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“Fantastic Fayre in stunning surroundings!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leopard's Leap

Leopard's Leap
R45, Main Rd, Franschhoek, South Africa
27 (0)21 876 8002
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Ranked #20 of 46 things to do in Franschhoek
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Fayre in stunning surroundings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We were attracted to this new location as a result of seeing their 40 foot metallic structure of a leopard climbing a mountain side -as you drive past on the R45 - most impressive. We visited one Saturday lunchtime during the festive season. Their 'harvest' table was most impressive with approx 15 salads to choose from, cold meats or fish and a lovely rotiserrie that delivered very tasty roast pork belly. You pay by weight so get real value for money. The desserts were sumptuous and very photogenic too. There are formal dining tables close to the wine tasting bar area or smaller, wooden framed lounge seats in the sun room - very relazing. All spill out to the grassy surroundings with childrens playframes and a lovely herb garden......and obviously lots of vine's! Staff very attentive and friendly, without being pushy at all. A great 'find' on our 4th trip to the area.

Visited December 2012
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“Best lunch of our trip…”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Lunch at Leopard’s Leap was excellent! Food is done buffet style where you choose from a variety of dishes and then pay per weight. There were many yummy, beautifully presented options to choose from. The wine is good and extremely affordable - one of the few places in the area where you can find that. The restaurant has a contemporary look with lots of inside and covered verandah space. After eating at many of the Franschhoek Vineyards during our trip, this was definitely one of our favorites. There is a huge outside area where the kids can play. The restaurant has a stylish but pricy store where you can buy all kinds of kitchen gadgets. Phone before you go as they are not open for lunch every day. Highly recommended - don’t miss it!

Visited January 2013
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“Designer Building, Smart Interior”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Just off the R45 outside Franschhoek is Leopard's Leap. A lot of money has been spent building a very smart wine tasting room, and beyond a restaurant. When we visited the restaurant was closed and despite displaying a sign saying cookery lessons, this was also no longer functioning.

We had a nice tasting in a side room overlooking the gardens. Sadly there were loads of staff and no one visiting except us. Seems to have lost its way despite being fairly new. We were told that food would be available from December, at the start of the season. (We were there in midNovember)

If you only have limited time in the area, this might be one to miss.

Visited November 2012
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