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Paulina's

R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2129
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (49 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Rickety Bridge, so it was convenient to eat here, as it's apart of the winery. We had a package which included a lunch & evening meal (they had to open the restuarant just for us that evening). The menu was the...More

Thank SKIonhols
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon I would like to thank you for taking the time is completing the TripAdvisor questionnaire, we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed the Prawn Curry, we hope to see you again in the not too distance future,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two porkbellies. Very good portions. A little bit fatty today, but we will give them another chance!

Thank Johan M
VintonDJ, Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Afternoon Johan I thank you for your review and your comments, we will take a look at the belly and see if we can resolve the problem. I thank you for again and hope to see you in the not too distance futute.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special occasion lead us to Paulinas and menu, view and friendly staff set you up for an amazing time but the food? To be honest, poor. At the price and promise of the menu the result isn't great. White wine placed on the table?...More

Thank Grant L
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Grant I thank you for taking the time in completing the TripAdvisor questionnaire and sending me your concerns and comments. I sorry to hear about the experience that you had at Paulina's, in regards to the lack of detail that was apparent on...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I must say, when you hear the name Rickety Bridge Winery , you think country bumpkin, or in the words of a local, very " Ou Doos", Hehehe and you would be right in thinking that. The heritage of this beautiful, scenic farm lodge is...More

Thank Tamsyn B
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Tamsyn Thank you for completing the TripAdvisor information sheet, I would also like to thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, please don't bee a stranger and come in an see what is new...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

A very pleasant comfortable atmosphere in a country setting. Food and service were very good. Of particular note were the beautiful addition of edible flowers to the presentations of food. They add a delicate summery touch to any plate if done properly which they were...More

Thank GeraldineOttawa
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Good day Geraldine I thank you for completing the Tripadvisor information for us we are excited and grateful for the praise of the meal that you had at Paulina's Resturant, the flowers are a beautiful addition to the plate and always make the meal stand...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Stopped at the restaurant for lunch shortly before 2pm. Although the outside tables were taken, there were inside tables available. Waitress was friendly and attentive, with the complimentary tortillas and dips a pleasant surprise. I asked for a glass of water with my drink, with...More

Thank f51mustang
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

I thank you for taking the time to complete the information that you have sent to Tripadvisor, it is a great help to us at Paulina's to understand where we can better our self to make your experience a better one in the future. In...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Admittedly we arrived a little late for lunch (14:30) but surprisingly, whilst the separate wine tasting area was busy, the restaurant itself had few patrons (Saturday afternoon smack bang in tourist season). The setting overlooking the vineyards sitting outside on the balcony is lovely. If...More

Thank Meyrick3B
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

David Vinton, Hospitality Manager I would like to thank for allowing us at Paulina's to host you on that day and we are so happy that you enjoyed your meals, in regards to the salmon fish cakes that are a set weighted portion, but we...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Lunch spoilt by mediocre food. My 3 companions said their food was ok but the salmon fishcakes very small and the thick potato wedges I'm sure were frozen chips from a packet. I am 73 years of age and can say the burger I received...More

Thank RichardatBeaulieu
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

David Vinton, Hospitality Manager I would like to thank you for your time for completing the Tripadvisor information with your comments. I am sorry to hear that your dining experience was not up to scratch and your satisfaction, I will take the comments that you...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here on a Friday afternoon. They were busy renovating the restaurant’s main area - but we could still sit outside. The service from the waiter was decent enough - the manager could maybe be a bit more friendly/welcoming. We had the mushroom...More

Thank Ruletjie
CassieJR, General Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

David Vinton Hospitality Manager I would like to thank you for taking the time in completing the Tripadvisor information sheet, I would like to apologise to you personally in regards to what you experienced on Friday, we are working on the issues and I thank...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the chef! What an amazing meal of scallops, curry, and rice as well as a nice side flat bread and wine. Best meal of our week long trip! Great sommelier too!

Thank BlessedTravels77
CassieJR, Manager at Paulina's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Good afternoon Thank you for taking your time to review us on trip advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed the food so much and really hope that you will return to Paulina's on your next trip. Fond regards Cassie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly The Restaurant in the Vines)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2129
  • E-mail
Description
Take a seat overlooking the Rickety Bridge vineyards. Sip a glassful of crisp estate wine and enjoy a delicious lunch while drinking in the splendour of the magnificent surroundings. Every creation from our team of talented chefs is given extra zest by the striking beauty of the setting and stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains.Rickety Bridge is an enchanting Franschhoek wine estate that earns its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital. Franschhoek is home to some of the best restaurants in South Africa.The Restaurant in the Vines has made way for Paulina’s, named in honour of the original owner of the property in 1797, Paulina de Villiers.In keeping with current culinary trends, the restaurant features a variety of half and full portions of its exciting bistro style menu, allowing diners the opportunity to sample and share dishes.Executive chef Melissa Bruyns (previously at Haute Cabriere and Westin Grand) explains: “the half portions are larger than a conventional tapas serving, so ideal for sharing, or having as a starter. I believe in using fresh seasonal ingredients, and letting them speak for themselves, beautifully prepared and presented, but without over-elaboration. We have planted a herb and vegetable garden on Rickety Bridge to ensure that I have plenty to work with”
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