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The Barefoot Cook

12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy duck” (12 reviews)
“lambs liver” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00 Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We descended on the Barefoot Chef in force - we had booked out the whole restaurant for the evening! Ambiance was ok and the food ok. They did a wonderful job at keeping track of some 45 people who could choose to sit where they...More

Thank Rex2245
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thank you so much for wonderful evening as we were celebrating our 10th anniversary and the barefoot cook was a great surprise out of the normal beat of restaurants, very intimate and personal even... thank you to the all team....

Thank PSCLuzio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming waiter lovely warm atmosphere. The Asian pork squares were to die for. Excellent 3 course meal and very good value.

Thank Lyndac1984
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

So usually on your second visit to an awesome restaurant you are apprehensive on whether it has maintained its excellence.....but the minute we stepped in the door, the aromas coming from the kitchen told me we could expect a mouth watering experience. My husband enjoyed...More

Thank Mandy_0809
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great food and great ambiance. Romatic setting for a couple of a nice quite cosy vibe for a family. Great wine and food alike with a team of friendly staff at hand. Thanks Anton and team another great visit!

Thank jameskH8041DP
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Their garden area was beautifully decorated for Valentine's day and they had some great live music with fantastic food. Had a great time.

Thank JohannesP766
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing dinner we had at Barefoot Cook! Fires were blazing, wine was flowing, friends were happy! What more could I ask of a restaurant to spoil my foreign friends! Excellent Service and stunning food!

Thank lizziekennedy81
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit and I was pleasantly surprised. Everything from the cosy fireplace to the friendly service was much appreciated on a chilly winter evening. And the chef was very accommodating making a special order of crumbed chicken and veggies for our 7yr...More

Thank Mandy_0809
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the restaurant the moment I walked in-Cosy fireplace-Warm friendly welcome-Excellent service Pairing of wine was great with Lunch Menu- Check on their FB page for Themed Dinner menus- Don’t miss out on this little Gem in the heart of Hermanus 👌🏻

Thank LizelleSol
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We recently had lunch at the Barefoot Chef during a day trip to Hermanus - what a wonderful surprise! the setting was lovely, sitting outdoors in the patio, soaking in the beautiful weather. And the food was amazing! Our group has escargot, curried vegetables, and...More

Thank CT_RVA
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
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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