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Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove

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Moody Lagoon is set in the heart of the Benguela Cove Wine Estate in Hermanus. With expansive views of the Botrivier Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, this eatery offers casual alfresco dining at its finest. Moody Lagoon's kitchen is the domain of Namibian born Executive Chef Annie Badenhorst, who is classically trained in French cuisine. This talented young chef uses her love of all things fresh and natural to create an outstanding South African dining experience. The vibe at Moody Lagoon is delightfully casual during the day but in the evening, Chef Badenhorst likes to cook to create a memorable occasion. This delightful Hermanus restaurant is the perfect place for a special occasion, date night
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
CUISINES
African, Pizza, Healthy, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at Benguela Cove for a light lunch on our way to Stanford and ate at their Moody Lagoon. The restaurant offers a superb view of the Lagoon and our table was perfectly situated to take full advantage of this. Wow! The menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julian R
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julian, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and look forward to your next visit Keep well until then.

Reviewed 1 week ago

On New Year's Day we looked forward to a celebratory, special time at R650.00 per person.. This was neither .. the only cheer offered was a Mimosa on arrival. Subsequent glasses of MCC were charged at R110 per glass from their own vineyard. The unappetizing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 76onMarine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the NYE function and found this venue to be stunning. The food was excellent and service attentive. Only criticism was the DJ that was jumping between genres and couldn’t read his audience. A good night out non the less .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Justatravellingfoody
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great review its most appreciated. We are delighted you enjoy the night out, and have certainly noted the feedback regarding the DJ. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We went for lunch at Moody Lagoon, and it exceeded all our expectations. The attention to detail, the presentation, modern setting and excellent service really made the drive out to Benguela well worth it. Well done Chef Annie...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TonyM230600
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you very much for your great review, its greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a remarkable restaurant, we were greeted by such knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff, followed by delicious food. It was definitely worth the little drive from Cape Town, the beer battered fish n chips were out of this world, and my steak during brunch at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Zandarella
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you very much for your great review, its greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in advance for 2nd sitting Christmas lunch. Beside the total chaos of getting us seated, and trying to get someone to serve us drinks the rest was downhill from there. The starters saved the day because everything else was a huge disappointment. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leemoon2014
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review its greatly appreciated. It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your experience and that we failed to meet your expectation on this occasion. We appreciate any feedback and will certainly take your review into consideration...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Benguela Cove on 29 Dec - huge disappointment. Service was shocking - 45 minutes before our order was taken and mediocre food. The restaurant was unable to cope with large number of patrons - more staff was needed so clearly management got the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelf8919
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Onrus Hermanus every month and Benguela is always on the list . Very good wine and good food . Setting is good and service great . A must visit . See you soon

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FVZ-Cape
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you very much for your great review its most appreciated. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, delicious lunch and wine, wonderful setting atmosphere! Always a winner! Highly recommended for locals and tourists!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank B3029CZcathyb
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you very much for your great review its most appreciated. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our lunch choice at the Moody Lagoon delivered with exacting service and interestingly balanced menu options. The restaurant is entrancingly multi—dimensioned, in design and construction, the inside brooding moodily with dark velvet hues and grandiose chandeliers fusing dapper modern finesse with high end appeal and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yegas
Benguelacove, Marketing Manager at Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you very much for your great review its most appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to your next visit.

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