Our aim is to offer a slightly different experience and allow our patrons to dine in a relaxed and fun filled environment either in our quaint courtyard, wine bar or in our restaurant whichever they prefer. Another big part of the attraction is that diners get to co-create their burgers from a wide range of freshly made add-ons, including a range of gourmet toppings. The Original Deli and Wine Lab provides a full service, sit-down and take-away options.
The squashed to order Gourmet Burger concept was launched by Peter Kunz in July 2014, who has now looked at developing more exciting dishes that are not run of the mill and are done in a more exciting way to extract the maximum experience when dining at The Original Deli and Wine Bar. In less than 28 months, we have grown The Deli with a variety of new menu items and we are again at that point where growth in customer volume as well as revenue has caused us to re look at some new dishes to keep the customer base entertained as well as allow us to grow. We have a new bakery concept lined up as we are able to acquire more space and focus on this as a stand alone yet integrated part of the current operation. So keep an eye out for some new artisan breads, Panini’s, croissants and lots more. Like all successful Deli’s and restaurants a hands on and owner accessibility is of the utmost importance and Peter mentions casually that although many ideas that are brought to his attention often carries little weight there’s always that tiny jewel in an idea that one can develop and grow into something special.
A brand new Dining concept for Hermanus and patrons further afield keen to participate in a different dining experience when we open our doors on a Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings March 2016 to entertain this discerning market with a live baby grand Steinway. I lived in the UK in the late 90’s where I was fortunate to be part of a forward thinking team of hoteliers who specialised in brand development. I saw an opportunity to introduce diners to the novel dining concept at a time when there was a growing appetite for hand-made foods and more personalised experiences. The idea was put on the back burner until now as I needed a launch pad or a ideal venue to drive this from.
Hermanus has been part of our lives for 15 years and I have had good time to get to know the discerning market and what would excite them to go an eat out.I’ve never wanted to be another evening restaurant in a relatively overtraded market hence the introduction of a custom made evening menu served every Thursday to Saturday of the week. “The Original Deli and Wine Lab’s positioning of ‘we’re not formal’ highlights our differentiation from the mainstream dining experience. Our menu will be small but ever changing for the evenings and as mentioned the customers ideas will be taken into account and who knows maybe appear a week or two later.
So come and chat to us. To accent our hand-made approach to our dishes, we also offer a fantastic locally made craft beer in addition to local Hemel and Aarde wines ” he explains. We have opted to focus on the local wines mainly and due to our off sales ability we are able to sell our wines at cellar door prices to our customers. So no more long drives for that special wine at the best price in town. At first I thought the concept would appeal mainly to the younger market but soon diners of all ages started queuing up for the artisanal-style food at very accessible prices.
The Gourmet Burgers start at R65.00 and the nostalgic laid back ambience also resonates with a broad spectrum of people, irrespective of age. Our concept is ideal for the current market with the public hungry for new flavours and ways of enjoying them. He notes, “The response rate from potential customers who recognize this, has been overwhelming, with interest being shown well beyond the Hermanus borders. Please talk to us regarding all your functions / office parties / birthday parties est as we are also now in the position to cater for 40 or less on site as well as off site.
Travelling on the N2 from Cape Town towards Hermanus, travel through Somerset West and continue for 58.6kms. Take a slight left towards the R43 and continue straight onto the R43 for about 28.4kms. As you get into Hermanus, the R43 will turn into Main Road.
At the circle, take the 2nd exit onto Lord Roberts Street (R43). At the next circle, take the 1st exit onto Main Road (R43). Original Deli will be on the left.
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