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“Amazing View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roca Restaurant

Roca Restaurant
Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Vineyards, Franschhoek, South Africa
27 218763384
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Ranked #18 of 64 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Ngwenya, Swaziland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a late afternoon tapas snack and glass of wine in this amazing spot. We sat outside and took in the great view of the mountains and winelands. Arguably the best view of Franschoek and surrounds

Visited July 2013
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Plesant Suprise !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Having heard mixed reviews on this restaurant we decided to give a try. We were not disappointed. The service was friendly and good. at no time did one feel rushed or over run as is so often the case. The food was excellent. There were six of us and we all had something different and everyone thoroughly enjoyed what the had chosen. I would like to return when the weather is warmer as it was such a pity to be seated inside when there is such a spectacular view stretched out in front of you.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Stunning view, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Yes, the view is amazing but the food is very average. The first problem is that the menu is too large. Once can't hope to be a great restaurant if your menu covers too much. Both the panzanella and pear & Gorgonzola salad were tiny at R60 and R80 respectively and average. I had a pizza with ham and avo at R90 - also expensive and average. The peri peri chicken was nice chicken but not peri peri. The herb crusted fish was also mediocre. Dessert was a disaster. They had run out of chocolate mousse and the creme brûlée had to be sent back because it hadn't set. The hero of our lunch was our waiter Lubis - super friendly, attentive and with a good sense of humour. But, we won't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Gaborone, Botswana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Terrific location, well priced, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Friends have told us about this place many times and we turned up on a quiet night to a real treat. After watching the sun set over the amazing scenery from the terrace we had a lovely meal. The portions were huge and wines well priced. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Awesome food & menu, Beautiful views and breathtaking views - Loved everything about this restaurant! Also situated on the Wine tram route if you don't want to drive and adjacent to Dieu Donne wine tasting lounge.

Visited July 2012
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