Franschhoek South African Restaurants

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Backsberg Restaurant in Franschhoek

Backsberg Restaurant

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

Fresh ingredients grace dishes prepared home-style, using the freshest South African ingredients and tried and tested recipes. Balmy summer days extend a warm welcome with a traditional lamb on the spit, served with salads, vegetables and roast potatoes everyday and winters combine a three course meal consisting of starters, mains and desert every Sunday. Spend long lazy afternoons soaking up sun and live music drifting through the air, as the aroma of succulent lamb on the spit wets the appetite complimented by fine wines at Backsberg Restaurant.

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.

Cafe Bon Bon in Franschhoek

Cafe Bon Bon

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

The perfect setting for a long and lazy lunch, Cafe Bon Bon offers a sumptuous slice of country life with wonderful food and fine wine. Set within a barn dating back 200 years, the surroundings are authentic and endearingly rustic. Experience warm country hospitality from the friendly and knowledgeable team who will happily assist you with your selection. Feel truly welcomed at this charming country bistro and enjoy a sumptuous feast of delicious country fare.

Cafe des arts in Franschhoek

Cafe des arts

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

Enjoy excellent South African cuisine and a warm welcome at Topsi and Co. A brilliantly friendly and unpretentious spot in Franschhoek, diners can enjoy both classic and unique creations with South African cuisine in mind. Taditional meets modern in a delicious fusion of new and old dishes that have been expertly designed by the talented team behind the scenes. A casual and relaxed place, Topsi’s is decked out with endearing antiques, making diners feel more like they are eating at someone’s home rather than a popular restaurant.

Dutch East Restaurant in Franschhoek

Dutch East Restaurant

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

The Dutch East Restaurant finds its home in the historic French Hugenot settlement town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Easily one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, Franschhoek has also earned the reputation of being the culinary capital of the country. The Dutch East, with its fusion of traditional Dutch and eastern influence offerings, stands out as a unique eatery in a predominantly French cuisine environment. The restaurant is relaxed and upmarket. The earthy interior manages to achieve a clean, minimalist simplicity in its décor that is stylish and inviting. High A-frame ceilings, red bricked walls and chandeliers set the mood. The menu aims to present food that is both appetizing to the taste buds and appealing on the eye. With the restaurant philosophy of maintaining and complimenting the true flavour of the main ingredient of the dish by preparing it fresh and simply, Dutch East certainly plates up dishes that are a flavoursome feast for the senses. Menu options include the likes of Seared Tuna with black sesame halva and a soy emulsion with whipped mango for starters, Lamb Shoulder with spinach cream, crackling and corn bites for mains and Fried Milk Tart with whipped cream and berry compote for dessert.

Goederust Farm Kitchen in Franschhoek

Goederust Farm Kitchen

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

An incredibly popular spot, especially for a sumptuous Sunday lunch, the Goederust Farm Kitchen is a quaint and scenic spot to relax and enjoy delicious South African cuisine. The decor matches the charming agricultural feel of the venue with tools and old lamps strewn around. Beautiful gardens surround the restaurant with lush green colours and a farm stall offers a variety of treats to take home with you. Try Goederust Farm Kitchen for a true taste of the country with warm hospitality to match.

Kalfi's Restaurant in Franschhoek

Kalfi's Restaurant

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

This friendly Franschhoek family restaurant makes everyone feel right at home. Here you can sample true South African dishes (a rarity in Franschhoek's restaurants who mostly serve 'French' cuisine) and check out photos of Franschhoek in bygone days. Join them for breakfast, lunch & supper.

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.

Pierneef a la Motte in Franschhoek

Pierneef a la Motte

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

Pierneef a la Motte Restaurant’s name is inspired by the great South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Along with being able to view a collection of paintings by the legend in the restaurant, patrons can embark on a reminiscent culinary journey that explores the best of traditional Cape Winelands’ cuisine. The restaurant setting is very much Cape Dutch with a contemporary spin. The emphasis on oak furnishings along with glass vases marries the beauty of the outdoor scenery perfectly, thereby creating a relaxed and subtly sophisticated ambience. The menu is nothing short of a history lesson in the development of local traditional cooking. Expect to find the best traditional fare that is unashamedly South African. Menu items include starters of Boerbok terrine or the Koningsbrood soup. Mains serve up Pomegranate glazed Smoked Pork Belly and Impala Neck. And for dessert who can resist the Brandy Chocolate Pudding? The wine list is extensive and offers a full selection of the farm’s own as well as other overseas brands. One can indulge in a food and wine pairing at the Tasting Centre. The restaurant also has a children’s menu.

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!

Riverside Restaurant in Franschhoek

Riverside Restaurant

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

Perched on the edge of Franschhoek valley, along the banks of the Berg River, Riverside Restaurant is the ideal family location. Dine alfresco under shady trees enclosed in indigenous forests on delicious meals such as ‘Potjie Kos’ or lighter meals such as open sandwiches or salads. Breathtaking views of Groot Drakenstein Mountains and Wemmer Mountains make an ideal backdrop for a picnic.

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 in the Vines in Franschhoek

The Restaurant in the Vines

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

Lunch might be over when the distant orange-pink mountains change hue. But that doesn't mean you have to leave.Take a seat on a sunny wooden deck that reaches right into the vines of Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. Sip a glassful of crisp estate wine and redefine the concept of a picnic in the Summer. Every gourmet parcel unwraps new delights. The Restaurant in the Vines offers a unique dining experience, sit on the deck or laze on the lawn in the heart of the vineyard and enjoy a Cape inspired gourmet picnic.In winter, the fare is hot and hearty - home-cooked soups, traditional curries and casseroles.Children also have a menu to keep them satisfied.Every creation from the team of expert chefs is given extra zest by the striking splendour of the setting.Rickety Bridge is an enchanting Franschhoek wine estate that earns its place in the Cape's cuisine capital. Taste their celebrated wines on leather fireside couches. Stay over in one of the luxurious Manor House rooms, embraced in two centuries of history, and discover one certainty. During every moment spent on this side of the bridge, you won't want to be anywhere else in the world.Need to know? Opening Times:Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:30.

Restaurants near Franschhoek

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Delaire Graff Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch(22.2 km from Franschhoek)

At Delaire Graff the breath-taking beauty of the Stellenbosch surroundings serves as a feast for the eyes. Visitors are certain to experience an igniting of the senses whether it is for lunch, under the canopy of oak trees, or for an intimate dinner in the designer interior of the restaurant. The cuisine and general feel of this fine dining establishment is best described as approachable. Delaire Graff has a clean cut elegance, plated and otherwise, which is sophisticatedly understated. The food is fresh and robust with all the emphasis on flavour. While the lunch menu is light, the dinner offerings demonstrate a decadent balance of delicate presentation and bold, vibrant flavours. Expect the menu to change regularly in order to exploit the best of the freshest vegetable, herb, seafood and cheese offerings that the farm and local specialty producers provide. Signature offerings include Crayfish Lasagne with king oyster mushrooms and Pistachio Nougat served with rose geranium ice cream. Dishes are rounded off with a selection of Delaire wines and guests can choose a special food and wine pairing menu. Be sure to take the time for a fabulous wine tasting in the stunning Tasting Lounge.

Cosecha Restaurant in Paarl

Cosecha Restaurant

Paarl Mediterranean restaurant in Paarl(22.8 km from Franschhoek)

Nestled within the Noble Hill Wine Estate, amidst working vineyards and the majestic Simonsberg Mountain, Cosecha harvests Latin delight using fresh local ingredients. Dishes embrace a mix of contemporary and traditional Latin flavours and proffers daily specials enjoyed with fine wine and idyllic scenery. Discover seasonal flavours and farm fresh flavours at Cosecha Restaurant in Paarl.

deHuguenot Restaurant in Stellenbosch

deHuguenot Restaurant

Stellenbosch Fine Dining restaurant in Stellenbosch(25 km from Franschhoek)

Set within the deHuguenot Wine Estate, this is fine dining at it’s best. Mountainous views of Groot Drakenstein envelop the senses greeted by a 200-year old giant oak tree. Summers welcome dining on the terrace or balcony on the finest dishes from the enticing menu, while winter warms the palate with a crackling fireplace and hearty dishes prepared the according to the ‘slow food principle’. The interior is dressed in soft hues of grey and large windows capture the natural light making dining at deHuguenot Restaurant and unforgettable one.

 

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