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“Delicious 3-course menu, but.......”

Grande Provence Estate Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $34
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300-year history with style. Nestled within the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by 47-acres of lush vines, this is heartland South African wine country at its finest. The Estate is home to Grande Provence’s award-winning wines and its passionate wine making team. Following harvest every year, carefully selected wines leave the Estate to compete in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions – the number and frequency of the awards bears testament to their success. A sophisticated destination in its own right, Grande Provence proudly presents superb cuisine at The Restaurant, fine wines at The Tasting Room, some of South Africa’s finest art at The Gallery & The Shop, receptions and boutique conferences at The Jonkershuis and 5-star accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage.
Franschhoek, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious 3-course menu, but.......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is one of our favorite Restaurants for many years. The stunning sculpture garden terrace with very friendly staff and the delicious food.
But now our disappointment, why are the backpackers, they arrive with the Wine Tram, allowed to cross the lunch terrace, making pictures of my food, having wine tastings with large noisy groups. We did not feel comfortable at all and do'nt like it.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Had a very nice lunch on the beautiful and peaceful terrace on this wine estate. The courses where very original and super tasty. The wines, from there own estate, came with clear explanation and where of high quality.

  • Visited November 2013
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Four of us had a memorable dinner here in early October. We could not fault any of the courses and the chef's extras were all lovely. Would highly recommend, and we thought the cost was very reasonable.
Maybe a bit early in the season, and it was a Monday night, but there was only one other couple dining which was sad for the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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“The most delicious meal we ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a delicious 3-course menu. One of the best we have ever eaten! We visited many good restaurants in our country Belgium, but when you are in Cape Town and you want to eat very good, come to Grand Provence, it is worth its money. We took the 3-course menu, but you get so many things extra, their selfbaked bread was very good and we even got a pre-dessert! We never heard about a pre-dessert, but we loved it! The only thing we didn't like was that there was no much time between the courses, everything came really fast. Maybe it is usually in South-Africa? But we like to have a pause between courses. It was very cold outside, but the cosy fireplace kept us warm :) When we visit Cape Town again, we will come to Grand Provence again!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Fredewricton
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great location, high quality on estate, good wines, great food with variety possible (as opposed to the Tasting Room), and the best possible service. Lamb shank recommended.

Visited October 2013
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