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Monneaux Restaurant

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French, European, International, Contemporary
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Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we visited Monneaux. Previously we stayed in the hotel ( I highly recommend this) We drove all the way from Durbanville as we really enjoyed our last visit, and again, we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend the tasting menu (with wine). It's rather expensive but where do you get so many great tastes... More 

Thank christol2015
Cape Town
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated in a well appointed French style hotel, well worth visiting. The menu was pleasantly unique and the service extremely good. Evening dining at this venue is really great and I am sure that summer dining in the garden would be fabulous. There was a pair of nesting owls at the time in a cordoned off area... More 

Thank Mark-YCapeTown
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glassed in atrium restaurant that looks over a French inspired plaza. Attention to fine furniture and provincial culture. Good quality food and presentation. A gem at the end of 4 hour drive. Good value.

Thank rhondalil
Cape Town
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Overall it was a good experience, the Tuscany look and feel to the building situated in Franschoek. Service was great with me making a reservation the day before they knew we were coming and they decorated the table with white rose petals for that special touch. The food was really nice and I had a good experience. The water feature... More 

Thank HospitalityAdventure
Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I have now been to Monneaux at least 4 times, the most recent with my brother and his partner who live in the UK. Prepared to push the boat out, I could have chosen anywhere but I love Monneaux's atmosphere and the willingness on the staff to do whatever it takes to make your experience memorable. Some of our part... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Monneaux Restaurant provides a wonderful selection of food with an option of internal or external dining. The staff are well trained and there is good value for the quality provided.

Thank AlanThreadgold
cape town
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were a group of 10 friends meeting for a cosy lunch lunch and a good time in Franschoek.... And thats just what we had 😊 Unfortunately, due to a hectic storm the previous day, which caused a tree to come crashing down on the dining room, the facility was not available. Undaunted, management saw fit to accommodate us in... More 

Thank CapeTownGail
Reading, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We were staying in the Franschoek Country House and Villas which is on the same site as this restaurant and decided to eat here our first night after travelling. The food was very well cooked and presented and there was a large selection of local wines all at great prices if you live in the UK. It had been raining... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

It was our first time at Monneaux Restaurant and we had an enjoyable evening. The setting is beautiful, the ambiance great. The service is friendly and attentive. The food was good, however, while my husband and I enjoyed our meals, my mother had duck which was not great. The rest of our menu was very nice though. A good place... More 

Thank Kerstin Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Prior to our visit to South Africa we did some research on Trip Advisor about good restaurants in the Franschhoek area. Monneaux was recommended and we now can see why, There were four of us and the meal and wine was excellent no complaints great food, wine and value for money. The additional best bit for us was as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
French, European, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3386
Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house. Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining. The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with. The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa

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