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“Lovely dinner”

Monneaux Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 96 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 February 12, 2013

Had a really good dinner at Monneaux. They had complimentary pick-up service which I thought was a fantastic service.
Wine and food was well presented and prepared, if I had to state anything negative it is that there was a little too much "going on" in each dish....Some flavours were drowned out. But all in all it did not spoil my dinner.
The place itself is beautiful, like a provencal country estate and the staff was so nice and friendly.

Thank CJohannessen
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I went to this restaurant after reading good reviews and we were not disappointed. The food was 5 star as was the service. They picked us up in a courtesy a van which was great too. The waitress was very lively. Recommend.

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Thank ams255118
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had the tasting menu here, just stopping for some food and not the accomodation, We really enjoyed it but they were pretty stingy with the wine for tasting with the food, in fact several times by the time the food had arrived I'd drunk the 1/4 glass of wine I got with each course, which I felt was a shame as it's an up market restaurant and you pay for it!
Otherwise really enjoyed it.

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Thank JimR04
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

The hotel was lovely but their food amazing.
We had the tasting menu, 5 courses with differents wines all of them top quality.
Lovely beetrout salad and duck confit!! Also dessert was great.
Inviting someone there will not ever be a mistake.
Special mention for the waiters, lovely people (more than the manager).

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Thank Frank D
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Food was very good and served by helpful and pleasant staff. Out of town but there is a free cab ride between you lodgings and the restaurant

Thank RAMSouthwell
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