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Monneaux Restaurant

191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“salmon trout” (7 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
French, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the 5 course tasting menu at this smart modern and bright restaurant situated on the edge of town. The service was excellent: friendly and informative but never obtrusive. Tables are spaced widely apart which we liked for privacy. Food was of excellent quality....More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing we liked was they sent a courtesy car to out hotel to pick us up and then return after dinner. The restaurant is very nicely decorated with a pleasant atmosphere. We are not big eaters ordering two items each. Each was the...More

Thank david s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food with great service x the mussels with sweet chili sauce was excellent as was the lamb as the Main course x all food exceptionally tasty and well presented. Excellent service by our hostess for the evening Anastasia made for an excellent evening.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small portions/tapas style of menu. Excellent products, very well presented, very tastefull meal. Excellent and friendly service. Very reasonable prices

Thank Gentleman64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my perfect type of food and offers loads of different tapas style food!! Means you have a variety to choose from and you can keep going back!! The food is so delicious and very creative! Uses South African local produce while using different...More

Thank Worldtrip23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year we submitted a rather negative review on Monneaux ... this year it is nothing but the highest praise. This time decided to avoid the set "Chef's Menu" and, with the assistance of our excellent server [Foster] decided to try a selection of the...More

Thank The_Old_Brits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is a lovely place for lunch and the food is really good. The small plate concept is great because you can choose how much you want to eat and we could order a lot of different dishes and share between us. A bit...More

Thank N0i
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Total disaster!!! Totally inexperienced service. Nothing of what one expects from a five star hotel!!!!!!

Thank Amund R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monneaux seems to have a back seat when it comes to obvious places to dine in the valley and is less referenced than peers in various publications / commentary. This is a shame as my experience was superb. The smaller plates concept is obviously not...More

Thank JonBeckRoberts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very attentive service, the menu had several options that cater to many tastes, and included a menu with recommended wines to accompany. The 'verhandah' space was very pleasant to sit in, intimate but not exclusive and the outlook onto the outdoor eating area and gardens...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3386
  • E-mail
Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house. Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining. The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with. The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa
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