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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 11
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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
Hotel Restaurant

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Brunonoel
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Preston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Johannesburg, Gauteng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The tasting menu was magnificent! And our waitress was great! We had a very romantic table and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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Riebeek-West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Disappointing start to the lunch as the receptionist was eating when we arrived & didn't seem to care whether or not we had a reservation; sure, it was not busy, but - as Mike said - he didn't want to be blacklisted for not turning up. What was nice was that we both didn't have to have the tasting menu... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant is situated in the pretty grounds of the Franschoek Country House and Villas. The food was generally very good and there is a good wine list featuring wines from Franschoek. One of our starters was tasty but disappointingly cold, although the other, the Tempura Mussels, was excellent. The mains of Springbok was beautifully cooked and very tasty. Another... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

In house restaurant at franschoek country house and villas, sod isn't expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. Great wine list to compliment the fine food, but lacks prompt service. Staff are generally invisible when you need something but the quality makes up for it

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here - dinner was delicious and service excellent. Portions not huge and taste was wonderful. I recommend if you are staying in Franschhoek.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Monneaux has delicious food. You won't go wrong having dinner here. There are two specific reasons to choose this over other more famous possibilities.... 1. It is subdued. If you are looking for a spot that is a bit quieter and more relaxed, this is it. The space is charming. Great for a romantic dinner or for those staying at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food is delicious but the portion sizes on the tasting menu are really small. Thankfully the dessert was a little bit heavier which seemed to fill the gap or we would have been in trouble as my husband was still a bit hungry. They had a fireplace in the room which was lovely as the evening was a bit... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A lovely relaxed dinner for 2. Impeccable service - friendly and efficient without being intrusive. We ordered the rack of lamb which we really enjoyed as well as the quail which was perfectly accompanied by a wonderful onion reduction. But the highlight was the gnocchi. With a Asian Thai twist it's one of the most delicious things I've eaten in... More 

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Additional Information about Monneaux Restaurant

Address: Huguenot (Main) Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 3386
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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