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“Great food, wonderful value, superb hospitality”
Review of The Cuckoo Tree

The Cuckoo Tree
Ranked #11 of 121 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We dined here on a Friday evening. The restaurant was FULL so I'm glad that we had made a reservation well in advance. Most of our fellow diners were locals, always a good sign. You have to take your own wine, we did, & the locals had already delivered their supplies earlier in the day!

The menu is short but the food is of the highest quality. The service is extremely friendly & I can highly recommend the Cuckoo Tree, one of our 2 favourite restaurants in Hermanus.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

I have to say that this restaurant should be number 1 on TripAdvisor amongst all the restaurants in Hermanus. Best tasting food you will get.

Thank BrigMzansi
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

The Cuckoo Tree Restaurant in Hermanus is presently probably the best place to enjoy a good meal in this coastal town. One can have breakfast, lunch or dinner there, the latter, however, only on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings for which one has to book in advance since it is so popular. Their menu is so varied with such a variety of dishes that it is quite a problem to decide what to choose. One of course can solve the problem by frequent, repeat visits! At night this place has a very genteel warm atmosphere with the flickering of burning candles on every table. And the food is really good. Wine is provided or one may take one´s own bottle along. This is really a delightful find and should not be missed.

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Thank PeterHelsinki
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant if in Hermanus you must visit this place as you will have excellent food prepared and cooked expertly. We dined there for lunch 4 times in the week we were in Hermanus and not once did we leave anything on our plate! The ambiance is just lovely and we sat out in the garden eating great food, watching the small birds just feet away from us and chatting to the owners, straight away you are felt welcome.

We will return to the Cuckoo Tree in December when we visit again :-)

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Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Tucked away just off the main road in Hermanus is The Cuckoo Tree. They have a lovely garden and encourage bird life, which can keep one highly entertained for quite sometime. The staff are friendly and welcoming and always the same faces. The food is consistantly delicious and fresh. Highly recommended and definitely worth a visit.

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Thank fredr280
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