Hook Line and Sinker is a funky, rustic Pringle Bay seafood restaurant about an hour northwest of Hermanus. An acquaintance in Onrus told me about it. It’s small and popular, so reservations are a must.
At Hook Line and Sinker, the food they serve is handpicked in local markets and fresh from the sea. The menu is seasonal and includes yummy desserts like their delicious homemade crème brûlée!
Chefs and Ambiance
Chefs Stefan and Karl cook in plain sight over an open fire. They’re not only good cooks but also tons of fun! It’s like having a meal at a friend’s house.
“At Hook Line and Sinker, the atmosphere is as important as the food. First time visitors quickly become friends and there’s always a piece of wall (or ceiling!) and a marker pen available to write about your experiences.”
There were about 15 people enjoying Sunday lunch, so I had entertaining conversations with other guests and cheeky but charming Stefan and Karl! Their wives were taking the day off, so it was a chance for them to misbehave. An enthusiastic pilot, Stefan enjoys flying a Jabiru airplane, an aircraft designed in Australian and popular in Southern Africa.
Pringle Bay Beach Houses
After lunch, I drove around Pringle Bay – another beautiful beach community – and walked the shoreline. From Point Road, there are splendid views of the Bay and surrounding mountains all the way to Cape Town. Beach houses along the shoreline are wonderful.