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“Haute cuisine”

Haute Cabriere Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 78 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Franschhoek's iconic Haute Cabriere Restaurant & Terrace is well known for its unique location, set into the side of Franschhoek Mountain and overlooking the Valley. Soaring arches and the view over the cathedral-like Pinot Noir Barrel Maturation Cellar below offer an experience which is not to be missed. On sunny days, guests can enjoy the beautiful vistas over Franschhoek from the terrace, while on cool days a roaring fire creates a cosy atmosphere. Haute Cabriere's menu revolves around seasonal availability of produce, which is mostly sourced locally or even grown organically on the farm. The flavours and textures on the plate are specifically designed to complement the range of Haute Cabriere wines and Pierre Jourdan Cap Classiques - all of them served by the glass and by the bottle at cellar door prices. Bringing all of these elements together, Haute Cabriere offers the complete marriage of food and wine.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Haute cuisine”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Returning to visit this week after an absence of a number of years, we were delighted to experience quality, service and cuisine of the highest order. We were immediately transported into the ambience and taste-explosions that we had experienced before. Without doubt, this was the pinnacle of a week-long foodie visit to Franshoek and it's surrounding wine farms.
The attention to detail, presentation and variety of textures and flavours in every dish is sublime.
With the option of every course to be a half-portion, we were able to experience more variety than we normally would and were impressed that each dish maintained equally high standards.
If you pick just one fine-dining experience in the area, pick Haute Cabriere.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Mike E
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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Hi Mike,

Not much we can say in response to your review except thank you very much for those extremely kind words. Feedback is always great to receive, positive feedback even better! Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,
The Haute Cabriere Management Team
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Vintage taster menu”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We ended our full day win tour here having visited 4 vineyards fir tastings. I had the 6 course taster menu with matched wines The matching was spot on and the wines excellent. The aperitif wine delicious and the 2000 and 2005 red pinots wonderful. Unfortunately after a day of wine tasting the portions though delicious were too small.

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HauteCabriere, General Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Winebuffs2

We are glad to hear you enjoyed the setting and the food and wine pairing menu. With our tasting menus we aim to serve the individual portion sizes in such a way that a 6-course meal is a pleasant and rewarding experience – not too much, and not too little either. At the same time, we also aim to accommodate any special requests that our guests may have – so next time, please just feel free to mention to our staff that you prefer slightly larger portions, and we will gladly adjust to this. We would have been able to rectify the situation on the spot.

Hopefully we will see you at Haute Cabriere again, soon!

Kind regards,
Christiane von Arnim
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Bremen, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We've had a great tasting menu with comparing wines, which was extremely delicious, and the staff was very kind, well informed! Thanks a lot for a wonderful evening for our whole family (2 adults and three older children)!

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Thank Markus L
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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Hi Markus,

Thank you for posting this review and we're so happy you, and your family, enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Franschhoek.

Kind regards,
The Haute Cabriere Management Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spectacular Christmas Lunch”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a great Xmas lunch at Haute Cabriere. Their set meal with the paired wines is a must.
Thanks to all the staff that made this possible.

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Thank Markus J
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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hi Markus,

We always welcome reviews whenever they are posted so we're happy you enjoyed your visit to us over Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,
The Haute Cabriere Management Team
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely view, great food, worth the visit”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

We ate here after having eaten at Delaire Graff and La Petite Ferme over the previous two days. Perhaps we were slightly jaded with too much rich food but this venue wasn't quite as special as the other two I refer to above. However, the food was absolutely excellent, but the whole estate just felt slightly more commercial in nature and more geared to wine sales perhaps.

We were able to try some of the estate's reds that don't appear to be readily available elsewhere and which matched the food perfectly.

We'd definitely go back - this is an excellent lunch venue and felt relatively low key but still sophisticated.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Andrew K
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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hi Andrew,

Thank you for visiting us, taking the time to post your comments and we look forward to welcoming you here on your next visit to Franschhoek.

Kind regards,
The Haute Cabriere Management Team
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