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“Always fabulous food and great staff!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Freedom Hill restaurant - CLOSED

Freedom Hill restaurant
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Called "Freedom Hill" since restaurant and vineyard are opposite Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released. Excellent new restaurant worthy of inclusion
Johannesburg, South Africa
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342 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
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“Always fabulous food and great staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2011

We stopped by Freedom Hill again yesterday for lunch. Even tho there is construction on the road out front, it's well worth the slight delay. My husband had the eland loin special, and I had the striped sea bass special. Both were terrific! We also went with our server's recommendations for dessert - a fab death by chocolate frozen plate, and a vanilla cheesecake. If you're looking for a relaxing, out-of-the-way, great food, with warm hospitality and a nice wine menu, this is it! Theme dinners are also a treat.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank africanaddict
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Aberdeen
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3 reviews
“Rising Star in Franschhoek valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2010

Great restaurant on the road to Paarl close to the site of Mandela's release.
Interesting selection of quality food all served by an attentive professional staff. Good range of small plates served outwith regular dining hours.

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Thank BobAberdeen
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Aberdeen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Well worth the drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2010

This restaurant apparently changed hands last year. The new team have got it right. Service is personal and very professional. Food concentrates on fresh ingredients (local where possible). Probably French style with a modern twist comes closest to describing it. We returned to two restaurants at the end of our recent , wonderful stay in Franschhoek and this was one of them.
Good ,reasonable wine list, fine views and overall great ambience

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1 Thank ABZScot
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