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Chez Laurent

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Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 76 463 5764
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Thalwil, Switzerland
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a simple kitchen. You have to bring your own wine or drinks - which you also can buy in the market in the next 'shop'. Excellent steaks from the grill ! Please check some hours prior whether it is open and whether the meat is available.

Thank 63Stef05
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

EXCELLENT Steak! Highly recomended! Take own wine, not necessary to dress-up. Relaxed casual environment. We will be back

Thank Deonessa
Lephalale, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This little place is in the "Markie" (Little Market). Although it's small and only the owner (Chef), and one lady to help him AND waiter, it was a geat experience to eat there. We have taken our own wine. We ate the best fillet, I have had in a long time! And with the wine and friends, we've had an... More 

1 Thank Marie S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Was amazed by the quality of South African meat - ended up eating a lot over my 2 weeks travelling. Chez Laurent was hands down the best. Not only was the 300g fillet (R150) beautifully cooked, but the chips, salad and brandy & peppercorn sauce were exceptional. Also, Laurent is just the best. Not just an amazing cook, a great... More 

Thank Ali U
Tramore, Ireland
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our AirBnB host recommended Laurent to us as having the best fillet steak you could get in Plett. He wasn't wrong. You have to order your steak in advance of the day you plan on going. You cannot reserve a table as it is a communal area in the market place. So if you don't turn up early enough you... More 

Thank Sarah P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A superb flambé pepper steak prepared with care in a simple venue. Laurent is a great host and you get a genuine piece of Gallic humour thrown in as a bargain

Thank Obishtrim
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! Its not a real restaurant but more like a food hall with some restaurants. You bring your own wine & glas (dont forget that!) and enjoy the excellent food. Steak is what you get and a brilliant Crème brûlée :-)

Thank imalte
Truro, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great to visit on Wednesday when there is live music in the Market area. Steaks are always really good but the solid and flies are just OK. Remember to bring own wine and you must book for Wednesday.

Thank Andrew T
Malaga, Spain
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262 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Back in Plettenberg for our yearly visit and always one of the first places we go to eat is to Laurent for one of his Fillet Steaks with pepper sauce, chips and Salad. Not disappointed, never have been. Also Laurent makes the most delicious Creme Brulee, superb.

Thank 450kate
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We booked and when we arrived we were completely ignored by him and his assistant. The table was sticky so we asked him to clean it. Then we asked for wine glasses which were dumped in front of us dripping wet. She also just left the cork screw on the table, not much in the way of service here. The... More 

Thank keithgarnetjohnf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 76 463 5764

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?