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Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here. Food was excellent and very well priced. I would highly recommend the curried king klip

Thank Greybuda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Evening Meal. Both of us chose from the winter special which was four courses. Different and beautifully prepared. Friendly, attentive staff. It was a cold night and the wood fire took the chill off the evening. I had wanted to try this restaurant and I...More

Thank 153AFD
Reviewed 22 June 2017

After reading all the great reviews, I was expecting something super special. I was very disappointed. We were undecided on whether to go for the 4-course offer (a great deal) or order off menu so we decided to start with the snacks and then take...More

Thank MilkyWayEyes
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My second visit in about 5 years – and I was impressed with what was on offer. We chose the 4-course set menu and it was worth it. The set menu started with a taster, followed by a starter, main course and then dessert –...More

Thank ADavis1977
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We really enjoyed our casual meal of fine cuisine served under the umbrellas on the sidewalk. The service was excellent, the wine list interesting and the specialty drinks like the gin exceptional. The food was exquisite and we ended up spending a long relaxing afternoon...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Best mussels and steaks in the village ... service very attentive! Great ambience! A must go in Franschoek!

Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped over for lunch. Very nice setting on the main road. Quick and friendly service as we walked in. The calamari salad was well presented and very tasty. Beef burger is excellent. Will visit again.

Thank Ryno E
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I wasn't expecting great things from a restaurant on the high street of a very touristy town. But the menu looked interesting, and it seemed worth a try. It didn't disappoint. A starter of artichoke and chilli gnocchi (on the specials list) had plenty of...More

Thank WanderingLondon
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Just sit down for a coffee or enjoy an exquisite meal. This is a well-known restaurant with a wine list that one might expect in F. I would recommend the mussels, but my friends ate hamburgers with much pleasure. Good service. All typically Franschhoek.

Thank dringdilara
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Honestly one of the best steaks I've ever had - absolutely perfectly cooked and served with delicious oven baked mash. 3 courses with wine for less than 350r per person. Tempted to visit again tomorrow night!

Thank Ali D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!
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