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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
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As ever had a fabulous evening food was incredible beautifully presented ...staff were very helpful . It was my daughters 17th birthday and all effort was put in to help us celebrate in style Thank you

Thank Dianne R
East Anglia, UK
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431 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm running out of superlatives in Franschhoek. This was as good a meal as I've eaten anywhere in the world. Extraordinary value to a UK mind too - £25 per head for pre-starter, starter, main, dessert, and a bottle of wine. Perfectly designed and cooked food. The only hiccup was a crash in the kitchen between two staff members who... More 

Thank davidh of england
Prestwich, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another of Dino's from Gable Manors suggestions. This was one of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever visited and would recommend to everyone. The food was fantastic and the service brilliant.

Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall, had an enjoyable meal here, but service was slow and the kitchen was struggling to cope. It was 20 min before we got water, and the entire meal took 3 hours, although we did have the tasting menu. Food was very tasty, with some good flavour combinations. Wine pairings had some interesting (good) wines and the selection went well... More 

Thank riverbean
Dinner Plain, Australia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four stars for good food (which is what we came for) plus one for the pleasure of looking at it. This isn't just fussy presentation - there's an excellent chef in the kitchen with a quirky creative streak. Everything that's put on the table is fun to see. Aiming for the desserts, we skimped on the starters and shared a... More 

Thank Dododog
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little disappointed. Food was okay / good however for us it fell the wrong side of trying to be fine dining - hitting a few wrong notes throughout the night. Our waiter was also a little below par but I think that was just ours. Others I saw around the restaurant, spoke with were going the extra mile. He... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth booking some time in advance (we did) as it is deservedly popular. The food is wonderful in every sense, from the selection (the chef came to the table to discuss and answer any questions about the menu) through presentation and consumption each course a delight. The wine selection is superb and there is plenty of advice over what... More 

Thank sandrj2
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, atmosphere and very efficient and knowlegable staff. I can highly recommed eating out here and would definitely do so again!

Thank Gino M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here for our first night in Franschook (on the strength of TAand the menu) and was so glad because it was full.When we told the owner of our guest house she said "it is my favourite" so that augured well too.We went for the surprise taster menu with paired wines and it was such a memorable experience.Every course was... More 

Thank dragonhead
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just two of us, travellers, on a busy Friday night, had read of this restaurant's reputation. Rather chilly night, so couldn't shed the outer layer of clothing as windows were open. Not especially well lit inside. Didn't rate the bread which came with pickles. Food was served quickly, think we were in and out in an hour or so! Food... More 

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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
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?