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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took visitors from London. Glass of wine spilled into gentlemen lap to start evening. Apologies but no offers to pay dry cleaners or water soap to clean. Asked for a special red wine to be decanted , sadly it came hot having been washed and tainted the wine. Asked twice for bread. Mains came without risotto on 2 dishes. I... More 

Thank familybrown176
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Meal started well with nice starters, but we then had to wait for over an hour for our main courses, which only arrived after we complained. Lamb was tough. Disappointing

1 Thank Tim F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon and had already booked our reservation from the UK prior to travelling some 10 weeks prior to arrival. Glad we did as they had been booked up for months when we asked the staff and on a weekend even further in front. You can sit either inside or outside and we sat inside as it was quite... More 

Thank Fraser66
Leicester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This venue never disappoints. Again we had a super meal, served well and attentively. The food was well presented, well cooked, and clean plates tell the whole story!! If in Franschhoek this is a must visit.

Thank KnightyatNo5
Salcombe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine flights and it was superb. We have been here several times over the last 5 years and Pierre Hendricks is still at the top end of Western Province chefs. It is always an experience that lingers long in your thoughts and induces a satisfying smile anytime you look back on your... More 

Thank molarman_2
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place with outside terrace, unfortunately due to the windy weather we ate inside. The Springbok and fish dishes were really good but the selection of starters and shared deserts stole the show. Our waiter was excellent and gave us lots of information about there wines, which throughly enjoyed.

Thank Carol W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant lives up to its reputation as one of the finest in South Africa. We had a splendid lunch - all the dishes beautifully presented and served in a relaxing atmosphere on a terrace shaded from the midday sun. Thoroughly recommended and best to book.

Thank Vivien G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the tasting menu along with the suggested wines. All the courses were good but my hi light was springbok which I had not eaten before. It was so tender and tasty. The glasses of wine were very generous; fortunately we were not driving!

Thank AnnCo26
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123 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in the middle of Franschoek. It is small one but really really want to deliver the best of the best. They do not always do that but I just love them for trying. We had a tasting menu with 5 courses. Three of those were absolutely amazing. One was ok, and one not so good. Give it... More 

Thank Bootsyfan
Elstree, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our South African friends and is not to be missed. Portions are large so would recommend sharing a starter and leaving room for dessert.

Thank kennethk939

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
European, Soups, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2717

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