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The Cuckoo Tree

Corner Dirkie Uys and High Street | Rothnick Croft Bldg, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3430
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Fusion, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Corner Dirkie Uys and High Street | Rothnick Croft Bldg, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner and the food was delicious. I had the linefish with rice (which makes such a nice change from having chips with every meal, as is the case in most restaurants it seems); followed by an orange ice cream. It was all perfect...More

Thank StephE999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming back from a business trip it as wonderful to be welcomed again by Lyn Powers , the owner. The calamari I had was perfect and despite eating in international restaurants on trip was delighted at the flavours at the Cuckoo Tree. Finished of with...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever in Hermanus, we have breakfast at the Cuckoo Tree. The service is always great and the breakfasts delicious. The half Craig's breakfast is a sure winner!

Thank COS80919
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Failed to get in here last year and only just this year due to popularity ( well deserved) and slightly limited opening for dinner. Initially had a little hesitation about a restaurant that’s serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it seems it covers all exceptionally...More

Thank TodgeProvence_France
Reviewed 4 February 2018

A quiet secret hidden away in one of the precincts but worth looking out. Great menu at very good prices with friendly service.

Thank John C
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The cuddly Lynn and the gorgeous Nicky continue to be garrulous ,gregarious & generally great which is why the food is inventive, creative and approached with appropriate seriousness. Starters,pea & hock soup,stuffed figs are memorableg The lamb curry was as always generous in quantity and...More

Thank marilBRIAN
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The Cuckoo Tree despite changing ownership a few years back remains the best breakfast in Hermanus. Food great, service good and friendly.

Thank BraddyNrFrome
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We met friends here for lunch a week or so ago. I had never been to this restaurant before. We sat outside under the tree. The welcome was friendly and efficient and the service from Nicky was excellent. The food was great and was reasonably...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We have been enjoying the consistenly good food at Cuckoo tree for years. The food is always freshly prepared by Lilian, exactely the way we like it…every time. Add to that a nice atmosphere, great service and friendly owners and staff and you know why...More

1  Thank Nico558
Reviewed 19 December 2017

If you want to know where the locals eat, this is it. We are a family of 4, and had breakfast there including coffees and Orange juice and the bill came in under R300.00. I can highly recommend the Iron Man Breakfast @R 45.00. It...More

1  Thank Gustav S
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12 January 2018|
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Response from LewR | Reviewed this property |
i suggest you contact the restaurant directly, which I did enjoy but I am not associated with the restaurant just one of many happy diners there. You would have to contact them on Tel. +27-28312 3430. Kind regards, Lew Rood
Sheila R
30 December 2016|
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Response from geoffelske | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shiela try Fusion restaurant - I think they still have space
Neha M
13 December 2016|
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Response from Nigel R | Reviewed this property |
I seem to recall there were vegetarian items as both starters and mains. I am sure the owners will assist, they are very hands on.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Dirkie Uys and High Street | Rothnick Croft Bldg, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3430
  • E-mail
The Cuckoo Tree was recommended by a friend. It is an intimate, family run restaurant with a lovely garden, hustling with birds, serving fresh and "soulfood" meals. This "Hidden Gem" is frequented by locals, which is always a good sign when eating out, especially in a foreign country. They are open for breakfast, lunch (Mon-Sat) and dinners (Fri&Sat). The restaurant is also available for private functions of about 30 people and have interesting menu options. Cuckoo Tree is fully licensed, with a reasonable wine list. We recommend booking ahead of time to not be disappointed of not been able to get a table.
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