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The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais

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African, International, Contemporary
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Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had read earlier reviews of this restaurant and decided since we were nearby to give it a try. WOW ! We shared my wife's birthday celebration with good friends and what an experience. This venue rates as high as many three start Michelin restaurants we have visited with a price tag which is one third of other venues. We... More 

Thank David H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the most memorable dining experiences we have had. Chef Margot Janse is “next level” creative. We opted for the eight-course tasting menu with wine. It is pricy, but certainly worth it. I think we had about 12 courses in the end, thanks to all the delightful complimentary “surprise courses”. Our waitress was outstanding.

Thank Lorika E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place for an exceptionally special occasion, you just need to decide whether you'd like this one meal or a weekend away for two because that's the kind of $$$ we are talking! The food was interesting and intriguing, most of it extremely delicious and we didn't leave hungry! It's all a surprise so there's no choice in... More 

Thank KathleenPot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service and quality of the food was really good, however I think there were too many courses. My husband and I were both served different courses without any choice. It was good to try over 8 courses but soon it all tasted the same. Worth the experience but would not go back.

Thank 184tahliad
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived here and were initially blown away by the first couple of tasting courses and wine pairings, which were innovative and exciting! However, felt it somewhat petered out. A course which stands out in particular was covered in (inedible) rocks and mountain plants "to give the diner the feel of walking through the mountains" but contained a fish based... More 

Thank rertyqwerty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a experience you cannot miss! The food is so interesting and tasty. I would love to eat there again! I had the wine pairing. All the waiters had excellent knowledge about the food and wine. Worth every cent.

Thank Floristry
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extraordinary experience - exciting, imaginative food is an understatement. The people are committed, knowledgeable and laid back, the interior is unpretentious, the ambience focuses but low key. And for Europeans the prices are oh so accessible. Good luck getting a table reservation though!

Thank Gorgeous10
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had Tasting menus in many top restaurants in Europe and as an experience The Tasting Room was right up there. We were not shown a menu but are food likes / dislikes were discussed when we sat down. The food was interesting and nicely cooked. We liked the way the food was introduced and the African flavours explained.... More 

Thank Lucyleopard
Cordele, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

........for the price, the food and wine should have been better. We went with a group of 8 and had been looking forward to the experience. The staff was friendly and the service was impeccable. We loved the bread and half the dishes on the tasting menu. However, the quail dish was only ok and the fish dish was very... More 

Thank AKBGa
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend just allowing yourself to experience the full tasting menu with wine pairings. Incredibly creative dishes, textures, combinations of flavors. Every bite is a new surprise

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MatthewLeeuEstates, General Manager at The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, responded to this review

Dear Tinygynie, Thank you very much for this complimentary review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience of The Tasting Room. Kind regards, Matthew Smith Area General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$110 - $150
African, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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