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Moggs Country Cookhouse

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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and it just keeps getting better. It is still more or less the same in size although there is now a large tent for extra outside seating. We went on a Wednesday and it was packed. Thankfully we had booked as quite a few people were turned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Debbie T
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Stanford, South Africa
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Stanford, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and it just keeps getting better. It is still more or less the same in size although there is now a large tent for extra outside seating. We went on a Wednesday and it was packed. Thankfully we had booked as quite a few people were turned away and... More 

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

Thank you Debbie for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your support over the years. We really appreciate it. More 

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

a splendid way to pass a few hours, set in lovely grounds with views over the Hemel en aarde valley, good solid country style cooking with friendly service, good value what more do you need .

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

What a lovely description of our restaurant. Thank you for your review. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

visited for the first time with my wife after reading all the fantastic views. however, we were a little disappointed if truth be told. we don't mind decors or layout if the food is spectacular but today it wasn't. we both ordered a starter & main course which were average but each different course looked virtually the same in terms... More 

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

Hi Mark I am not sure what you meant by décor and layout, was it a dig at our interior? That is neither here nor there. What we are concerned about is your comment regarding all plates looking the same. For the record, we prepare 13 dishes (5 starters 5 mains 3 desserts). We make use of our fresh herbs... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Set in the Hemel and Aarde valley, nestled at the foot of the Babylonstoren mountain is this little gem. Very low key, homestyle country cooking. Wines are all from the surrounding vineyards. A wonderful experience in all aspects.

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

Thank you for your review, it means a lot to our team at Mogg's More 

Hermanus
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Moggs is situated beautifully in the Hemek-en-aarde Valley, surrounded by touring mountains. Geese and chickens walk freely about tge garden. We arpte kamb shanks, pork belly, and beet root fritters. Tge meal was outstanding with very tasty spices and beautiful gravy. The service was welcoming and friendly, courteous and helpful. The whole experience was a delight. Gorgeous scenery, delicious food,... More 

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

Thank you Dr Maker for your glowing review. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It's not often you go to a restaurant and find every one of your three courses is just perfect. But at Moggs that was our experience. We've been coming here for lunch in the country for about 15 years and our latest visit in Feb 2015 didn't disappoint. Fabulous Mediterranean salad starter with roast aubergine & chickpeas, delicious lamb shank... More 

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Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the country soon More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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

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
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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