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Aloe Ridge Farm Restaurant in Zwartkop

Aloe Ridge Farm Restaurant

Zwartkop French restaurant in Zwartkop

This restaurant is situated at Aloe Ridge Farm in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. The Observatory is a great venue for functions and the resident astronomer will take you on a telescopic tour of the night sky. The a la carte menu offers a wide variety of dishes for all tastes. Booking is essential.

Auberge Michel in Sandton

Auberge Michel

Sandton French restaurant in Sandton

Auberge Michel has built a solid reputation for the finest French cuisine and the best quality service, providing superb dining experiences since 2004.Unsurprisingly, Aurberge Michel has garnered many well-deserved accolades such as being named South Africa’s first five-star establishment as awarded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Auberge Michel was also the only restaurant to be voted in the top 10 of restaurants in JHB by Wine Magazine, Eat Out, Diner’s Club and Business Day – in the same year!With such a prestigious background, superior service, fine food and a beautifully stylish setting, it’s no wonder that Auberge Michel is a popular spot for politicians, celebrities and top businessmen.For fine French dining in a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, make a reservation for Auberge Michel.

Brasserie de Paris in Waterkloof Ridge

Brasserie de Paris

Waterkloof Ridge French restaurant in Waterkloof Ridge

For the best in French fine dining and a calm, relaxing atmosphere, an evening at Brasserie de Paris will not disappoint.The team at Brasserie de Paris are passionate and it shows in the food and the service. Friendly and attentive staff members are always just a subtle glance away to provide recommendations and explanations should you need them.The cuisine at Brasserie de Paris is superb with both traditional French as well as nouvelle cuisine. Specials are offered and changed regularly according to what is available on the market so every visit will have exciting new dishes for you to try.Set in a beautifully designed house with perfect attention to detail like pretty flower displays on the tables, Brasserie de Paris epitomises French fine dining in every way.The extensive selection of both South African and international wines will satisfy any connoisseur. Try the French varieties or the sparkling champagnes chosen carefully to suit the dishes on offer.With the freshest ingredients, superb dishes are created with passion and care. Warm, welcoming staff and beautiful surroundings make Brasserie de Paris the place for fine dining, French style!

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 Chic in Gardens

Café Chic

Gardens French restaurant in Gardens

Café Chic boasts a classic French bistro taste and a menu that flirts with the palate and cool and un-usual ways. Try the squid-ink tagliatelle served with swordfish, or the dreamy Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert complimented by a small local wine list and grand highly priced French version. Extensive cocktails and cognacs cater variety as do they various rooms that slip off the main annex of the house. Begin the night perusing the menu in one of two elegant restaurants or the heavenly patisserie, then wet the palate in the grand Moroccan chill out tent furnished in velvet drapes and soft lounging cushions. Café Chic is open for breakfast and lunch and light meals such as tapas and drinks in the evening.

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.

Cargills in Rondebosch

Cargills

Rondebosch French restaurant in Rondebosch

A place for gentle conversation, indulgence and relaxation, this hidden gem in Rondebosch delivers uncompromising food. Small and intimate dining spaces lean toward cosy comfort with walls dressed in curios art collections and a relaxed ambiance. Utterly superb cuisine with excellent wine list compliments dishes such as the Chateaubriand or tempting duck. Starters remain elegant and simple such as asparagus or pan-fried mushroom with rich, delicate, and dominated by chocolate deserts.

Chapters Restaurant in Centurion

Chapters Restaurant

Centurion French restaurant in Centurion

The stylish and elegant Chapters restaurant is tucked away in the lush indigenous gardens of the award winning 4 and 5 star Leriba Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre in Centurion. Chapters restaurant offers unparalleled garden vistas, whether you opt for the airy indoors or the sun-drenched terrace. The minimalistic open design reminds of a traditional French café with tones of the bygone area. Different chapters unfold on the walls with carefully selected portraits of those that shape and influence our fibre of society over the years. The service is attentive elegant and unassuming. The ever evolving menu offers exciting simple and honest food influenced by fresh local seasonal produce. The extensive wine list is carefully selected to represent the best wines from all the different regions of South Africa. Chef Jan De Wet Botha is always at his best providing amazing dishes that will appease all your ambitious desires. Every dish is prepared with the full craftsmanship you would expect from such an award winning chef. Chapters Restaurant will keep you turning the page, knowing that each new Chapter brings a culinary adventure fit only for those with an appetite for the extraordinary and a taste for good living.

Cybele in Mpumalanga

Cybele

Mpumalanga French restaurant in Mpumalanga

The seasonal menu changes daily prompt by a great selection of bin ends, Sherries and grappas. Faded tapestries, ambient lighting and roaring fires welcome diners to an authentic dining experience brimming with English charm. Try a selection of meals such as the Thai green quail and egg noodle soup, baby beetroot Carpaccio with cream cheese and rocket or wild-mushroom risotto for starters. Mains offers succulent Rock cod fillet with buttered peas and chili pesto, or beef medallions with oxtail ravioli. Vegetarian delights such as oven-baked mushrooms simmered in white wine, smothered in cheese and grilled to perfection with a tapenade dressing tantalize the palate including meaty dishes such as herb-scented rack of lamb. Round off the meal with moist chocolate bread and butter pudding or a decadent hot sticky pudding.

De Hoek's Restaurant in Magaliesburg

De Hoek's Restaurant

Magaliesburg French restaurant in Magaliesburg

De Hoek's Restaurant offers cuisine extraordinaire. This elegant, refined restaurant serves gourmet French cuisine with a Mediterranean and Swiss twist. The resulting flavours are not easily matched. From the decor to the presentation of the dishes - everything here will make you feel like a VIP. A good wine selection is available from the private cellar.

Dieu Donne in Franschhoek

Dieu Donne

Franschhoek Cosmopolitan restaurant in Franschhoek

Dieu Donne restaurant finds itself in Franschhoek, arguably, the culinary capital of the country. The Drakenstein mountain is a magnificent backdrop to the wine farm on which the eatery is located and thus sets the scene for tranquil lunch or dinner. The restaurant is housed in an underground cellar and promises patrons fine dining with its extensive menu and wine pairings from the farm’s own offerings. Dieu Donne is also a popular lunch venue. Guests soak up the best of the summer weather with al fresco style dining on the ground terrace while the lawn (with a sandpit near by to occupy the kids) is available for families who would like to picnic. Blankets are provided and the restaurant has a children’s menu. Dieu Donne delivers a ‘world menu’ which includes French Huguenot Provincial fare, with a unique combination of African, Asian & Mauritian influences. The open planned professional kitchen makes dining an interactive experience and adds to the energy that the restaurant exudes. A point of interest at this location is the micro brewery. Visitors are welcome to taste the beer the farm yields. Wine tasting is also recommended. Dieu Donne is also a prime wedding and function venue.

Dine at Andros Hotel in Claremont

Dine at Andros Hotel

Claremont French restaurant in Claremont

This hidden gem welcomes you with flickering candlelights and polished marble floors dressed in earthy African art. Pure understated elegance in a romantic venue that oozes class and passion for upscale country cuisine. Tranquil surroundings provide the perfect setting for alfresco dining on the terrace. The exciting and sumptuous Ala-Carte menu serves exquisite country cuisine and extensive wine list. Menu change daily according to availability of locally sourced ingredients. Dine at Andros Hotel for gourmet breakfasts, lunches and delicious dinners and experience warm ambience with upscale surroundings for truly exquisite country cuisine.

Dodo Bistro in Scottburgh

Dodo Bistro

Scottburgh French restaurant in Scottburgh

Dodo Bistro is one of the oldest restaurants in Scottburgh and still a favourite with locals and tourists alike. The romantic and traditional atmosphere creates the perfect place to spoil your significant other. Children are welcome. The menu offers authentic French cuisine with options including prawn and octopus curry and traditional fish and steak dishes. Desserts are a must at Dodo and the crème brulee and homemade ice cream are untouchable. Dodo Bistro is set within a historic colonial house which enhances the romance of the restaurant. Fine dining and professional service are to be expected at this establishment. They have great family specials and also cater for functions by prior arrangement. They are open for dinner and lunch from Monday to Saturday. Please call for more information and bookings.

EAT in Hermanus

EAT

Hermanus Cosmopolitan restaurant in Hermanus

EAT restaurant is located in the tranquil Hemel – en- Aarde Valley of Hermanus. Living up to its name, this eatery encourages, if not demands that patrons do just that: EAT. Guests can choose to be seated indoors or enjoy sit back and soak in the spectacular views from the restaurant’s courtyard. Either way the atmosphere of the restaurant has upmarket and relaxed. EAT’s contemporary menu has a variety of items to suit every appetite. Try the Sweetcorn fritters as comfort food. While those with a more demanding palate will appreciate the Pear, Blue Cheese and Caramelised Cashew Nuts as an appetizer. End with a delectable dessert of Deep Fried Ice-cream with caramelised berries. The mains on offer caters for the not so hungry in the form of snack baskets, while the carnivores will certainly tuck into the Rib Eye or Rump steak selection without being asked twice. The restaurant offers some great entertainment in the summer months. EAT offers a relaxed setting that is wheelchair friendly.

Excuse my French in Kalk Bay

Excuse my French

Kalk Bay French restaurant in Kalk Bay

‘Excuse my French’ is a French Creperie in a rustic setting at the seaside in Kalk Bay. With a variety of fillings, from English breakfast through to sweet delights, such as Nutella and cream, dining at ‘Excuse my French’ is a wonderful experience. The creperie is located behind the well-known junk shop, The Railway House, in Kalk Bay. With fresh sea air coming off the waves that are crashing only a few metres away, the venue is every bit as delightful as the menu. Enjoy your crepe with a speciality coffee and watch the changing moods of the ocean from your rustic seat. If you’re fond of the table and chairs, you’re welcome to buy them, as everything has a price tag. If you’re looking for a quick breakfast or a light lunch with an unbeatable view and relaxed atmosphere, this French creperie with a difference is perfect for the whole family.

 

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