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Monneaux Restaurant

Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 8763386
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Ranked #10 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $19
Hours:
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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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of those meals one never forgets. Duck liver brioche to start and deconstructed quail to follow. Sounds a bit up itself but it was the most delicious meal I can remember. Both food and service excellent.

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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Have just had a lovely evening at this restaurant. Enjoyed the very reasonable tasting menu with matching wines. It was all absolutely delicious, service was fantastic and they even picked us up from our B&B and drove us back. Highly recommended.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Venue is fantastic, food is excellent well worth a visit, need to book over weekends but during the week out of season is ok to drop in. Its reputation is correct, great restruant .

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ate in a lot of nice restaurants during our three week trip, but this was the best of all, hands down. Everything was perfect, from the fantastic service to the wonderful food. Simply stunning. How this is not even in the top 3 restaurants in Franschhoek is completely beyond me.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There was no dislike. Fantastic dinner, a good wine and warm atmosphere. The staff was really friendly.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The venue is beautiful and tranquil. Service was superb and the food full of taste and flavour. Highly recommended.

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Arlington, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant whilst we were staying at the hotel. The feel/decor is like an old-fashioned fine dining restaurant, although the art work could be improved as it's a bit generic, but then you go for the food, not the art. We had starters, mains and dessert and both of us really enjoyed everything. I... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant on a wine farm. This is like an old-fashioned fine dining restaurant, just great food, perfectly cooked and excellent service. Great wine list too, with an extensive "by the glass" wine options. Great if you want white wine with your starter, and red wine with your main course. Presentation could be improved... More 

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London
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have just had one of the best meals we have had the privilege to enjoy. Stunning location and a very welcoming and knowledgable Maitre D. We had a lovely table by the window and a fantastic waiter Nebert who was attentive, caring and quite brilliant. But that word "brilliant" must be reserved for the Chef Louis Jordan whose food... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Upon checking into the hotel we had a quick lunch which was very good so we decided to have dinner which was even better Great menu and efficient staff with good menu knowledge although wine knowledge could improvr The value however was excellent and highly recommend the restaurant

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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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