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Reuben's

$$$
French, Bar, Contemporary
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19 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
021 876 3772
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Busy especially on a Saturday night. Food reasonably good and choices. Definitely a night time restaurant. Service staff excellent even though extremely busy

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Busy especially on a Saturday night. Food reasonably good and choices. Definitely a night time restaurant. Service staff excellent even though extremely busy

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sydney australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

On a Sunday night we ate at Reuben's and were thrilled with the food,the wine and the excellent staff. The pork belly dish is amazing,best ever,even better than my husbands recipe. Well done Reuben and staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great food and ambience with sharp service and a good wine list. A favorite that is consistent in it's delivery and still remains one of the best food options in the franschhoek region! Now a local celebrity chef with a few restaurants scattered around the western cape, this one still remains the best and thank goodness, doesn't feel like a... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

a modern restaurant providing very good menu range . very good cooking , lamb shank Dukkah superb , on main street in town , modern art decorates the walls and music is subdued jazz. staff genuine and attentive

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to going to Reuben's particularly after watching Masterchef and had high expectations of our evening. The service was good and all staff friendly. We enjoyed our starters - crispy goats cheese and the pea and ham soup. The main courses however were very disappointing. Two of us had the line fish with prawns and bouillabaisse sauce.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I booked a table here to treat my mother to a lovely Mother's Day lunch, but was left feeling very disappointed. My mom has always been a huge admirer of Reuben and his success, but after the experience we had at his restaurant in Franschhoek we were left feeling let down and ripped off. The service was SHOCKING. It was... More 

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Underberg, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have had the pleasure of eating here a few times when I worked in franschoek and it is still a favorite of ours. Reuben's style of cuisine is influenced by so many amazing styles and ingredients from around the world. Him and his team work together with the best the cape has to offer and turns it into the... More 

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Johannesburg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Only the food was good, but overpriced. We were greated by a host that was more interested in reading his newspaper than meeting us at the door to welcome us, in spite of having made eye contact as we stepped onto the patio 10 meters away. To get his attentio we had to walk up to hom at the end... More 

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Stock, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food was very good as we expected at Reubens. However, the service was slow and rather surly. Many times during our meal we had to ask several times for drinks, missing sides etc. Meanwhile 6 of the service staff were stood behind the counter having a chat! What a shame. Probably would not come back - will head for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Franschhoek has many wonderful restaurants but we keep returning to Reuben's, not only for the yummy food but also the great service and relaxed atmosphere. We have sampled many dishes on the interesting and varied menu and everything is flavourful and served with flair. Whether you pop in for a burger (the best!) or a fine dining experience, you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: 021 876 3772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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