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Pierneef a La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8800
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious lunch here after visiting the vineyard's tasting room. We sat outside and the experience was a joy. The menu is wonderful, the service was the best we had in Franschooek and the restaurant itself is stunning. Would love to come back...More

Thank RoseAmelia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world class experience - the wines, the ever changing fabulous food, the setting and the service!! I go back here every time in South Africa for a reason! It is quite simply magnificent!

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the food and wine pairing at LaMotte, With my mom & mom-inlaw. What a wonderful morning we had. My only complaint was that it starts at 10.00 am on a Friday. We flew in at 8.15 that Friday morning ran to get our...More

Thank dinasour_7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a dinner and selected the tasting menu which was paired with wines. Most of the paired wines are La Motte wines. Food was perfectly cooked and presented and each dish had its own signature flair to it. Highlight strangely enough was the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with the most amazing winelands cuisine. The atmosphere and friendly personnel made for a lovely afternoon.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The winery and restaurant and beautiful with a nice outdoor seating area. The food was very fresh and light with a delicate balance of flavours.

Thank KellyC_Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought that a noted fine dining restaurant might turn out to be a bit stuffy for half a dozen friends reuniting from all over the world. But it actually turned out to be relaxed and friendly, and the waiting staff were happy to accommodate...More

Thank WanderingLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Franschhoek you are faced with so many good options for dining. If you want to splash out on some fine dining, then head for Pierneef at La Motte. In addition to the dining, there is a great gallery featuring the works of the...More

1  Thank PeterV1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family lunch at Pierneef today. Everything was good except the food, which was plated well enough but bland. By everything I mean: the beautiful oaks, tasteful decor, good service, activities for the kids, the fountains and the comfortable tables for large groups....More

Thank Karin G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had a truly delightful lunch and afternoon. My husband had the seafood special and I a specially prepared vegetarian pumpkin dish, both infused with extraordinary flavored, herbs and spices. The meal was accompanied by a light and fresh Chardonnay, a perfect accompaniment to a...More

Thank lori m
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Would like to make a booking for 4 for Christmas Lunch if open and a table is available. Kind regards Jan
28 November 2016|
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Response from Hetta V | Property representative |
Hallo Jan, We are closed for Christmas Lunch, so that all our staff can share the day with their families and loved ones. Pierneef a La Motte will re-open on Tuesday 27 December '16. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Pierneef a la Motte)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 8800
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The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte's admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 - 1957). Pierneef's creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant's offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation.

The restaurant interior blends beautifully with the external surroundings - a fresh, natural look inside is embraced by tranquil gardens and majestic oak trees - where a Winelands Tea with a selection of home-baked delights from the La Motte Farm Shop can be enjoyed.

The exclusively arranged Pierneef a La Motte Chef's Table offers a fine-dine menu in line with guests' preferences, as pre-arranged with Chef Michelle Theron, as well as a harmoniously complementing wine selection
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