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Le Quartier Francais

16 Huegenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27218762151
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Ranked #20 of 62 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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English first
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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34 reviews 34 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Amalfi, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Main road location. Very busy for lunch. Very good food. Could do with an extra waiter or two in the busy hours.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate at the tasting room for the 8 course surprise with wine pairing, the room the food is served in is certainly uninspiring, wooden tables with no linen and bland surroundings. The staff certainly buy in to the theatre and are very attentive and obviously think their renowned Chef is the "special one"! Whilst we did enjoy some of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our favourite restaurant of South Africa and one of the best we have been over the world. Make a reservation well in advance (at least 3 months) for the tasting room and be amazed. A 9 course meal with wine paring. Amazing food influenced and cooked with local ingredients, great service, amazing atmosphere a must when you are in Cape... More

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We traveled from New York to stay in the attached hotel, and had the tasting menu one evening. Some of our companions were a bit put off by the unconventional (we would simply call it creative) approach to cuisine, but my wife and I found it thrilling. Exquisite food, well paired with local wines, and impeccable service made the meal... More

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