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Grande Provence Estate Restaurant

Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
021 876 8600
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Ranked #22 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $18 - $41
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300-year history with style. Nestled within the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by 47-acres of lush vines, this is heartland South African wine country at its finest. The Estate is home to Grande Provence’s award-winning wines and its passionate wine making team. Following harvest every year, carefully selected wines leave the Estate to compete in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions – the number and frequency of the awards bears testament to their success. A sophisticated destination in its own right, Grande Provence proudly presents superb cuisine at The Restaurant, fine wines at The Tasting Room, some of South Africa’s finest art at The Gallery & The Shop, receptions and boutique conferences at The Jonkershuis and 5-star accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage.
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Entebbe, null, Uganda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were speechless, the scenery and set up was just perfect. Now the food is from another world, this chef got to be one of the best in the world. Definitely one of the best meals we've ever ever had.

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Luxembourg
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came twice here in 2 weeks time : once for a wine-food event and once " a la carte" . This place is not stopping to amaze us.... Great value for money, heavenly good food, great venue..... This is an absolut MUST if you happen to be in Franschhoek.

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Northam, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were excited to visit this eaterie with a big reputation, especially as our travelling companion had visited a year earlier and had had such a fine experience he wanted to return! So, disappointed when his house speciality starter of burrata was not creamy in the centre, he referred the matter to the waitperson ... Who questioned whether our friend... More

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MediaManagerSA, Guest Relations Manager at Grande Provence Estate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Habibisambo Thank you for your valuable feedback - however your review is alarming and we would like to get to the bottom of what happened. I am truly sorry for the shortfalls experienced during your visit to our beautiful Estate. I cannot help to notice the specific dish question: Our Burrata dish has not been on the menu for... More

Dakar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A friend and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Grande Provence and what a treat it was! The food was fantastic, the taste and presentation was exquisite and the service was great. Between each course there is a little complimentary dish from the chef which is a nice touch. At the end of the evening we spent more... More

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Table View, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I attended a family birthday celebration in their private dining room, The Jonkershuis. The venue is absolutely beautiful with the warmth of dining at home. We started with an lovely selection of canapes and sparkling wine, followed by a delicious 4 course meal. The set menu provided an excellent selection with wine pairing. The wine was SUPERB but I nearly... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I decided to treat my husband to another dinner at this very special restaurant for his birthday. Once again they didn't disappoint! Food delicious, attention to detail with presentation outstanding and service just perfect! Only problem I have was that it was an exceptionally cold evening and there was no heating apart from a fire going in a small pizza... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant is fabulous! You will be amazed at the chef's creativity. The wines are superb. Great service. Beautiful ambiance for our. 33rd anniversary! Great value. Period!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Who would have thought that one of the best meals I would ever eat would be in Franschhoek South Africa! But its true. I can't explain how it came about but the Cape Grace Hotel recommended it and they were spot on. Folks, thsis a great place to dine!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife took me for lunch at Grande Provence for Father's Day. What a treat! The chefs prepared the most delectable and tasty three course meal, I have ever tasted. Try the Galaxy of flavors desert, wow! This is a must for any person traveling to Franshoek.

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Paarl, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was lucky enough that the PN pairing (being a favourite cultivar of mine) coincided with my birthday week. Excellent communication from GP via e-mail re booking and payment and first class service from René beforehand and on the night. Seated at the fireplace as requested. An honour to have the wine makers from respectively Iona, Hamilton Russell, Creation and... More

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