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Babel Restaurant

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Klapmuts Simondium Road | between Paarl and Franschhoek, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
27218633852
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful food and setting - perfect lunch venue

Getting a reservation at Babel takes time but it is absolutely worth it. We were lucky to have a clear and bright winter's day which means we could admire Bablyonstoren at her stunning best. Babel is a great dining space - light and spacious, it is tastefully styled and the atmosphere was lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lindsay_CB
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Getting a reservation at Babel takes time but it is absolutely worth it. We were lucky to have a clear and bright winter's day which means we could admire Bablyonstoren at her stunning best. Babel is a great dining space - light and spacious, it is tastefully styled and the atmosphere was lovely. The salads are absolutely incredible - unusual... More 

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Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What seems like a great concept - fresh produce picked from their garden - doesn't quite translate to a great food experience. Entree choices were Red, Yellow or Green, obviously following the current trend of serving monochromatic food. I had Red which looked beautiful but some of the flavour combinations just didn't work, and the Green was lacking in flavour.... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Amazing, healthy and wholesome food, in an amazing setting at the Green House restaurant. So many things to do/see and a great way to spend an afternoon!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Every traveller going towards that area needs to stop at the magical place. It's a must, must, must. So quint, so organic and so delicious

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USA
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We couldn't get into the formal restaurant because you have to book so far in advance, so we went to the casual dining outdoor restaurant. The food was superb and reasonably priced. I hear the restaurant is better. Almost all food is grown on the property in ecologically responsible ways. The taste is outstanding, and it's great to tour the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent simple food at the Greenhouse. Might take a little long it getting to the table but it is worth it. The gardens are in immaculate condition and worth a repeat visit.

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Alberton, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not just for wines, not just for food...this farm in itself is an event!! We got to know their amazing wines at a recent wine exhibition in Johannesburg. Little do you know that their wine is just one aspect of this magnificently, well managed and well appointed showpiece. Be aware that there is a nominal entrance fee per person, however,... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Babel is a special, special place! The menu's are expertly crafted and highlight glorious seasonal produce from the farm itself. After meandering through the beautifully appointed gardens of produce and herbs, it means so much more to relish in the deliciousness of Babel. Beautifully decorated, mouth watering dishes are expertly put together and described on this lovely menu. Just be... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's the second time I go to Babylonstoren ... the first time, the service was slow, and the experience not very good ... so, I thought I would try them again, 6 months later and in winter as opposed to summer (hoping that it would be less crowded and the service would have improved) ... but sadly, it has not.... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had lunch at the Green House and it was perfect. One sits outside on the farm surrounded by trees and orchards. The setting is absolutely inspiring! The service is good as is the cuisine. Highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Babel Restaurant

Address: Klapmuts Simondium Road | between Paarl and Franschhoek, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27218633852
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Klapmuts Simondium Road | between Paarl and Franschhoek, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: 27218633852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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