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The French Connection

Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4056
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (162 reviews)
“crispy duck” (32 reviews)
“mussels” (84 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A warm welcome and friendly service go a long way. It was cold and wet outside so the room could have been warmer but the friendly attentive staff made up for the chill in the room. The food was excellent, simple yet with enough of...More

Thank Felipe59
Reviewed yesterday

Friendly service and good food contributed to a very pleasant evening. Outdoor seating was most welcome on a very hot evening. We appreciated the calm and efficient first aid assistance given to my hisband who had cut his thumb badly before we arrived at the...More

Thank Keepongoing
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with my husband - I had booked a table for 8.00pm. We were sat inside which suited as it was quite breezy outside. It’s a big place inside with lots of covers. It took a while to get a waitress to notice us so...More

Thank NinkandTel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Also consistent Restaurant. Jason is a great guy and steers this ship on a straight course. Just would like to see some changes to the Menu as being a frequent visitor it is getting a bit stale Very popular with tourists, so they would not...More

Thank peter c
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here with 6 of us and booked in advance as it gets busy. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes with both internal and external seating. I had the steak which was reasonably priced at under 200 rand and our friends...More

Thank hodgeyWarrington
Reviewed 4 days ago

Large menu would suit all tastes. Food well prepared and good presentation. Excellent selection of wines all served by friendly and attentive staff ina buzzing friendly atmosphere.That’s why is difficult to get in without a reservation. Nice evening thanks to all.

Thank djbeecroft
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food in this restaurant was very good. It did however let itself down slightly with the service, the vegetables arrived quite a while after the main course even when we were told the manager would be bringing them!

Thank John6550
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We turned up on spec to book and had to wait till 845 which wasn’t a problem for us and when we returned we had a table out on the front terrace. Service was great, very friendly and accommodating. The beef stroganoff was excellent and...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst we have visited Franschhoek for several years previously, we had never dined here before. The Restaurant was full at 20.00 when we arrived. The food and service were excellent

Thank VENETIAN2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was fully booked-as often the case - but they keep the pavement side tables for “walk ups” at 6.30. Excellent meal, reasonably priced with good atmosphere and service. Thanks. Look forward to returning

Thank teddyontour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4056
  • E-mail
Matthew Gordon’s popular bistro in the heart of the Franschhoek village offers a relaxed culinary experience with top-quality French classics like slow-roasted crispy duck with raspberry vinegar jus; superb steaks (try the fillet mignon with three-mushroom sauce), plus the freshest fish and local produce. Friendly, informative staff ensure that French Connection remains one of the most popular stops in the ‘Gourmet Capital of the Cape’. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006–2012; Diners Club International Wine List Award 2011–2013; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.
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