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Dutch East Restaurant

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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare...
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food

Steak and line fish particularly good. Very very busy place but service still very good. Can get a little hot and stuffy inside on a warm night and were more comfortable dining outside on our second visit. Wine list extensive and reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
angela c
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Steak and line fish particularly good. Very very busy place but service still very good. Can get a little hot and stuffy inside on a warm night and were more comfortable dining outside on our second visit. Wine list extensive and reasonable.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We didn't book ahead so were very lucky to get one of the last outside tables available at 7.30pm in this very busy town.. Although the place was full the service was very good and the food (especially the ostrich fillet) was excellent. Also surprisingly good value for money.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Busy little restaurant with seating indoors and outdoors. Good selection of foods from local game to veggie options. Ambience was great and the staff pleasant and helpful. Quality of the food and beverages were to a high standard as I expected for a restaurant in Franschhoek. We would definitely eat here if we visited the area again.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

On our first night in Franschhoek we hadn't made any reservations, which we quickly discovered is a rookie error for this town. Located close to our accommodation (Los Olivos) it was the first restaurant we came across, liked the look of the menu, and were very lucky to be seated by friendly staff at a wonderful outdoor table overlooking the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I dined at Dutch East for Valentine's day and we had such a pleasant evening! The food was perfectly prepared and delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. It really made our Valentine's day that much more special!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

it's situated in the main road, so you won't miss it and also convenient spot for quick lunch while shopping or site seeing in Franschhoek. Delicious food and excellent service.

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Been here on a number of occasions - over the past 7 years. The menu changes and they continually develop their menu and flavours. The service is attentive - as it got chilly outside they provided blankets. I will undoubtedly return here in the future.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Randomly picked the place for a light lunch after wandering up Franschhoek's main road. Sat outside on the patio. The service was pleasantly attentive for a bistro, and the flavours of the meal very fresh & light. Both meals were beautifully presented.

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

Varied menu well presented and prepared with good quality food. Pleasant and professional staff. Good value for money.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a fantastic lunch here. Great food, service and very good value for money. Good location with plenty of outdoor seating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: 0218763547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!

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