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Rendezvous Bistro

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Wine Bar
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Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Okamai Japanese Restaurant)
+27 21 876 2044
11:00 - 16:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Returned for lunch and can't say I was impressed. Fish portion was small and very greasy, served on a large bed of shredded cabbage. You can't fault the location or the farm wines so overall, average.

Thank SAtraveller61
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Dear SAtraveller61, I am sorry that you were not impressed with your most recent visit to Glenwood and Rendezvous. We take your comment very seriously and are immediately in the process of investigating the item which was clearly not up to the standard we aim for. You nonetheless mentioned that you enjoyed our farm and our wines, so we hope... More 

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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

For those visitors to the village who can see life beyond a tram-stop, this is a gem of a place. Our very favourite winery in the valley, coupled with great views make this one not to be missed. And that's just the wine. An interesting and very tasty choice of allegedly light dishes to go at for lunch, though they... More 

Thank SeanIlkley
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Hi SeanIlkley, many thanks for your very complimentary review of your visit to Glenwood and our restaurant, Rendezvous. Great idea about the car-wash tokens - we have always thought that guests who are keen to visit us won't mind the dusty road but your idea might well be popular. Just as long as it doesn't result in us being overrun... More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

You have to bravely drive down a very dusty road to get to Glenwood Estate. It is worth it! The views, the pleasant gardens, sitting comfortably under a tree both to taste the wines and to eat our light lunch gave us a very pleasant two hours of relaxation. The menu has a number of dishes designed for sharing. The... More 

Thank Georgia B
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Georgia B, many thanks for your visit to Glenwood and Rendezvous, and for your very enthusiastic review. Sorry about the dusty road but somehow we think it adds to the slight feeling of remoteness while only being seven kilometers from Franschhoek, and also limits the number of guests we receive which, in turn, adds to the feeling of tranquility... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Beside the outstanding wines, very good tasting Tapas good portions absolutly fantastic as a light meal after an excellent winetasting!

Thank Maria M
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Maria M, many thanks for your review of the Glenwood restaurant, Rendezvous. We were delighted that you once again enjoyed your wine tasting and light lunch - and appreciated that this was at least your second visit to us. We look forward to number three now that you have become a "regular"! Kind regards. More 

East Anglia, UK
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456 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wonderful food, wonderful ambience, wonderful service, wonderful wine. Do you detect a pattern here? Sat outside in warm sunshine - started with a wine tasting, then lovely but simple food. Really recommended

Thank davidh of england
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Dear davidh, your review of Glenwood's restaurant, Rendezvous, really made our team feel very proud. Thank you. We normally scour our reviews to detect areas for improvement but, in your review, found nothing so we will graciously accept your commendation. Please pay us a return visit when you are next in Franschhoek. Kind regards. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Come here all the time with family, absolutely beautiful fresh food throughout the day! I was pleasantly surprised to find out the bistro has recently opened on an evening from 5pm serving delicious Mediterranean food, there is something on the menu for everyone. The bistro is spotlessly clean, staff are extremely friendly/attentive & the owners greet both new & old... More 

Thank sheavickers
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Hi sheavickers, We were delighted to receive your enthusiastic review of Rendezvous. Many thanks. On the point about opening in evenings from 5pm, we do this with pleasure for parties of ten guests or more. This has been popular with groups of friends who are having one or other celebration, and they obviously receive the fulllest attention of our staff.... More 

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314 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We do like this wine farm... The sweeping views, the giant trees, the calmness of this boutique winery. The food is good and the wine ( especially the Chardonnay ) divine. However , we went for a Sunday lunch recently and was thoroughly disappointed with the service. Our waiter ( Neill) tried his best to serve the restaurant and winery... More 

Thank Reenwoud
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Reenwoud, Thank you for your comments about Glenwood and Rendezvous. We were obviously pleased with your general positive reaction to the winery but very disappointed with your negative experience of our restaurant service. I assure you that I will look into this and take the required action to ensure that it is much improved. I would very much appreciate... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great variety of tasty cheeses, preserves and bread/crackers on the cheese platter; interesting orangey olives; and the best hummus on homemade crackers which were amazing with the Glenwood reds (especially the merlot)! Staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The only slight disappointment was the grapes which looked lovely but didn't seem washed. We put them in our water... More 

Thank John T
Batavia, IL
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We started with a nice local wine and a appetizer plate that featured five of the best on the menu; they were all excellent and highly recommended. Our entrees were also outstanding. It was the second best meal we enjoyed in wine country.

Thank buncis
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you, Buncis, for your very positive review. We were delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. With your review having rated us as the second best meal in the wine country, our challenge will be to become the best and we look forward to your return visit to try us out. Kind regards. More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ate hear today after a tiring cycle. We had Ducks Liver Parfait, Fishcakes and Meatballs. All excellent and thoroughly recommended. Wash down with some of the Chardonnay

Thank Malcolm P
AlastairWood, Owner at Rendezvous Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of lunch at Rendezvous Bistro on Glenwood. We were delighted that you enjoyed the snacks and Chardonnay after your cycle and trust that you were completely revived! Best regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Okamai Japanese Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2044
GlenWood's lunchtime bistro invites guests to enjoy light, original, imaginitive cuisine whilst taking pleasure in the unparalleled views of GlenWood's secluded valley and the surrounding mountains. Located next to the winery, Rendezvous offers seating for 40 people in an intimate setting, tables either inside or outside.

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