SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANT @ Hermanus

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel Hermanus (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood

 

This is an experience, in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture, in true West Coast Style.

SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANT @ Hermanus

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel Hermanus (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood

 

This is an experience, in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture, in true West Coast Style.

SEAFOOD BEACH RESTAURANT @ Hermanus

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel Hermanus (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood

 

This is an experience, in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture, in true West Coast Style.

OUR LAID BACK WAY

Kick off your shoes on a pristine and isolated “beach” at South Africa’s favourite holiday town, Hermanus on the Whale Coast! Sip some wine, gaze over the water and indulge in seafood in abundance!

We at De Vette Mossel strive to offer much more than merely perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience, in unusual and informal surroundings, where you relax with friends (old ones and newly found ones) where your time is your own and where you may eat as much as you like – just like we do along the West Coast.

The excellent preparation of top quality seafood, in abundance, and value for money, is our pride.

The different dishes are prepared and presented one after the other as a rolling buffet. We strive to prepare seafood perfectly, and to serve it immediately thereafter. This guarantees freshly prepared seafood on the plate – an absolute must for exceptional seafood.

 

FRUIT OF THE GRAPE

With arrival we welcome you with a complementary glass of good Cape wine.
We do have a well-stocked cash bar and specialize in stunning cocktails. Corkage is applicable.

WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS

A wedding on the beach? It does not have to be only a dream! Talk to us to make your wedding day truly unforgettable – you are worth it!

Our “Beach” Seafood Restaurant is a perfect wedding venue, where love, romance, fun and dreams become a beautiful reality. De Vette Mossel has a unique beach/sea setting with unbeatable rates. Kick of your shoes for an unforgettable beach wedding and seafood buffet.

Why De Vette Mossel:

  • Tie the knot on our own “beach”, between the sea and majestic Boland mountains. Celebrate this joyous occasion with family and friends, barefoot in die sand and with a seafood feast.
  • Exceptional menu @ unbeatable prices.
  • Superb photo opportunities – on one of the numerous beaches or in our own indigenous coastal forest with beautiful mountains as backdrop.
  • Nestled between the sea and the mountains – right next to the water.
  • We’re able to cover the entire seating area in order to keep bad weather out.

 FUNCTIONS

De Vette Mossel lends itself perfectly to work functions, year-end functions, birthday bashes and other, where colleagues and friends can interact and enjoy themselves in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.

De Vette Mossel can easily accommodate large groups – we can seat up to 140 guests.

WEATHER

Although De Vette Mossel @ Hermanus is partly an open air restaurant, all seating is under roof and protected against wind and rain. 

In any case, do not complain about the weather – this is Africa. We need rain to survive.

Our Story

Founded December 2004
In December 2004, owner Niël du Bois followed his heart, gave his creative spirit free reins, took the plunge and did what many people only dream about – opening an open air restaurant literally on a beach. Where the best seafood is prepared and enjoyed in Spartan surroundings – just like on the West Coast.

The first De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant was born. On an isolated and pristine beach at Groot Brak River near Mossel Bay.

Thanks to the continuous support by our newly found Mossel friends, De Vette Mossel grew and grew until the first fire was lit at De Vette Mossel Harties in 2012 in the bushveld, in 2013 at De Vette Mossel Parys, and in December 2018 at De Vette Mossel Hermanus – right on the lagoon! At De Vette Mossel your hosts are local Hermanus residents, Gustave and Charné du Bois. They grew up with De Vette Mossel and love the sea and all it has to offer, as well as hosting guests.

The dozen or so chefs, cleaners and kitchen staff is a story in its own right. Only jobless people were employed, trained and today they form an integral part of De Vette Mossel. Without them, De Vette Mossel is not possible – they therefore also share in the fruits of success.

We Strive to

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Offer an unforgettable and traditional, true West Coast experience to all people in a “lekker”, relaxing and sociable atmosphere.

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Serve a unique experience, honest seafood in abundance, quality & true value for money.

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Make a positive difference in the lives of our staff and in the communities in which we serve.

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Excellence and passion in all we do.

People and food are our passion, guest satisfaction our pride and profit a bonus!
We do it 100% – because you are worth it!

Behind which Dune?

DE VETTE MOSSEL @ HERMANUS is right on the water of the Klein River Lagoon at the Prawn Flats, around the corner from Grotto Beach.

Just as you leave Hermanus on the R43 en route to Stanford, turn right at the first turn-off that reads “Prawn Flats” and follow the De Vette Mossel signs.

Drop off guests at the restaurant door (“Drop off & go”), but park vehicles on the grass parking area at the top.

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Contact Us

0645526627

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DE VETTE MOSSEL @ HERMANUS IS OPEN THE WHOLE YEAR!

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: ALMOST EVERY DAY

SUNDAY LUNCH 12:00-15:00

FUNCTIONS LARGER THAN 25 PEOPLE: ANY DAY!

NB. PLEASE MAKE 100% SURE THAT YOU ARE BOOKING AT THE RIGHT DE VETTE MOSSEL – DE VETTE MOSSEL @ HERMANUS

We are totally wheelchair friendly and even have a dedicated wheelchair ramp!

BOOK NOW 

R245

Per Adult

R200

Per High School

R130

Per Primary School

R70

Pre-primary

R0

3 Years and Younger

Tariffs are subject to change, once a year on 1 December.
Calamari: R45/170g
Catch of the Day: R40/170g
West Coast Lobster: R250/whole West Coast Rock Lobster
Prawns: R180/400g ( prepared West coast style – whole and not butterflied/deveined )

PLEASE NOTE: We have a well stocked cash bar. Corkage is applicable. We also have debit/credit card facilities.
Tariffs are subject to change, once a year on 1 December.

Booking is essential . Firstly, to avoid disappointment and secondly to enable us to properly prepare for your arrival and to ensure an unbeatable experience.

De Vette Mossel reserves the right to cancel a session if the minimum required guests aren’t met.

Prices from 1 December 2020

R260

Per Adult

R220

Per High School

R140

Per Primary School

R80

Pre-primary

R0

3 Years and Younger

Tripadvisor

What our clients have to say

“Fantastic place and awesome West Coast ‘bare feet in the sand’ braai vibe. Go to enjoy a unique experience, great food and awesome views. A truly unique place. All the food was fantastic, especially the calamari, so pace yourself.”

★★★★★

– Corne van der Merwe

“Absolutely fantastic. We attended their event at the Bloemfontein Vryfees many years ago and by pure chance saw the sign on the side of the road and promptly made a booking for the first available slot.

Take note newcomers! Don’t eat the bread at the beginning of the affair. Wait until the last dish is served!!!

A standing ovation to the team at De Vette Mossel for creating a truly unique experience with outstanding food and ambience. See you again when we’re back in Hermanus!!!”

★★★★★

– Stephan Botha

“Holy Moly Seafood !

Greatest hospitality from arrival to departure. Attentive service, friendly staff. Amazeballs seafood. Well worth it!! Thank you Charne & Team”

★★★★★

 

– Charlene M

“What an experience! They deserve 5stars from our family! Staff were excellent and friendly! Food to die for!! Every cent worth the money! The venue sooo relaxing and nice! The youngsters played their hearts out in a save environment! Please, please go and visit!”

– Bets Bothma

“Unbelievably good! Don’t expect short order service or haut cuisine. Do expect a personal welcome, all you can eat seafood, sand between your toes, and a lot of laughs. We have three small kids who loved the play area whilst we filled out bellies with 9 (nine!) courses of delicious seafood cooked on a fire in front of us. This place truly is an experience. I’m going to say it…. The best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at (and that includes your poncy Michelin starred joints). Go. Just go.”

★★★★★

– Ben Garbutt

“Too much nice will have to do it twice!”

★★★★★

– Mariska Du Plessis

“A breath of fresh air as its a very different dining experience and nobody will judge you eating with your fingers or using your mussel shell as utensils and the food is finger licking good! Hosts are such down to earth people with good sense of humour and yet very professional.”
– Kalya Silver

“What a wonderful experience! Should be on any visitor to Hermanus list.”

★★★★★

Robyn-Lee Swartz

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