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Grande Provence Estate Restaurant

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Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8600
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300-year history with...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 253
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding food!

The food at this restaurant is truly delicious, such a beautiful setting with great service. From starters to dessert, each plate of food was perfect. Someone at our table said it was the best cheese platter they had ever had. Even though this restaurant is fine dining it doesn't feel fussy or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Natalie B
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Cape Town
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As a published food writer in the states and a world traveler I've seen and tasted a lot of food in my life. I've been to the best in the world and unfortunately some of the worse. I'm not advocating that the Grand Provence Estate Restaurant falls into the category of the latter but it came close. Actually, it's one... More 

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Cape Town
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food at this restaurant is truly delicious, such a beautiful setting with great service. From starters to dessert, each plate of food was perfect. Someone at our table said it was the best cheese platter they had ever had. Even though this restaurant is fine dining it doesn't feel fussy or pretentious. Really wonderful experience.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We recently celebrated a special birthday in the Cape Town area and hosted a weekend of get togethers with friends who flew in from all around the globe. We wanted to end our weekend with a relaxed but beautiful lunch and for our guests to savour the graciousness that is found to abundance in South Africa when you know where... More 

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Salvador, BA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is the main wine estate restaurante in Franschhiek (for me), but I sugest you to go ony for lunch, becouse with the sun all things seems better and at night the safe guard give us a bad way, no signals, only for don't disturb the slipiing big boss in their grand mansion. Ask for de Sea Bass, fantastic.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was the first time I had had dinner at Grande Provence, although I had been several times for lunch, and it certainly did not disappoint. This is eating in the grand manner, with beautifully appointed tables in a formal yet welcoming dining room, and an extensive set menu with plenty of choice. Each dish was complex and well thought... More 

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Manchester, England
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I booked for lunch whilst spending a day on the wine tram. It was not only the best vineyard we visited during our two days in Franschhoek but the best meal we had throughout our entire 2 week South Africa holiday. The three course lunch was amazing and enhanced by the recommended wine pairings. My only suggestion... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Over the last ten years we visited this restaurant very often for a Sunday lunch. We were always happy and went back time and again. However lately the food changed (obviously a new chef) for the worse and the value for money is terrible and they are now so expensive that all other places in Franschoek are very cheap in... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Franschhoek really is a beautiful place and the restaurant at Grand Provence is phenomenal. We had a group of 10 and did the wine tasting first followed by lunch, which was exceptional. The attention to detail, the waiters and the setting make is a must to do in Franschhoek.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went there with friends who raved about this place and therefore knew it quite well . I will not go into too many details here, but simply want to say the whole evening at Grand Provence is an unforgettable one and for the right reasons. The food, wine, service, atmosphere, décor, gardens made it one of the best dining... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We ate at Grande Provence last year and were a little disappointed; however the experience we had last week was a whole different story. The service was good, as was the atmosphere and wines etc. but the food was the best we have had while over in South Africa - and we have eaten in some highly rated establishments. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 37

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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