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“View, real food in a unique setting”

Haute Cabriere Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 98 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$3
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Franschhoek's iconic Haute Cabriere Restaurant is well known for its unique location, set into the side of Franschhoek Mountain and overlooking the Valley. Soaring arches and the view over the cathedral-like Pinot Noir Barrel Maturation Cellar below offer an experience which is not to be missed. On sunny days, guests can enjoy the beautiful vistas over Franschhoek from the terrace, while on cool days a roaring fire creates a cosy atmosphere. The menu revolves around classic technique with bold flavours with chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller in the kitchen. The flavours and textures on the plate are specifically designed to complement the range of Haute Cabrière wines and Pierre Jourdan Méthode Cap Classiques - all of them served by the glass and by the bottle at cellar door prices. Bringing all of these elements together, Haute Cabrière offers the true marriage of food and wine.
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing which was excellent value (see pic of menu). Service was friendly and I formative with jokes included! Menu started fairly basic but tasty and increased in showiness as it progressed. Springbok and blue cheese tart amazing but porcini mushroom risotto totally incredible! Go and try their home grown wines and rose bubbly!

Thank Jon E
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HauteManager, Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hello Jon,

Thank you so much this feedback. We will certainly pass on to the teams, and ask the joker for a show! Hope it was still professional.

The Haute Cabrière Restaurant team

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We had a very hot and cold experience here. We arrived, table booked and were seated outside on the terrace, ordered our starters which were great, and they arrived in prompt timings.

We were then approached and asked if our mains could be served inside in 10minutes, which we found odd as we were seated on the terrace. We were told it was warmer to eat inside, so we agreed.

Once inside, it took two complaints and 45 minutes!!! 45!!! NOT 10 at all! We were told that the waiters computer had had to be reset so ordered were taking longer. We asked who else’s had been effected, & were told that no other table had been.... so just us then?! I also asked why after 15minutes our expectations hadn’t been managed, and we been told our orders would be late. This question was greeted with silence and our waiter walking off with no answer! We ended up leaving mid way through our 3 course meal as our night had been totally ruined.

We WILL NOT be returning here again!

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HauteManager, Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Nic

Thank you for getting in touch.
Our sincere apologies for your unsatisfactory experience. Can you please send us your e-mail address via TripAdvisor or send a mail directly to marketing@cabriere.co.za?
We would like to get more information on your experience so that we can ensure that it doesn't happen again.

Regards

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Dropped by this beautiful place for lunch and the environment was just magnificent! The pace of serving was slightly slow, but we weren't very hungry, so the wait didn't matter that much. Food was pretty good, and I really enjoyed the view of the surroundings as I ate my lunch.

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Thank unicon95
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HauteManager, Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Unicon95

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Good to hear that you had a good time. Regarding your review of the service - we will investigate and do our best to prevent that going forward.

Please do visit us again when you are in the area.

Kind regards

Haute Cabriere Management

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

What can I say?! This was simply a wonderful experience from beginning to end. My wife and I were on holiday from Ireland and had booked this restaurant on the strength of fellow Trip Advisor reports. We opted for the tasting menu - The Marriage of Food and Wine - and were not disappointed. Each course was a delight in itself. The Dining Room was full and there was a lovely atmosphere. Our waitress, Sune, was delightful and gave us quite wonderful service all evening - and with a lovely smile too. She has been a member of staff for eleven years and what an asset! This restaurant deserves full marks in our opinion.

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Thank Richard W
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HauteManager, Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Richard

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience online. Good to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our tasting menu. We will convey the compliment to Sune.

Please visit us again when you are in the area.

Kind regards

Haute Cabriere Management

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Haute Cabriere has one of the most stunning views. It's overlooks the most beautiful valley. On a beautiful sunny day you have the option of sitting outside under the umbrellas and take in the view, or on a cold wet day you can cozy up inside the restaurant with its arched ceilings. Good food and good service!

Thank Isabella V
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HauteManager, Manager at Haute Cabriere Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hello Isabella,

Thank you for the great feedback. We are very fortunate to have such beautiful surroundings.

We will pass this on to our dining room staff.

The Haute Cabrière Restaurant team.

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