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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 49
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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
Winelands 2014/15

Best steak I had in South Africa. Great choice of starters, the steak was perfectly done to my liking with a great salad and French fries. Extensive wine list and fantastic service with a smile and odd joke,

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Ian J
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Best steak I had in South Africa. Great choice of starters, the steak was perfectly done to my liking with a great salad and French fries. Extensive wine list and fantastic service with a smile and odd joke,

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled onto this restaurant as walk-ins. Our reception as immediately warm and welcoming. The service was very good and the main course excellent (Rump), preceded by a wonderful appetizer. The Pavlova dessert just swept us away. Hearty recommendation.

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Sainkie, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate our feedback and review of our establishment! We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you at our establishment in the future. Warm regards, The DUTCH EAST TEAM More 

Preston
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Sainkie, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and your positive feedback! Kind regards, The Dutch East Team More 

Mumbai,India
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank you for your kind review! Warm regards, The Dutch East Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Sainkie, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am truly sorry about your experience and that you were disappointed. Our sincerest apologies. Kind regards, The Dutch East Team More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Thank you for your kind review! Warm regards, The Dutch East Team More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Sainkie, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! Hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, The Dutch East Team More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Sainkie, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your disappointment - please be assured that will discuss your comments. Thank you for considering to visit us again. Kind regards, Sainkie More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank you for your review and feedback. We hope to see you in the future! Kind regards, The Dutch East Team More 

Sandton, South Africa
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Thank you for your feedback! Kind regards, The Dutch East Team More 

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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: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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