As we all know, South Africa’s very own French corner, Franschhoek, is celebrated for its fascinating culinary produce, making it a destination that every foodie should visit. So where to eat, you ask? Franschhoek is filled with a plethora of destinations to wow, not only your palate, but your soul, too. From colourful plates, bursting with flavour, to picturesque vistas, here are 5 of our favourite restaurants in the Franschhoek Valley.
You can reach them on 021 876 3384.
Photo courtesy of Roca Restaurant
You can reach them on 021 100 3464.
Photo courtesy of Orangerie Restaurant
Head over to Big Dog cafe in the Terbedore Coffee Roastery where food, design, and coffee work together to bring the latest cafe’ experience to Franschhoek in a laid-back environment. They offer a unique menu of divine classics perfectly juxtaposed with healthy options. For your sweet tooth cravings, they offer delicious cakes along with a glass-fronted cabinet filled with treats - many of them vegan!
You can reach them on 021 876 2731
Photo courtesy of Big Dog Cafe
Delicate foams, intricate miniature portions, plates arranged with layers of edible ‘soil’ emitting fog, would not be described as your conventional dish - or maybe not even your first preference! However, La Petite Colombe has successfully managed to wow their guests each time, and firmly position themselves as one of the top restaurants in the country.
La Petite Colombe offers a unique dining experience offering you art on a plate with an infusion of tastes and vibrant colour. Menus range from 5 to 9 course meals - all said to stun the appetite and senses. Bookings are essential for this experience.
You can reach them on 021 202 3395.
Photo courtesy of La Petite Colombe
Named after the South African artist Jacob Pierneef, Pierneef à La Motte is an artistic venue to experience, in itself. Key themes in Pierneef’s art, South African diversity and heritage, are significantly celebrated at this a la carte restaurant. The menu embraces tradition, fresh, local ingredients, and recipes of South African culture authentically paired with Pierneef’s European inspiration.
You can reach them on 021 876 8800.
Photo courtesy of Pierneef à La Motte