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“Two good meals”

The French Connection
Ranked #8 of 80 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $18
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Matthew Gordon’s popular bistro in the heart of the Franschhoek village offers a relaxed culinary experience with top-quality French classics like slow-roasted crispy duck with raspberry vinegar jus; superb steaks (try the fillet mignon with three-mushroom sauce), plus the freshest fish and local produce. Friendly, informative staff ensure that French Connection remains one of the most popular stops in the ‘Gourmet Capital of the Cape’. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006–2012; Diners Club International Wine List Award 2011–2013; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very good atmosphere with good french menu but made with the great quality of ingredients you get in South Africa. Achieves that casual environment you get in simple French restaurant

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This restaurant had a nice feel, attentive service and delicious food. The lamb rack I had was one of the best I have ever eaten. The only criticism I would have is that my friend ordered her steak to be medium rare but it came out rare. However, it was still delicious and the overall experience was very good.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

A menu to please everyone, wine menu to make your heart beat, excellent atmosphere, food of the highest standard and what more can you ask for. Thats whats on offer at the French Connection

Thank marcellica
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were expecting a bit of authentic French cuisine. This restaurant serves mainly South African dishes with a French twist.

Thank JRIZ
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We always return here for superb food, service, ambience and location. It's always busy so we can't be the only ones who love it.

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Thank RMHH
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