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Dutch East Restaurant

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French, Contemporary
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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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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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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
Evening Meal

Great selection of food on offer with exceptional service and great value for money. Quite a "foodie" place so a bit wasted on me but what we had was of the highest quality throughout

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Preston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great selection of food on offer with exceptional service and great value for money. Quite a "foodie" place so a bit wasted on me but what we had was of the highest quality throughout

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Mumbai,India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. The views are spectacular. The service is quick. The mussels were yummy and very flavorful. The burger was delicious and wine was spectacular. We enjoyed our time here.

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

Booked for supper, expected a good steak based on reviews. As an entire experience, it was not great. Table was sticky, waitress was inexperienced, steak came cut in three pieces, which I suppose is ok, but it was not rested, and was bloody because of it (ordered medium). It certainly is not what it is made out to be. It... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had breakfast there and enjoyed it very much. Huge croissants with scrambled eggs and a few cuppachinos in cold weather, but the gas heaters kept us warm from the freezing cold outside. Excellent waiting staff, friendly, warm and helpful. We were so impressed, we went back twice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great restaurant offering some alternative menu items in a casual dining environment. Can strongly recommend the homemade Springbok burger! Worth a visit when in Franschhoek!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After wandering along the main road of Franschhoek for several hours, my wife and daughter and I were "starving" and were attracted by the sign outside Dutch East Restaurant offer an interesting looking menu and an invitation to sit inside where a "log fire" beckoned. Looked so good that we went in (this was at about 14h45) We looked over... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had the Mozarella pizza - wonderful! The waiter who met me outside was very sweet, but could not wrap his head around the fact that I did not want meat. Once I found out about the pizza or lasagna, and ordered, I was presented with free appetisers, which were all meat. I ate them to be polite, because it... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you love meat, you will love this place, everything that makes meat taste great is on offer, drinks, sauce, fireplace. It's worth booking even if you think it doesn't look busy, it fills up quick because it is a great place.

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Benguerra Island, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wow. Where do I start? Hubby and I were celebrating our first anniversary in the Cape, and a friend had recommended Dutch East for dinner. Boy am I glad we went! The decor and the feel of the restaurant is absolutely gorgeous, warm and cosy! The flowers on each table added a special touch. All our meals were ordered off... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not a lot to say that isn't in that heading. The main road in Franschhoek is serious Restaurant Strip. They all look good, but this is one of the more attractive ones. All four of us thought the coffee was excellent.

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Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218763547
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Average Prices: USD $5 to $18
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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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 to $18
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

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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