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“A very special day.”

Monneaux Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 83 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house. Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining. The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with. The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa
Reviewed May 13, 2012

We celebrated a very special day today being mother day with our family at Monneaux Restaurant. We were very surprised on our arrival find suitable parking bays in the beautifully layed out gardens.

As we entered we where shown around and eventually taken to our dinning room that was layed out to perfection for a family lunch.

The set menu was to everyone satisfaction . The meal was timousily served well presented and most import very tasty.

We will be visiting again but next time to stay as we where informed there is Accomodation and I have always loved Franschoek in the winter.

We will recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Thank rpafernandes
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner - well presented, and with excellent tatse. Service was perfectly judged - attentive, friendly, but not instrusive.

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

My wife and I had dinner at Monneaux on a Friday evening to celebrate her birthday. The venue and staff were welcoming and the overall environment was lovely looking out onto the courtyard with fairy lights. It was a bit quiet for a Friday evening - there were only two other tables being served - but it did not detract from the ambience. The food was great as was the service. And all at a reasonable price. Very good value indeed.

The thing that sets this restaurant apart was the attention to the little details that made us feel special. We both have specific dietary preferences and the chef marked the items on the menu that we could have and the items that could be prepared without certain items. Very helpful indeed. They also plated my wife's desert on a platter with a birthday message written in chocolate - made me look good!

All in all, a very good experience and a wonderful evening out.

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Thank Masood_Abdulla
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had been to Monneaux a long time ago and were not excited then, but decided to give it another try. The menu has changed a lot, it is more fusion now. Fantastic flavours. Beautifully presented. The free transfer is an added bonus as well. The wine list is very good value for money. Staff really friendly and professional.

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

After reading good reviews of Monneaux we decided to book it for our only dinner in Franschhoek, and initially everything went well. We asked for an outside table but on arrival it was too windy and the person we presumed was the manager kindly sat us at a nice table inside. Then we noticed a large stain on the tablecloth, which I didn't mind too much but it gave an indication of lack of attention to detail in the service to come. Throughout the night our waitress was painfully slow and inattentive. Our wine was left on a side table and several times when we went to retrieve it to fill up our glasses (after trying hard to get some attention to no avail), our waitress moved it back there, even after we asked her to leave it on our table. Then she disappeared again.

Other reviews raved about the food so we were looking forward to something special, and though it was good I wouldn't say it was amazing (perhaps the poor service had dampened our enthusiasm).

Overall, our experience was average, let down by exceptionally bad service. Next time I think we'll try one of the other restaurants in town as a comparison.

4  Thank thatblokeDon
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