We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent. Coming back soon.”

The French Connection
Ranked #8 of 81 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $18
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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 July 27, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening with a friend. We both had the beef fillet, which came exactly as we ordered. Lovely veggies to go with. A definete winner. Atmosphere was nice for a Sunday. We were the last guests leaving shortly past 22h. Would come back any time.

Thank Miriam C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,472)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

823 - 827 of 1,472 reviews

Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We ordered a starter, main and dessert. All three courses were superb. The waiters were friendly and the service was good. We sat near the crackling fire which is perfect for us as we were celebrating our 10th anniversary. The tempura prawns were a highlight and we loved the pecan pie.

Thank Reisby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 23, 2014

The visit during Bastille weekend was fortuitous since we happened upon this gem of a restaurant on the main street in Franschhoek. The service, during a busy lunch hour and the food bears mention. The flavours, presentation and atmosphere are absolutely excellent and although busy still seemed very personal and professional. Well run with a manager doing more miles than I have ever seen a manager do on the floor with his attention on each and every client while remaining cool and friendly. I reccommend this restaurant without reservation as one of the best and most flavoursome experiences of my life and my wife agrees..

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank FriendofGrand
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 13, 2014

The special offered the evening we were there were mussels - delicious! The service was very good and the atmosphere was cozy.

1  Thank SandcastleSC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a wonderful surprise as many restaurants are closed or with limited hours in Franchhoek during the winter. Very good service with a smile. Monise helped us kindly thought the meal. Tasty menu with many choices. We started with the tempura shrimp, followed by the rocket salad w mustard dressing. My wife had the fillet and I the duck. Great sauces. A very good selection of local wines along with some international choices. Price point for Americans was very reasonable and good value. Dessert menu looked good but we were stuffed after our mains, you will enjoy this cozy restaurant. Thanks again for the wonderful dining experience.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank drjohnrx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The French Connection also viewed

Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 
Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 
Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 

Been to The French Connection? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing