Franschhoek Dutch restaurant
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.
Franschhoek French restaurant
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.
Restaurants near Franschhoek
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Paarl South African restaurant
Paarl (21.7 km from Franschhoek)
There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings.
Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.
Paarl South African restaurant
Paarl (22.5 km from Franschhoek)
This gem of a restaurant is a mix between a modern eatery and an old school, farmstall. Here diners will enjoy the freshest cuisine, made from the heart, and typical South African hospitality. The menu offers traditional South african dishes with a twist. Try the delectable bobotie spring rolls, or a delicious venison pie. Even curried tripe and trotters are offered to the more adventurous guest. The beef oxtail with samp and beans is a definite winner, slow cooked to perfection. Another signature dish is the special masala crusted beef fillet.
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