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Babylonstoren

R45 Road, between Paarl and Franscchoek, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27(0)21 8633852
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Ranked #20 of 62 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
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful gardens, farm life, and an all white restaurant with a choice of organically 'homegrown' fruit and veg with your choice of meat, fish or homemade cheese. Fresh! Tasty and beautifully presented! And to top it all, excellent wines too! What more can one ask for? I adore this place! Book well in advance as it is hard to get... More

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Volmoed, Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was not disappointed - had been wanting to see the amazing gardens and the whole concept appealed to me. Would like to visit again in spring, but even though we had a grey drizzly day, it was still beautiful. Lunch in the garden Glasshouse was delicious with fresh breads & salads etc, washed down by the light white wine.

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nottingham
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180 reviews 180 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had booked well in advance and arrived on a damp day for lunch. We wandered around the gardens and the pleasant grounds, really well worth setting aside time for this. There is also a shop with lots of local produce, preserves, wines, cheese, etc. The menu is interesting and driven by the quality of the produce, which is largely... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We and Friends had a lovely dinner in this beautiful Restaurant.The setting was great and the service was excellent.The fixed menu was very good .We had the Fillet Steak on the bone and it was the best I had for a long time .The presentation was very good

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stumbled upon Babylonstoren after a short drive from Franshhoek. The Gardens and the surrounding area are very beautiful and this place is one of the hidden secrets of the region. We loved it here. There are mountain bikes for the adults and children to ride whilst you are here and the kids will love the creative spaces and the... More

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