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“Amazing pancakes”

Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing pancakes”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Returned for the 4th time in 2 years. Am completely hooked on Gideon's pancakes. Especially the one with chicken in white wine sauce. Can't get enough of this one. Enough options to choose from, half and full portions.
A deluxe pancake at the right price. Excellent location.
Keep coming back for more.

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1 Thank Astrid P
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cape Town South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pancake flop”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

After all the hype surrounding the reopening of a pancake resturant that used to be in Franschhoek some years earlier, I was left rather deflated and above all extremely irritated. The owner Gideon seems to believe by using rather overbearing tactics to "force" people into his resturant, it will be the manner in which he achieves his turnover. Although we had made the decision prior to try the new resturant, we were prompty" herded"towards his tables, with a most false sickly sweet attempt at being welcoming.

Whilst this may be perceived as a great South African hospitality to foreign visitors, it is extremely irritating and invasive to most locals.

The pancakes were nothing exceptional, far to thick and dough like for my taste. I do believe the local Saturday market in the Church grounds across the road from Gideon's offer far superior tasting pancakes and a fraction of the cost, bonus being they are not literally pushed down your throat!

Perhaps Gideon needs to appreciate it takes far more than an average tasting pancake to maintain a good business, customer service and satisfaction count just as much, and as a local I will not be revisiting his resturant, neither will I be recommending it to our foreign visitors or friends.

  • Visited January 2013
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Had a great lunch after a morning walking. Wished we had ordered the full size pancakes instead of the half portions but they were superb.

Visited December 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service shocking we waited 1 hour 20 min for our main course”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This restaurant is overrated beware The pancakes were very good but the wait unacceptable
When we complained to the owner and explained our discontent he said Thank you for staying for dessert

  • Visited December 2012
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7 Thank Issy L
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Level 5 Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

The best lunch spot with which we ended a fantastic holiday, Gideon's is a delightful stop with mouthwatering flavor combinations and beautiful presentation. Gideon himself is such a character, we really enjoyed his sense of humor ;)

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