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Monneaux Restaurant

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French, International, Contemporary
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Huguenot (Main) Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
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8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves...
Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house. Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining. The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with. The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
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  • 2
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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 of 5 stars
Good food, but not memorable

Our meal at Monneaux was very good, not memorable enough to go back, but certainly good. We went in August so we had to eat inside, I think it would be nice to sit on the patio, weather permitting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
cowenevett
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Carefree, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Carefree, Arizona
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our meal at Monneaux was very good, not memorable enough to go back, but certainly good. We went in August so we had to eat inside, I think it would be nice to sit on the patio, weather permitting.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Always take our visitors here due to the lovely menu and excellent service. Lovely sitting outside under the pepper tree listening to the wall of fountains.

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Cape Town
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed an exceptional meal at Monneaux last weekend. Every dish was incredible, the cuisine just melted in your mouth. We will definitely be back...

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Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Really good food with service to match. Reasonably priced and very accommodating. Nice ambiance. Liked the choice of starter portions and main courses of the same dish, priced accordingly. Wine selection was good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

After a very busy day this was the perfect place to end the day. Quiet, peaceful and so welcoming. The food and service was simply perfect. Robin, our waitron, unobtrusively saw to all our needs. The chicken tortellini and springbok were so delectable we could have asked for seconds. The warm croissant dessert was not only gastronomically pleasing but a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was very tired after a long day of wine tasting, but my husband convinced me to join him at the restaurant. It did not disappoint. The food was really good, nicely presented, and was a fair price.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you are looking for exceptional food paired with friendly professional service do try this restaurant situated just before the village. With a great wine list and a menu that caters for every taste. All the dishes has that something that just makes you want more and that includes the adventurous starters and the home made desserts.

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A group of friends had lunch on Sunday 19 July 2015. We were 12 people and had a great experience. The great selection of wine and the food was excellent, especially the duck liver burger as a starter and the pork belly and the salmon trout tataki as mains, were the favourites. A big thank you to our server, Robin,... More 

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Eating in a hotel restaurant is always a bit of a gamble - you get in late and the only option is to eat in. Now the case however in Monneaux where the selection of food and the quality were to the highest standards throughout. Service was like the hotel overall, excellent

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a delicious dinner here, the food is amazing. The service was good and there was a great selection of wine as you would expect. The duck liver burger was a delightful starter and for main I had the pork belly which was lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Huguenot (Main) Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house. Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining. The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with. The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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