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“A Great Place For Lunch”
Review of Roca Restaurant

Roca Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed January 20, 2014

This restaurant must have one of the best views. The whole valley is laid out in front of you. Good as it is with the sun setting, it is at lunchtime on a summer's day that it is at its best. The food is good and varies from snacks to share to more complex fare, but everything is well presented and served by a pleasant and efficient staff. There is a sensible list of local wines many of which (including those from the estate) are available by the glass. If going on the Wine Tram this makes a pleasant lunch spot.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited Roca on recommendation of guest house owner as the perfect setting to watch the sun go down. Views to die for. Service was great, from cocktails on the terrace, to my delicious ostrich fillet . We shared sweets as SA portions defeat us! Gorgeous panna cotta and brûlée to finish. The chef was proud of his restaurant and clearly committed to use of fresh, local ingredients and "slow food" principals, choosing to bake most dishes in his huge pizza oven. It was fascinating watching the chefs at work in the open kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A fitting end to a lovely holiday.

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Thank PetaCheshire
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have stayed in Franshoeck many times but never eaten here. We arrived on road bikes and were welcomed enthusiastically in our Lycra having parked our bikes at the top of the steps.......after a long climb.
We had a fabulous meal. The views are amazing so go for lunch.
We will go back.

Thank drjudymwhite
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

A rather exclusive restaurant with excellent food. Nice garden with a view on the mountains and vineyards. Food was very tasty: I had a soup and then snails made with garlic in a French way. However, the service was rather slow both to take order/serve and then to charge - that made bad impression in the end.

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Thank Dimitrije56
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We took the Franschoek Wine Tram (a very quaint experience) and hopped off at Dieu Donne wine estate for a tasting and lunch at Roca Restaurant. With magnificent views overlooking the entire valley, Roca really have an advantage, which they use well. Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant, the sparking wine (MCC) was excellent and the food was good. It was unfortunate, however, that there were several workmen busy in front of the restaurant windows while we ate - they were noisy and didn't help the view. Although we requested that they stop during lunch, no effort was made to accommodate us, which ultimately spoiled the occasion.

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Thank Ethnee H
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