Dining Out in Franschhoek
La Petite Colombe
La Petite Colombe has been awarded the Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year Award, at the annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards in November 2017. Eat Out TOP 10 restaurant in 2018.
Amazing food, faultless service, a truly memorable dining experience. The 9-course tasting menu is a must. Even courses you may have reservations about will blow your tastebuds – sensational. Possibly one of the best dining experiences you are likely to have.” – TripAdvisor Review
Protégé is an exciting new casual fine dining eatery under the guidance of previous Eat Out Chef of the Year, La Colombe’s Scot Kirton.
“Chef Cameron Smith hits all the spots at newly opened Protégé with his refined, flavour-packed approach to casual fine-dining, a concept that seems to be on the rise lately. ”
Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar
Reuben’s is a sophisticated brasserie, in a modern and tasteful setting. The décor is contemporary, the food an exciting combination of flavours and as one might expect, the wine list is extensive.
“Highly rated for a reason. The grilled calamari appetizer was the best! Entrees delicious followed by scrumptious desserts. Reservations necessary.” – TripAdvisor Review
Arkeste at Chamonix
At Arkeste, we present an a la carte & tasting menu in a casual fine dining style. This sets the scene for a tranquil dining experience and delicious food by Richard Carstens, who revisits some of his classics alongside his new dishes which showcase seasonal and local ingredients. We also offer a winemakers lunch for those who do not have the time to linger.
Le Bon Vivant
Food at Le Bon Vivant is an experience. Passionate about palate perfection and impeccable presentation, chef-patron Pierre Hendriks and his team invite you on a journey of bold flavours and combinations. Pierre’s profound understanding of the art of French cuisine forms the basis for Le Bon Vivant’s modern interpretations of classic dishes.
“We had an amazing meal here and the service and professionalism of the staff was 10 star! It was a bonus to be able to view the kitchen through the large picture window and the food was exceptional. We loved the fine dining with little extras in between courses such as amuse bouche. The waiting staff were very attentive throughout the meal” – TripAdvisor Review
For Chris Erasmus, foraged edible plants and mushrooms are an essential part of beautifying plates, flavouring stocks and reducing food costs on a small, seasonal menu rich in free-range meat and game. The setting, much like the menu, falls somewhere between upmarket bistro and contemporary farmhouse.
Our dishes were a work of art, every one of them. Hand-foraged edible flowers as decoration, unusual presentations of everyday foods, and excellent preparation of every thing we ate made for an incredible dinner. – TripAdvisor Review
French Connection Bistro
The French Connection is a charming bistro-style restaurant with a welcoming, unpretentious atmosphere.
The dinner menu boasts specialities as crispy roast duck, fresh mussels and an excellent steak selection. The quality of these dishes and the great value for money cements French Connection as a firm favourite with both locals as well as foreign guests.
“French Connection doesn’t try to be a fancy restaurant, which is sometimes exactly what you need. A good steak with nice sauce and good chips. The menu is not complicated but very nicely cooked. Flavours are very good.” – TripAdvisor Review
Monneaux at Franschhoek Country House
Monneaux Restaurant is a restaurant serving contemporary cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Lunch is served outside on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree whist dinner is a more elegant affair in the manor house. The restaurant is known for its signature dishes such as seared salmon trout, rack of lamb and it’s famous pecan nut & vanilla pod pie. The dinner menu is a contemporary take on the classics whilst the lunch menu is a lighter more bistro type of menu. The restaurant also offers a complimentary return shuttle.
La Petite Ferme
The contemporary-rustic cuisine reflects the creative energy of La Petite Ferme, accompanied by the exquisite setting and panoramic vistas of the beautiful surrounds. The restaurant exudes a warm and welcoming space with a fresh flow, basked in natural sunlight.
Drawing from the best local seasonal produce and embracing a variety of culinary styles and cooking methods drawn from around the world, Executive Chef, lives out his passion exploring more unusual and challenging ingredients, some even foraged by his own hand. Grounded by his strong focus on the visual aspects of food, great depth of flavour and meticulous attention to detail down to the last micro herb, every plate is a culinary revelation for all the senses.
Our Franschhoek Kitchen’s standards reflect an ethos based on the finest international cuisine – but our hearts are always drawn to the simplicity and pureness of the ingredients we use. This honest approach sees our guests enjoying authentic homemade dishes inspired by the country we live in and the farm we call ‘home’.
Cafe Bon Bon
Patrons can look forward to new light and healthy summer salads, our much requested classics and a few new additions to our menu.The menu will to a larger degree embrace the seasonal ingredients and showcase our great regional produce. To see exactly what we are up too, why not join us for a meal at Café BonBon in our magical setting on La Petite Dauphine?