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“had the menu with wine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monneaux Restaurant

Monneaux Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: French, European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“had the menu with wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good full menu option with wine - good value for money with enough wine included - not just for tasting!

Visited June 2013
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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4 reviews
“Consistently good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have dined here many times in the past and the food is consistently very good. We have noticed lately that the level of service improved since it was lacking a bit in the past.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Hendrik S
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Deliciousness in a Bowl”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant in the Franschhoek Country House. Delicious food crafted with great care - presentation is beautiful. We would gladly have paid the same price for 1/2 portions as the portions were huge and food rich. Springbok venison and peppered ribeye were perfectly cooked to medium rare with tasty accompanying sauces. The chicken and prawn curry to die for with mango chutney, toasted coconut and cashew condiments. All in all yummy!

Visited June 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and relaxing. Great food and local wine is available”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

The food was delicious portions medium to small. Kids menu a little to peppery but otherwise great. I had the springbok it feel of the bone, my wife had the fish it was fantastic.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Warren M
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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164 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Memorable 50th Birthday dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

My husband and I celebrated my 50th birthday at Monneaux Restaurant. The restaurant organised transport for us so we didn't have to worry about "drinking and driving." On arrival, the restaurant was beautifully lit on the outside, making for an inviting beginning. The service was friendly and unobtrusive and the decor pleasant.

The food was very good. I had probably the finest prawns I've ever eaten, lightly coated in a tempura type batter and served with dipping sauces. The prawns were perfectly cooked, just done, not chewy or mushy as overcooked prawns can be. My husband enjoyed his steak although he wished it were a little more tender. Desserts were lovely and the wine selection very good.

Truly a lovely evening.

  • Visited May 2013
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