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Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (100 reviews)
“fried milk” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Dutch East. The restaurant interior is beautifully appointed and has a cosy but smart feel to it. Service was prompt, it was quiet when we visited as it was low season, but there were a couple...More

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DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Hannah, Thank you for the lovely feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to your next visit! Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the restaurants on the main strip in Franschhoek that we always go back to. Whether the weather is cold or hot it offers a lovely ambiance . The food is good and there is a nice variety. A lovely everyday bistro...More

Thank Reenwoud
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Reenwoud, Thank you for your review and wonderful feedback, looking forward in hosting you again soon! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Dutch East in July 2017. Marissa was so warm and welcoming. We booked at another restaurant but they had terrible service, so we walked out. We phoned Dutch East and asked if they could fit us in and they did. They had...More

Thank Lauren G
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Lauren G, We are so glad that we could accommodate you and show you what Franschhoek hospitality is all about. Your feedback is much appreciated! Looking forward to your next visit! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One minute you are told what the steak cut of the day is, which you order ten minutes later, and you are told that the kitchen just informed the waiter that they are fresh out of sirloin although the restaurant is empty? To substitute starch...More

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DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Karin K, Thank you for taking the time to respond about your experience at Dutch East Restaurant. My apologies for the disappointment in your dining experience with us. I will definitely discuss your feedback with the kitchen as well as the front of...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here. Food was excellent and very well priced. I would highly recommend the curried king klip

Thank Greybuda
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Greybuda, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we wish to welcome you in the near future again! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Evening Meal. Both of us chose from the winter special which was four courses. Different and beautifully prepared. Friendly, attentive staff. It was a cold night and the wood fire took the chill off the evening. I had wanted to try this restaurant and I...More

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DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dutch East Diner, Thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad to hear that you have had enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope to see you soonest! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 22 June 2017

After reading all the great reviews, I was expecting something super special. I was very disappointed. We were undecided on whether to go for the 4-course offer (a great deal) or order off menu so we decided to start with the snacks and then take...More

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DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day MilkyWayEyes, Thank you for your constructive feedback, we will definitely discuss your feedback in our management meeting (Kitchen & Front of House). My apologies that you didn't enjoy your evening with us, our management team can however not recall such feedback during that...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

My second visit in about 5 years – and I was impressed with what was on offer. We chose the 4-course set menu and it was worth it. The set menu started with a taster, followed by a starter, main course and then dessert –...More

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DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ADavis, Thank you for your lovely feedback based on your experience with us. We would certainly love to welcome you back to Dutch East Restaurant. Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We really enjoyed our casual meal of fine cuisine served under the umbrellas on the sidewalk. The service was excellent, the wine list interesting and the specialty drinks like the gin exceptional. The food was exquisite and we ended up spending a long relaxing afternoon...More

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DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dutch East Diner, Your lovely feedback is much appreciated! Hope to see you soon for a relaxed lunch or dinner. Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Best mussels and steaks in the village ... service very attentive! Great ambience! A must go in Franschoek!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
  • E-mail
Description
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!
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