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Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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Ranked #19 of 63 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Strand, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Awesome restaurant / café on the main street; live entertainment on the terrace during lunch time. Pork ribs are amazing but beware, the portion size is HUGE - no need for starters. Coffee is roasted at the restaurant and truly delicious.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a great dinner at Dutch East with a lovely fire going - atmosphere was so inviting and lovely. Service was really brilliant with friendly staff and staff not only knowing the menu, but who could also make some really great recommendations! Food was great!What a lovely steak i had and the portions were good.Even the children were impressed... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

An excellent steak preceded by a tasty "Asian" Calamari. The service was exceptionally good and Sammy must get full credit here. Enjoyed wine from the Franschhoek valley but had to correct the bill presented as it differed from the wine list price (R190 vs R135). Apparently to do with price adjustments for "Bastille Day"!!!!! Manageress was most gracious and apologetic... More

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