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Monneaux Restaurant

191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 27 min
French, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Just returned to the UK after 14 days of wining and dining in the CapeTown and Franschhoek area and our dinner at Monneaux was in my opinion the best of a superb list of lunches and dinners. We opted for what the Chef describes as...More

Thank RoddersDoncaster
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We enjoyed two lazy lunches on the pretty garden terrace here. On both occasions we ate from the small plates menu. A really nice way to enjoy different tastes in one sitting. Three per person is about right plus a shared dessert. Staff friendly and...More

Thank AMD1000
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Ate here the two nights we were stopping in Franschoek and oh how wonderful! Staff a delight, service superb and food exquisite... Two nights just wasn't enough! Our lovely waitresses Wendy and Amanda so deserve a mention... Lovely girls! Thank you...

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We booked here for Valentine's night and what a good choice it was! Superb dinner, lovely ambiance, pretty touches to celebrate the day. Altogether a lovely evening.

Thank valdickenson1
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant scores so well on Trip Advisor and yet our experience was dire. There is a Chef’s Menu with 3 courses at R345 and with wine at R480 or 5 courses at R575 and with wine at R795. Our group opted for the three...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent food served by great knowledgeable staff made for a thoroughly enjoyable meal. In particular, Foster was very good with his information and advice on wines. A really good evening.

Thank keithamara
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We went on a Saturday night(booking recommended) and were given a table on the terrace which was a great place to be to see the fountains and stonemasonary which exuded peace and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the evening. The menu is so different in...More

Thank Astrabod
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Very pleasant quiet location in a walled-garden setting out of the centre of Franschhoek.The menu suggests picking 3 to 5 dishes to share between two people.We tried octopus (not to our taste) crayfish,strip beef and a chicken and prawn curry.All dishes well-presented and service was...More

Thank recordable
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Overpriced, fussy and pretentious. Service from Nato was attentive and pleasant. Lot of fairly aggressive up selling from others. Food was frankly uninspiring with mean portions. We left disappointed and hungry. We really don't mind high end meals but this didn't earn the price tag...More

Thank Jonny P
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Last visited Monneaux 2 years ago. I enjoyed it very much then and even more on this visit. I was staying at the French Country House for 6 nights and had the pleasure of eating here on 4 evenings. Things have changed! The restaurant itself...More

Thank croquetmike
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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