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All 61 Franschhoek Restaurants

Le Quartier Lounge Bar

16 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+(27)21 876 2151
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Ranked #22 of 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas, Bar, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Le Quartier Francais is home to two restaurants, and a Lounge Bar.The Garden Room with beautiful views is open for continental and a la carte breakfast, as well as private functions. The Lounge Bar is open daily from 12h00 and offers a selection of Bar Bites - a varitey of tapas style portions full of flavour - as well as Artisanal cocktails, wine and craft beer. The Tasting Room is the signature fine dining restaurant and is only open for dinner, Tuesday - Saturday. Home to Grand Chef Margot Janse, it offers an 8 course African inspired surprise menu - with optional wine pairing. Reservations are essential.
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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184 reviews 184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Some of these reviews refer to the Tasting Room and should be ignored. The 'Living Room' as it is now referred to is casual and completely separate. We stopped for a glass of bubbly as usual and decided to have a small lunch in the garden at the back. A lovely setting. I had the mussels which were superb and... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I had a glass of Miss Molly bubbly along with the Satay chicken and the Prawn & Lime Popcorn. Both were delicious, wish I'd been a bit more hungry as I would like to have tasted more.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The seriousness with which The Tasting Room takes itself and its cuisine (that takes the concept of experimental to most unfortunate lengths) is frankly cringeworthy. While trying to prove how sophisticated with a capital S it is, the establishment succeeds only in creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a nursing home in Cornwall in the seventies - with the sound of... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

LQF never disappoints. Its a gem of a place. Great friendly service, comfortable and fun interiors, of course the food is fantastic. Margot is a true genius with her amazing combinations. If you are visiting Franschhoek make sure you make time to have lunch or dinner or just a cocktail at the bar. Its part of what makes Franschhoek the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent continental breakfast options beautifully presented. Loved the juice options! Setting in the garden room was an added surprise. Service very efficient. Highly recommended.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We always enjoy going to Le Quartier, its like going down memory lane, we have been there so many times. This time was especially nice with the two daughters. The lounge bar is well worth the time and effort.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was still early, we were alone on the terrace and the food kept piling up. A sunny day, not too warm, we had a marvelous time eating eggs Benedict, sticky buns and other croissants. We will return for sure to try lunch and dinner. Breakfast was just perfect so we have high hopes for other meals.

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South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lovely ambiance and food is exceptional. One of the top restaurants in Franschhoek. This restaurant has won many awards for excellence over the years. It come highly recommended. Friendly staff.

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Cape Town
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We only went to the bar because we'd booked a table in the Tasting Room but we'd definitely return and treat the place just as a pub or cocktail bar. We had a whisky sour and a sauvignon blanc and both were nicely presented and the service was friendly. We'd certainly return for a lunchtime visit when we could sit... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Le Quartier Francais after a long day of wine tasting, crocodile farm touring, chocolate tasting, historical museum touring, and a huge lunch. We were tired and just wanted a nice little something to eat. Our concierge recommended Le Quartier Francais. We had a lovely table next to a fireplace. The staff was friendly and efficient. We'd had... More 

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Additional Information about Le Quartier Lounge Bar

Address: 16 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +(27)21 876 2151
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Cuisine: Tapas, Bar, Café

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