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Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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Ranked #22 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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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had lunch at Dutch East during the recent Bastille Day Festival. What a great place. Excellent service, lovely setting and good food. We were able to sit outside which was pleasant watching the world go by. The presentation and flavours of the food was what I expected from Franschhoek - top notch! The portions were generous, and there is... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had lunch there on the Sunday of the Bastille Festival. Service was brilliant, warm welcoming smiles greeted us at the entrance, and they lasted throughout the meal. Service was quick and soon we had our meals which were piping hot and really flavorful. My Prawn and Calamari pasta, which was very saucy, has to be one of the best seafood... More

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Pietermaritzburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a divine evening! The staff was friendly, the restaurant cosy, the wine delicious. BUT the highlight was the steak. We had the Pichana rump, which was a first, and it was scrumptious. Really highly recommended and definitely worth a try!

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Johannsburg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Central location, food is always delicious, noting their gourmet pizzas. Service wonderful. Great coffee den, and lovely roaring fire in winter. Always a must if you want quality central in the village with very realible service and attention to detail. A well known favourite.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I had a date night planned for quite some time. We stayed in a guesthouse for the evening about 200 metres from Dutch East. Prior to our visit we had planned to go to one of the other well known restaurants in Franschhoek but at the last minute I decided that I wanted to try something different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Wow amazing food, best fish ever! Highly recommend the yellow tail, Nelly & Sammy the waitress and waiter were excellent. Fish cakes are the best starter. We spent 4 days in franschhoek and it was the only place we wish we could go back to every day!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went for dinner there with a big group during the Franschhoek Literary Festival. Great atmosphere, food excellent and tasty. Fire places kept you nice and warm inside. pity that restaurant closes the kitchen at 21:30

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