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“Lived up to expectations” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reuben's

Reuben's
19 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
021 876 3772
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Ranked #26 of 64 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
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“Lived up to expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We got a last minute reservation, and were very happy.

As we had arrived early, we opted to have a drink outside. This was the only time service was very slow. You also have to pay this bill separate to the restaurant bill.

Service and food was top notch. The sommelier recommended a bottle of wine. He said ' if you don't like it, no problems, I'll drink it at the end of the evening'. Too bad there was not a drop left in the 2 bottles we had for him to have.

Food is excellent. Very fresh, and of a fusion style. They were busy, but service never waned.

Really enjoyed the whole experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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162 restaurant reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“A Franschhoek classic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

On a previous visit in 2010 I was so dissapointed with this well known restaurant. However, we have been there twice in the last two months and it is truly exceptional again.

The service is brilliant, the norwegian salmon and sole was to die for and the starters were equally appetising. My only complaint is the non descript ambiance.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cork/London
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Graet food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Franschhoek has some of the best restuarants in S Africa.
This place came second to Le Quartier Francais.. Excellent service - really nice outdoor dining experience. 100% grear food.

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Slow service, disappointing food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had dinner with friends at Reuben's, and were looking forward to a great meal. The service was painfully slow throughout the dinner. Our group wasn't in a hurry and we can certainly enjoy a long, well-paced meal, but the time between courses stretched out significantly and was noticed by our entire party. When the mains finally arrived, those of us who had ordered meat found that it was generally overdone. By the time dessert was offered, we were over the experience and weren't inclined. Unfortunately, I think there are much better places in Franschhoek where we could've found a better meal and experience.

Visited February 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had a great evening meal, both chose fish, although different type.
Wonderful food, friendly service and good value for money.
Booking essential, so many people turned up with no reservation and were sadly disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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