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The Barefoot Cook

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12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

This restaurant is located off the beaten tourist track in the heart of Hermanus. It had a recent change of ownership and was tastefully redecorated. It was a balmy evening so we had dinner in the courtyard where a fountain was gently splashing away giving...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing little restaurant off the beaten path. It is set in an old house, with seating either in a courtyard or inside in front of a fire. The menu varies weekly based on what is fresh. Only open for dinners Thursday through...More

Thank Saffron1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably wouldn't have found this place had we not seen it on Tripadvisor, as it's a not eith the cluster of restaurants around the Village square area. Limited but good menu. We had the smoked brisket- which was excellent, but the chicken curry was more...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We recently had lunch here, and it was superb! The new owner Anton Verhoogt and his team were fantastic. We had a selection of food from the menu, and it was really picture perfect food, and the wine list was amazing!

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited again twice in last two weeks, it has new owner, well known chef Anton from Fisherman's Cottage is doing a great job! There is a blackboard menu which changes often, very interesting offerings, great ambience and can't wait for summer to see what his...More

Thank Lindakot
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I get what they're trying to do at Barefoot, but the food wasn't there. The amuse buche was candied anchovy stuffed olives. Sounds interesting, but the balance was way off resulting in a very weird bite. Both my starter of snails and main of oxtail...More

Thank 54austin
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 15 September 2017 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 20 August 2017 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
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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, Brunch
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 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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