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 Bont. The Franschhoek Artisan Food Route, in particular, exposes the visitor to a range of the finest olives, cheeses, chocolates, charcuterie and artisanal breads South Africa has to offer.

Internationally acclaimed chefs who include Reuben Riffel (Reuben’s Restaurant), Chris Erasmus (Foliage Restaurant), Darren Badenhorst (Le Coin Francais), Scot Kriton and John Norris-Rogers (La Petite Colombe), Liam Tomlin and David Schneider (Chefs Warehouse at Maison) as well as Christiaan Campbell (The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal) 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 Ristorante Classico is designed around the concept of a traditional Italian village. The focal points of the restaurant are the central fountain and the very distinctive wood burning ovens, enchantingly decorated using warm mosaic brickwork that gives a sun- drenched effect. The style of this casual yet sophisticated restaurant…

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Liquor License, Take Aways

Babel Restaurant at Babylonstoren

Housed in the old cow shed, Babel Restaurant is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture and 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…

Features: Breakfast, On Wine Estate

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…

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

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


A relaxed and casual setting accompanied by great food, craft beer, local wine & a chilled vibe to top it all off- we believe this is something different for Franschhoek, that will serve the needs of both locals and tourists looking for a casual, but high-quality dining and drinking experience.…

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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!  

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Liquor License, Take Aways

Chefs Warehouse at Maison

Chefs Warehouse at Maison is about experiencing food like you’ve never experienced it before. In short, it’s about the sheer pleasure of taste. By pairing flavours in unexpected and exciting ways, an infinite number of fresh taste sensations is created for you to enjoy. Building on the success of his…

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Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill

Our name cosecha, Spanish for “harvest”, reflects our location next to the working harvest area where grapes are sorted and crushed at Noble Hill wine estate. Ingredients are grown on the farm where possible, and we maintain a pepper and vegetable garden which you are free to explore during your…

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Liquor License, On Wine Estate

Die Teesakie

Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea in Ruth Paulse’s beautiful garden set amongst fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Ruth is famous for her delectable carrot cake and her produce is likely to come fresh from her own garden.

Features: Child Friendly

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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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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French Connection Bistro

Located in the centre of the Franschhoek village, French Connection bistro offers diners a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and delicious bistro classics. From perfectly aged steaks, the freshest fish, local trout, French style fresh mussels and plenty of innovative vegetarian options – French Connection is always a favourite for both…

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Glenwood Gourmet Sushi Restaurant

Experience the taste of top quality gourmet sushi accompanied by GlenWood’s iconic wines in a serene, casual environment on our wine estate. Located close to Franschhoek town in an area of outstanding natural beauty, our small, intimate restaurant offers inside and outside seating and prides itself on excellent, personal service.

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Good Food & Co.

Nestled in the heart of Franschhoek. The Good Food & Co welcomes all kinds of palettes Having recently moved from the Place Vendome Centre as you drive into Franschhoek. We are looking to bring our authentic touch into town along with our regular names and orders. We have a full…

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Disabled Access, Liquor License, Take Aways

Hari Kitchen at Topiary Wine Estate

Hari Kitchen by Munashe Kwaramba it translated to an African clay pot which is the inspiration of the cuisine with the African flair . Its a dining experience like no other as we offer Tapas style lunch . For a relaxed and romantic treat we do have picnic in the…

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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 Cabrière Cellar Restaurant. Built into the flank of one of the surrounding mountains, the restaurant has a magnificent view of this beautiful valley.  Proprietor Achim von Arnim and Cellar Master Takuan von…

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inVINcible wine shoppe & wine bar

“inVINcible wine shoppe/wine bar launched February 2020. Situated in Franschhoek’s Centre du Village, this wine shoppe/bar is anything but conventional. Inspired by inVINcible Wijnrestaurant, Antwerp and designed to be the collective home of our favourite wines | meals | drinks & cool things. The beauty of imperfection. Stop by, grab…

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La Paris Bistro

“The elegant yet trendy style of the Bistro’s interior, with its warm, solid French Oak floor juxtaposed against the cool, Grey screeded floor of the Deli all with added unique décor elements, work in synergy with the relaxed yet elegant feel of the Estate. A Farm to Table Philosophy with…

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La Petite Colombe

La Colombe (“the dove”) has consistently received world-wide acclaim and is positioned amongst the top restaurants in the world. Visitors to Franschhoek can now look forwards to experiencing the same level of service excellence and exquisite cuisine that has put La Colombe on the map – but with a new…

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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.

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Le Chêne at Leeu Estates

Multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst has added to his portfolio by piloting Le chêne in the Manor House, situated at the Five-star Premium Leeu Estates. Badenhorst, already well-known as chef-patron of Le coin Français in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, steers an accomplished culinary team to serve French-inspired dishes…

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Liquor License

Le Coin Francais

The newest edition to the Franschhoek scene is a restaurant really and truly for Franschhoek. Both in concept and in name, the aptly named “Le coin Français” , which literally means Franschhoek, will embody the essence of the valley in heritage, cuisine, art and wine. It will feature cutting edge…

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Le Petit Manoir

Le Petit Manoir offers a vast selection of dining experiences. Enjoy an enticing journey of flavors from breakfast right through to dinner. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in a Mediterranean inspired setting with a delicious menu for breakfast and tasty tapas style sharing plate for lunch. In the evenings you can…

Features: Breakfast, Disabled Access, 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…

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

Let’s Frite

Our mission is to provide you with a high quality menu at affordable prices and speed. Each component of the menu was carefully developed in house and is 100% “home – made”. We hope you enjoy our food as much as we do preparing it. When visiting our restaurant, please…

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Lynx Restaurant

The Dining experience at Lynx is the newest addition to the estate. We offer you a unique take on what South Africa and also Franschhoek has to offer to the rest of the world. Our dining experience is multi-faceted and you can join us at our Bistro for a light…

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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.…

Features: Breakfast, Disabled Access, Liquor License

Old Road Wine Co.

The Old Road is where it all began. It not only tells the story of a winery and its vineyards, but also of an extraordinary town and the historical characters who shaped it. As the brainchild of a group of investors led by Tim Hutchinson, today the Old Road Wine…

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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.

Features: Disabled Access, Liquor License, On Wine Estate

Paulina’s Restaurant at Rickety Bridge

Paulina’s Restaurant has earned its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital, offering a variety of elegant bistro-style dishes with a range of mouth-watering desserts to finish. Every creation from the restaurant team is given extra zest by the striking beauty of the vineyards and stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains.…

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Pierneef à La Motte

Still celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage, Pierneef à La Motte has a new and more relaxed format with an à la carte menu treating guests to comfort food and hearty favourites with a modern interpretation. Enjoy the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the quiet of the farm and vineyards, the beautiful gardens…

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Protege Restaurant

Protègè is n exciting new casual fine dining eatery under the guidance of previous Eat out Chef of the Year, La Colombe’s Scot Kirton. Scot is proud to be part of the process of reconising young talanted chefs and giving them the opportunity to put themselves on the map. In…

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Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar

With a passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine and a laid back setting to match, we invite you to experience Reuben’s. Our menu offers staunch favourites that has been with us from the start. Being in the heart of South Africa’s winelands, our wine list is the envy of…

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Reuben’s & Co Café at Val de Vie Estate

Reuben’s & Co Cafè, the latest restaurant in the impressive portfolio of acclaimed South African chef Reuben Riffel. Reuben’s & Co Cafè is located at The Yard lifestyle centre situated in the heart of Val de Vie Estate. The concept of Reuben’s & Co Cafè is based on seasonal, health-conscious dishes…

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Rupert & Rothschild Tasting Centre

Enjoy the perfect luncheon, meeting or celebration in tranquil surroundings with views of the vineyards and the spectacular Simonsberg mountain. Here Head Chef Anwar Abdullatief and the culinary team create unique and flavoursome dishes, using the best local produce and time-honoured flawless, ethical cooking techniques.

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Sauvage Restaurant at Le Franschhoek

SAUVAGE: Sauvage 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 Sauvage Restaurant an unforgettable experience.

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Smitten Cafè

Born out of a shared passion for food, Smitten is the love child of Chef Patron and “Geure Uit die Valley” host, Chris Smit and veteran TV host and broadcaster, Imraan Vagar. Located at The Yard precinct, a picturesque and charming oasis of tranquility in the heart of Franschhoek town,…

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TAPASCO Restaurant

Tapasco offers uncomplicated, but delicious dishes that are sourced with local ingredients. A special focus is on TAPAS, small, tasty dishes to share. Tapasco has flavour bursting Brunches and all day breakfast and offers a beautiful, Mediterranean ambiance. Price-Value is excellent, making it a preferred choice of locals.

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Disabled Access, Take Aways

Terbodore Cafe

Terbodore Cafe brings the café scene to Franschhoek with the focus being on good coffee and interesting menu options and specials, all set back in a laid-back café environment. Situated on the main road just before you reach Franschhoek, the café also has a coffee roastery beside it, where the…

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Terra del Capo Antipasti bar

Visitors to the Terra del Capo Tasting Room, situated on Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek, can look forward to the quintessential Italian Dolce Vita experience. Known for bespoke wine tasting in a magnificent setting, Terra del Capo Tasting Room now also boasts a beautifully landscaped garden under the shade of…

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The Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle

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…

Features: Child Friendly, Liquor License, On Wine Estate

The Farm shop and Deli at Grande Provence

The Farm shop and Deli offers a wide variety of fresh produce like farm baked bread, charcuterie, cheeses, coffee beans, Fresh fruit and veg, free range eggs, preserves and jams, glorious cakes, rusks, and other fresh bakes.   Opening times: Monday – Sunday: Breakfast: 09:30 – 11:30 Light Lunches starts…

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

The Greenhouse Restaurant at Babylonstoren

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 meats served with our homemade herb oils, chutneys, preserves and relishes, as well as…

Features: Child Friendly, Disabled Access, On Wine Estate

The Restaurant at Grande Provence

While the 18th century Manor House and The Owner’s Cottage reflect their Huguenot heritage, The Restaurant and wine tasting area of Grande Provence project a chic industrial presence. For this season only, we have created a cosy winter pop-up restaurant with a more casual, modern and warming look and feel.…

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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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Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

Complementing the Leeu Collection is a venture situated on the main street of Franschhoek. Adjacent to Leeu House, Tuk Tuk, a craft beer microbrewery in partnership with the award-winning Cape Brewing Company (CBC) team, serves bespoke brews and Mexican inspired food. Tuk Tuk is open daily from 11h00 to 21h00…

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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’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • 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

Tourism Levy

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.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861



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