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Le Quartier Lounge Bar

16 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+(27)21 876 2151
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Ranked #18 of 60 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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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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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Kroonstad
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Luxembourg
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spent a good evening with our daughter. The service was not rude as others suggest but rather nice. The food...sorry : not in the first league here in Franschhoek. Ok, we are spoilt. But this place is simply overrated. If you are only some days in Franschhoek, skip it......

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Make sure you eat lunch before exploring the dinner and wine pairings in this quaint restaurant. You will definitely have a buzz by the end of this gastronomical voyage. Small portions and many glasses of South African wine envelopes this 3 to 4 hour dining experience. A bit pricey but, definitely worth voyage.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In this place guest are treated with no respect whatsoever ! Nothing is done to make your stay nice ! It is all about paying and getting nothing, no even a smile. The food is a gourmet wannabe style and really not worth it ! If you never be to a French restaurant and never been to France maybe you... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My wife and I managed to get a table at short notice. We chose to go for the 5 course wine pairing menu. What a treat, makes you wonder why some Michelin Star restaurants even have a Star. An absolute dining experience and the opportunity to taste some amazing wines from the region. The staff were increibly polite, well trained... More

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