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The Barefoot Cook

12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy duck” (12 reviews)
“lambs liver” (6 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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61 - 70 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This restaurant provides a cozy atmosphere in its backstreet location. The menu is small and changes daily, but each dish is superb and well presented. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is intimate and warm.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

There is a small but well thought out menu with fresh local produce. The food is beautifully cooked and delivered to the table by one of the friendliest front of house staff. We went with friends, all of us had something different and all the...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Super friendly and likable owner, warm atmosphere, excellent food and coffee. Highly recommendable! Well worth a visit for any meal.

Thank Riaan l
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Absolutely loved it at the Barefoot Cook. The menu is fairly small but the food was delicious. Everything was divine and the service excellent. We really enjoyed our meals. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank GrayNotts
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Without a doubt - the best dining experience of my life. My wife and I eat out quite often. From the moment you step inside - it feels like you're with your oldest best friend. The decor is beautiful. The menu is seasonal and small...More

Thank JRaubenheimer
Reviewed 19 September 2016

From the moment I stepped inside I felt at home. Doggy friendly and the best service ever. Not a huge menu which is lovely. Very accommodating when my girls and myself are vegetarian. Loved the Barefoot Cook and cant wait to visit again. Could of...More

Thank Chrissyheynes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Good food with staff that made us feel like we were old friends within minutes. Special consideration for our 7 year old and for our dog. The one way streets in Hermanus make it difficult to get to, but once you're there you can relax.

Thank Marieke T
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Having read a review or 2 about this restaurant, I decided to take my wife there for lunch on her birthday. We both really enjoyed an excellent meal. The staff are very friendly, service is super. The menu is seasonal so we cannot wait until...More

1  Thank JTH1957
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had lovely crispy duck and my friend had artichokes in cheese sauce - they were both excellent ! The wine list us representative of the region & the prices excellent. We were served by the owner who is a lively lady with a passion...More

Thank Kuschi555
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Wonderfully prepared food, very friendly staff. The duck is the best I have ever had. Very cozy atmosphere and wondeful warm fire place for winter.

Thank Charmaine123452014
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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
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.
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 4681
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Delicious lunch and dinner options available on weekdays. Menus are planned using only the freshest seasonal produce so the blackboard menu changes regularly. Stop by to see what adventures await you!
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