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Moggs Country Cookhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 76 314 0671
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting Moggs for over 15 years, and we can say that the food, service, ambiance, location are worthwhile visiting every time we are back in South Africa. This well-known restaurant has been on top of our minds every time we visit Hermanus and the Hemel en Aarde Valley. Never a dull moment with them. Quality of food and... More 

Thank Stephan v
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended Moggs by friends and were so grateful they did. The location is beautiful and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly from them moment you arrive. We opted for the day's specials - beetroot soup followed by kingklip fish cakes. The meal was outstanding- simple but with interesting flavours - especially the soup which had hints of chili and... More 

Thank Mark W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an unbelievable location and then you add friendly service and amazing food. Had lunch here whilst on a wine tour in the valley and all I can say is that if you are in and around, please don't miss the opportunity

Thank John S
Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a light lunch and stopped in without a booking. They gladly accommodated us. We chose Pea and watercress soup with smoked bacon bits and croutons. It was delicious, thick, colourful and well presented. We then chose the Pavlova, which equally well hit the spot. Great meringue, fresh fruit and topped with creme caramel. Attentive staff are eager to... More 

Thank Cheryl T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this treasure On cold and rainy Saturday afternoon. We were lucky that there had been a cancellation and we sat down to THE most incredible meal! The portions were generous, the produce fresh and the atmosphere charming! Would highly recommend this little restaurant !!!!

Thank Claire_Beyers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a lunch at Moggs and though it did not reach the level of excellent dining places, everything was good and solid. The food is 3-4 stars, the service is 4-5 stars, the views and surroundings are 4-5 stars and the prices is 4-5 stars (in a good way, meaning worthwhile).

Thank PapsiFresh
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had lunch at Moggs on recent business trip. Beautiful little country style restaurant in great setting. Food was amazing, made with passion and love.

Thank J0elene
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Moggs Country Cookhouse a few weekends ago while staying in the Hemel- En- Aarde Valley, 15 minutes for Hermanus. It's a beautiful country style house set on exquisite gardens surrounded by mountains. It's an ideal location for families with children. They have a beautiful garden with a jungle gym, trees, chickens, hens, dogs running around. All of this... More 

Thank Vimtha R
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Mogg's came highly recommended to us via our mates from Oz , and we are local Durban folk. We called them quite early on the same day and said they where fully booked ( quite understandable ) but they would call us back if there was cancellation and the owner actually called us back and had made a plan. Food... More 

Thank anitaf37
Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It is quite a long time since we last visited this restaurant. Wow what a difference. The restaurant has been transformed recently, from really rustic and rural to trendy shabby chic. We hardly recognised the place on arrival. The vine covered stoep has gone, replaced by an extension, thereby adding more comfortable seating space. Some things had not changed. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 76 314 0671

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