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Moggs Country Cookhouse

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Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa
27763140671
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Melrose, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family (from far and wide) gathered in this wonderful little restaurant for a special birthday lunch celebrating 6 big birthdays, the service was excellent, food was outstanding and very interesting. Thank you so much for making this special day great for us all!

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Thank 555WIM
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your special day with us. I do not think we have had so many "birthdays" at one table. So pleased it was a memorable day for everybody, regards from all of us at Mogg's More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely remote restaurant. Nice food. A bit expensive for SA standards. A lot of attention for our 11 year old daughter. A lot of room outside for the kids to play.

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Thank Mike V
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found our establishment to be pricey but we only use authentic ingredients, which unfortunately do cost a little extra but try to keep our prices as affordable as possible for our guests. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lunch only venue. We were a group of 34 and held a wine tasting with a 3 course lunch provided by Moggs. Service was excellent, all receiving their 3 courses at the same time. we enjoyed a set menue at a cost of R 200 including a gratuity. Seating provided inside arround a fire which is great for winter lunches.... More 

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

We enjoyed meeting your wine club and are so pleased that you chose our beautiful valley, with its award winning wines as a destination for luncheon. More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

As much as it was a challenge to navigate our way in extremely windy conditions to get to this little restaurant at the foot of a beautiful mountain range , we were greeted by friendly faces and a roaring fire and a unique countryside experience. We were delighted by the patience and mannerisms of the owner and staff who tended... More 

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Thank Candice N
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you from us all at Mogg's More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

What a pleasant surprise! Service very efficient. Food wonderfully represented. We were a group of 14 but got our food all at once. Duck pie was delicious. Other guests raved about their lamb shank, fish cakes, aubergine stack and soup. So in other words every meal was sublime. Rustic little restaurant but worth the drive out.

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Thank Dianne R
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we are really happy that we have impressed you enough, that you will return. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

A party of 14 people, had a leisurely Sunday lunch here. We entered through a door, sidestepping free running chickens and were warmly welcomed by Julia Mogg. Our table was inside, as confirmed on the day, by choice , and we had a beautiful long fireside table. There is a comprehensive menu, as well as a blackboard with daily specials... More 

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Thank MBCT2014
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to read your review and your description of the food and venue. The Mogg's team would like to thank you for the wonderful feedback. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch had by all. The food was delicious and hearty on a cold autumn day, accompanied by fresh vegetables. We finished of sharing home made deserts.

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

We appreciate the time taken to review our restaurant. I love your title as it stands so true. I learnt to cook from my mama and we are glad that you all enjoyed your time at Mogg's More 

Cape Town
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

As everybody seems to mention, it's a bit of a drive getting there (about 15 km from Hermanus, I'd say), and the last bit is along a very bumpy dirt road, but the drive, along the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde valley, is a pleasure, and the restaurant itself a delight. The style is definitely rustic, the interior decor cheerfully cluttered, the grounds... More 

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Thank Nicholas6
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Mogg's. Our kitchen team hopes to impress you with our seasonal al carte menu, when you visit us again. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Glorious autumn day lunch at Mogg's. Puff pastry duck and black cherry pie - wonderful. Kids ran around exploring throughout. Excited to visit in the winter - expect it would be really cosy.

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

We appreciate your time in writing our review, thank you. Our winter months are indeed cosy and we look forward to seeing you then. More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Don't judge a book by its cover - such was the lesson we learned at Moggs. Given the name, its rustic outward appearance and off-the-beaten-track location, we didn't think we'd need to book. How wrong we were! Luckily we were squeezed in and enjoyed an incredibly delicious lunch. Hearty fireplace, mouthwatering chalkboard specials and generous, well-presented portions made for an... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Vegetarian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: 27763140671

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