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All 61 Franschhoek Restaurants

Monneaux Restaurant

Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 8763386
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Ranked #12 of 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $19
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Continental, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We called at the last minute and managed to get a reservation via a Monica I think. The staff(or managers) on entry were really welcoming and even though both my friend and I were casually dressed in shorts they still accommodated us as though we were dressed as most of the other guests around us. Seems to play host to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came here for our 12th wedding anniversary lunch. Was certainly one of the best meals we've had in these 12 years. Awesome food, brilliant service....what more could one ask for!!!?

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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310 reviews 310 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were staying at the hotel so deciding to eat here was a no-brainer, especially when research revealed such great reports of the food and service. We were not disappointed. It was a beautiful evening and many diners were eating outside under the pergola but we decided to eat inside in the cool with just a few diners. The table... More 

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The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The 'tasting menu with wine' is luxury, especially when eaten outside in the lovely garden. A six-course menu, very well prepared, beautifully served, great wines. And good service, too. A treat!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love it when you a prepared for the (un)expected. It was Friday evening; a beautiful evening in Franschhoek. Our first visit to Monneaux (on recommendation from a dear friend and tripadvisor reviewer, Gavin F) – a warm and hearty 'welcome' from Jasper and his team. He informed us that a party poopers may try to spoil the evening...Eish'kom would... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent food, lovely location and delightful informed and attentive waitress. Easy access and private parking.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

All the tables are set in groups so it feels like small individual rooms. The service is very good and they offer a very good choice on the menu. The food is delicious. They also offer to collect you from your hotel and take you back after your meal.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Oh WOW ! This is a little gem...couldn't fault the fabulous dinner we had here last week. We started with a surprise of some utterly delicious bisque from the chef...always such a treat ! Two of us had steak, superbly cooked. One was med rare the other med well done...for once this was exactly what we got. My husband had... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A very nice dinner after a long day of wine touring. Very peaceful and relaxing. We liked everything about this restaurant; excellent server too.

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The Mount, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Very romantic. Have taken the kingclip and it was up to my expectations. Nice staff. Prices a little high but it is worth it

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Additional Information about Monneaux Restaurant

Address: Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8763386
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
Cuisine: French, Continental, Contemporary, Eclectic

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