Franschhoek Wine Valley


Franschhoek boasts some of South Africa’s ‘Top 100’ restaurants and has become known as the country’s Culinary Capital, providing visitors with a memorable dining experience. Leading chefs create everything from cutting-edge cuisine to stylish light meals, using only the freshest local produce paired with superb local wines. Franschhoek is also a member of The Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World. Délice is an international network of likeminded cities engaged in promoting the benefits of culinary excellence and good food. Franschhoek was granted membership to this prestigious network in October 2014, and is the only member in the Southern Hemisphere.

Franschhoek also offers visitors diverse culinary experiences through its festivals such as the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, as well as its routes – the Food and Wine Route, the Artisan Food Route, and Franschhoek Rond en Bond. The Franschhoek Artisan Food Route, in particular, exposes the visitor to a range of the finest olives, cheeses, salmon trout, charcuterie and artisanal breads South Africa has to offer.

Internationally acclaimed chefs who include Le Quartier Français’ Executive Chef, Margot Janse, Reuben Riffel, Chris Erasmus (Foliage Restaurant), Darren Badenhorst (The Restaurant at Grande Provence), Carmen Muller (The Tasting Centre at Rupert & Rothschild) as well Neil Jewel (the Charcuterie Guru) are based in Franschhoek, adding further acclaim to the area.

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Allée Bleue Bistro

It is the allure of the colour Blue…the colour of boundless distance and open skies…of meditation and tranquility…of sapphire crystals and ocean depths. It’s the grandeur of fascinating blue planet upon which we play…the mystery of life and the magic of priceless moments. It’s the spirit of the blue eucaluptys…

Features: Breakfast, On Wine Estate

Allora Franschhoek

Allora is an archetypical Italian restaurant purveying authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with its own style and flair. Home made pasta, bread and thin based pizza, veal & steak, seafood and poultry is served with Allora charm and often prepared in our wood burning oven. Family roast every Sunday. Allora…

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Babel Restaurant at Babylonstoren

Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try our tasty yet often unconventional combinations. We have a “farm to fork” philosophy, which means we like to serve food…

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BICCCS Franschhoek

The Mazzone family, proud owners of award winning Ritrovo Ristorante come from a long line of artiginal Italian Ice cream producers. As a child Giovanni Sr. worked in the family gelateria which formed part of the family establishment “Bar Fortunato” in Pietrastornina, Italy. With this unique family history Giovanni and…

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Boschendal Farmshop and Deli

Situated in the original waenhuis or wagon house, the Farmshop & Deli offers a relaxed and child-friendly environment in which to enjoy a delicious breakfast, a light and seasonal lunch or an afternoon tea. The Farmshop & Deli also stocks a range of delicatessan products including Boschendal 100% pasture fed…

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Boschendal Picnic

We keep food miles to a minimum; we actively grow and produce ourselves; bake all our own breads and maintain the traditional ways of food preparation. More than 75% of the daily menu has travelled less than 30km from the grower to your table.

Features: Child Friendly, Disabled Access, Liquor License, On Wine Estate

Bread & Wine Restaurant

Bread & Wine exudes an old world charm. It is a character-filled, rustic restaurant that has won numerous accolades for its honest food. Neil Jewell, our local charcutier is the inspiration behind the perfectly balanced, seasonally influenced and inspired menu. His passion lies in his homemade charcuterie that he prepares…

Features: Child Friendly, Cooking Classes, Liquor License, On Wine Estate, Take Aways

Cafe BonBon

It is said that time waits for nobody;  I guess the same can be said for the seasons.  Spring has arrived much faster than expected which leaves summer right around the corner. This is the time for us to finalize our new menu items Café BonBon for the two seasons…

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Café des Arts

Based in the beautiful village of Franschhoek, Cafe Des Arts is open for breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.The breads and pastries that are baked daily are worth the journey.Food is all that matters- simple,uncomplicated good wholesome food at affordable prices.serving the best coffee’ORIGIN” All art is for sale,supplied by ‘Red the Gallery’

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Cafe Franschhoek

This is the place to eat, to meet, to rest a while, to celebrate and to enjoy the good life!

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Col’ Cacchio Pizzeria

Col’Cacchio offers wood-fired pizza, home-made pasta and farm fresh salads. With a kiddies area outside and a big screen TV upstairs, Col’Cacchio is sure to please both young and “older”. Come and enjoy a relaxed meal under our charming oak trees, whilst listening to our summer live music. We also…


Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill

Cosecha, Spanish for “harvest”, reflects our location next to the harvest area where grapes are sorted and crushed at Noble Hill Wine Estate. We are inspired by vibrant, farm-fresh latin flavours. Ingredients are grown on the farm where possible, and we currently maintain a thriving pepper and vegetable garden which…

Features: Breakfast, On Wine Estate

Dish at Le Franschhoek

DISH: Dish Restaurant offers diners an opportunity to indulge in a scrumptious a’ la Carte menu. With a seducing menu comprising delectable dishes, diners are overwhelmed by choice. The combination of warm service and a flawless menu, makes dining at Dish Restaurant an unforgettable experience. Download the Restaurant Menu’s below: Dish…

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Dutch East Restaurant

Set in the iconic main street of Franschhoek, Dutch East Restaurant embodies the eclectic mix of this heritage town. The menu imbues a cultural mix of flavours that meet in an environment characterised by delightful hospitality and culinary excellence. Lunch on the large oak shaded terrace allows our guests to…


Elephant & Barrel Village Pub

The Elephant & Barrel Village Pub is the only English Pub Franschhoek and is located in the Centre du Village Square just off Huguenot Street. We have in excess of 30 local and international beers, 9 of which are “on tap”. At the Elephant and Barrel we have a fantastic…

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Foliage Restaurant

Sustainable comfort cooking in a relaxed bistro setting. Big fireplace, wooden tables & chairs and open plan kitchen. Local produce and wines with an emphasis on terroir cooking.

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Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz Wine Estate

THE FRANSCHHOEK KITCHEN Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the African continent. Our estate restaurant – The Franschhoek Kitchen, is rated one of the valley’s leading restaurants. Our executive Chef enjoys nothing more than discovering the best fresh, local produce and using our farm grown vegetables…

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Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill

You will be sitting and enjoying a meal on the platform where people have come and gone for the century past or inside the Station building where the walls are filled with the laughter and joy of meeting friends and family as we hope you will too. We have a…

Features: Breakfast

Good Food & Co.

From our courtyard location at Place Vendome of Franschhoek’s busy main road Good Food & Co is both a world away and perfect perch for observing the hustle and bustle of village life. Sisters Joey and Emmarentia have created and inviting and friendly foodie place with things to enjoy on…

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Grande Provence Estate – The Restaurant

Complex simplicity with global influences. The restaurant has been exquisitely decorated with fantastic attention paid to even the smallest detail. To top it all the setting is breath-taking. Information Pack

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Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant

High up on the Franschhoek pass overlooking one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, is Haute Cabriére Cellar Restaurant. Built into the flank of one of the surrounding mountains, the restaurant has a magnificent view of this beautiful valley, where French Huguenot refugees settled in 1688. Cellar-master, Achim…

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La Petite Ferme

Absolutely stunning sweeping views of the Valley provide the perfect backdrop for this restaurant’s delicious contemporary country cuisine. It’s the perfect setting for a very lazy lunch.  

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Le Bon Vivant

Enjoy international cuisine served in a relaxed garden setting. The overall casual ambiance that is created through a combination of the food and surrounding environment is tough to top. Plus the chef is considered one of the Valley’s friendliest and is always up for a chat.


Le Quartier Francais – The Tasting Room

The serious business of fine dining at Le Quartier has been set apart and defined by The Tasting Room. Course after course of exquisitely presented culinary delights showcase chef Margot Janse and her team’s award-winning talent. You can indulge in a surprise 5 or 8 course menu that can be…

Features: Breakfast, Cooking Classes, Liquor License

Leopard’s Leap Rotisserie

Amongst all the fine-dining establishments of South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, Franschhoek, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards now introduces 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. Rotisserie-based lunches with tender and juicy meats from the state-of-the-art…

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Mary’s Kitchen

This home kitchen, situated on a small farm on Bosbou, offers visitors sumptuous traditional local meals (breakfast and lunch) representative of the area. Sit at her welcoming fireplace on cold days or on sunny days enjoy your meals outside under a large oak tree.

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Miko Restaurant at Mont Rochelle

Miko is the main restaurant at the Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard in the breath-taking Franschhoek Valley. Offering a matchless epicurean experience in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, this beautifully appointed restaurant gives full expression to the spectacular valley views. Miko is the ideal setting for…

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Monneaux Restaurant

Monneaux Restaurant, situated at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas, is a multi-award winning 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, once a perfume factory.…

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Orangerie Restaurant at Le Lude

Situated in the picturesque town of Franschhoek, next to the historical Huguenot  Monument lies Le Lude MCC farm. Orangerie, the restaurant at Le Lude, offers a relaxed, French atmosphere with a classic French lunch menu, high tea and MCC tastings served with a selection of canapés.

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Oude Slaven Huis Restaurant

De Oude Slaven Huis is a restaurant, situated on the grounds of the Huguenot Musuem in Franschhoek. The setting is delightful with wide open spaces where children can roam about the grounds in safety and is housed in one of the musuem magnificent buildings. It is also quiet and peaceful…

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Paulina’s Restaurant at Rickety Bridge

Every creation from our team of talented chefs is given extra zest by the natural beauty and stunning views of this enchanting Franschhoek estate. Our restaurant has earned its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital, and our tasty fare is served from 11:00 am to 15:30 pm with estate wines.…

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Pierneef a La Motte Restaurant

The name of this new restaurant was inspired by the artistic creativity of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Pierneef’s creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape and architecture is depicted by this restaurant’s creativity in offering traditional cuisine inspired by centuries of creativity in cooking –…

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Racine Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a glass of Chamonix wine, whilst overlooking the private picturesque surroundings of Racine restaurant situated right on the foot of the Franschhoek Mountains. Aptly named after the French word for root, Reuben Riffel returns to Chamonix where he started his culinary career to create…

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Rendezvous at Glenwood

Our lunchtime bistro invites guests to enjoy a long, relaxing lunch of original, imaginative cuisine that has been carefully paired with our award winning wines. Our boutique bistro only offers seating for 40 people. Whether seated inside in front of a warm fire or outside, our guests take pleasure in…

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Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar

As a youngster, Reuben Riffel rather reluctantly took on a part time job as a barman and waiter. Then he was asked to help in the restaurant kitchen, and Reuben began to have an inkling of this calling. A few years hence, and a lot of hard work under his…

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Roca Restaurant

With simply, the best view of the Franschhoek Valley. Roca Restaurant and Micro-Brewery located on the Dieu Donne Wine Estate is a must visit experience. The Restaurant serves tastes of Mediterranean where the emphasis lies on cuisine that boast big flavours.

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Rupert & Rothschild Tasting Centre

Visit the elegant Tasting Centre and enjoy Rupert & Rothschild wine together with a selection of imported wine and champagne from the exclusive Rothschild properties in France, Argentina and New Zealand. To complement the wine and champagne, experience fine food offerings carefully selected and prepared by Head Chef Carmen Muller.

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Ryan’s Kitchen

Ryan’s Kitchen, a new and unique restaurant located on Franschhoek Main Road. Serving our very own brand of ‘Contemporary South African Cooking”, we strive to bring the many different cultural and historical elements of our country to the modern dining table by way of utilizing the excellent purveyors of fine…

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Solms- Delta Fyndraai Restaurant

Fyndraai is the exciting new restaurant with a local twist, on Solms-Delta wine estate. The food, like its adventurous wines, lives up to the Solms-Delta claim of being proudly Hiervandaan (‘from this place’). You not only walk into history in the 319-year-old wine farm restaurant, you walk OVER it. The…

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Terbodore Coffee Roasters

Terbodore Coffee Roasters was designated the 2010 winner of the prestigious Illovo Sugar-sponsored Cafe Society cappuccino competition in the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands area. While the most popular cappuccino is chosen as the measure, the competition also serves to identify the province’s top coffee shops. In this regard, last year’s winner,…

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The Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle’s informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar. It’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner whilst enjoying the breath-taking views of the…

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The Franschhoek Cellar

The kitchen opens from 10h00 and serves light snacks, lunches and cakes through the day. The food is wholesome, hearty and delicious! Expect artisanal food using home-grown ingredients and fresh produce from local markets and suppliers in the valley. Excellent coffee from Trebadore Coffee Roasters in the Franschhoek valley is…

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The French Connection

Located on the main road is this street-side, relaxed restaurant. Serving up simplified, well-priced French cooking it’s a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Follow us on Twitter

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The Greenhouse Restaurant at Babylonstoren

The Greenhouse, at the rear of the garden, is a sight for sore eyes. There’s no better place to sit than here under the oak trees and enjoy an informal, picnic-style snack of tea and buttermilk scones. We also offer more substantial meals of artisanal breads with handcrafted cheeses and dressed…

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The Hoek Espresso Bar

Friendly & Funky The Hoek is a small quircky espresso bar – popular with the locals it is a relaxed place to enjoy the best coffee & finest loose leaf teas as well as tasty treats.

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The Polo Club Restaurant and Lounge Bar at Val de Vie

The Polo Club Restaurant and Lounge Bar lies at the heart of the esteemed Val de Vie estate, overlooking pristine polo fields and surrounded by the majestic Franschhoek and Paarl mountains. Whether entertaining guests on the terrace or enjoying a relaxing family lunch whilst watching the polo outside, its fresh…

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The Village Tart

The best tea and coffee in town. All the items on the menu are hand made from the finest local ingredients.  

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The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal

Farm to table dining in an exquisitely refurbished wine cellar. Situated in the beautifully revamped original cellar of the Manor House, the focus at The Werf Restaurant is on presenting innovative country-style cuisine using the best of available local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients. This is offered in an eclectic environment…

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Village Grill

At Village Grill the focus is on great food and excellent presentation, with succulent steaks, the freshest fish and many of SA’s favourites. There is something for everyone a the Village Grill, including a kids area, extensive gardens, illustrious wine list and take home butchery where patrons can order their…

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

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