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“Great food & excellent service” 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 #13 of 64 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great food & excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a great dinner at Dutch East with a lovely fire going - atmosphere was so inviting and lovely.
Service was really brilliant with friendly staff and staff not only knowing the menu, but who could also make some really great recommendations!
Food was great!What a lovely steak i had and the portions were good.Even the children were impressed with their food.
The wines from the area complimented the food and it also led to us buying some of the region wines.
I definitly recommend Dutch East!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great lunch outdoors on a sunny winter's day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

An excellent steak preceded by a tasty "Asian" Calamari. The service was exceptionally good and Sammy must get full credit here.
Enjoyed wine from the Franschhoek valley but had to correct the bill presented as it differed from the wine list price (R190 vs R135). Apparently to do with price adjustments for "Bastille Day"!!!!! Manageress was most gracious and apologetic and accepted as such.
Nevertheless we will definitely return for another meal and hope that this time the "Pichana" steak will also be available. Hope that Sammy serves us again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had lunch at Dutch East during the recent Bastille Day Festival. What a great place. Excellent service, lovely setting and good food. We were able to sit outside which was pleasant watching the world go by. The presentation and flavours of the food was what I expected from Franschhoek - top notch! The portions were generous, and there is sufficient variety for all. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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54 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Perfect meal on one of the busiest Days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had lunch there on the Sunday of the Bastille Festival.
Service was brilliant, warm welcoming smiles greeted us at the entrance, and they lasted throughout the meal. Service was quick and soon we had our meals which were piping hot and really flavorful. My Prawn and Calamari pasta, which was very saucy, has to be one of the best seafood pasta's I have had in a long time..Flavors reminded me of a very good Bouillabaisse .Need to award restaurants who can pull off this type of service and food, on one of the busiest days of the year, Well Done.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Steak EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a divine evening! The staff was friendly, the restaurant cosy, the wine delicious. BUT the highlight was the steak. We had the Pichana rump, which was a first, and it was scrumptious. Really highly recommended and definitely worth a try!

Visited July 2014
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