs, chicken, and pork. We also bake all our own desserts and little breads. 

With our family of 3 children, 2 dogs and ducks, the Fishermans Cottage is a family experience for all ages.

Come join us for a leisurely lunch from 12:00 until 15:00 or relaxed evening dinner from 17:00 until the chef says, “last orders”.

The Team
Anton Verhoogt, Chef & Owner

So, what's Anton’s Story...

Once Anton, Chef and Owner, received his Diploma at ICA (Institute of Culinary Arts), he travelled the globe in search of developing his style and flavour profile. After working in the Netherlands for several years at a Michelin star restaurant, he knows what cooking is all about. 

He has also worked at several top restaurants in South Africa namely Rust en Vrede, Overture and The Round House, where we met… and the rest is history. 

He was able to explore his passion for cooking and tasting with local ingredients and foraging to create the interesting and delicious flavour combinations you can find on our menu today.