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Reuben's

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European, French, Contemporary
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19 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
021 876 3772
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This was going to be such a treat, visiting Ruben´s again after last year´s fantastic Christmas dinner. Just as last time, we were very well looked after, and everything was as we remembered. The choice from the menu for both of us was duck. We looked forward to a delightful dinner. The duck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Agustina T
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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London
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I were so looking forward to our visit, but were very disappointed. The decor, location and service were great - the food was the let down. My prawn fritters were so bad I don't know where to begin and my gnocchi had a walnut shell in the sauce which could have definitely broken a tooth! My husbands... More 

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Thank Gemtraveller
Paarl, South Africa
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having eaten more than one amazing dinner at this restaurant I can highly recommend it. The food is always different, tasty, filling with decent size portions. Great ambiance in the restaurant and the additional room you can hire out for private functions is fab (I believe Prince Harry has even eaten here on a few occassions so if it's good... More 

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Thank CandiceLink
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had one of the best meals that we have ever had here and without question the best meal we have ever had in South Africa. The ingredients were fresh, cooked to perfection and exceptionally well presented. Nor could I fault the service of the waiters or waitresses, everything was served with a smile. If you do... More 

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Thank Palers
Poole, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit when in Franschhoek. You need to book in advance for this very popular venue. The food is topclass , the service attentive and efficient.

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Thank drummondone
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at this place was great but the place itself was not, it's like a Pizza Hut meets an airport restaurant, meets an American diner - very odd. Our table was tucked around a corner, next to the kitchen and overlooking a desolate court yard full of empty tables, We left before ordering desert just so that we could... More 

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Thank Kris212
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a light lunch in the courtyard which was worthy of a photograph as other diners were photographing the food.

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Thank averill2016
Luang. prabang
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reuben's was recommended whilst At home in UK. Booked well in advance and were not disappointed .brilliant Sunday lunch with very good service. A local said that service could be slow but we were very happy but who wants to guzzle first class food. Only equivalent to £50 for a three course,superb meal including wine at what is regarded as... More 

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Thank Philip B
Reykjavik, Iceland
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was going to be such a treat, visiting Ruben´s again after last year´s fantastic Christmas dinner. Just as last time, we were very well looked after, and everything was as we remembered. The choice from the menu for both of us was duck. We looked forward to a delightful dinner. The duck arrived and was cooked as it would... More 

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Thank Agustina T
Algarvia, Portugal
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used to think Reuben's was rather special. Indeed last year we were very impressed not only by the quality of the food but the special attention of the sommelier as we had brought a bottle of fine wine to have with our dinner. This week we returned and found the service ordinary, the menu uninspiring and no sign of... More 

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Thank Steve R
Western Cape, South Africa
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We first went to Reubens on its opening week about ten years ago .It is still as good now as it was then .To be greeted by Reubens wife like she saw you last week is great.Willy the waiter is there like he was ten years ago . Food continually arrives displayed beautifully and tasting wonderful. The only thing to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: 021 876 3772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?