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Moggs Country Cookhouse

Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went there on a small minibus, ALL my family, on a particularly special trip to SA. My brother in law claims this is his very favourite restaurant and we were not disappointed. It's not fancy or stylish but it is very true to itself, just the right thing in the right place. We sat at a long table under... More 

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moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

It is always rewarding when guests enjoy the countryside as much as we do. Thank you for writing a review and we hope to see you soon More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Decided on the spur of the moment to go back to Moggs for lunch and after the usual not-for-the-fainthearted drive we were very pleased to hear we could get a table. Everything as easy and pleasant as we recalled, even on a ferociously hot summer day! A small rustic cottage but spacious and welcoming within, prompt and helpful service and... More 

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moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our establishment. It means a lot to our hard working team to hear such positive feed back. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lunch was good. I would give Moggs 3 + 1/2 stars. The view from the table we sat on outside was relaxing and the food was good. Not many choices on the menu but flavours worked well together. They also have two black board specials. Friendly staff and service. Chickens are also entertaining....and their little white dog.

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Mogg's. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to feeding you again. Kind regards Julia Mogg More 

Dullstroom, South Africa
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

A great rural setting and rustic ambience comes with its quirks. We were seated inside as we were told there were no outside tables available, which turned out to be untrue. Our waiter told us the open table for two outside was booked, but was still open when we left. The service overall was good, the food quality and presentation... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was a second visit to this pleasant and very laid back restaurant in the Hemel and Aarde Valley. Starters were very good and as with the previous visit , full of interesting taste combinations. The main course I chse was a pork fillet stack was disappointing particularly when compared to the wonderful lamb shank that other members of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a fixed menu Xmas lunch here and were quite disappointed. Despite the booking and the fixed menu, the servings were really small. We asked for extra soup and were told there wasn't any left. The sliced of bread were so thinly sliced, you could barely call it a slice. The service was far from friendly, felt factory like... More 

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moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

We are sincerely sorry for your unfortunate Christmas Day with us. We take your comments to heart and agree that your lunch could of been a better experience. We were sadly unexpectedly without one of our senior chefs and this had a "snow ball effect" within our small personal team. We tried to recover as best as possible but did... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We booked in August for Christmas lunch with family and friends from SA and Europe It is very difficult to understand how Moggs can be rated as no 1 in Hermanus. The service was non existant and we waited for an hour for our main dish as they ran out of potatoes! The wait was also not worth while as... More 

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moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Once again we apologise for your unfortunate Christmas lunch with us. As you were informed, we were unexpectedly short of a senior chef in our close knit kitchen, which is a restaurateur's worst nightmare but "the show must go on". This obviously had a ripple effect that we tried to recover as best as possible. We take your comments to... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Mogg's is a true jewel situated in the beautiful Hemel & Aarde Valley. A lovely farm where friends and family get together to spend time over a delicious meal. The setting is relaxed, intimate and homely and the service personal. The food is simply outstanding - having tasted something of everything ordered at our table I can truly say you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We often visit Moggs when we are in Hermanus. The food is always great and the menu changes according to the season. In winter there is an indoor fireplace to keep you warm and in summer you can sit outside and enjoy the view. We have always experienced excellent service and meals.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visited Mogg's Country Cookhouse in Aug 2014. The food was delicious and the setting was very cozy. I enjoyed the pork belly and the soup of the day. They were both super yummy. I also ordered some wine that they served. It was a good choice of wine against the pork served. The only glitch was trying to find... More 

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Address: Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
Cuisine: Contemporary

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