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The Tasting Room - CLOSED

Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (102 reviews)
“quail” (13 reviews)
“oysters” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
African, International, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 947 reviews

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

An excellent evening with a gang of foreign guests. Wine tasting and sobrage demonstration perfectly executed by our gracious host. Followed by outstanding tasting menu dinner. A must when in Franschhoek.

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a cancellation and were finally able able to get a revisit to this gem. I am a pescatorian and got that menu accompanied with the best winemenue. They have developed the concept since last time we were there with a...More

Thank Peter a
Reviewed May 5, 2017

This restaurant is now closed and they’re opening a new one with a different chef later in the year (same as La Colombe in Constantia, which is exceptional, so that bodes well), so there’s no point in recommending it, but we thought we'd still review...More

1  Thank BAM1113
Reviewed April 29, 2017

This will be a bitter sweet review. It was literally the best restaurant we visited during our visit to South Africa (powerful statement for this Foodie Paradise). The sad thing is that the long time chef just finished her last service on April 29th. We...More

Thank Guy B
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Ate here due to reading such good reviews and also due to its well known name. Thoroughly underwhelmed & disappointed by the entire meal as were the 3 other people dining with me. I've eaten at many top restaurants around the world but I really...More

2  Thank BRowanTraveller
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit Franschoek we do our best to visit the Tasting Room, as it really is a special place. It must be said upfront that this is more of a dining experience than a simple dinner, so you will need to come prepared....More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed April 20, 2017

I'm a "food fascist" and can be unbearably judgmental about restaurants. The Tasting Room simply blew me away. We had the 8-course set menu and this leisurely meal stretched out over several hours. Each course was meticulously prepared and served paired with glasses of wine....More

Thank Rhonda R
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

What a wonderful review, thank you so much Rhonda. I have passed your kind comments on to Chef Margot and the team and they will be so pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable experience with us at The Tasting Room. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We did the 8-course surprised menu and loved it! The food was very good and the chef does a great job combining tastes. Also, for some dishes we got different plates so at the end we tried many different creations. If anything we would criticize...More

Thank Pillowfan
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

The team and I are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal at The Tasting Room, thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection

Reviewed April 18, 2017

This was the most amazing meal I've ever had. Went with my Son and took pictures of each course before we ate it. The staff was wonderful and enhanced the experience as well. We chose the wine pairing option and got to taste some wonderful...More

Thank Julie C
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

Thank you so much Julie for posting such a lovely review of your visit to The Tasting Room. The team and I are very pleased to read that you and your son had such an enjoyable experience. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Highs Generally all our Top 10 restaurants in SA are phenomenal, so it's got to take more than the food (for me) to set them apart. The Tasting Room has done so - I would definitely rate Margot Janse higher than Luke Dale Roberts. Every...More

Thank M2675WWmelissap
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review of your visit to The Tasting Room. I have passed your comments on to Chef Margot and the team, who I am sure will be very touched by your kind sentiments. We are delighted that...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$110 - $150
Cuisine
African, International, Contemporary
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151
  • E-mail
Description
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage. In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting ... Exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu's outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.In The Tasting Room the journey extends further than just phenomenal cuisine; it moves fearlessly into the captivating realm of stories and magic. A place where each plate, and its African inspired elements, have the ability to captivate the hearts and minds of diners.The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. 19H00 till late.Please allow at least 3 hours for your dinner.
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