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Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant in Franschhoek

Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

Located on the lovely Moreson Wine Estate, the Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant exudes an old world charm. Best described as 'honest' food, the menu is perfectly balanced, seasonally influenced and inspired by it's surroundings. This is real rustic food. Open from 12:00 till 15:00 all week.

Café Dijon  in Stellenbosch

Café Dijon

Stellenbosch French restaurant in Stellenbosch

Café Dijon is a pocket of Paris in the heart of Stellenbosch. Ideally located at the centre of town, this quaint eatery is a gem for food lovers who enjoy true French cuisine. Its indoor café is perfectly Parisian in décor and ambience while being seated outside, under ancient oak trees and umbrellas, allows for a relaxed reflection of passers-by on the street in true European style. Expect an impressive and authentic French menu. There are classic hors d’ oeuvres and salads such as Pear, Parma ham and Gorgonzola that are designed to please the palate. The main course selection and restaurant specialties are extended to include regional French dishes to the likes of South West of France Cassoulet. The multi-dimensional menu has an array of asides and desserts and caters well for those who like to round off their eating experience. The combination of true French style and food makes this bistro style establishment a delight any time of day – breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Majeka House Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Majeka House Restaurant

Stellenbosch French restaurant in Stellenbosch

The Majeka Restaurant forms part Majeka House, a five star Boutique Hotel in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch. The restaurant is a fairly new establishment and is unashamedly French in feel and character. The intimate dining area, with its chandeliers and piano, leads onto the library, giving the restaurant an enchanting European flair. Flowers from the hotel garden adds a light homely touch. The menu is diverse and offers a Tasting option of two sample dishes per course or the a la carte selection which has five choices per course. The menu also has wine pairing suggestions with each dish. Expect to be tantalised with delicacies such as Seared Springbok Loin and Buttered Kabbeljou for mains. And definitely do not pass on dessert with Millefeuille of chocolate mousse and Pear Crumble with Vanilla Cream that will have one savouring each bite. The wines are predominantly from the Stellenbosch region with Tamboerskloof Syrah and Dalla Cia amongst others. Wines are also available per glass.

Mon Plaisir in Franschhoek

Mon Plaisir

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

A blackboard features a mini al carte menu with Escargot, Frog Legs and Foie Gras poele as starters. Main include idneys a la moutarde (mustard), Kudu fillet au vin & purrees, Duck Magret a la plancha, Chateaubriand au vin, Tournedos Rossini & gratin dauphinois, fresh tuna ratatouille when available and Chef’s specials, usually with seasonal produce available on that particular day. The delicious desserts include fine pastry apple tart ice cream caramel sauce and decadent chocolate biscuit dessert with ice cream.Also available on the blackboard is ‘Le Menu du Jour’ which is a special 2 or 3 course. In winter, a soup of the day is included as well as a homemade Terrine du Chef and over starters. The main course is always centred around the Piece de Boeuf 300g (sirloin or rumpsteak or rib eye with frites and sauce to choose) or the fresh fish of the day (usually Kingklip or Red Roman or Cod).During summer, more options are added to the blackboard like homemade Terrine of duck, Encornets a la Basque, Gambas Salad citrus vinaigrette, crayfish, bouillabaisse, more fish dishes, more offals like sweetbreads and onglets.The wine list comprises all the Chamonix Wines, a selection of wines from the Winelands and a private French wines list.

Orange Bleu in Somerset West

Orange Bleu

Somerset West French restaurant in Somerset West

This beautiful, intimate restaurant in Somerset West has a real French-style character and exudes a chic and elegant, yet modern, ambience. The interior is bohemian and splashes of colour all around you exude a vibrance not easily found. You can see this is the owners' proverbial 'love child' as everything is of the highest quality and the food is visibly made with passion. There is a black board menu that changes daily and favourite return-for dishes include the slowly cooked, fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth lamb neck (Navarin d' agneau) and the chef's salad (chicken livers with confites oranges). Orange Bleu is open for lunch and dinner on request from Monday to Sunday and from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5 pm until closing time. Booking is essential.

Relais Gourmand in Franschhoek

Relais Gourmand

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

A warm welcome from flawlessly professional staff awaits you at this five star spot in scenic Franschhoek.A small but well-planned menu with a variety of dishes including seafood, Asian delicacies and fusion cuisine is on offer as well as a wine list with some of the best Franschhoek valley wines as well wines from further afield.A spacious dining area with modern decor sets the scene with beautiful views of the mountains and Franschhoek valley.A luxurious venue for decadent dining, Relais Gourmand doesn’t disappoint!

Restaurant Christophe in Stellenbosch

Restaurant Christophe

Stellenbosch French restaurant in Stellenbosch

This French eatery is ideally situated on the lovely tree lined Ryneveld Street in Stellenbosch. Housed in the ‘Skuinshius’ along with a coffee and décor shop, Restaurant Christophe seems to have carved itself a permanent corner in a town that is fast becoming a culinary capital in the Western Cape. The restaurant consists of two rooms. The front dining area is small space with just a few settings for those who prefer a quiet space while the second room is much larger and can be considered as the main dining area. The mood of the place is perfectly created with sedated elegance in crisp white linen, splashes of colour and wine barrel chairs. Fresh flowers add a personal feel to the setting. The menu, a typed sheet on a clipboard, may seem understated and in sharp contrast to the bright, elegant setting. Dishes are simple and true to French Bitro style cuisine, with the focus on fresh ingredients and clean presentation. The starter selection is small, but covers all bases from Foie Gras to Quail Salad. Mains include a choice in fish, steak and duck. The desserts are light but designed to round off the meal. Native Frenchman Chef Christophe Dehosse made a name for himself at Joostenberg Deli before opening Restaurant Christophe in Stellenbosch.

Rosendal in Robertson

Rosendal

Robertson French restaurant in Robertson

Set against a stunning backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains is Rosendal. Diners can enjoy scenic views over a tranquil pond as they feast on the wonderful creations from the a la carte menu. French dishes with African influences make for delectable dishes, accompanied perfectly by the finest selection of wines that the Breede River Valley has to offer. Relax and experience superb views with delicious fine country food at Rosendal.

The French Connection in Franschhoek

The French Connection

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

Located in Franschhoek, the Western Cape’s little pocket of France, is the aptly named restaurant The French Connection. This French Bistro style eatery offers an enticing menu that caters for tastes. Well known chef Patron Matthew Gordon (owner of the renowned Haute Cabriere) is the creator of the restaurant’s menu. Focusing on presenting only the freshest ingredients, The French Connection’s diverse lunch menu ranges from salads such as grilled calamari & chourico sausage with wild rocket and paprika dressing and a selection of pitas as well as more substantial meals like veal schnitzel. The dinner choices will keep guests happy with items such as Roast Duck, Fresh Mussels (with French Fries) and an excellent steak selection. The restaurant has a good selection of wines sourced from the Franschhoek valley to round off the dining experience. The French Connection is a firm favourite for locals and foreign visitors alike.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

The Restaurant at Grande Provence

Franschhoek French restaurant in Franschhoek

Serving sumptuous South Africa, French and contemporary cuisine, this superb restaurant in picturesque Franschhoek is a must-try spot.Creative dishes prepared by a talented chef are perfectly presented and served with care by the dedicated and professional staff. Award-winning estate wines provide superb options for the perfect accompaniment to your meal adds the finishing touch to culinary experience.The restaurant offers a brilliant al fresco setting in a lush garden filled with statues and an equally impressive indoor dining area with striking modern colours and shapes.A place to experience fine dining at its best, the Restaurant at Grande Provence is well worth a visit.

The Restaurant at Waterkloof in Somerset West

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Somerset West French restaurant in Somerset West

Contemporary, classic cuisine complements this beautiful estate’s European-style wines. The Restaurant at Waterkloof boasts a Michelin star chef and a great, vibrant and at the same time relaxed ambience. The menu is a delight just to look at and dishes like oxtail ravioli with toasted pistachios and cob with chestnut gnocci catches the eye immediately. An open-plan kitchen means that you can virtually see your food being prepared from scratch and adds to the open feel of the building and people. Be sure to try the delicate quail served with bourbon marmelade. Almost just as important as the food are the wines on offer. Ask for advice to create the perfect pairing with your dish of choice.

Waterkloof Restaurant in Somerset West

Waterkloof Restaurant

Somerset West French restaurant in Somerset West

Located on Waterkloof Wine Estate, this new signature restaurant boasts a 10-meter glass promontory marrying into a flow of sleek state-of-the-art gravitational cellar. Dine against a backdrop of Waterkloof’s amphitheater of vineyards and panoramic views of False Bay on modern French infusions. Fuelled by decades experience attained in some of the finest Michelin star restaurants in France, Grégory Czarnecki calls for an unhurried indulgence on contemporary classics with a modern twist, complemented by the estate’s European style wines.

Restaurants near Cape Winelands

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Apprentice in Stellenbosch

Apprentice

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch(1.2 km from Cape Winelands)

Apprentice Restaurant, formally known as L’Olive, situated on Stellenbosch’s bustling Andringa Street, is a sought after dining establishment. Home to the Culinary Institute, this restaurant offers food that appeals to the senses. The restaurant is training school for students who have chosen cooking as a career, but patrons would be far off the mark to expect anything less than being plated up food of exceptional quality. Not only is breakfast, lunch and dinner served in style, the décor of the eatery is bright and inviting in a relaxed upmarket manner, however, the best seats remain out of house on the pavement, where guests can soak up the Stellenbosch vibe. The dinner menu is offers a selection of meat dishes from Lamb Rump, Kudu Loin to Quail. Desserts are wickedly decadent with impossible to resist choices like Chocolate Marble Pavlova and Tiramisu with Rum and Espresso. Since the restaurant is a learning arena, the menu also has a glossary of terms (in case the menu is all French to you).

Bread and Wine  in Stellenbosch

Bread and Wine

Stellenbosch Italian restaurant in Stellenbosch(1.5 km from Cape Winelands)

The Vines is an Italian wine bar and eatery that combines a traditional Italian feel with modern, innovative food and decor. The food is typically Italian and reminds of home cooking every time. Try a gorgeous pasta with a sauce of your choice or a simple sarmie made with freshly baked foccaccia. Pair any dish on the menu with an authentic Italian or South African wine, or even a potent grappa. The popular Dalla Cia Grappa is served as a digestive, as a caffe’ corretto, as ice cream, or even as a Grappa tasting dessert menu.

Café Dijon  in Stellenbosch

Café Dijon

Stellenbosch French restaurant in Stellenbosch(1.7 km from Cape Winelands)

Café Dijon is a pocket of Paris in the heart of Stellenbosch. Ideally located at the centre of town, this quaint eatery is a gem for food lovers who enjoy true French cuisine. Its indoor café is perfectly Parisian in décor and ambience while being seated outside, under ancient oak trees and umbrellas, allows for a relaxed reflection of passers-by on the street in true European style. Expect an impressive and authentic French menu. There are classic hors d’ oeuvres and salads such as Pear, Parma ham and Gorgonzola that are designed to please the palate. The main course selection and restaurant specialties are extended to include regional French dishes to the likes of South West of France Cassoulet. The multi-dimensional menu has an array of asides and desserts and caters well for those who like to round off their eating experience. The combination of true French style and food makes this bistro style establishment a delight any time of day – breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 

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