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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 good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive! We were wonderig around town after the first friday Art walk with no reservation! We tried everywhere! Lucky for us we were welcomed into Barefoot Cook and we were seated in a Fairy Land in the garden! So grateful to Anton and Liaan...More

Thank lizziekennedy81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New owners seem to have delusions of grandeur. Small menu, small portions, high prices. Went with friends who live in Hermanus and have used this place for years and they too were surprised at the approach. Starchy waiter as well. A more friendly relaxed approach...More

Thank Petrani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A disappointing experience. The menu did not offer a large choice and not everything was available. Portions were on the small side but padded out. The prawn and crayfish salad had one prawn cut into 3 pieces and a smattering of crayfish. The calamari was...More

Thank weekteuchter
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The previous owner, Marie-Claire, brought a warmth and welcome to her restaurant which seems to be missing now. The layout of tables is 'strained', no longer the same number of tables for two-to-four; the menu has become nouveau-posh; the prices have risen to a level...More

Thank Gail N
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, sensational food, coupled with great informative service. Attentive, and knowledgeable staff. Small, but ample menu, giving everyone an opportunity to select something suitable. Will definitely be returning. Highly recommended.

Thank kellboy
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 2 November 2017

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 29 October 2017 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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