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Boschendal restaurant

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Route 310, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 870 4274
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for a 'Rhone' picnic, tempted by the website photographs and service. The setting was lovely, under oak trees, but the picnic tables were a free for all- definitely no crisp white table cloths! Service was pretty poor and not on par with the prices paid. The food was good, but overall I suspect there are better experiences elsewhere.

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Thank Patrick H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue. Live music was wonderful. Friendly service. We had a great time. Having said that, the picnic basket was disappointing. There was a half chicken in a brown bag per 2 people. Not cut, not refined, not anything done to it. Was very odd. Dips were not great. Bread was excellent, luckily.

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Thank Burhan S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for picknick at lunch time. You have to book picknick basket in advance which offers a lot to eat. Salads, cold meat, cheese, dips, fresh bread and a dessert. Everything is nicely wrapped and the setting under the old oak trees is lovely. Waiter was attentive. Coffee is served "to go" which doesn't seem to fit the setting.

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Thank Frogy007
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picnics here are delicious. you can't reserve a table, so be sure to turn up and grab a seat when you're there as tables do fill up under the trees. The baskets are deceptively small. I couldn't eat 40% of the food and i was hungry. It was all exceptional quality! Also, you can't bring your own wine over... More 

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Thank Charlie C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful wineries I have ever been to: it is in a gorgeous setting,with old Dutch style houses, chickens walking around and a great little cafe serving delicious meals and lovely staff. Certainly one not to be missed. We were very happy someone told us about this place!

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Thank Marl777
South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove out to the beautiful estate of Boschendal in Stellenbosch to celebrate a special friend’s birthday with his wife and his mum. Although there is a gourmet restaurant next door, we chose the rustic deli dining option under the trees and well worth it it was. Amongst the dishes we enjoyed were a tasty bobotie pie with a salad... More 

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Thank MatthewJHB
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We have been over to this picnic many times over the years. The venue has moved since last here, the Rhone picnic hasn't the stunning views, walled in with visible electric fencing to be seen. The staff were not as helpful, even non existent at times. The food it self I must say was good, although no spoons in basket... More 

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Thank Tim J
Bedford, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Boschendal has a unique and peaceful atmosphere. The food is excellent and everything is produced on the farm. We loved the resident chickens! The are as friendly as the staff. The wine we tasted was of excellent quality. Definitely a must for anyone wanting to experience a truly authentic and unforgettable Cape winelands venue.

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Thank MarizaNaude
Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went with friends from Scotland for brunch and had a very good meal Eating out of doors under the large oak trees is so refreshing. The waitress had a good sense of humour and assisted us with well with all our queries, the service was quick and the food very good. The hamburger patty was particularly good in that it... More 

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Thank Bob i
Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The family and I visited the Deli at Boschendal today, 7 January 2017 for a late lunch. What a great experience. Nice outdoor setting under the trees on a magnificent wine farm. Very enjoyable afternoon. Will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 310, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 870 4274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?