Looking for a Restaurant in South Africa’s gourmet capital – Franschhoek, or in the surrounding valley?
Then look no further!
Covid 19 Appeal
The Covid 19 Pandemic has created economic havoc in the beloved village of Franschhoek, whose main business is you, the tourist. Some restaurants and shops have sadly closed their doors due to the economic hardship that the pandemic has imposed on the village as it has communities worldwide.
Likewise, this site has suffered alongside everyone else.
Understandably our advertisers have fled and those who remain have all got big discounts. Like other businesses we have poured our resources in to keep going.
Therefore we appeal to you, our visitors to the site for a small donation.
However, we are not asking you for something for nothing. Each donor will recieve a My Franschhoek Poster, Compliments of Franschhoek Artist Jo Scott in both a Printable PDF format and Jpeg Image as a digital download. Included is a collection of images used on our weather page at full resolution size.
Our three donation offerings are below.
Welcome to the exquisitely beautiful Franschhoek Village and Valley. Franschhoek is a “Hot Spot” for tourists, especially international travellers from far and wide. The bustling village, set in a deep valley, surrounded by majestic mountains and exqusite vineyards is an ideal tourist getaway, but still retains a cosmopolitan vibe.
Franschhoek has many fine and award winning Restaurants to choose from, for a great dining experience. Whether you are after a breakfast, light lunch, family meal or a romantic evening of fine dining gourmet cuisine for two, Franschhoek’s wide variety of Restaurants will cater to all your culinery desires…
An informal and relaxed food-and-wine experience focussing on uncomplicated, fresh and seasonal food, full of flavour and beautifully complimented by Leopard’s Leap wines.
Where To Dine
Browse our featured restaurants in Franschhoek
The Monneaux Restaurant at Franschhoek Country House ranks among South Africa’s top restaurants.
Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house.
Even by the food & wine capital of the country’s high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country’s Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining.
Leopard’s Leap Rotisserie Restaurant
In our food offering, the focus is on relaxing, family-orientated enjoyment, exciting and occasionally experimental, exposing our visitors to interesting ways of exploring our wines in a culinary context – uncomplicated and slanted towards fresh and seasonal food.
A most popular attraction is our Rotisserie-style restaurant, with every detail taken care of by Chef Pieter de Jager.
The tempting offering includes a variety of tender, juicy meats from a state-of-the-art Rotisol spit, complemented by a selection of side dishes from our Harvest Table.
Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant
The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte’s admiration of artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). His creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape and architecture is depicted by this restaurant’s creativity in offering cuisine inspired by centuries of resourcefulness in cooking – a truly unique variety.
Amidst Pierneef’s art as an added attraction, guests can enjoy culinary creations to which La Motte proudly refers as Cape Winelands Cuisine.
Miko at Mont Rochelle Hotel
Miko Restaurant, has spectacular views overlooking the scenic Franschhoek Valley, encapsulating what Franschhoek is all about – Good food and good wine in beautiful surroundings.
At Mont Rochelle the food served is a blend of international dishes with a healthy nod to the varied nature of South Africa cuisine, paired naturally with some superb local vintages. Miko is our main restaurant located in the hotel’s Manor House.
Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle Hotel
Located in the wine tasting facility of Mont Rochelle Vineyards, the Country Kitchen offers relaxed dining, with the slant on relaxed Mediterranean fare.
The menu is chalked on a board and dishes change daily – expect informal fare such as pasta dishes, risottos, a local or French cheese board with crusty bread or simply-cooked but tasty lamb chops in a balsamic glaze…