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“Best meal of our lives!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais
Ranked #10 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $110 - $150
Cuisines: International, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage. In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting ... Exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu's outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.In The Tasting Room the journey extends further than just phenomenal cuisine; it moves fearlessly into the captivating realm of stories and magic. A place where each plate, and its African inspired elements, have the ability to captivate the hearts and minds of diners.The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. 19H00 till late.Please allow at least 3 hours for your dinner.
Hoboken, New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best meal of our lives!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel and made a reservation for dinner at The Tasting Room in advance. We were looking forward to this meal and rightfully so! It was the most unique and delicious meal that we have ever had. I strongly recommend going with the 8-course meal over the 5-course meal and to include the wine pairings. All of the food and wines were amazing and the waiters were extremely knowledgable and personable. If there are any foods that you cannot have, you just let your waiter know upon arrival, as they want to make sure that you can enjoy everything that they serve you. All of the tables were faced towards the window as to view the incredible sunset over the mountaintops. This restaurant is an absolute MUST!

Visited January 2014
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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“Lost for words”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The best vegetarian meal I have had - 8 course tasting menu with wine
It was out of this world
The service food and atmosphere 10/10
The snow globe - I wish I had taken a picture - still trying to work out how they made it!
All the staff seem very interested in what they do - which is great and makes for a good evening
The restaurant and bar is just so pretty....

  • Visited February 2014
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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“amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Had the tasting menu and wasn't disappointed. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

One of the best meals we ever eaten , we were quite blown away. Staff we so attentive one could not have asked for anything else

Visited January 2014
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Manhattan Beach, California
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9 reviews
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“Amazing Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were lucky to get a table at this terrific restaurant on short notice. The restaurant is elegant and beautiful. We had the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The three hours flew by and the overall experience was first rate. The food and wine were outstanding but the best part was the wait staff. Very attentive and helpful. Good to walk or have driver to take you home.

  • Visited January 2014
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