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All 61 Franschhoek Restaurants

Grande Provence Estate Restaurant

Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8600
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Ranked #17 of 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $17 - $39
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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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San Diego, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Take the time to luxuriate over this delicious tasting and presented food. A real find. The sculpture gardens under a gigantic shady oak tree and the art gallery are wonderful . The wine tasting is excellent and the vineyard setting superb

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The food was mediocre, the waitstaff were friendly but not particularly knowledgeable and it was extremely expensive. We were unfortunately guided here by our B&B who told us it was one of the best in the franschoek area ... we were terribly disappointed. When we got to Cape Town and talked to folks they named 5 or 6 other places... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent a wonderful evening in this delightful, fine dining restaurant. Last visited years ago and had forgotten just how beautiful this venue is. The location and decor set a very high expectation and the food and experience did not disappoint. Exec Chef, sommelier and staff were superb hosts, knowledgable and friendly. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive, exactly as it... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The setting for the restaurant is beautiful and the lawns and gardens are so well manicured. This was the first time I have visited the restaurant as I had always imagined it would be very expensive but I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent value for money and reasonable (although upper market) pricing.The service is great and as we sat... More 

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Belper
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Like another reviewer, we have visited Grande Provence for many years. Not so good a couple of years ago, but put it down to just having a bad day. This year we visited, having pre-booked, and they were not ready for service at 13:00. Several tables walked out and we should have done. 45 mins before first course and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Having visited this restaurant over fifteen years I have always enjoyed the food and experience, that is until this year . The menu is difficult to understand asto just exactly you are likely to find on your plate . The service has slipped and the food we received tasted of nothing and in the case of the fish was undercooked... More 

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

Dear Marikosan4 Thank you for your valued feedback even though it was obviously a disappointing experience. I would like to give you some feedback on some of the issues you have raised: The fish that you ordered wasn’t under cooked but rather served as specified on the menu. As you finished the entire meal, we did not know you are... More 

Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Fantastic venue service and food. Everything was just perfect. I really liked the way the plating was done and the way the chef played with flavours were amazing.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Grand Provence is a food lovers must. The flavours emanating from our plates were titivating to both our noses and pallets while the presentation reflected that of the numerous beautiful artworks on display. Combined with a warm and snug atmosphere, great service and an exceptional bottle of Grand Provence Cabernet Sauvignon made this one of my best food experiences to... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was a perfect lunch . Excellent meal , the octopus in cream sauce with pink grapefruit was one of the best appetizers I ever had .

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My partner and I had a wonderful evening in this tastefully decorated restaurant situated on one of the most beautiful wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley - living in Franschhoek ourselves we know the area and what it has to offer quite well. The ambiance of the restaurant is warm and intimate, with a very low noise level that allows... More 

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Additional Information about Grande Provence Estate Restaurant

Address: Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 8600
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Average Prices: USD 17 - 39

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