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The Barefoot Cook

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12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 18:30 - 21:30
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Mannheim, Germany
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We had lamb and it was perfect. The location behind the bookstore is unique and perfect. Very nice dinner, everything perfect. Great value as well.

Thank Benji1985m
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

A different menu each week. Locally sourced products. Food well prepared and delicious. A great spot.

Thank jamesj392
Kent UK
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Although our hotel had booked a table in advance for us, they'd booked for 2 people instead of 4 but we were quickly found a table for 4, even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was absolutely delicious - I don't eat meat and although there was nothing meat-free on the menu, chef rustled up an artichoke and... More 

1 Thank Louiseoxf
Esher, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This Restaurant has a difficult name to remember and is also difficult to find with the entrance through a Book shop. The restaurant is in the yard at the back of the shop,but it is very attractive with a good ambience The menu has 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 deserts. All interesting. We had the springrolls with a plum... More 

1 Thank watchman2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great food, great service, great staff... thank you for a great lunch today. Attention to detail is everything here. Defiantly worth a visit,

Thank happytraveller818
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal at the Barefoot Cook. Slightly off the beaten track, you enter through a book shop to a charming dining room. The menu is limited to 3 starters and mains, but still great choices, we both started with the wonderfully tasty asparagus and smoked trout soup, my wife chose the perfectly cooked lamb... More 

Thank Brian S
Hermanus, South Africa
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We had lunch today at The Barefoot Cook in Hermanus. A little out of the way and unusual since there is a book shop in front. We were greeted at the door by the Barefoot cook herself. and she is in fact barefoot! The restaurant is unpretentious and manages to do rustic with serenity. The menu is on the wall... More 

1 Thank Netscot
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A review on another www site lead me to this restaurant! It is not open every day, so you need to check ahead. Seating is limited, and the choice too - which may put some off, but what you get is a small selection of dishes done really really well! - wine selection is great, and this is well worth... More 

1 Thank Julian H
Napier, South Africa
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The first problem with "The Barefoot Cook" is that the entrance is through a fine antique bookshop. For me, that is a double distraction. The second problem is choosing what to eat, because the (blackboard) menu changes frequently. However, they nearly always offer such delights as kidneys and liver, so I know I'm not going to be disappointed. Salads, vegetarian,... More 

Thank Jay H
Hermanus, South Africa
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A quaint restaurant with lovely ambience, all their dishes are personally prepared by The Barefoot Cook, Mari -Claire who prides herself in making your dining a delightful Experience! Once visited.... Never forgotten.

1 Thank Michael John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?