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 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 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

Big Dog Café

Big Dog 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…

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

Bistro BonBon at La Petite Dauphine

Down a quiet country lane, a short distance from the hussle and bustle of the main street, embraced by the magnificent mountains to its back and sides, lies the beautiful La Petite Dauphine Estate and at its heart: Bistro BonBon! This charming and tranquil restaurant is steeped in history, holding…

Features: Breakfast, Child Friendly, Disabled Access, Liquor License, 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…

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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


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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Colcacchio Pizzeria

This is just your typical Boy meets Girl, Boy falls in love with Girl, Boy and Girl join forces as master entrepreneur and master restauranteur to create South Africa’s most loved eatery Story. Their vision was to build a restaurant that would serve only the most mouthwatering Italian inspired meals…

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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

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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Fish in Franschhoek

At Fish in Franschheok we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food. The key to our success is simple:  providing quality consistent food that taste great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine dishes like: Seafood, Burger, Sandwiches. Eat…

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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 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 Fish Market

We supply a wide variety of fresh and frozen seafood products from sustainable sources to restaurants and surrounding homes.

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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

GlenWood Fine Wine and Food Experience

GlenWood offers you an experience that triggers all your senses! We spoil you with eight tastes of our best wines together with six specially-created, matching dishes presented on our renowned Tasting Palette. Guest are then invited to select one of the pairings from this ‘live menu’ as their main course,…

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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 Heritage Wine Estate Restaurant

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. The Restaurant at Grande Provence is open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner. High-backed chairs upholstered in white leather draw…

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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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Hey Joe Taproom Restaurant

Chef Nicola Spilsbury has created a delicious menu that is not only inspired by the Belgians but also incorporates our core range of beers. We also cater for vegetarians and for children. Our taproom is designed to offer an up-close experience of our brewhouse whilst you sip our on our…

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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 venture…

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La Petite Ferme

The restaurant at La Petite Ferme offers a culinary experience like no other. With a team of exceptionally talented, energetic and focused chefs delivering a combination of international methods and flavours in a unique contemporary-rustic style on each plate. Sourcing the best and freshest local ingredients that Franschhoek has to…

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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 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 flavours from breakfast right through to dinner. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in a Mediterranean inspired setting with delicious menu of breakfast options and tasty tapas styled plates for lunch. Previous head chef from the award-winning…

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

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.

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

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…

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

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.

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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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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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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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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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River Cafe Franschhoek

River Cafe is one of the newest additions to the beautiful village of Franschhoek. With a focus on keeping it real and bringing back to the village, a little bit of light heartedness. River Cafe serves sumptuous full plate dishes made with fresh local ingredients & is all about real…

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Roca Restaurant

The restaurant is situated on the Dieu Donne Wine Estate which has an iconic view of the Franschhoek valley and is well known for capturing breathtaking landscapes and as such makes it a perfect venue for Weddings and Functions.

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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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SANté Wellness Restaurant

“At Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa we believe that nutritious food is the foundation of health. Nourishing the body through exquisite food is, therefore, an integral part of our offering and we use the freshest ingredients from our own indigenous kitchen garden and local bio-dynamic farmers and suppliers. The Cape…

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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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Soyogi – The Best Frozen Yoghurt in Franschhoek!

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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 Conservatory at Leeu House

The Conservatory only caters for resident guests. An unhurried breakfast, which is included in the tariff, is available from 07h00 until 11h00. An all-day dining menu (from 12h00 to 21h00 in low season, 12h00 to 22h00 in high season), featuring light meals with a focus on local produce, is served…

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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…

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The Dining Room at Leeu Estates

At Leeu Estates innovative cuisine is prepared daily by the culinary team. A leisurely breakfast, which is included in the tariff, is available from 07h00 until 11h00. Menus showcase the best locally sourced organic and ethically farmed produce in creative fusion dishes with vibrant world flavours. Food and South African…

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The Franschhoek Beer Co Tap & Eat

The Franschhoek Beer Co is known for its uniquely hand crafted, award-winning beers. The experienced team under the guidance of beer partner chef Reuben Riffel brings a new food experience to the Franschhoek Valley with Tap|Eat, the restaurant at The Franschhoek Beer Co. Offering the freshest beers on tap with…

Features: Child Friendly, Disabled Access, Liquor License

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 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 Grill & Butcher

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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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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Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

Complementing the Leeu Collection are two ventures 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 team, serves bespoke brews and Mexican inspired food. Tuk Tuk is open daily from 11h00 to 21h00 during low…

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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

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 – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861