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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian in this butchery restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lyn D
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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hout bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

we have been going to Dutch East for many years and it never disappoints. Although there was no electricity everything was under control, the service excellent and the food good, never mind the setting.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Being in Franschhoek for a few days meant that we were able to sample the many culinary delights the town has to offer. Dutch East Restaurant did not disappoint. Great service and great food. Thank you so much

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As this was the only restaurant I went to of the several that are set along the main street in Franksschoek, I can't compare it to the others. Its starched white tablecloths on the square tables set under large sunshades gave a good first impression, though. This was borne out by an interesting menu with the food turning out to... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The restaurant staff were friendly and eager to please. There were plenty of vegetarian options and I enjoyed their seafood dishes.

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were in Franschoek for 2 weeks, which once we realised how far everything was away felt like a nice escape. The party itself was about 20, though my girlfriend and I decided to try out Dutch East as a couples escape and boy we were impressed. I had the Fish starter and my partner the sweet potato and ginger... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

4 of us on touring holiday. Had booked this restaurant from UK having read reviews and we were not disappointed, we even booked again at the end of our short stay in Franschoek. Mushroom risotto was amazing, service friendly, excellent wines which did come with a wine bucket, we even put the bottle back in the bucket when we had... 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 to $18
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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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 to $18
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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