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Lust Bistro & Bakery

Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 874 1456
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (61 reviews)
“bread” (40 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food the menu offers a simple but well thought out selection - no one was disappointed each dish was well presented with excellent service - enjoyed superb wine - finally took home a loaf of great bread from the bakery.

Thank Funinstore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our visit at Lust chef JP accommodated and surprised my daughter with a lovely vegan dish. He also gave her an extra helping to take home. She loved the personalised meal. Very friendly staff indeed!!

Thank MarlizeV15
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marlize Thank you for taking time to write a great review and for mentioning the personalised touches by chef JP Smith! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To the Manager & Staff of Lust Restaurant, Vrede & Lust. Allow me the opportunity to thank you for a fantastic experience at your restaurant on Saturday, 18 August. My mother turned 90 and we could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate her...More

Thank Lucille_Fester
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lucille Thank you for taking time to write this great review on your experience at LUST Bistro & Bakery! Thank you for mentioning the fantastic service, hospitality and Justine's attention to detail and planning! We love making our customer's birthdays extra special and memorable!...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

As breakfast was part of the package while staying at Vrede & Lust, we had breakfast here two days in a row. Service and food was great and special requests were accomodated.

Thank Stuart P
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stuart Thank you for the great review and for mentioning the great food and service! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Good food **** Good drinks **** Good location **** Excellent service! ***** Alrich and Justine were great very attentive, conversational, friendly and keen, quite enthusiastic to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Thank RyanP3758
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ryan Thank you for taking time to write this great review! Thank you for mentioning the excellent service received during your visit to our restaurant! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This a must when you are in the area. Thirsty the waiter was supper friendly and you can see that see enjoyed her job. I like to look at other guests when they receive the meal, every time they had one massive smile on their...More

1  Thank Hencko
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Henco Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review and for mentioning the observation made on other satisfied guests and the freshly baked French baguettes! The team at LUST Bistro & Bakery is thrilled to hear such good feedback! We hope to...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Great service and amazing food. Jean Pierre Smith can surely be rated as one of our country’s best chefs. Pork belly out of this world. A sweet platter you will love A visit to this restaurant is a must.

Thank Johan V
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Johan Thank you for writing a review and for mentioning our mouth-watering pork belly! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

I was highly disappointed with our experience at Lust Bakery & Bistro. From the start the service was terrible. There were hardly anyone there, but we had to call a waitress over to take our drinks order. I ordered the pork wrap, which was nice,...More

Thank marelievs
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Marelie, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review here. I apologise for the less than stellar performance of the staff and facilities. This is not what we strive for and I will look into it as a matter of urgency. We...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is part of the Vrede En Lust vineyard and is a great place to have breakfast before you start a hard day of wine tasting. Recommend you try the eggs benedict or one of the omelettes which are both excellent. Added bonus is...More

Thank leslie1667
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hi Leslie1667 Happy to hear that you had a great breakfast experience at our Bistro! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Most inattentive service experience to date - haphazard and unorganised. You will need lots of patienceMore

Thank ZA_Mark
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Mark, I am sorry that you received anything less than stellar service. It would greatly help me if you would take a couple of minutes to send me an email (jp@lustbistro.com) with some more information. Please accept my apologies and I hope to hear...More

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gustavpreller
June 19, 2018|
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Response from JP_LustBistro | Property representative |
Dear Gustav, Fantastic - we are looking forward to hosting you. It is best to book and this will also give you the opportunity to select a table on the terrace or indoors. We serve breakfast all day and we are open from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa (Formerly Lust)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 874 1456
  • E-mail
Description
There is nothing like a familiar welcome to create an atmosphere of warmth, a sense of coming home and of good things prepared with love. The Lust Bistro & Bakery enfolds you with that feeling of belonging that fills up your senses with satisfaction. Cradled in the folds of the peaceful Vrede en Lust wine estate in Franschhoek, the Lust Bistro & Bakery entices one's surroundings with the tantalising aromas of freshly baked artisan bread - imaginative creations of Jean Pierre Smith, patron chef and baker extraordinaire whose lunchtime chalkboard presents a constantly intriguing invitation of discovery. From breakfast to late lunch, there is something for everyone: salads crisp with dew-fresh seasonal garden produce, cakes just out the oven, cheese and charcuterie platters boasting South African specialities, mouthwatering chicken and beef dishes all exquisitely presented. The Lust Bistro & Bakery is definitely an experience you do not want to miss.
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