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Babylonstoren

R45 Road, between Paarl and Franscchoek, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27(0)21 8633852
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Ranked #21 of 60 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You must pay a visit to this incredible farm if you are in the Franschoek area. A real love project, the gardens are beautiful and fascinating. Had a fresh veg juice and (delicious) carrot cake at the Greenhouse restaurant after ambling around the grounds. A gem!

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south africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I loved the simplicity of the menu with all the fresh ingredients. However the service was a bit slow. We walked in the gardens and ended with a wine tasting which was quite pleasant. They have a beautiful shop to visit on exit. Worth the visit.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had heard such great things about Babylonstoren..all of them true. Visited the Greenhouse restaurant for lunch on Sunday and was delighted to discover just what a treat it really is. It was a gloriously hot summers day, so understandably the restaurant was very full. We were put on a waiting list and told we would be seated in an... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very impressive gardens and a nice place to visit with the family. However the restaurant had limited choices and special requests were accommodated with some effort.

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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

What a find .stunning location ,stunning food and stunning service . The selection of tastes is second to none .very clean and crisp without being clinical

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If there was a way to rate this on the food quality alone - 4 to 5 stars. The gardens - and their staff were amazing. We had food and drinks at the green/glasshouse restaurant after - and the food was exceptional, the Chenin wine was lovely - the service was slam the wine bottle down surly. I would go... More

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Filtered sun, perfect for the gardens at Babylonstoren. The clivia walk, spectacular, and the rest of the garden magnificent, bursting with vigor. Not a contemplative visit, as the garden is bustling with activity. New growth is pulled into shape, and the ravages of winter storms repaired. We sat outside the glasshouse restaurant for very good scones and a plate from... More

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Cape Town
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The experience starts with the booking. The restaurant is fully booked long ahead and customers are not allowed to book longer than 6 weeks in advance. If it is 5 weeks and 6 days - one might be late ... I was 2 days early and was asked to forward my email request in 2 days time again - I... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Brilliant. Charlotte our guide made the gardens come alive. The Clovis are superb at the moment. The info about all the edible plants is fascinating.

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Queenstown, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The overall experience was excellent. The gardens, shops, and restaurant are all beautiful. For those with a keen eye for detail, design and styling you will feel like you have arrived in heaven. The minute detail of everything is breath taking. Even the bathrooms were a delight. We enjoyed a light meal with coffees and juice. We were blown away... More

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