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The Bar at LQF

16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We didn't feel like a heavy dinner and thoroughly enjoyed a light meal here - it was off season and so we were the only guests even though across the way the Tastings was very busy. The service was excellent. We enjoyed 5 tapas style...More

Thank sugabtoronto
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

What a great review, thank you very much for taking the time and the team and I are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Bar at LQF. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I knew this was special and expected a lot. My expectations were exceeded. What a fabulous dining and wine experience. I am a foodie and a wine drinker -- and even I couldn't eat it all. I highly recommend the full food and wine dinner...More

Thank isellcaptiva
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited the Lounge Bar over the past weekend and had a lovely meal. I was a bit worried as we were the only guests for lunch (it is off season currently in SA), but we had a good meal. Our table had a bottle...More

Thank Carmen26Muller
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

The team and I really appreciate you reviewing your recent visit to The Bar at LQF. Thank you for your comments, which I have passed on to the team, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is situated within a refurbished building in the main street. It is well known because of its quality in service and dining. One can enjoy sundowners on the long outside terrace or within the modern decor of the inside bar area. They offer...More

Thank maryann52za
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you very much Maryann for posting such a lovely review of your visit to the Bar at Le Quartier Francais. I have passed your comments on to the team, who will be delighted, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We went for a sundowner and some super Gin and tonics. The glasses with a big ball of ice were unusual and we stayed for 2!More

Thank AndreasThieme
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you very much Andreas for reviewing your visit to The Bar at Le Quartier Francais, the team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed your G&Ts and we look forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We enjoyed a Gin & Tonic on the patio while waiting for dinner @ The Taste. Good service, fair prices..lots of Tonic selection...more Tonics than Gins!More

Thank CancunTravel2Much
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review of your experience of the Bar at Le Quartier Francais. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit have followed up with the team regarding your comment on the number of gins and...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Last night was our third visit to the Lounge Bar - we ate there twice last time we were in SA a year ago. Although we recalled the service being a bit slow previously, we had good memories and knew the food was good. Sadly...More

1  Thank Rich T
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your return visit to Le Quartier Lounge Bar Rich, I am so sorry to hear you had a disappointing time with us and have followed up with the team. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

The front terrace and garden are the perfect place to begin your evening, relaxing against the very comfortable cushions you can people watch to your hearts content. A glass of bubbles or wine in the evening sunshine with something delicious from the bar menu is...More

Thank susiebrookes13
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Dear Mr and Mrs Brookes, Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review, the team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at the Le Quartier Lounge Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at "The Garden Room" for lunch expecting great food. We left horribly disappointed. All portions are really small but the menu is described as Tapas type menu so I expected small portions and as a result ordered to meals. I had the Gemsbok...More

Thank Lourens W
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review Lourens, I am so sorry to read that you were disappointed by your meal in the Garden Room. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to restore your faith in us and so please contact...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017

The dining area of the bar is called the "Garden Room" and does open to the garden. The menu is short, which is fine, but the food is absolutely dead boring. A few years ago the cooking in the garden room was inventive and memorable....More

Thank Georgia B
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the Garden Room Georgia and we have taken on board your comments. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, rest assured we will be looking at our food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151
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Description
The Bar at LQF is a trendy, sociable space with a wood-burning fireplace. Outside seating creates the perfect spot to relax over a drink and watch the activity on the main street. Savour the signature craft gin cocktails or create your own G&T from the menu of delicious ingredients. There is also a selection of classic cocktails, some with a unique contemporary twist, as well as delicious non-alcoholic versions. The well-stocked bar also offers artisan beers and ciders, as well as a hand-picked selection of proudly South African wines.
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