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“Great Pancakes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House
62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 4788
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Ranked #9 of 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: French, Vegan, Ice Cream
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Banbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Pancakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

You are greeted with a smile. The Pancakes on offer are to die for.
We had sweet and savoury pancakes which were beautifully made and served with all required extras.
We have no hesitation in recommending this establishment for its quality of food and service.
A must place to visit in Franschoek.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carshalton, Surrey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great experience, wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited here several times during our stay in Franschhoek and was never disappointed with either the quality of the food and drinks or the service provided. Always well greeted by staff who I think got to know us quite well. The banana flambé a must try, as is the iced coffee drink. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Gideon, who by admission is a self professed obnoxious restauranteur, however we found him friendly, and prepared to spend time telling us about the area, his business as well as recommending other restaurants in the area to try, which did not disappoint.

Visited October 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best Pancakes I've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a must whenever you are in the fabulous Franschhoek! The service was exceptional and the hands-on manager was both charming and helpful. The variety and quality of pancakes are mouthwatering. Go and spoil yourself and have a taste of fresh Franschhoek friendliness and service!

  • Visited September 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Goodness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We recently visited this pancake house and were excited to learn that they served gluten free dairy free pancakes! :) the owner and waitress were concerned for my allergies and made sure that my meal was catered towards them. Definitely a worry free stop for those with difficult allergies.

  • Visited August 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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Jupiter, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious lunch on the patio!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I spilt a delicious beef & salad meal. The salad was perfect. I felt the meat was a little undercooked for my taste(perfect for my husband). They quickly took it & brought it back cooked to perfection. We also split a flambéd banana pancake dessert with ice cream. Delicious!
Gideon & his staff were all very friendly. Service was great.

  • Visited September 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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