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“Unexpected Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Allora

Allora
32 Main Road | Next to Standard Bank, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4375
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Ranked #24 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $3 - $16
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Winterton
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

None of our party was keen to eat here, but the kids were tired and so we sat down. So pleased we did. Really tasty well presented food. The fillet was the best I have ever had and the Calamari Salad - R55 Bargain was really good. We all enjoyed our meal and found the prices very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Delicious food and wine. We had veal pasta and T-bone steak, together with a nice bottle of wine. The staff was patient with us, despite having arrived a bit late for Franschhoek times.

Visited March 2014
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Lovely Valentine experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went to Allora for Valentine's night, as we did 2 years ago. The restaurant has moved since then from a car journey out of town to right in the centre of town. The restaurant is smart but friendly and very atmospheric. Because it was Valentine's night we were about to order a glass of fizz, but no need we were served a complementary Kia Royale which was a nice touch. The food was lovely and the service superb which was surprising as the place was packed.We were seated in the overflow area between the restaurant and the art gallery which was a lovely spot as the painting are very good and the side of the gallery is glass so we had a grand view of the art word.
we had a splendid evening and I can say that when we next go to Franschhoek we will certainly dine at Allora.

  • Visited February 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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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not good enough for this town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Franschhoek must have one of the highest densities of great restaurants in the world. And so, when you find a place that's decent, but not especially good, you end up much more disappointed than you would have been if you'd found the same place in somewhere less richly blessed with good food. The meals were basic and average, and the main courses arrived two and a half hours after we did. There's not much more I can say other than that you should try somewhere else. It's just not good enough for Franschhoek.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vitoria, ES
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good price and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Nice place to eat at a good price. We walked In at 14:00 and they were still openned. We had tuna and pasta, both good, but not superb.

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