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“What a joy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dutch East Restaurant

Dutch East Restaurant
42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
0218763547
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Ranked #11 of 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!
Cape Town
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a joy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

After waiting for over an hour for no food at Taki's we came to Dutch East. The waitress promised to cook to food herself if were subjected to such poor service again! No need - it came quickly and was absoutely delicious.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Only went here for a coffee which was very good. The interior is absolutely stunning and the staff super helpful. Would recommend based on this alone.

Visited September 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It was pouring down when we came to Franschhoek so we took the restaurant closest to the spot where we have parked. That was a good choice. From the moment we approached the door until we left it was great service with a good sense of humour. Furthermore the food was good, the coffee was good, so all in all a very good lunch spot.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Landmark in Franchoek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This was an unexpected gem! The food was fantastic and the whole experince left you with a sence of being part of the local culture. We would recommend the hamburgers, truly someting special but I believe you will not go wrong with whatever you choose. You can expect great service

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South Africa
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56 restaurant reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Very Nice Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were walking up on the main street of Franschhoek looking for a lunch time restaurant and decided to give Dutch East a try and it was a great choice, the service is excellent and the food did not disappoint. I had the burger (The Dutch) and my wife tried the fish (grilled Kingklip). I would definitely be back to try the rib eye.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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