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“Picturesque”

Pierneef a La Motte
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte's admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 - 1957). Pierneef's creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant's offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation. The restaurant interior blends beautifully with the external surroundings - a fresh, natural look inside is embraced by tranquil gardens and majestic oak trees - where a Winelands Tea with a selection of home-baked delights from the La Motte Farm Shop can be enjoyed. The exclusively arranged Pierneef a La Motte Chef's Table offers a fine-dine menu in line with guests' preferences, as pre-arranged with Chef Michelle Theron, as well as a harmoniously complementing wine selection
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The evening dining is so warm and so welcoming. The restaurant makes you feel as though you never want to leave.
The wine ( sav.blanc organically grown ) beats all of my favourites.

The food was perfection. From plating detail, to taste, to portion size.

A memory I'll never forget. True art of sophisticated dining.

  • Visited March 2013
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Hetta V, culinary manager at Pierneef a La Motte, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for posting about your experience and giving us such compliments. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Paarl, South Africa
2 reviews
“Bravo Pierneef a La Motte”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

One one my best experiences ever! Been there a couple of times - and they never seem to disappoint. Very child friendly too! Definately worth a visit or two!

  • Visited February 2013
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Hetta V, culinary manager at Pierneef a La Motte, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for posting about your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Knysna
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Pierneefs.The presentayion of the food and the service was excellent.The lamb and Rissoto was very good.The Lamotte Millenium red wine was very tasty

Visited April 2013
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Hetta V, culinary manager at Pierneef a La Motte, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for writing another review and paying Pierneef a La Motte another visit - it is always a pleasure to welcome back visitors. Warm regards.
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“The art of fine dining”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The La Motte estate is quietly sumptuous. The refurbished dining room is cool and stylish yet very comfortable - an unusual achievement. The staff are warmly welcoming and attentive. But the food....is simply exquisite. We had the chef's (taster) menu, complete with selected wines, and charmingly fervent introduction from the maitre d, and it was without doubt the best meal I have enjoyed for many years. Not only was the food sublime, it animated the entire evening as time (and courses) flew by, leaving us sated yet not stuffed, stimulated but relaxed. The restaurant is rightly dedicated to one of SA's greatest painters, because this is cuisine raised to a whole new art form

  • Visited February 2013
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Hetta V, culinary manager at Pierneef a La Motte, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for giving us such a complimentary review and feed-back. It was a pleasure to host you. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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“great place to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Lovely vineyard, fantastic setting. We did the wine tasting before, which we'd highly recommend and followed that by lunch in the garden area. REally nice way to spend an afternoon

Visited March 2013
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Hetta V, culinary manager at Pierneef a La Motte, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pierneef a La Motte and posting about your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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