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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
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband chose the 5 course meal with wine pairing and me the 3 course meal, also because for vegetarians there were a limited number of dishes to choose from. What was presented, though, was excellent, as was the service and the ambience. I have eaten here before and will definitely be back.

Thank selmabaldi
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Music in the backround, where it belongs... Tranquil garden surrounding with water feature to add to the atmosphere. Well presented food, with taste to compliment. Wines well paired with food. Great choice for a Sunday lunch.

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Suider Paarl, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On invitation of my dear friend, ms. Okalanda Herbert, I had the priviledge of lunch on Saturday 11 February 2017 at this lovely restaurant. We chose to sit outside. It was a very hot day. The outside dining area was cooled off by a spraying device. We were served throughout by ms. Dianne Geduld who gave us excellent service. A... More 

Thank hbp90
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, attentive staff. The food was lovely, small portions of fabulous food. A real treat. They allow you to bring wine for a small fee, which is a bonus since most restaurants in the winelands are rip off artists. Highly recommended.

Thank Joanne V
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the location and setting to the waiter and the service we received and, of course, the food was excellent. The water feature created a relaxing and tranquil setting within the beautiful gardens of this country house hotel. It couldn’t have been better. We had the crab cakes with a delicious mango based sauce; biltong spiced lamb cutlets with spiced... More 

Thank dsbfjW
Woking, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start the service was excellent, the waiter was so friendly, the food was 5 star! I went for the tapas menu 4 portions were enough. Chicken pie was a he best I have ever tasted. My wife had a set menu including a different wine with each course. In all the cost was 1200 Rand (70 pound)

Thank Michael G
Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Thank Tourafrisouth
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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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 8 January 2017

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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South West London
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
French, European, International, Contemporary
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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
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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