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All 62 Franschhoek Restaurants

Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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Ranked #17 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best meals we had while in the South Africa. It's a very pretty restaurant in the evening with fairy lights in the trees. The service was excellent and the food was perfect. We would highly recommend this resturant

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The most reliable restauant in Franschhoek! Pasch the head chef runs this Eastern-inspired restaurant with his wife. i had the most beautiful, fresh and light roasted vegetable lasagne, with homemade pasta sheets wrapped around gorgeous tasty vegetables. My friend had a hake dish which was in a sweet and sour sauce. I had one of the Cape Brewing Company beers... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Had a fabulous meal here last night! Firstly we received a warm welcome and were asked by waiter and then the owner whether we were enjoying each course. We were offered a v tasty amuse bouche before our starters arrived. We could have left very satisfied after the starters, some of the best spring rolls ever and Thai style mussels... More 

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Netanya, Central District, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Came there on monday noon. Was very nice to to full restaurant wasnt so clean but food was nice and came fast. Sat inside because it was hot. Nice view.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Booked a table here but was given probably one of the worst tables and the smallest! So moved to a bigger one when somebody walked out! The waitress wasn't very happy that we moved. The food was reasonable but nothing special. I fancied something on the specials board only to be told that the were 'old specials' had were no... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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125 reviews 125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Situated in the main road of Franschhoek, the restaurant offers inter alia a range of steaks.We had superb rump, medium rare which was delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Good venue for an overcast day when views of the mountain from other restaurants are not available.

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had dinner at Dutch East after waiting three days for a reservation because of the busy Christmas period. It was definitely worth the wait. We were welcomed in the warmest possible manner and the service was excellent for the entire evening. I had the best tuna steak of my life, without exception, and my husband had an excellent steak.... More 

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Danville, Ca
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Couldn't believe the previous review. I agree with Augustina that the food was superb. Best meal in our 3 weeks in So. Africa. Better to leave full than still hungry. Why should her review be 3 stars because she doesn't eat?

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been following the good ratings for this restaurant and I do agree that the food is superb. Unfortunately I asked the waiter what he recommended for dinner and he suggested the ostrich as a must. The meat was of a large portion and I asked if they could serve half portion, but he maintained that it was not... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Dutch East is a wonderful lunch destination. It is in a prime location right on the main street with lots of shaded outdoor seating. The burger is devine, so large that it is hard to finish. In addition, you can add a double patty if overly hungry and adventurous. They also have a large selection of craft beers, I would... More 

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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 - 18
Cuisine: Contemporary

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