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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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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new menu is excellent, many varied choices very well prepared and very well presented. Robin looked after us and we had an incredible eating experience.

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Thank Tourafrisouth
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Country House and Villas last September and ate at Monneaux on both nights of our stay. The food was amazing - my first taste of springbok - the wine list exemplary and the service was faultless. If you are in Franschhoek, then this is the place to eat. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank Helen B
Jersey, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first night staying at the Franschhoek Country Hotel & Villas, we booked a table for 19:30 [the earliest possible booking]. Monneaux proved to be a slightly odd experience, as we found the tasting plates concept rather complicated [and with no indication of how small or otherwise the dishes would be]. We settled for the 3-course Chef’s menu instead... More 

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Thank The_Old_Brits
South West London
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing better than our outstanding meal was our waiter Merven (Murph). He explained how the menus worked, served us with a smile made and made the whole night a truly enjoyable one. As for the food - the highest accolade I can give the Chef is that each dish we had was better than the last? And considering... More 

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Thank RJSouthWestLondon
Switzerland
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going there for years. Have always had a good meal with great service. Their menu with small dishes, like tapas is very good and worth trying. Sad to say that the desserts are not very good.

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Thank Gary F
North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service. Dishes come in "petite assiettes" where each is around R55-65. Waiter recommended 3-5 selections but I only ordered 3: eggplant parmesan, filet slider, and line fish. Delicious and portion's just right.

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Thank chihyuchang
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and booked it for our last night before moving on to Cape Town. We arrived and had a lovely table overlooking the garden that was open to the lovely weather. The staff were courteous and attentive throughout and very willing to make recommendations. We reviewed the two menu options and decided to go for the... More 

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Thank Craige1959
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fiancé and I had dinner at Monneaux during our stay in the Franschhoek area. It was our second visit to the restaurant. The food was fantastic, just like we remembered it but the service wasn't as excellent as it was the last time (about a year ago). Every waiter/waitress was nice but we felt like there was a slight... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Convenient for a first night if you are staying in hotel , but much better restaurants in town.The hotel is excellent but the restaurant was average

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Salvador, BA
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. I liked the fact that the restaurant offers two different menus - one tapas style and another one a la carte. We opted for the tapas menu and had the chance to try different options which were all delicious except for the gnocchi. Staff was very attentive and always ready to provide suggestions and make... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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