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Le Quartier Francais

16 Huegenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27218762151
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Ranked #22 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Quartier Francais is home to two restaurants, and a Lounge Bar.The Garden Room with beautiful views is open for continental and a la carte breakfast, as well as private functions. The Lounge Bar is open daily from 12h00 and offers a selection of Bar Bites - a varitey of tapas style portions full of flavour - as well as Artisanal cocktails, wine and craft beer. The Tasting Room is the signature fine dining restaurant and is only open for dinner, Tuesday - Saturday. Home to Grand Chef Margot Janse, it offers an 8 course African inspired surprise menu - with optional wine pairing. Reservations are essential.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Quartier Francais is home to two restaurants, and a Lounge Bar.The Garden Room with beautiful views is open for continental and a la carte breakfast, as well as private functions. The Lounge Bar is open daily from 12h00 and offers a selection of Bar Bites - a varitey of tapas style portions full of flavour - as well as Artisanal cocktails, wine and craft beer. The Tasting Room is the signature fine dining restaurant and is only open for dinner, Tuesday - Saturday. Home to Grand Chef Margot Janse, it offers an 8 course African inspired surprise menu - with optional wine pairing. Reservations are essential.
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South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely ambiance and food is exceptional. One of the top restaurants in Franschhoek. This restaurant has won many awards for excellence over the years. It come highly recommended. Friendly staff.

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Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Le Quartier Francais after a long day of wine tasting, crocodile farm touring, chocolate tasting, historical museum touring, and a huge lunch. We were tired and just wanted a nice little something to eat. Our concierge recommended Le Quartier Francais. We had a lovely table next to a fireplace. The staff was friendly and efficient. We'd had... More

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Luxembourg
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spent a good evening with our daughter. The service was not rude as others suggest but rather nice. The food...sorry : not in the first league here in Franschhoek. Ok, we are spoilt. But this place is simply overrated. If you are only some days in Franschhoek, skip it......

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Make sure you eat lunch before exploring the dinner and wine pairings in this quaint restaurant. You will definitely have a buzz by the end of this gastronomical voyage. Small portions and many glasses of South African wine envelopes this 3 to 4 hour dining experience. A bit pricey but, definitely worth voyage.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In this place guest are treated with no respect whatsoever ! Nothing is done to make your stay nice ! It is all about paying and getting nothing, no even a smile. The food is a gourmet wannabe style and really not worth it ! If you never be to a French restaurant and never been to France maybe you... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My wife and I managed to get a table at short notice. We chose to go for the 5 course wine pairing menu. What a treat, makes you wonder why some Michelin Star restaurants even have a Star. An absolute dining experience and the opportunity to taste some amazing wines from the region. The staff were increibly polite, well trained... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Advertising indicated that this was one of the best restaurants in the world. Ludicrous. The taster menu was good, certainly, but I have had far better in Michelin starred restaurants in the UK.. Their policy of giving two dishes amongst our party of four for several of the courses seems very strange - passing plates and dishes across the table... More

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We managed to get a table at The Tasting Room at short notice (I enquired the day before) as there had been a cancellation so worth trying if you haven't booked. We went for the tasting menu without wine pairing and ordered our choice of wine (total bill £140). We got slightly different courses between the 2 of us and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are never disappointed this was our 4th visit over many years The food is good but its the atmosphere its always buzzy and vibrant

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Geneva
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The bar-and-tapas small sibling of the Tasting Room. Nice inventive offerings with solid local wines. Sterling service and good for the kids too.

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