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Moggs Country Cookhouse

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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 76 314 0671
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Probably some of the best food we've ever had. Lovely setting. The beetroot fritter starter was stunning. Then came the lamb shank and we were blown away. Desert was also delicious.

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Thank Rachelle R
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had emailed with Chef Julia for over a year and we were expected. The winner was us! The lamb shank was PERFECT !!!! We enjoyed a great bottle of wine and loved taking in the sounds and smells of a new country (we had JUST arrived from Florida the night before). The grounds of the quaint farmhouse/restaurant are beautiful... More 

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5 Thank Patricia W
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely country-style setting, friendly service, fresh and delicious food, child friendly. I will come back again and I highly recommend this place.

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Thank TChigz
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food is delicious and the service was excellent. Beautiful view and it is like having lunch at a farmhouse. The prices are higher than usual and more tourists applicable.

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Thank Marinda22
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you Marinda for your review and especially your observation regarding the pricing of our new spring menu. Your comment means a lot to us, costing is always a difficult task, especially when food prices fluctuate so and no corners are cut with our ingredients. We will go back to the "drawing board" and see "where and if", we can... More 

South Africa
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint and hidden away, but worth the visit. Be prepared to wait a little long for mains, but the wait is worth every minute. Nobody from our party was disappointed with their food. The port belly was absolutely perfect and the watercress soup fantastic. Be sure to try the risotto balls also.

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

Hi Nick, thank you for your review and the compliments. We apologize for the wait you experienced for your main courses. Unfortunately, when many tables arrive together, our philosophy of preparing everything fresh to order, in our small country kitchen, can cause a slight delay. More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a wonderfully peaceful setting - like having lunch at a friends house. Delicious lamb shank, beautifully presented

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Thank aureliadevilliers4
moggscook, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and love your description of our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Somerset West
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love Moggs and I think it is my husbands favourite restaurant. We haven't been as often as we would like but it's always the same. Quaint, cozy, candles even during the day, warm fire on a gloomy day, a small but simply delicious menu, always covering vegetarian, Fish and other meat. Herb and vegetable gardens feed the restaurant, chickens... More 

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

Thank you Ruth, for your wonderful words, we appreciate your review. From the Mogg's team. More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have had the pleasure of a Moggs meal many times. What fun it is to visit this paradise surrounded by glorious Heaven & Earth mountains. Jenny Moggs and her daughter Julia provide hospitality and friendship with a menu they have mastered. Part of the fun is to look around at the smiling guest faces and listen to the chatter... More 

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

Hi Anthony, thank you for your review and for your loyal support over the years. More 

Melrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?