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The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais

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French, African, International, Contemporary
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Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Description: The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded...
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage. In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting ... Exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu's outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.In The Tasting Room the journey extends further than just phenomenal cuisine; it moves fearlessly into the captivating realm of stories and magic. A place where each plate, and its African inspired elements, have the ability to captivate the hearts and minds of diners.The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. 19H00 till late.Please allow at least 3 hours for your dinner.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasting Room

A fantastic menu. Well cooked local ingredients. Served by very knowledgable Waiters. The wine pairing with the food was excellent. Atmosphere was great and the restaurant was comfortable and all went out their way to help you. Hope when the buyout of the hotel takes place the standard is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Durbanville, South Africa
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A fantastic menu. Well cooked local ingredients. Served by very knowledgable Waiters. The wine pairing with the food was excellent. Atmosphere was great and the restaurant was comfortable and all went out their way to help you. Hope when the buyout of the hotel takes place the standard is maintained.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful space with whimsical touches. The food is creative, whimsical, surprising, delicious. The pacing of the meal is perfect, the staff was attentive. I have eaten in several Michelin starred restaurants and the dining experience here compared favorably.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were staying at Le Quartier Francais so we opted to dine at the Tasting Room as it is only a short walk through the gardens. On the evening of our dinner, the winter weather and closed in and we were looking forward to a cosy dining experience. I can't say that the Tasting Room is cosy; the tables appeared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed at LQF just to have dinner here. The food is creative although we were divided as to wether or not we enjoyed the taste. The man found the taste a bit trying although he agreed the four taste of broccoli was the best veg dish he ever had. Loved the seafood and vegetarian dishes. The brisket was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were the only diners in a very beautifully decorated dining room with cosy fire so the ambience was lovely. The food was average for the price.

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food was interesting and tasty and the wines that were chosen to go with it was also a good match. What we did not enjoy was that we felt a bit rushed from course to course and almost felt that we were on a time schedule that had to finish by a certain time. We were tow couples and... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had diner with wine pairing and it was amazing. The staff was very friendly and informal, the latter we wouldn't have expected but that was one of the reasons we highly recommend this place. The dishes were presented to us in Afrikaans (which we very much liked as Dutchies) and with great enthusiasm. One other reason obviously is the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My fiancé and I had a nice time at The Tasting Room, but I have to say the menu was a bit strange. The items on the menu were not divided into separate categories. That is, we didn't know if we were ordering appetizers or main courses. In the end, we just had a charcuterie - which was fine. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love eating at this restaurant . The food is so delicious and ambience with great décor which has been updated too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is the type of place which is worth spending a great deal of money on once in a while. They offer eight courses of food which you won't find nearly anywhere else, matched with wines and other drinks. It isn't cheap, but it is worth the extravagance

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Address: Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Average Prices: USD 110 - 150
Cuisine: French, African, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 110 - 150
  • Cuisine: French, African, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage. In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting ... Exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu's outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.In The Tasting Room the journey extends further than just phenomenal cuisine; it moves fearlessly into the captivating realm of stories and magic. A place where each plate, and its African inspired elements, have the ability to captivate the hearts and minds of diners.The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. 19H00 till late.Please allow at least 3 hours for your dinner.

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