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Dutch East Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary
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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for an evening meal in Franschhoek and walked passed Dutch East. It looked fab! We asked for a table outside and well two were reserved and then the lovely maître d' said that one had cancelled and we could have it. Result! The food was wonderful and the service brilliant. We had the special rib eye and... More 

Thank Jules09Wales
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was exceptional, well presented with phenomenal flavour combinations. The service was superb with attention to detail. The ambiance on the streets of franschhoek is always a winner. We will be back.

Thank 522jeffreyj
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got a table with short notice and were pleasently surprised. The food was very good, aspecially the springbock and the ostrich, and our servant made a great effort to make our dinner memorable. We also enjoyed some very good pinotage wine at Dutch East.

Thank BirgittaSe
Asheville, NC
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We needed a causal dinner for our first night in Franschhoek and Dutch East fit the bill. The food was delightful but the service was just strange. It might have been a bad night for the servers but the food won out in the end. The Hake was the best as well as the BBQ pork bowl. Scrumptious.

Thank darravl
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place continues to improve, with imaginative dishes, well presented. Pulled-pork curry particularly good. Could do with a better salad selection at lunchtime, as they used to have, but definitely one of the better Main Street options.

Thank SeanIlkley
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose here for late lunch as it looked popular earlier and the burger special looked very appetising so went with that and although it took quite some time to arrive, when It did it was very enjoyable. My only negative comment would be that we ordered a couple of glasses of sparkling wine and they didn't arrive as expected so... More 

Thank 111myk
Diss, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant evening dining here. The staff are excellent and give fine service. The menu is varied and the quality of the food is good. We enjoyed our beef tartare and the Korean style squid (some of the most tender we have eaten). Chocolate desserts were really delicious.

Thank Georgia B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had fantastic food and great wine in a really cool atmosphere & Charika was a lovely host with a contagious smile!thank you!!

Thank Stefanie I
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great good, exceptional service by Edwin Highly recommend the pulled pork curry. The chicken dish was also amazing as mentioned by my 85 year old mum.

Thank Francis W
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dutch East was recommended to us by Mont d'Or. I ordered the coconut crusted fish and my partner ordered the mussels. Both were very good as was the service

Thank 761gwenw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
European, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:35 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!

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