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“Excellent tasting menu”

Monneaux Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: French, European, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent tasting menu”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Place recommended by La Petit Ferme (where we were staying) restaurant provides transport if required. We opted for the tasting menu and were impressed by the standard of food combined with wine selection. Friendly staff, discreet service. Recommended for dinner whilst in the western cape.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious tasting menu”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The food courses and wine pairings, including dessert were wonderful. We had a very enjoyable meal. No complaints about the decor or ambiance.

Visited July 2013
Thank Eeirg
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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“had the menu with wine”
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.”
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
Thank Hendrik S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Deliciousness in a Bowl”
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
Thank Poomela
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