Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove
Relaxed lagoon-side dining with cocktails and great wine!
Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove is set in the heart of the Benguela Cove winery complex. The restaurant is in an elevated setting with expansive views of the lagoon and the Atlantic ocean. The kitchen at Moody Lagoon is the domain of Annie Badenhorst a talented young Namibian chef with a passion for finding only the best fresh produce and creatively turning dishes into simple but creative menu items.
You can expect outstanding views, a casual and relaxed daytime eatery in Hermanus, with outdoor covered seating areas. We offer a choice of dishes, together with food and wine pairing with Benguela Cove’s Estate wines.
In the evening, Chef Badenhorst likes to cook to create an occasion, and Moody Lagoon restaurant is the perfect place for a date night or a night out with friends.
We offer private dining in our vinotheque for up to 12 guests with a combination of exceptional food, superb wines and outstanding service.
The Barrel Room can accommodate 60 guests. Booking essential
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is also open for vineyard tours, wine tastings
on the lagoon, live music on Sundays and wine tastings and pairings at the Tasting Room.
In view of the emergency measures announced regarding the Coronavirus and establishments needing to close at 18:00 on week days including Saturdays and at 13:00 on Sunday’s we have adjusted our opening times accordingly as below.
Brunch: 10am - 11:30am Saturday – Sunday closing at 13:00
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm Monday – Sunday (6 days a week)
Dinner: Closed for dinner until further notice
Casual Sharing Platters served 11am – 4pm ( Monday to Saturday)
Picnics: On Saturdays only 12:00 - 15h00
Casual lunch menu available from Monday – Saturday: Sundays only open for brunch until we close at 13:00.
Transport and shuttle services to and from Benguela Cove: View transport options
Brunch & Lunch: Trading times are as above.
Dinner: Closed for dinner until further notice
In view of the emergency measures announced regarding the Coronavirus and establishments needing to close at 18:00 on week days including Saturdays and at 13:00 on Sunday’s.
Summer Seasons: Sept–April | Mon- Sat | 10am–6pm | Sun - 10am - 13:00
Winter Seasons: May-Sept | Fri, Sat | 10am–6pm | Sun - 10am - 13:00
We will be open every day during school holiday periods and all public holidays.
Chef Annelie Badenhorst
Chef Annelie Badenhorst hails from the beautiful Otjiwarongo in Namibia. Annie’s training in classic French cooking at the Zevenwacht Chef School, combined with her love of comfort food, makes her the perfect fit for Benguela Cove’s restaurant.
Annie’s career has been very intertwined with that of our other Benguela Dining chefs, namely executive Chef Jean Delport at Restaurant Interlude in the United Kingdom.
Annie worked at All Things Culinary and thereafter at Sophia’s Restaurant at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate.
- Cuisine : Breakfast, Cocktails, European, Light Meals, Picnics, South African, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine bar
- Ambience : Fireplace, Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket, Wine Farm
- Entertainment : Live music, Childrens Entertainment, Internet or WiFi
- Dress : Casual
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