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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed today

When they say first impressions are everything - I have to agree in this case. On arrival they were rather dismissive plus we were told they did not have our booking. Only during our meal when they came over to say they did find the...More

Thank KiddoSA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff and reception in a cosy environment. Tables inside, in front or in the garden. Good wine list with interesting menu. The pigeon brest was fabulous and the crayfish on fennel and orange a touch of local cuisine for starters. We both had the...More

Thank JohannS774
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service, stunning venue, one on one interaction between chef and patrons. A real streat all round. Steamed crayfish tail with citrus rind, venison stew with plenty mint and coriander from the garden plenty spice and served with Cous Cous. Brie foam and peach puree...More

Thank tattoo7200
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My crayfish starter was so very reasonably priced, but so disappointing, underdone fennel with no added flavors and a lovely fresh salad that just does not go with warm crayfish, my husbands duck egg was beautiful and perfectly cooked, our main of kabeljou, was different...More

Thank Tangles044
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made 2 trips to Barefoot. Once for lunch and then tried an evening visit. This place at first looks unassuming almost not looking like a restaurant from outside. Don't be fooled, it has the feeling of dining rustically in an old friends house. The menu...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and ambience was excellent but what made our experience memorable was the fantastic service. I requested starter platters to be served straight away as I knew my guests would be hungry on arrival. Tasty dishes were served straight away. Champagne was sourced with...More

Thank Experience402251
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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 13 September 2018 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 30 August 2018

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
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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