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Moggs Country Cookhouse

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Contemporary
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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Roadtrip

Imprompto stop and very glad we did😄😄😄 Very cozy and a nice home style atmosphere.Will be back with friends and family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Garden route
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Imprompto stop and very glad we did😄😄😄 Very cozy and a nice home style atmosphere.Will be back with friends and family.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Moggs is often fully booked over weekends, so to take the drive up the Hemel en Aarde valley, hoping to get something good to eat, is risky. However, our friends had a Sunday lunch booking and we were shown to a decent table (the decor is rather higgled-piggeldy, and the restaurant itself is in different sections - like a typical... More 

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Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Up till now, I have only been here in the summer and in the garden for a light lunch. Always heard excellent reports and wow! they lived up to them. The food, ambience and wine list was just superb. I had a chicken baked dish, which can often be dry but it was tender, tasty and moist. Well done -... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our venue during winter as you have in the warmer months. It is our favourite season as nothing beats a roaring fire, good company, local wine and comfort food More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

My father and I went to Moggs and sat in small yet delightful room with a fire burning. We received some water then were made to wait another 40 minutes before we could order a drink. Once we complained all the staff and owners came to apologise, the rest of the meal was full of over compensation for the bad... More 

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

We appreciate the time taken to write your review. We are a personal family restaurant and take neglect of our guests very seriously. My mother and I both apologised to you and your dad in our individual capacity as owners, as did our front of house manager, which I can appreciate may have appeared desperate but I can assure you... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our 4th visit to this country restaurant and we were as impressed with the food, service and ambiance as we were the first time we visited. Honest, homely, delicious food each time. The ladies work extremely hard in the kitchen to serve a full restaurant. The menu is not over complicated, but still has something to suit everyone's taste. When... More 

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

We really appreciate your review and the wonderful images of our dishes. A big thanks from the Mogg's team More 

Benoni
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Gorgeous warm and welcoming - lovely and helpful staff, delicious food - we had their winter special chicken in a light crispy batter - succulent and delicious. Highly recommended

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

Warm, friendly and delicious food - these words make us proud. Thank you for your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Four of us were driving the Hermanus Wine Route. A winery owner recommended Moggs for a good lunch. We were delighted with the small restaurant complete with free range chooks, lavender garden, veggie patch and lake. Inside, a roaring fire and tasty food, including beef and lamb kidney pie! We also had excellent soup and thick fillets of fresh fish.... More 

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your review More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We sat outside on Sunday and loved the experience - superb food, beautiful views, friendly and efficient service, great wine. Moggs is perfect for a long lazy lunch or for a family affair as there is a lot of space in the garden for kiddies to play away from the tables. The beetroot salad was one of the best salads... More 

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

We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review on our restaurant. Your description of our venue is exactly how we intend our guests to feel when visiting Mogg's. Our kitchen team will be proud to hear about your glowing reviews on our fare. Thank you. More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A quaint unpretentious restaurant in the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys on earth. Great food and friendly service. Everything was very fresh and beautifully presented. Don't drive by!!

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time and meal with us and thank you for your review. More 

White Rock, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took our parents to this lovely farmhouse kitchen. The beetroot salad and mushroom ravioli Were excellent. Food came well presented. Attentive staff and great service. It was very relaxing sitting outside enjoying the views and farm life feel. We had been out to the kitchen earlier in the week to look at the venue, it was cold and we... More 

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

We thank you for your review and that you were relaxed and well fed. Hope to see you in the valley again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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