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Exclusive dining experiences in the Franschhoek Wine Valley

Exclusive dining experiences in the Franschhoek Wine Valley

Dish at Le Franschhoek

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Decorated with elegant fabrics, tall candles and a regal grand piano, Dish offers an evening of fine dining like no other. Ideally located within the ornate walls of Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, Dish provides a truly unique journey for the palate. Magnificent high ceilings create a spacious and refined atmosphere, complementing the delicate feast on offer at this stylish Franschhoek restaurant. Enjoy the sophisticated finishes and soft lighting as you indulge your senses with the mouth-watering menu. Our award winning wine list boasts some of the most delectable wines of the world-renowned region. Spoil yourself with breath-taking views and exquisitely crafted courses.

Address: 16 Minor road

Tel: 021-876 8900

Website: www.lefranschhoek.co.za

 

Babel Restaurant

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Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try our tasty yet often unconventional combinations. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy, which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our “pick, clean and serve” approach.

Address: Babylonstoren wine estateR45, Simondium

Tel: 021 863 3852

Website: www.babylonstoren.com

 

Cafe BonBon

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Patrons can look forward to hearty soups, much requested classics and a few new additions to the menu seasonally. The menu will, to a larger degree, embrace the seasonal ingredients and showcase our great regional produce. The restaurant has a magical setting on our farm at La Petite Dauphine. Set amongst old Oak trees you will find Café BonBon where breakfast is served in a 200 year old restored wine cellar. It’s all about location, style, comfort, convenience and luxury.

Address: La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm,Excelsior Road

Tel: 021 876 3936

Website: www.lapetite.co.za

 

Café des Arts

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Café des Arts is a unique ‘Antique Art’ inspired café in the heart of Pondicherry serving popular french café food. Located in a colonial building (Est. 1880) in the Heritage Town, the café stands aside with its restored quirky antique furniture and artefacts. A venue for Art and Fashion, the café works at promoting artists and designers from all around the world.

Address:  Reservoir Street West (Behind the FNB)

Tel: 021 876 2952

Website: www.cafedesarts.co.za

 

Cosecha Restaurant

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The name cosecha, Spanish for “harvest”, reflects our location next to the working harvest area where grapes are sorted and crushed at Noble Hill wine estate. Ingredients are grown on the farm where possible, and the restaurant maintains a pepper and vegetable garden which you are free to explore during your visit. Lunch is served all day and specials are crafted each day based on fresh local ingredients.

Address: Noble Hill wine estate, R45

Tel: 021 874 3844

Website: www.cosecharestaurant.com

 

Dutch East Restaurant

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The menu at Dutch East is influenced first and foremost by South African and Dutch heritage. Combine that with a passion for all things Eastern; pickling, searing, raw dishes and ingredients like soy, mirin and sesame – the exciting mix of local Dutch and Eastern bistro cuisine was developed.

Address:  42 Huguenot Street

Tel: 021 876 3547

Website: www.dutcheast.co.za

 

Foliage Restaurant

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From farm and forest to plate and dining, expect anything from nose to tail cooking to great vegetarian dishes. The setting, much like the menu, falls somewhere between upmarket bistro and contemporary farmhouse.

Address: 11 Huguenot Road

Tel: 021 876 2328

Website: www.foliage.co.za

 

Franschhoek Kitchen

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Rated one of the leading restaurants in the Franschhoek Valley, already considered one of South Africa’s culinary hot spots, the Franschhoek Kitchen’s standards reflect an ethos based on the finest international cuisine – but are always drawn to the simplicity and pureness of the ingredients they use. This honest approach sees our guests enjoying authentic homemade dishes inspired by the country inspired lifestyle of Franschhoek. Enjoy their range of award winning Holden Manz wines paired or on their own as you soak up the atmosphere inside the beautiful restaurant or outside on the veranda and in-and-amongst the vineyards it overlooks.

Address: Holden Manz Wine Estate, Green Valley Rd

Tel: 021 876 2729

Website: www.holdenmanz.com

 

Grande Provence Estate – The Restaurant

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The Restaurant at Grande Provence is open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner. High-backed chairs upholstered in white leather draw the eye to the centre of the deep blue-grey hand-plastered walls, while deeply recessed windows frame the picturesque view from the interior. Crisp white linen napery criss-crosses the table tops and the polished glasses and cutlery gleam with care and attention.

Over the winter months, the flickering light of a log fire joins the candlelight to enhance the warmth and attentive hospitality at The Restaurant.
Leading off The Restaurant is the welcoming wine-tasting area. The bar dominates the centre of the room – striking in galvanised steel with black strapping. A touch of fun is evident with the tractor seat bar stools, while a fireplace and upholstered chairs soften the perimeter of the room, inviting guests to savour every sip of the Estate’s award-winning wines.

Tel: 021 876 8600

Website: www.grandeprovence.co.za 

 

La Petite Ferme

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La Petite Ferme, situated in Franschhoek, arguably the most historic, beautiful and captivating town in the Cape Winelands, promises each guest an unforgettable experience. Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town you will find the unique tranquillity, luxury and warmth of La Petite Ferme. A destination for all local and international guests, offering award-winning cuisine, wines and accommodation.

Address: Lambrechts Rd

Tel: 021 876 3016

Website: www.lapetiteferme.co.za

 

Le Bon Vivant

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Food at Le Bon Vivant is an experience. Passionate about palate perfection and impeccable presentation, chef-patron Pierre Hendriks and his team invite you on a journey of bold flavours and combinations.  Pierre’s profound understanding of the art of French cuisine forms the basis for Le Bon Vivant’s modern interpretations of classic dishes.

Address: 22 Dirkie Uys Street

Tel: 021 876 2717

Website: www.lebonvivant.co.za

 

Miko Restaurant

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Miko is the main restaurant at the Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard in the breath-taking Franschhoek Valley. Offering a matchless epicurean experience in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, this beautifully appointed restaurant gives full expression to the spectacular valley views. Miko is the ideal setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including for those special occasions. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set. The restaurant has a distinctly Provencal feel that is enhanced by an elegant, contemporary design. Complete with wrap-around views, and overlooking the glorious Franschhoek valley and magnificent estate, cuisine can be enjoyed indoors or on the spacious terrace. Miko offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as a Bar Terrace Menu for lighter snack. A selection of award-winning Mont Rochelle vintages produced on the farm are also available to enjoy with your chosen meal.

Address: Mont Rochelle Hotel, Dassenberg Road

Tel: 082 948 1209

Website: www.virginlimitededition.com

 

Monneaux Restaurant

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Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant yet relaxed dining room in the original manor house.

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.

Address: Huguenot (Main) Road

Tel: 021 876 3386

Website: www.monneaux.co.za

 

Orangerie

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At Orangerie, a classical French cuisine is presented with a contemporary twist; the purist, disciplined approach of the European masters combined with a hint of individual, modern creativity where what is on the plate is presented looking as good as it tastes. A seasonal menu offers the finest, freshest ingredients found in the forests, meadows, mountains and seas of the Cape, resulting in a selection of dishes offered in an environment conducive to making permanent Franschhoek memories.

Address: Le Lude winery, Bowling Green Avenue (Lambrechts Rd)

Tel: 087 754 9926

Website: www.lelude.co.za

 

Pierneef a La Motte

 

 

 

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 unique food styles and diverse flavours have been inspired by centuries of cooking, spiced by influences from across the globe, forming the precious ingredients of Cape Winelands Cuisine. A hardcover recipe book of the same title and with beautiful photography now shares these special recipes and their history.

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.

Address: La Motte wine estate, Main Road

Tel: 021 876 8800

Website: www.la-motte.com

 

Racine

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Enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a glass of Chamonix wine, whilst overlooking the private picturesque surroundings of Racine restaurant situated right on the foot of the Franschhoek Mountains. Aptly named after the French word for root, Reuben Riffel returns to Chamonix where he started his culinary career to create simple sophisticated bistro style cuisine of international standards.

Address:  Chamonix Farm, Uitkyk Street

Tel: 021 876 2393

Website: www.chamonix.co.za

 

Ryan’s Kitchen

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An interactive concept between kitchen and table has become a must see for guests with a genuine interest in not only food and cooking but the process of preparation as well. With a limited number of tables inside (as well as space outside weather dependent), attention is assured. The terrace provides a fantastic venue for the less drama filled lunch menu as well as those warm summer evenings for dinner.

Address: 1, Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd

Tel: 021 876 4598

Website: www.ryanskitchen.co.za

 

The French Connection

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The French Connection is a charming bistro-style restaurant with a welcoming and unpretentious atmosphere. Chef Patron, Matthew Gordon, has created a simple, yet enticing menu, guaranteed to suit all palates.

Address:  48 Huguenot Rd

Tel: 021 876 4056

Website: www.frenchconnection.co.za

 

The Kitchen

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The source of spiritual and physical nourishment, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. Similarly, The Kitchen is the heart of Maison Estate. The bistro-style restaurant is nestled among sprawling vineyards in the pristine Franschhoek valley, a short drive from the Cape Town’s culinary capital.

Address: Maison Wine estate, R45

Tel: 021 876 2116

Website: www.maisonestate.co.za

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