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Wooden Barrel

Marine Drive | Shop V56, Village Square, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4377
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“bobotie” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Marine Drive | Shop V56, Village Square, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you were to ever visit Hermanus this is definitely a restaurant you have to visit. The staff are so warm and welcoming. Right from the time we entered the door till the time we left. Every moment was a memorable one. The food is...More

Thank Rahul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very kindly and friendly staff. We went here for dinner. Good food: we ate vegi lasagna and beef filet. We recommend it.

Thank Maurizio C
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review and the recommendation. We really hope to welcome you back with us again soon. From the Wooden Barrel Team

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very good menu for young and old. The food was very well prepared with friendly staff serving you. They have some very nice local Cape dishes and it is worthwhile to look at their spesials board.

Thank 148leons
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time in writing us a review and hope to see you back again real soon. From The Wooden Barrel Team

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had dinner at the Wooden Barrel while watching the rugby. The food was delicious and we experienced great service from Gerald. We will definitely be back when we are next in Hermanus!

Thank Kathryn B
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time in writing to us as we always love hearing back from our clients. See you back soon. From The Wooden Barrel Team

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for a breakfast, brunch or lunch, I was sitting near the entrance to the kitchen and fresh tasty looking food was flying out that kitchen order after order, what impressed me is both the owners were actively involved with everything, one was in...More

1  Thank chefsam77
SMMHermanus, Smmmarketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

What a great way to remember Youth day with a review like this one! Thank you so much for writing to us and its especially rewarding coming from a Chef. We appreciate the recognition in the owners being hands on every day ensuring clients are...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

This restaurant is on the village square. We like to go here after walking the dogs on the beach. They are definitely pet friendly and bring a welcome bowl of water for the dogs after a long run. They have some interesting breakfast options (delicious...More

Thank CharmaineSmith
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I just had lunch in Hermanus. First time for my husband and I in the area. Our waitress Audrey was a real gem! I would go back and request her to wait on us again! The fish and chips and babotie were...More

Thank U6848FPnatashah
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

It was a great way to end our week off receiving your amazing review on your experience while with us. We really look forward to seeing you back again with us soon! From The Wooden Barrel Team

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We decided to beat the Mothers Day rush and celebrate with Mom on Saturday evening in Hermanus. We noticed that the old Europa is now the Wooden Barrel and it's inviting outside decor attracted us to look at the menu. Very well priced and enough...More

Thank davidmD2550JC
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

It is always such a pleasure to receive reviews like this! Thank you so much for taking the time out in writing to us and all what we strive for, we have been able to tick each box of what your experience was like. We...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Situated in the Village Square and surrounded by quite a few other eating establishments it's sometimes difficult to choose one over another. We went for the Wooden Barrel as it was nicely shaded and had a table free. Basic enough menu but plenty to pick...More

Thank redpen183
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you so much for writing to us as we always love to hear back from our clients especially when they have had a memorable experience with us. We will definitely be complimenting Gerard on his great service and look forward to seeing you again!...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Good breakfast variety, coffee regrettably was just OK. Location , location , location !!! The outside tables offer beautiful ocean views and a little Park for kids to play which is key when moving around with kids and this is situated just across the way.

Thank Emile N
SMMHermanus, Marketing at Wooden Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time in writing us a review. We hope we will see you back with us again real soon! From The Wooden Barrel Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Drive | Shop V56, Village Square, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 4377
  • E-mail
Description
The Latin expression “denovo” means anew or new beginnings which is a perfect expression to describe us in what we are now doing. Jonathan and Liezel Hellings are the new owners of Europa Restaurant Hermanus. They come out of business backgrounds. We have 3 daughters where only one is currently still at home. We are involved at the restaurant from opening till closing Monday till Sunday. The restaurant was taken over with all the staff of which some had more than 10 years service. We also increased our compliment in certain areas within to better our service and quality provided. There are numerous tourists frequenting our restaurant from different countries around the world of which they return regularly and are on first name basis with our waiters. Europa Restaurant Hermanus is situated on the piazza in Hermanus overlooking Walker Bay and the beautiful mountains. There are regular sightings of whales which at times can be viewed from your seating area. There is outside seating as well as very cozy inside seating. We regard ourselves and all our staff as one big family and have the utmost respect for one another. Without one another we cannot exist. The restaurant was in dire need of a new look of which was done. We refurbished inside and outside completely changed the face totally and kept nothing of the Why make Europa your destination; 1. Wonderful view. 2. Restaurant is practically brand new. 3. Better wind protection than other restaurants around us on the ground 4. Good variety of breakfasts, light meals and for those a little hungrier. 5. Location location location. 6. Friendly waiters. You can identify us by the dark benches with the comfortable red cushions. To put it simply we were BOLD, made it BEAUTIFUL and is now BLISSFUL L “We all have the ability. The difference is how we use it” Stevie Wonder
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