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Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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Ranked #19 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I expected Dutch East food, a rijsttafel with lots of small plate dishes. The menu is traditional with different meat dishes. I had the lamb curry which was excellent although pricey. My partner had the mussels which was ample and tasty. The samoosa was so-so. The location is superb, the staff friendly and efficient. The owner is also the chef... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great food, superb location, quality service, a must try place while in Franschoek. Only reservation is that the menu is rather limited so it is best to ensure you know what is being offered on the day you go

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A Beautiful winter's day need a spot in the sun and good food. This was the right place for that. I had the fillet and parmesan spaghetti which was wonderful. My husband had the eland pie and springbok knuckle that was out of this world. The specialty coffee shots was a wonderful way to end the meal.

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Strand, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Franshoek itself is beautiful and this restaurant is added beauty for it. Food is also very tasty. Tried The Dutch Burger which was yummy and filling.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What started at a impromptu bike ride to our beloved Franschoek, turned out in a VERY pleasant experience. We've become so used to bad service and here we end up in a hidden treasure!! Were attended to immediately, most lovely cuppachino's and then the food!! Hubby had fish and myself the three cheese tart. And for desert chocolate fondant ....... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a group dinner at the restaurant, every meal from starters to dessert was very tasty and beautifully plated.I had the calamari salad for starter and it was delicious. For mains i had the confit duck leg, skin was nice and crispy, meat was tender with a rich accompanied sauce.Portion size was a little to big. I had the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a wonderful meal. Everyone had steaks and they were pretty awesome. Dad had the seafood pasta which look superb too. Great service and would definitely go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Despite the fact that we had to send our steaks back because they were a bit under done, I was thoroughly impressed with this place. My girlfriend and I were very happy with our steaks. You can only hope they haven't sold out of the cut you want on the night you're there. But all of the food we had... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fabulous lunch - highly recommend the calamari and the lamb pizza. Every dish was delightful. Service was solid - nothing special, but absolutely adequate.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

When passing through Franschoek there is endless options of restaurants to choose from. Dutch East, however is an absolute favourite. Meat cooked to perfection, excellent food presentation and it tastes even better.They also have an excellent selection of wines and coffees. Be prepare to be amazed by ordinary cuisine, prepared in the best possible way. Do not skip the Chocolate... More

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