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Monneaux Restaurant

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French, European, International, Contemporary
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Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
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Today
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel and had asked the hotel to book a table the first night. Started with a glas of bubbly and some snacks and then of to the table. It was the first night with a new meny and it was not really what we was after. We decided us for the 4 course meny, with wine paring!... More 

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Thank christerb851
Dubai
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165 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is either a set menu or a choice of small tasting plates. We took the tasting plates so got to try many dishes which was great. The staff were attentive and overall we were happy with our evening.

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Thank Marcus S
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were excellent . The menu was disappointingly brief with a limited range of choices. However we found the restaurant to be lacking in ambience with uninspiring decor.

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Thank Kinellar223344
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here while staying at the Franschhoek Country House. The service was very good, the food absolutely delicious. The Melanzane starter was the best I have tasted and it is my favourite, so I have tasted many! We enjoyed our three-course meal very much and it was nice to be able to eat such an excellent... More 

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Thank luckyfish2015
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we visited Monneaux. Previously we stayed in the hotel ( I highly recommend this) We drove all the way from Durbanville as we really enjoyed our last visit, and again, we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend the tasting menu (with wine). It's rather expensive but where do you get so many great tastes... More 

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1 Thank christol2015
Cape Town
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant is situated in a well appointed French style hotel, well worth visiting. The menu was pleasantly unique and the service extremely good. Evening dining at this venue is really great and I am sure that summer dining in the garden would be fabulous. There was a pair of nesting owls at the time in a cordoned off area... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Glassed in atrium restaurant that looks over a French inspired plaza. Attention to fine furniture and provincial culture. Good quality food and presentation. A gem at the end of 4 hour drive. Good value.

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Cape Town
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Overall it was a good experience, the Tuscany look and feel to the building situated in Franschoek. Service was great with me making a reservation the day before they knew we were coming and they decorated the table with white rose petals for that special touch. The food was really nice and I had a good experience. The water feature... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have now been to Monneaux at least 4 times, the most recent with my brother and his partner who live in the UK. Prepared to push the boat out, I could have chosen anywhere but I love Monneaux's atmosphere and the willingness on the staff to do whatever it takes to make your experience memorable. Some of our part... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The Monneaux Restaurant provides a wonderful selection of food with an option of internal or external dining. The staff are well trained and there is good value for the quality provided.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
French, European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3386
Description
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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