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The Barefoot Cook Restaurant

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12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy duck” (13 reviews)
“lambs liver” (5 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience we had on Friday night, very cosy with the fire inside with the most amazing food experience I have had in a while, from the moment we walked in until we left they made the night memorable. Thanks Anton! I will...More

Thank Calvenleroux
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing evening we had with friends! Food was excellent! Thank you Chef Anton! Great new look and feel! Still cozey as ever!

Thank lizziekennedy81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to this place by my brothet in law and we had the most amazing lunch in Hermanus. Desserts are also most delicious. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank fraro914
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant, great atmosphere ,lovely owner , attentive and friendly staff. Food is made with love . Even though dishes are simple , the food is just so delicious and hearty . I highly recommend the Thai fish cakes and the macaroni and cheese...More

Thank Chelle R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Super food and lovely atmosphere. Really friendly staff that were very attentive. The food was cooked fresh and was extremely tasty. Definitely recommend an evening meal here.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

So glad that we got to know this warm atmosphere and scrumptious food served at Barefoot Cook. On a rainy and cold day the fire was going, the service great and attentive and the food and chocolate mousse amaizing. A definite YES to visit again.

Thank Ronel G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This cozy, converted old cottage, in a quiet side street, was a surprise and delight. It has sunny front stoop and rear outside seating, but we sat inside near a warm and welcome fireplace. The menu changes regularly and all items are listed on chalk...More

Thank royzaz
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Superb. Every bite was bliss. Cannot fault the meal. It was sublime. The restaurant itself is intimate and cosy. You feel immediately welcome and relaxed (as if you were in the comfort of your own home). The service is brilliant. Our waiter was friendly, efficient...More

Thank Dilchard
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This restaurant is situated a little off the beaten track in Hermanus , but is well worth the effort of taking a drive beyond the water front area and into the back streets. It is in what was one of the original Hermanus cottages, the...More

Thank Tweet G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went for brunch and was surprised to see Lamb Liver on the menu.Cooked perfectly and brought back memories as a child growing up on the farm. Presentation and the way they serve ice tea just perfect.Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Willemien V
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28 December 2016|
Response from Tim H | Reviewed this property |
I was just a visitor to the restaurant, but I looked up the email address and number for you: We are unable to send email address or URL via Trip advisor, so please call: Or call 27283124681
Marieke T
10 September 2016|
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Response from Marieke T | Reviewed this property |
The owner loves dogs and we were allowed to take our dog. Great people great place.
27 December 2015|
Response from Jay H | Reviewed this property |
The Barefoot Cook is open Tuesday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch, but only Thursday and Friday for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 4681
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