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Monneaux Restaurant

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French, Continental, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 8763386
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Amazing Restaurant and service

We stayed at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas while we visited Franschhoek and ate at their Monneaux restaurant pretty much every night and it was fabulous. Best meal we had in Cape Town! I can highly recommend, and best service we had too. Very professional.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Wanderlust-Lisa
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas while we visited Franschhoek and ate at their Monneaux restaurant pretty much every night and it was fabulous. Best meal we had in Cape Town! I can highly recommend, and best service we had too. Very professional.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here two weeks ago while on holiday, we were staying at the Rickety Bridge winery who recommended it, and we're glad they did. The staff and service were excellent, only outdone by the food.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is an attractive restaurant, but we were underwhelmed with the food which was not as good as we had expected. We had the tasting menu, and I suppose were comparing it with an equivalent in Europe, but it was not interesting or innovative, although perfectly pleasant. No dining is expensive in SA if you come from Northern Europe though,... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for Valentine's Day dinner. When we arrived they couldn't see our reservation and said we hadn't booked. They eventually organized us a table but joked that we poached another couples table making us feel uncomfortable and awkward. We arrived at 7:30 and had a 5 course set menu. Our mains only arrived at 10:00pm it... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited Monneaux on Valentines day. With such an affordable 7 course menu, we were both a bit unsure what to expect, however we were blown away by the magnificent service, plating and flavours each dish offered. The Amuse Bouches were a total treat as we did not expect much from them. The crumbed brie was divine.... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Was very impressed from the moment we went into this restaurant, were greeted and taken to our table. The restaurant is lovely, but the prices were reasonable by UK standards. We missed starters, my wife had Quail which she said was delicious, I had Springbok which was equally good, my wife had Pannacotta for dessert I had a coffee and... More 

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Horsham sussex
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wonderful food and magnificent service. The food is very rich. The restaurant is divided into small rooms making it more intimate.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stunning Resturaunt with outstanding food and service! Everything was beautifully presented and served, my waitress was very polite and her exceptional service and attention really added to my delicious meal and delightful evening. Very pretty view overlooking a garden courtyard with fairy lights in the trees. A very special experience! Fabulous!

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colchester
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Having read other reviews we decided to give this restaurant at The Franschhoek Villas, where we were staying, a try. So glad we did. The food was amazing. We had the Thai curry which was possibly the best ever next to my wife's home made version! The staff and service were excellent. There is a different curry on the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The reviews here led me to book and go for the tasting menu with paired wines. Overall an excellent meal and the chef dealt well with a request to amend one of the courses to an alternative due to a mussel allergy. Having eaten here and there I felt the quality is just off where it needs to be (especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 8763386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
  • Cuisine: French, Continental, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?