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The Barefoot Cook

12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated a little off the beaten track in Hermanus , but is well worth the effort of taking a drive beyond the water front area and into the back streets. It is in what was one of the original Hermanus cottages, the...More

Thank Tweet G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went for brunch and was surprised to see Lamb Liver on the menu.Cooked perfectly and brought back memories as a child growing up on the farm. Presentation and the way they serve ice tea just perfect.Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Willemien V
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Our dearest friend introduced us to this gem. We enjoyed lunch here & the three of us enjoyed excellent food. I most definitely had the best macaroni cheese EVER. Our deserts were delicious. The wine list features very unique wines. One gets spoiled for choice....More

Thank Rascis
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Well established restaurant in Hermanus.It could do with a little TLC.Good service but a boring over priced menu.

Thank cozzie50
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We had dinner here one night and what a pleasure it was. Food was fantastic, the wine was great, the ambience French café and the service amazing. What a gem.

Thank Yellowblood
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable meal in a small courtyard setting under the stars, but could have done with a little more light at the table especially when eating fish. A small but unique menu with good personal service. Need to book well in advance due to limited...More

Thank judy362017
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went for lunch several times. Sat in the lovely courtyard which was sheltered and cool Very friendly service and excellent food and wine! To recommended, much better than the previous year.

Thank nomads90
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This restaurant is only open for dinner on a Thursday and Friday and it is open for breakfast and lunch from Tuesday to Saturday This is an owner run restaurant and the barefoot chef is in the kitchen knocking up the most fabulous meals -...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very enjoyable. Great food freshly prepared. Interesting menu. All served in interesting surroundings

Thank Josephine B
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We read about this in our Tripadviser app and walked over to book for that evening. The charming Marie-Claire greeted us (wearing sandals!) and arranged our booking for that evening. The restaurant is very popular with the local residents many of whom appear to know...More

Thank Michael B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi,do you have an email address so I can book some tables please
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
do you allow dogs?
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.
What nights is it open
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
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
  • E-mail
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