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The Barefoot Cook

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12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy duck” (12 reviews)
“lambs liver” (6 reviews)
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When having a long week that just won’t end I suggest you come to the Barefoot Cook and be treated like royalty from Leon who served us to the wonderful chef who went out of his way to make me happy.

Thank BrigMzansi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined here several times and always opt for the tranquil courtyard with its soothing waterfeature. A personal favourite is the lambs liver and the pork belly. Hidden gem in Hermanus. A definite must for anyone visiting GM hermanus. Staff is friendly and helpful...More

Thank Ronel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent tender explosion of taste in a unique lamb belly dish, the most outstanding pork belly and a vegetarian dish with a superb depth of flavour and texture - these were the mains we savoured at The Barefoot Cook. But it was not only...More

Thank Ali V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Calamari tubes stuffed with pork ! Perhaps not again Such a large bone full of marrow ? Bit off putting . Maybe try’s to hard ?

Thank Expierencedtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy! A truly wonderful and well hidden gem. Superb food, lovely atmosphere and an amazing waiter who helped us to make all the right choices. Don’t miss a meal here in Hermanus or you’ll really miss out

Thank BTB01
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, which keeps changing so you never know quite what to expect. But been there about four times and always excellent and delicious with innovative ideas for new dishes Well done! A gastronomic destination!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

many restaurants in South Africa offer rather bland albeit wholesome food, especially the beef. The Bare Foot Cook restaurant offers a great deal more, a lovely environment of tables spread under trees and bushes with a friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you with an...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We dined here 2 night's ago in this lovely old building. The service was friendly, humourous and efficient. The food was delicious. My starter of leek soup with crunchy Pablo prawns was out of this world. Mel loved her pork belly, it was cooled to...More

Thank nicmeljones
Reviewed 2 March 2018

we knew the old restaurant with it's very relaxed atmosphere and were concerned to hear that new management was in charge. We had experienced a bad day both on and off the golf course and were prepared for the worst. In fact we had an...More

Thank 47JerryC
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Relaxing, welcoming, good food, lovely friendly service and good value for money. We went for lunch with four friends one of whom was disabled. We had a splendid time and were made very welcome. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Clive H
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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:45
11:00 - 16:45
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:45
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:45
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 4681
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Delicious lunch and dinner options available on weekdays. Menus are planned using only the freshest seasonal produce so the blackboard menu changes regularly. Stop by to see what adventures await you!
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