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“An absolute must if visiting Franshhoek .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grande Provence Estate Restaurant

Grande Provence Estate Restaurant
Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8600
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Ranked #17 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $17 - $39
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300-year history with style. Nestled within the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by 47-acres of lush vines, this is heartland South African wine country at its finest. The Estate is home to Grande Provence’s award-winning wines and its passionate wine making team. Following harvest every year, carefully selected wines leave the Estate to compete in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions – the number and frequency of the awards bears testament to their success. A sophisticated destination in its own right, Grande Provence proudly presents superb cuisine at The Restaurant, fine wines at The Tasting Room, some of South Africa’s finest art at The Gallery & The Shop, receptions and boutique conferences at The Jonkershuis and 5-star accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage.
Melbourne, Australia
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“An absolute must if visiting Franshhoek .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was easily our favourite dining experience in Franshoek . The Restaurant in the Grande Provence wine Estate is an elegant room with sophisticated decor. We enjoyed the set menu which comprised of three sumptuous courses with complimentary sorbets ,veloutes and pre desserts in between. Sensational food and reasonably priced, the service was warm and friendly and the wines, as you would expect, are excellent Although we didn't stay here, accommodation is available on this impressive property which also has its own art gallery and private reception rooms.w
We fell in love with this place and if we're ever lucky enough to return to Franshoek it will be number one on list of places to visit

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nesoya, Norway
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“The best experience of our whole trip!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the most memorable restaurant we went to on our South Africa trip! The estate, the dining room, the food, the wine, the waiters, everything!! We had different courses. All wonderful. The food was perfectly matched with great South African wine! The best and most friendly service. Very relaxed atmosphere and no rush. Quiet even though the place was full. A haven for foodies! We do hope to go back!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent all round experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Since 2005, every two years my wife and I spend one of the weekend lunchtimes at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, usually with another couple and on two such visits with our sons and their respective families.

Every occassion has been exceptional - food & wine in the finest Franschhoek tradions - well done - please keep it up - we will be back shortly

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Delicious Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

An absolute must in this area even with all the other outstanding restaurants, beautiful dining room, really excellent food and interesting wine list. Couldn't fault it!

Visited February 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Brilliant venue in Franchhoek Winelands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Most beautifull dining room in stunning setting. We went on a rainy day in March and the fire made for a cosy afternoon. The food was amazing, beautifully presented, very different but amazing tastes. Excellent wines very friendly unpretentious service. All in all a great afternoon. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gaea, Guest Relations Manager at Grande Provence Estate Restaurant, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Stefan-12345

Thank you so much for you kind words and feedback!

I am very happy to you enjoyed your visit, and I sincerely hope that you will visit us again soon!

Kind Regards

Karien van Heeren
Social Media & Guest Relations
The Huka Retreats
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