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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy duck” (12 reviews)
“lambs liver” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.All hours
Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

we loved this place. a great find in the back of a book shop, excellent meal, good wine selection, friendly attentive owners, lovely fire burning for warmth and atmosphere and good value for cost. its small and intimate but it was full and busy and...More

Thank CyndyPurchase
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Friendly welcoming owner, arty decor. Sit outside, inside or on front 'stoep'. Excellent scones fresh cream with homemade jam. Good coffee

Thank karenmU9177HQ
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were able to move tables to the middle of the room (actually a covered veranda) .because our side table was bit gloomy. Service was charming, and fun and obliging. The menu was quite short but imaginative and we really liked our food. The entrance...More

Thank nykwilkyins
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I must begin by apologising for having not frequented this fine food establishment more often. I could offer the excuse that life gets in the way, poppycock! Life is here to savour and if you don't visit this culinary delight set back in a quiet...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We found this place by googling restaurants in Hermanus on an empty stomach. Loved the name so checked the menu and found it most appealing so we gave it a try. On arrival we were not sure how to get to the restaurant as we...More

1  Thank BirgitElbert
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This woman can cook !. Fabulous exciting food. The menu is small ,but i like this ,everything is fresh and well put together. I ate here twice during my visit it was so good. i had the duck ,it was neatly trimmed ,crispy yet succulent...More

1  Thank spoon2013
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

What a gem hidden in the back of a book store. Looks like absolutely nothing as you drive up but walk through into a stunning venue with phenomenal food and service. We had the duck and chicken paired with local wines from the area and...More

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 31 March 2016

On an extremely cold and wet evening we were warmly welcomed by the staff.I immediately looked around for a blanket and found one neatly rolled up in an interesting stand.Lovely decor,interesting candles.The salmon starter was good and the artichoke 3 cheese was excellent.The staff were...More

1  Thank Atie M
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We dined here a few years ago and very much liked the food and ambience so we took guests with us on this occasion. It is not an easy place to book. On this first attempt, the chef had closed for a few days, and...More

2  Thank skyecorrina
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Well prepared food with a nice garden atmosphere. Concept is good and the menu offered better than the ordinary choices. Portions were not too large and it was a pleasant experience.

1  Thank nancywim
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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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