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Moggs Country Cookhouse

Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 76 314 0671
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious lunch! We stopped in between a couple of stops on the wine route. Unfortunately there was a power outage so a few dishes were off the menu but they still managed to create some amazing dishes. We had the fish cakes and chicken ballantine,...More

Thank Nilam_London
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Nilam for your review and being so understanding about the unexpected power cut on the day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is very relaxed and homely in a beautiful setting in the valley but the food is the best we have had in all our travels around South Africa. It was absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you for such an...More

Thank Craig D
Julia M, Manager at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Craig for the very encouraging review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here, outdoors, was truly fabulous. Great setting and really great food. my chocolate dessert with blueberries was just so sensuous, divine and heavenly. everyone has to be able to say they have had a meal at Moggs. Go there. Its a must.

Thank NSVanderMac
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your wonderful review, thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds for kids but restaurant needs a 'freshening up'. Looks and feels tired. Food was limp, 'dark' and unappetising. The beetroot salad was overwhelmed by limp greens and the fish tasted only of the crumbed coating. The pea ? mash was dark, stringy and...More

Thank teresa m
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So disappointed to read your review Teresa but am intrigued to know why you sat through a meal of limp greens, thick crepe, bitter pea puree, cold coffee, icy ice-cream and dark, unappetizing food and not say anything.....and even worse.....pay for it!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moggs menu card has not changed for two years ! There are always a few daily specials but if you visit more than once over two years you do expect the printed menu to change at least some dishes Yes the pork is amazing The-beetroot...More

Thank Expierencedtraveller
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am such a fan of constructive criticism but I must say, you have me befuddled. Our printed menu changes every three months, according to the seasons. A few seasonal favorites reappear, at the request of our locals but the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent. The quality and presentation (see photos) exceeded expectations. It was well worth the 15min drive from Hermanus. I recommend combining this with a visit to the vineyards.

Thank MarkLONDONUK58
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review from the Moggs team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Moggs, strangely named, is far superior to what it sounds like. Set in a lovely garden, with a variety of in- and outdoor seatings, that proved quite serene on an a sunny autumn afternoon. The food is really superb. I would rate my kabeljou, and...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This restaurant up the Hemel and Aarde valley with a beautiful view over the valley is an old favourite. Not having been for a few years we had lunch there on Sunday. It was even better than what I remembered it to be. The fish...More

Thank MES196
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Pleasant spot...not a bad lunch....ok starter and very good fish main course. Its quite a laid back place, we prefer a bit more luxury

Thank mcc0mbie
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We stumbled across Mogg's Country Cookhouse quite by accident a couple of days' ago whilst staying in the area. We drove up to the restaurant, having spotted their board on the roadside, intending just to look at the menu for future reference. We hadn't, obviously,...More

Thank CJN120
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19 September 2016|
Response from Julia M | Property representative |
Hi Gill, we only open for dinner for private parties of 20 + guests. Our opening times are lunch from a Wednesday to a Sunday. Thank you Julia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 76 314 0671
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