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Pierneef a La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate | R45 Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8800
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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La Motte Wine Estate | R45 Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch, very tasty, creative and interesting choice. Menu offers exciting and divers items. The Pierneef collection of wines is also excellent. Absolute top, a place to return to many times.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnsF1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch, we chose the two course set menu with wine pairings. The selection of wines were incredible. The service was very good and staff professional. The food was adequate for a restaurant of this caliber. However, nothing was particularly divine or super...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SweetPiment0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family celebrated my mothers 81st birthday luncheon ,fabulous food and loved the price of the two La Motte wines (CHARDONNAY and SHIRAZ) which seemed to be at the cellar price and not inflated ,friendly and slick service, beautiful setting ,the Pierneef art gallery is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank leonmq
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This food experience was truly exceptional! From the moment we were welcomed through all servings of our 3 course luxury menu, we were all overwhelmed by the various tastes, textures and compositions. Paired with outstanding wines too (very rare that the entire range of wines...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JeJeWe
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Was the wife's birthday so we went through to Franschoek on a very HOT Tuesday. Had no restaurant in mind. Stopped over at La Motte for some wine tasting and quickly realized what a wonderful wine farm it was. Wine tasting was in a lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 619jedb
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We love to visit La Motte every time we are in Franschoek as its our favourite Sauvignon Blanc. This time my husband decided to treat us to the amazing experience in the restaurant. His parents were over from the UK and we decided to try...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlexRicour
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Restaurant is elegant, in beautiful surroundings. Four of us for lunch - all found the menu extremely limited in choice, and very expensive. Food portions range from minimal (4 half pieces of bread to have with starters, a few miserably small portions of cheese with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stuart G
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the most delicious two course meal, without wine paring. I had fish cerviche to start, my friend had steak tartare - we shared a bottle of la motte pierneef Sauvignon blank. Delicious, fresh food and wine. Beautiful ambiance, beautiful views, friendly staff who were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TaviaM4
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Hidden gem, the word around the campfire is - if you want to eat well and enjoy the best of local products and mediteranian cuisine, dine at a wine farm.The staff were professional and the decor was modern yet comfortable and functional. menu offered were...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank capsud2015
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Had one of the best gourmet meals ever served by an excellent wait staff in a superb location with art work and vineyards all around.. Dont give this place a miss during your trip to Franschhoek and the nearby vineyards... Picture post card setting!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank bijayanand
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November 27, 2016|
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Response from Hetta V | Property representative |
Hallo Jan, We are closed for Christmas Lunch, so that all our staff can share the day with their families and loved ones. Pierneef a La Motte will re-open on Tuesday 27 December '16. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Motte Wine Estate | R45 Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Pierneef a la Motte)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 8800
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The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte's admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 - 1957). Pierneef's creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant's offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation. The restaurant's elegant interior sets the scene for Chef Eric Bullpit's sophisticated a la carte menu. The interior blends beautifully with the external surroundings - a fresh, natural look inside is embraced by tranquil gardens and majestic oak trees where a seasonal Garden Menu (October - March) and a selection of home-baked delights from the La Motte Farm Shop can be enjoyed.
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