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Heritage Square, 1 Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food without frills

We arrived in Franschhoek on a late February evening with no dinner bookings. The Grillroom were able to find us a table for four, we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, to add further to our pleasure, the bill was very reasonable. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Wrinkleytraveller
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Randburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The restaurant was not very busy and although we were a big table the service was not great. Food took a long time and was mostly cold.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Franschhoek on a late February evening with no dinner bookings. The Grillroom were able to find us a table for four, we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, to add further to our pleasure, the bill was very reasonable. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Wokingham
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have dined at this restaurant several times during our visits to Franschhoek. The food has always been excellent as has the service. We both had fillet steak which was, as ever excellent, followed by crème brulee /tart tatin. We brought our own wine, purchased at a local vineyard, and were charged a reasonable corkage. The restaurant is popular so... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We met with friends for dinner here. We all enjoyed the beer/cocktails while we selected from the menu. The starters were delicious as were the steaks which some had for a main course. The springbok was excellent - beautifully pink in the centre as it should be. Including 3 side dishes and 2 bottles of wine the bill was R1200... More 

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant is much bigger than it appears from the road, so do go in, even if it looks full at first. We both enjoyed a steak here. Service was pleasant and responsive. Food was good value for money.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The baked potatoes were hard and cold so the butter would not even melt. The ribs were okay but not melt in the mouth. The chicken special was over cooked and very small so my son was still hungry. My youngest had the kids steak roll which was over cooked and tough. We asked were the no smoking area was... More 

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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's a conveniently located restaurant that does good steaks, but has very slow service. The waitresses are helpful enough, it is just food delivery that takes an age. On a warm evening, the inside restaurant gets hit and stuffy OK but better in town

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food was good, but nothing I would come back for. The service is friendly but needs more training.

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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The grillroom was recommended for a good steak. The food was very good. The rump was excellent and well prepared. However, the Resturant ran out of bread??? As there were many reservations (not sure about that as when we left many of the inside tables were still empty at 10:30 in the evening??) we were seated outside and very far... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

very ordinary. Crispy duck it was not. Accompanied by soggy chips. Tiny starter. Service acceptable, ambience dull. Give it a miss when there is so much other choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heritage Square, 1 Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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