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All 61 Franschhoek Restaurants

The French Connection

Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4056
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Ranked #17 of 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Matthew Gordon’s popular bistro in the heart of the Franschhoek village offers a relaxed culinary experience with top-quality French classics like slow-roasted crispy duck with raspberry vinegar jus; superb steaks (try the fillet mignon with three-mushroom sauce), plus the freshest fish and local produce. Friendly, informative staff ensure that French Connection remains one of the most popular stops in the ‘Gourmet Capital of the Cape’. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006–2012; Diners Club International Wine List Award 2011–2013; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A really nice restaurant, with good atmosphere and service. Wide range of dishes and everything we had was done to perfection, including a delightful local Pinot Noir!

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BOREHAM STREET
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the French Connection, when visiting Franschhoek, for the last 8 years at least twice a year and have the same fillet mignon with the three mushroom sauce every visit. It has never failed to be excellent. Jason has his finger firmly on the pulse of this establishment. When dining there yesterday evening there was a... More

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A consistently good venue, excellent food, enjoyable ambiance, efficient service, well balanced wine selection and good overall value.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped for a quick lunch whilst visiting the town. The food was good but bearing in mind the high quality of the food in the area we have graded it as average. Any where else it would probably be higher. The beef stir fry was a little tough and quite greasy. The coffee was excellent

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We had the Short Rib, Rib Eye and Veal. The food was brilliant! We took a bottle of wine and the corkage was R45. We had an enjoyable evening and the food was brilliant and well priced!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner on the 20september.Good food, good atmosphere,and knowledgeable staff.Manageress who chat to us on our wine choice,love the attentive service of her.Had the mussels and prawns delicious.Well done French connection to make our dining experience so beautifull.Will be back with a bang Grant family

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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good service at lunch time and great for a good plain steak and a good bottle of wine.great setting in this beautiful village

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Franshoek has so many nice restaurants. This is very very ave. Needs to be well below its current status on trip advisor. We come to franshoek to eat. You will prob have a better experience at a local pub.

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Midrand, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I ate here only once back in 2004 and the food was superb. 10 years later and the food is still SUPERB. Their duck is legendary. The lamb shank was sublime. Only downside was the Crème Brulee, needed more sugar and vanilla.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Loved the mussels - the service was outstanding - friendly - there when you need them - but not cloyingly annoying - it's now on my list for Franschhoek.

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Additional Information about The French Connection

Address: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 4056
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 18
Cuisine: Bistro

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