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“Quaint restaurant, great food”
Review of Racine Restaurant

Racine Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 79 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant, great food”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food we experienced at Racine was top class, the first course took a little while to arrive but I think they were a bit busier than normal due to their half price set menu offering on City Slicker. The venue is quaint and rustic with a great setting next to a stream and a "bunch" of trees. The fireplace ensured that the outside chill was kept at bay. The outside seating should be great in the warmer summer months. The directions to the venue are not the best and even when you arrive at the Chamonix wine tasting area it is not obvious that the Racine restaurant is there.

  • Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Place !”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Racine is located on a vineyard on a hill above Franschhoek, in the trees and alongside a stream. The food was awesome and the service too. We spent several enjoyable hours eating lunch!

  • Visited June 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated my granny's 96th birthday at Racine and it was magical. Besides the food being heavenly, the staff really made her day special with a beautiful speech and decadent cake. Will definitely be going back!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“a true gem in Franschoek”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am almost weary to give a good review, because I know sooner or later the secret about this wonderful place is going to be out...
A group of us arrived without a reservation and found it to be most beautiful, cozy and warm on a wet winter evening.
Our waitress (the one with the beautiful Arabic name) was extremely competent. I never needed to fill my own glass, The mussel starter was absolutely amazing. Best mussels I have ever eaten in a restaurant, I had the salt&chili squid for mains and it was delightful. Everybody around the table was full of compliments about the food, service and atmosphere.

Truly a memorable experience for us. Thank you all for making it a night to remember.

  • Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
336 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“A cosy choice on a rainy night”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We visited Racine for the second time on a stormy, wet early winters eve. The fire was crackling, the red wine poured liberally, winter delights like coq au vin on the menu- everything to warm the heart and the bones. We were lucky enough to be served by Melusi ( previous reviewers also raved about him), and his service was exemplary. An added bonus is the fantastic Chamonix wines. A really good restaurant in Franschhoek.

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