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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
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 18:30 - 21:30
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North Carolina
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is really good. Wine list, particularly by the glass, is limited so bring your own. The cook really is barefoot.

Thank Constanttraveller_10
Halifax, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely lunch with friends here. Very quiet compared to other years. Limited menu choice which could put some people off visiting Food we had was good. Very friendly and efficient service Lovely surrounding and ambience

1 Thank Kate L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this lovely restaurant while looking for a parking spot away from the middle of town and after initially thinking it was closed, we were delighted to be able to get a table in the gorgeous courtyard oasis inside the restaurant. It is a very relaxing space to enjoy a deliciously home cooked style meal. The menu is... More 

1 Thank Ali V
Hermanus, South Africa
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a group of friends for a pre December dinner and the food, ambiance and service was excellent. The "barefoot" cook was on song. We took our own wine and the corkage was very reasonable (R50/bottle, I think)

1 Thank Tim H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite place on each Hermanus visit and neither the food nor the service ever lets us down. Marie-Claire, the always Barefoot Cook, not only produces a simple but delicious menu that changes regularly (with some regulars like the crispy duck!) Ingrid who runs front of house never misses a beat or forgets your specific tipple and always... More 

Thank J_Badham
Leeds, United Kingdom
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491 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here in Hermanus, having eaten here before. It was just as good as we remembered. The bistro type menu is small but there's something for everyone. We had the duck and lamb chops as mains. Both were well cooked and delicious. The girls here are always friendly and the service is part of the overall appeal of... More 

Thank lisasplaces
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had our Thanksgiving meal at the Barefoot Cook, and the meal was fantastic. Our reservation was for 6:30, but we didn't want to leave the beach that early, so they worked us in for an 8PM slot. Food was very good and creative, and the staff was incredibly nice. We were the last table, and the Barefoot Chef even... More 

Thank John E
Montclair, New Jersey
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This restaurant provides a cozy atmosphere in its backstreet location. The menu is small and changes daily, but each dish is superb and well presented. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is intimate and warm.

Thank Janet H
Battle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

There is a small but well thought out menu with fresh local produce. The food is beautifully cooked and delivered to the table by one of the friendliest front of house staff. We went with friends, all of us had something different and all the dishes were divine. This restaurant is well worth visiting. To cap it all it is... More 

Thank Hannah G
Welgemoed, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Super friendly and likable owner, warm atmosphere, excellent food and coffee. Highly recommendable! Well worth a visit for any meal.

Thank Riaan l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?