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The Barefoot Cook

12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4681
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy duck” (12 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

A different menu each week. Locally sourced products. Food well prepared and delicious. A great spot.

Thank jamesj392
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Although our hotel had booked a table in advance for us, they'd booked for 2 people instead of 4 but we were quickly found a table for 4, even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was absolutely delicious - I don't eat meat...More

1  Thank Louise O
Reviewed December 16, 2015

This Restaurant has a difficult name to remember and is also difficult to find with the entrance through a Book shop. The restaurant is in the yard at the back of the shop,but it is very attractive with a good ambience The menu has 4...More

1  Thank watchman2015
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great food, great service, great staff... thank you for a great lunch today. Attention to detail is everything here. Defiantly worth a visit,

Thank happytraveller818
Reviewed November 7, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal at the Barefoot Cook. Slightly off the beaten track, you enter through a book shop to a charming dining room. The menu is limited to 3 starters and mains, but still great choices, we both started with...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed November 5, 2015

We had lunch today at The Barefoot Cook in Hermanus. A little out of the way and unusual since there is a book shop in front. We were greeted at the door by the Barefoot cook herself. and she is in fact barefoot! The restaurant...More

1  Thank Netscot
Reviewed October 29, 2015

A review on another www site lead me to this restaurant! It is not open every day, so you need to check ahead. Seating is limited, and the choice too - which may put some off, but what you get is a small selection of...More

1  Thank Julian H
Reviewed October 29, 2015

The first problem with "The Barefoot Cook" is that the entrance is through a fine antique bookshop. For me, that is a double distraction. The second problem is choosing what to eat, because the (blackboard) menu changes frequently. However, they nearly always offer such delights...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed October 26, 2015

A quaint restaurant with lovely ambience, all their dishes are personally prepared by The Barefoot Cook, Mari -Claire who prides herself in making your dining a delightful Experience! Once visited.... Never forgotten.

1  Thank Michael John H
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Lovely little courtyard space with a relaxed feel. The menu was small but everything was beautifully fresh and tasty. Best choice of the day was the creme brulee - one of the best I've ever had (and I've had hundreds!) Service attentive but laid back...More

Thank Annie S
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December 28, 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
September 10, 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.
December 27, 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
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Aberdeen Street | Next to Romantiques, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 4681
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