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Le Quartier Lounge Bar

Bar, Coffee Shop, Tapas
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16 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+(27)21 876 2151
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Le Quartier Francais is home to two restaurants, and a Lounge Bar.The...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Poor Ambience

We went back to the Lounge at LQF after a visit about 2 years ago when we really enjoyed the lounge with deep armchairs and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We were disappointed that the entire setup and layout had been changed, definitely for the worst. It felt like I was eating in a canteen as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went back to the Lounge at LQF after a visit about 2 years ago when we really enjoyed the lounge with deep armchairs and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We were disappointed that the entire setup and layout had been changed, definitely for the worst. It felt like I was eating in a canteen as the tables and chairs are... More 

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Ballito
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We love this bar for a drink and quick bite. Very nice atmosphere and outside seating overlooking the main street. Nice selection of drinks including craft beer. The nibbles like vetkoekies with pulled pork and chicken liver parfait make an excellent snack to go with the drinks and were quite delicious.

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We wanted something very small after big meals all day and this seemed reasonable.... but it wasn't. The food was ok but the portions were tiny for what you got. The drinks were also all 10-15 rand more than anywhere else. I regret going here as I think it doesn't do Franschoek any justice. Rather head to one of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The 'Grazing Board' is something that will stand out in my mind for a long time to come! Something so simple done to such perfection needs certain recognition. Each element on the board had a place and all paired so well with each other. It was an experience to appreciate the contrast in flavours and textures that were strategically added... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Two g&ts a grazing board, prawn popcorn, chicken liver parfait and oysters for 400 rand. Though priced competitively, the food was wanting. For a previous worlds fifty best restaurant, whether you're eating in the main restaurant or having what we had, it was average at the very very best. The nibbles board was large but lacking anything of note. Oysters... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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138 reviews 138 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We heard many good thing about this place so we decided to try and were not disappointed. The setting is wonderful, the food delicious and creative and the service just fantastic. It was really what you call an experience you will not forget in the near future and all this at a reasonable price. When going to Franschhoek the right... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If this is supposed to help sell the experience at the tasting room, its not helping. We had 6 different items from the tapas style menu, and all were void of flavour. Most were cooked very well, but nothing tasted of anything. Service was average, with no attentiveness from any leader on the floor.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch with friends, although we had eaten here several times over the years this was their first visit. We all ate from the Tapas menu and throughly enjoyed the variety of dishes that we had chosen. The layout of the restaurant has changed and from the outside we weren't sure if the restaurant was even open,... More 

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Mtubatuba, South Africa
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146 reviews 146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

LQF cocktail lounge has a nice ambience but cocktails were very expensive and service a little slow.

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When you enter this house/restaurant, it feels as though one has to walk through a diningroom, livingroom with couches to get to the back section which feels like a porch. My husband and I went to a Tappas Bar lunch in the back section of this restaurant on Christmas Day. We each ordered a different selection, and a bottle of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Coffee Shop, Tapas

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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