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The Tasting Room - CLOSED

Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (103 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours Closed
African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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331 - 340 of 945 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2015

Wonderful. The attention to detail is top notch. The food is interesting, varied, surprising and an experience. Wine pairing, together with the tasting menu is a journey of discovery.

Thank dave c
Reviewed 28 July 2015

A fantastic menu. Well cooked local ingredients. Served by very knowledgable Waiters. The wine pairing with the food was excellent. Atmosphere was great and the restaurant was comfortable and all went out their way to help you. Hope when the buyout of the hotel takes...More

Thank petebarbs
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Beautiful space with whimsical touches. The food is creative, whimsical, surprising, delicious. The pacing of the meal is perfect, the staff was attentive. I have eaten in several Michelin starred restaurants and the dining experience here compared favorably.

Thank Dorli B
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We were staying at Le Quartier Francais so we opted to dine at the Tasting Room as it is only a short walk through the gardens. On the evening of our dinner, the winter weather and closed in and we were looking forward to a...More

1  Thank AmsterdamAlex08
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stayed at LQF just to have dinner here. The food is creative although we were divided as to wether or not we enjoyed the taste. The man found the taste a bit trying although he agreed the four taste of broccoli was the best...More

Thank dkn18
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We were the only diners in a very beautifully decorated dining room with cosy fire so the ambience was lovely. The food was average for the price.

Thank Corynniastation
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The food was interesting and tasty and the wines that were chosen to go with it was also a good match. What we did not enjoy was that we felt a bit rushed from course to course and almost felt that we were on a...More

Thank Klappernous
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We had diner with wine pairing and it was amazing. The staff was very friendly and informal, the latter we wouldn't have expected but that was one of the reasons we highly recommend this place. The dishes were presented to us in Afrikaans (which we...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 12 July 2015

My fiancé and I had a nice time at The Tasting Room, but I have to say the menu was a bit strange. The items on the menu were not divided into separate categories. That is, we didn't know if we were ordering appetizers or...More

Thank CarolynOnTheGo
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I love eating at this restaurant . The food is so delicious and ambience with great décor which has been updated too.

Thank clstyle
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$110 - US$150
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151
  • E-mail
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage. In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting ... Exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu's outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.In The Tasting Room the journey extends further than just phenomenal cuisine; it moves fearlessly into the captivating realm of stories and magic. A place where each plate, and its African inspired elements, have the ability to captivate the hearts and minds of diners.The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. 19H00 till late.Please allow at least 3 hours for your dinner.
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