I don't know how this restaurant scores so highly - it is way below most of those on offer in Franschoek. We visited due to the Trip Advisor score and were served by the over effusive owner. He recommended that we share pancakes but forgot to mention that he would charge an excessive amount for dividing the pancakes in half! The fillings of the meat pancakes were lukewarm which was woorying on a hot afternoon and the sweet pancakes had more pancake than filling. The owner told us that his pancakes were light and fluffy but I can honestly say that they were so heavy that it felt like I had eaten two bricks Because of the hidden extras and the amount charged for fruit juice this was an expensive visit around £50 for four pancakes and four fruit juices. We sat on a narrow outside porch at a very small table and four wooden chairs. The tablecloth was dirty and we would not have stayed if it had not been highly recommended by Trip Advisor. Do not visit this establishement - it is not a restaurant (our friend had to be escoted through the kitchen to visit the toilet) and it is very poor value for money.
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