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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 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.

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.

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.

Foam Restaurant in Wilderness

Foam Restaurant

Wilderness French restaurant in Wilderness

Beguile the taste buds with classic French cuisine combined with modern culinary art that will tantalise and tickle the most adventurous palate. Using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients Foam Restaurant entices and displays pure sophistication with wine pairing suited to compliment every meal. Start the meal with dullstroom Trout and Tuna chessboard, preserved lemon and Asian greens dressed in a rocket emulsion. Next, tantalise the palate with aged beef fillet, spring onion and potato croquettes, root vegetables, béarnaise ice cream and tarragon jus with enough room for the most exotic deserts imaginable. Foam Restaurant pampers the palate with sophisticated elegance for a truly melt-in-the-mouth pleasure experience.

Gypsy Cafe in Observatory

Gypsy Cafe

Observatory French restaurant in Observatory

Gypsy Café is a delightful fit to the trendy suburb of Observatory. The heart and cosy theme is evident in their desserts made in to heart-shaped treats. The vibrant staff is attentive and the chef dutifully explains the dishes being prepared to his guests. The menu is a fusion of French, soul food, Thai and vegetarian cuisine. Takeaways are welcomed. The wine list is simple and tasty and the ambiance sets a romantic atmosphere. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 5 pm to 12 am.

La Mouette Restaurant in Sea Point

La Mouette Restaurant

Sea Point French restaurant in Sea Point

Located in the old Europa and Russel’s Carvery building, La Moutte has feathered her nest and called Regent Road her home. Translated, La Moutte means seagull in French, and with the perfect location, squawking seagulls and fresh sea breeze, what better place to enjoy a little taste of France. The storytelling interior paraded by old character features, fireplaces and regal dining rooms makes for an enjoyable, happy and friendly atmosphere. The French inspired menu pampers with upper class cuisine and orgasmic deserts in a cosy and intimate setting.

La Petite Tarte in De Waterkant

La Petite Tarte

De Waterkant French restaurant in De Waterkant

This delightful French café brims with elegant baked delights and delicate tarts, and the most delicious coffees and teas, served in petite china. The ambiance exudes café Paris, with floral and vintage décor, elegant armchairs and curvaceous furniture, enticed by delightful displays of heavenly bakes, tarts and ‘to die for’ carrot and apple cake. Marvel and soak up the setting over a languid breakfast or grab a paper and indulge in some delicious coffee. Mid and lazy afternoon teas fit the occasion here, spoilt for choice and brimming with indulgence. La Petite Tarte is a charming slice of Paris, surrounded by the trendy lifestyle shopping centre in the heart of Green Point.

Le Fournil de Plett Bakery and Café in Plettenberg Bay

Le Fournil de Plett Bakery and Café

Plettenberg Bay French restaurant in Plettenberg Bay

Le Fournil de Plett is a French bakery in Plettenberg Bay serving breakfast, lunch and 'Truth' coffee. They have specialized in handmade artisan bread using stone ground organic flour. Bread nowadays has a serious lack of crust but at Le Fournil de Plett you can feel, smell and taste the bread with crust. The French pastries are made using pure butter, Belgian chocolate and organic flour. Wherever possible our ingredients are free range, such as eggs and chicken, and organic, such as salad ingredients, beef and flour. This is heaven. A peaceful and quite courtyard with fresh handmade artisan bread. There is no hotel breakfast that can compete with the slices of the bread from Le Fournil de Plett Bakery and Café. Freshness is the key to the business. We recommend lunch and breakfast at the shady courtyard on a summer's day or a table by the cosy fire with a bowl of homemade soup if its cold. Jane and Florence look forward to welcoming you.

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!

 

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