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“Fantastic Franschhoek”

Monneaux Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: French, European, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Ealing, London
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic Franschhoek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed here two days. Breakfasts were exceptional - table groaning with goodies and indiviually cooked mains with a choice of six and we had room service with dinners twice on our on our verranda with exceptional choice which were very reasonally priced. Definitely to be recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ennistymon
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointed!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were very much looking forward to dinner in Monneaux having read such good reviews, however very little lived up to expectations. We chose the 5 course tasting menu with wines, with the highlight being the main course of rack of lamb. Otherwise the food was fine but not outstanding or memorable. I would say 1st, 4th & 5th course were not tasting sizes, much too large and all of the wines offered were the opposite much too small barely making tasting measures. Considering the choice of restaurants in Franschhoek I am afraid we chose badly.

  • Visited February 2013
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Food amazing. We had the tasting menu for one and a fillet of steak. All fantastic. Service was exceptional. Wine and food on the tasting plate very well matched showcasing both the food and the wine. We also had lovely bar snacks next to the pool. Definitely recommend a visit

Visited February 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Luxury food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited January 2013
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