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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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Visitor rating
  • 247
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Just wonderful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Rhubarb567
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Although this review is not based on the restaurant and its set menu, we did spend the day on the estate for a special occasion and we were served buffet style food. Firstly, I have visited Grande Provence on many occasions and cannot fault the staff for there friendliness and willing to help. i have had some annoyances with shoddy... More 

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Confolens, France
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152 reviews 152 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Everything about having lunch at Grande Provence was impeccable. We had researched the menu online before booking and we were impressed that they do not book to their seating capacity so they can ensure your food is just right. Indeed it was. The menu is varied and enticing and every option eaten amongst the 4 of us was first class.... More 

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White River
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Chef Darren Badenhorst goes out of his way to ensure that your every need is catered for, the food is outstanding, and with every mouthful there is an extra surprise, a sensation on the taste buds. The wine suggestions by the waiters pairs wonderfully with the various meals, the service is good, and one feels right at home in the... More 

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England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went for dinner and were not greatly impressed. We ate far better in other Franschhoek restaurants.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was there for a friend's birthday lunch, food was just delicious and the service excellent. Best wine pairings in the Franschhoek area.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went here for dinner with family - the food was superb and the service excellent. Be aware that the wine pairings can be more expensive than your typical South African wine (200 rand for one glass).

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Tamarin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A pity we could not go to the Tasting Room. Now, we had the chance to have dinner at La Grande Provence. Sitting outside front of the chimney, we enjoyed absolutely everything. Highly recommendable, one of the best restaurants in Cape Town.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lovely food as good as you can get. Wonderful combinations of flavour and taste, possibly the best loin of springbok I have had. Good service. If there is a down Side the Management seem to have messed about with the wine list so that all the wines we have loved over the years have disappeared. Strange as they are their... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have eaten at Grande Provence on a number of occasions and I have reviewed previously with 5 Stars. But this time I have to give a lower mark because the service was definitely not at the same level as it has been in the past. It isn't that it's really bad or anything, just nowhere near the standard that... 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 - 38

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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