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Rendezvous Bistro

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Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Okamai Japanese Restaurant)
021 876 2044
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Batavia, IL
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with a nice local wine and a appetizer plate that featured five of the best on the menu; they were all excellent and highly recommended. Our entrees were also outstanding. It was the second best meal we enjoyed in wine country.

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Thank buncis
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you, Buncis, for your very positive review. We were delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. With your review having rated us as the second best meal in the wine country, our challenge will be to become the best and we look forward to your return visit to try us out. Kind regards. More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Ate hear today after a tiring cycle. We had Ducks Liver Parfait, Fishcakes and Meatballs. All excellent and thoroughly recommended. Wash down with some of the Chardonnay

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Thank Malcolm P
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of lunch at Rendezvous Bistro on Glenwood. We were delighted that you enjoyed the snacks and Chardonnay after your cycle and trust that you were completely revived! Best regards. More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited Rendezvous on Glenwood Wine Farm as a party of 8 and was again blown away by the excellent service, wine and ambiance at the Franschhoek treasure. The chef has changed the menu to include new dishes of which the Bitter Ballen, Fish cakes and Caesar Salad stood out. And this was complimented by the great Glenwood wines. Definitely... More 

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Thank Philipwes06
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks, Philip, for your complimentary review of Rendezvous and Glenwood. I was delighted that your party enjoyed the visit, and our new menu and wines in particular. Kind regards. More 

Knysna, South Africa
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

'Rendezvous' offers exceptional food, from a limited menu that entices one to try multiple options, enhanced by great portion control.

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Thank Jandreart
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Jandreart for your positive review of our Rendezvous restaurant. Kind regards. More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The view alone is worth a visit and the excellent food was a terrific bonus. My wife and I shared a smoked trout terrine, stuffed squid and smoked duck breast and without doubt this is some of the best food I have tasted in South Africa. The duck melted in the mouth. Service was efficient and friendly. We will be... More 

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agw00d, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks, Dougelli, for your enthusiastic review of Glenwood Vineyards/Rendezvous Bistro. We are indeed fortunate to have such a beautiful location and have done our best to complement it with the best possible food and wine offerings - we were delighted that you enjoyed them all. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing chef, amazing wine and finally amazing view!!!! What more could you ask for. Definitely worth the visit

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agw00d, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks, Jessica, for your wonderful review of your combined Glenwood Vineyards/Rendezvous experience. You have complimented each aspect of what we have tried to create in this incredible location - what more can I say? We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We used to come here for years and always thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the great view and fantastic food. It used to be a piece of heaven. Unbelievable how things can change !!! The view and the cool breeze are still there, but the food !!!! the vineyard owner apparently decided that he could run the restaurant himself and... More 

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Thank Jaap D
agw00d, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Jaap, I was very surprised and disappointed to read your review "From Fantastic to Terrible" regarding Rendezvous primarily because your comments contrasted so much with all the positive feedback we have received to date. I have now followed up with the Head Chef and the Senior Manager with whom you raised your concerns and am satisfied that they responded... More 

Devon, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Visited Glenwood for a tasting on our trip to Franschhoek and stayed on for lunch. We sat at a lovely shady outside table with views of the mountains and vineyard and decided that rather than order mains we would share a selection of their small plates / starters which are intended to match their various wines. Between us we had... More 

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Thank Ben_Susan
agw00d, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your superb review. I am sorry I did not meet you personally during your visit but look forward to doing so on your next trip. Kind regards. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A completely new team have just taken over the restaurant at Glenwood and are offering lunches. This venue cannot be beaten for position. They have a selection of "Entrees" which are perfect if you just want (as so many do) a light lunch, they encouraged us to have a second entree as main corse, if we wanted, which was good.... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

An excellent location, great atmosphere and good wine tasting but disappointing food. Steak was overdone and did not live up to expectations. The restaurant was separate from the wine tasting. Still worth a try though.

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Thank Frank F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Okamai Japanese Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: 021 876 2044
Description
GlenWood's lunchtime bistro invites guests to enjoy light, original, imaginitive cuisine whilst taking pleasure in the unparalleled views of GlenWood's secluded valley and the surrounding mountains. Located next to the winery, Rendezvous offers seating for 40 people in an intimate setting, tables either inside or outside.

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