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“Bowled over!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dutch East Restaurant

Dutch East Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Bowled over!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2011

Tonight I experienced one of my best meals ever. I enjoyed an unsmoked pork rib which melted in my mouth and was of such a generous proportion I could not finish it all. My guest had the fillet which also was magnificent. Well done! Nice cosy fire and nice ambiance on a cold winter evening.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank merrynibler
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DINGIE, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate our feedback and review of our establishment. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you at our establishment in the future.
Kind regards, the DUTCH EAST TEAM
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Glasgow, Scotland
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2011

We really enjoyed a lovely meal at this relaxed and central restaurant.

Seriously, after evenings of fine dining, it was lovely to have quality food, well prepared, seasoned and cooked.

The menu and wine selection was interesting and varied.

We believe the Chef did a really excellent job in this terrific little restaurant.

However, on the evening of our visit, the waiting staff were excellent and worth a special mention. Enthusiastic, courteous and helpful.

A lovely little restaurant that is welcoming and well situated on the main drag.

Well done to everyone and keep up the good work.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fairlie
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DINGIE, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate our feedback and review of our establishment. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you at our establishment in the future.
Kind regards, the DUTCH EAST TEAM
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london
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food especially the spicy dishes which were outstanding.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

The food was very good .The outside seating needs to be modernised to reflect the modern style cooking.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LondonWoody
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DINGIE, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate our feedback and review of our establishment. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you at our establishment in the future.
Kind regards, the DUTCH EAST TEAM
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UK
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148 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Good food, even if it was a little overdone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2011

I ate here at the end of a long day touring the wine region. Having walked the length of the main street and back again, I was attracted by the varied and interesting menu, and the helpful wait staff. Starter of a fishcake with apple salad tasted good, but the breadcrumb was clearly overcooked. Fillet steak with vegetables for the main was requested medium, but arrived definitely medium-well - it didn't matter though, because it was a delicious, very large piece of meat. A glass of local red wine complemented the dishes perfectly. The slight overcooking is the only thing I can fault this restaurant on - the food tasted great, and the service was excellent. It is likely that the head chef was not working that day, as I'm sure he would not have allowed these mistakes - every good chef knows how to cook a steak to order. Moral - don't eat here on a Monday! Note - the menu on the web site does not match the menu on the day.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank majikthise
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DINGIE, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate our feedback and review of our establishment. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you at our establishment in the future.
Kind regards, the DUTCH EAST TEAM
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Uden, The Netherlands
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Big terrace, good food &service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

We eat here the 5th, each took 2 starters, was served in good time, not too long, not too quick.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LucErnaD
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DINGIE, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate our feedback and review of our establishment. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you at our establishment in the future.
Kind regards, the DUTCH EAST TEAM
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