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Moggs Country Cookhouse

Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 76 314 0671
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great tourist pleasure anywhere in the world, is where true foodies can travel through a vicinity with multiple restaurants serving various food experiences This is what the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley at Hermanus offers in abundance. Not only for eater; there are quite a few wine...More

Thank engemi
Reviewed 1 May 2018

There's something about Moggs that makes us keep going back - child friendly (5 in our party), dog friendly (4 in our party), and just simply great service and food Nothing's too much for them and they really cater for all tastes and types! highly...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I heard about Mogg's from a colleague at work and booked a table immediately. We have been to most of the restaurants in this valley, but Moggs stands out as the best. The atmosphere is very homely and friendly with a breathtakingly view of the...More

Thank Mdvluap
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Very definitely happy to accommodate dogs! Lovely food! Delicious fish, salad fresh from the garden, crepes excellent. Sophisticated food on menu. Very homely with beautiful views in a relaxed environment. A great family venue! Super apple crumble! Yum!

Thank r0bbie2
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We booked for lunch on Saturday 20th April. Wow. Everyone is catered for, vegan, vegetarian etc. The food was beyond excellent, the service fantastic without being intrusive, the venue rustic and the gardens beautiful. Only open for lunches and one must book. I am a...More

Thank Dana Y
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch! We stopped in between a couple of stops on the wine route. Unfortunately there was a power outage so a few dishes were off the menu but they still managed to create some amazing dishes. We had the fish cakes and chicken ballantine,...More

Thank Mirror_London
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you Nilam for your review and being so understanding about the unexpected power cut on the day.

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very relaxed and homely in a beautiful setting in the valley but the food is the best we have had in all our travels around South Africa. It was absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you for such an...More

Thank Craig D
Julia M, Manager at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you Craig for the very encouraging review.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Lunch here, outdoors, was truly fabulous. Great setting and really great food. my chocolate dessert with blueberries was just so sensuous, divine and heavenly. everyone has to be able to say they have had a meal at Moggs. Go there. Its a must.

Thank NSVanderMac
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

We appreciate your wonderful review, thank you

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Beautiful grounds for kids but restaurant needs a 'freshening up'. Looks and feels tired. Food was limp, 'dark' and unappetising. The beetroot salad was overwhelmed by limp greens and the fish tasted only of the crumbed coating. The pea ? mash was dark, stringy and...More

Thank teresa m
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

So disappointed to read your review Teresa but am intrigued to know why you sat through a meal of limp greens, thick crepe, bitter pea puree, cold coffee, icy ice-cream and dark, unappetizing food and not say anything.....and even worse.....pay for it!!!

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Moggs menu card has not changed for two years ! There are always a few daily specials but if you visit more than once over two years you do expect the printed menu to change at least some dishes Yes the pork is amazing The-beetroot...More

Thank Expierencedtraveller
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review. I am such a fan of constructive criticism but I must say, you have me befuddled. Our printed menu changes every three months, according to the seasons. A few seasonal favorites reappear, at the request of our locals but the...More

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19 September 2016|
Response from Julia M | Property representative |
Hi Gill, we only open for dinner for private parties of 20 + guests. Our opening times are lunch from a Wednesday to a Sunday. Thank you Julia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 76 314 0671
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