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“Carnivore heaven” 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, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Carnivore heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

When passing through Franschoek there is endless options of restaurants to choose from. Dutch East, however is an absolute favourite.

Meat cooked to perfection, excellent food presentation and it tastes even better.They also have an excellent selection of wines and coffees.

Be prepare to be amazed by ordinary cuisine, prepared in the best possible way.

Do not skip the Chocolate fondant and Deep fried milk tart.

  • Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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190 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“The Ribs are made in heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Awesome restaurant / café on the main street; live entertainment on the terrace during lunch time. Pork ribs are amazing but beware, the portion size is HUGE - no need for starters. Coffee is roasted at the restaurant and truly delicious.

Visited July 2014
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food & excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a great dinner at Dutch East with a lovely fire going - atmosphere was so inviting and lovely.
Service was really brilliant with friendly staff and staff not only knowing the menu, but who could also make some really great recommendations!
Food was great!What a lovely steak i had and the portions were good.Even the children were impressed with their food.
The wines from the area complimented the food and it also led to us buying some of the region wines.
I definitly recommend Dutch East!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anita B
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great lunch outdoors on a sunny winter's day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

An excellent steak preceded by a tasty "Asian" Calamari. The service was exceptionally good and Sammy must get full credit here.
Enjoyed wine from the Franschhoek valley but had to correct the bill presented as it differed from the wine list price (R190 vs R135). Apparently to do with price adjustments for "Bastille Day"!!!!! Manageress was most gracious and apologetic and accepted as such.
Nevertheless we will definitely return for another meal and hope that this time the "Pichana" steak will also be available. Hope that Sammy serves us again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steltrav
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Cape Town, South Africa
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had lunch at Dutch East during the recent Bastille Day Festival. What a great place. Excellent service, lovely setting and good food. We were able to sit outside which was pleasant watching the world go by. The presentation and flavours of the food was what I expected from Franschhoek - top notch! The portions were generous, and there is sufficient variety for all. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Andrew_SouthAfrica1
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