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The Tasting Room - CLOSED

Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (103 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 1,096 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This restaurant is now closed and they’re opening a new one with a different chef later in the year (same as La Colombe in Constantia, which is exceptional, so that bodes well), so there’s no point in recommending it, but we thought we'd still review...More

Thank BAM1113
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This will be a bitter sweet review. It was literally the best restaurant we visited during our visit to South Africa (powerful statement for this Foodie Paradise). The sad thing is that the long time chef just finished her last service on April 29th. We...More

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here due to reading such good reviews and also due to its well known name. Thoroughly underwhelmed & disappointed by the entire meal as were the 3 other people dining with me. I've eaten at many top restaurants around the world but I really...More

1  Thank BRowanTraveller
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit Franschoek we do our best to visit the Tasting Room, as it really is a special place. It must be said upfront that this is more of a dining experience than a simple dinner, so you will need to come prepared....More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I'm a "food fascist" and can be unbearably judgmental about restaurants. The Tasting Room simply blew me away. We had the 8-course set menu and this leisurely meal stretched out over several hours. Each course was meticulously prepared and served paired with glasses of wine....More

Thank Rhonda R
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

What a wonderful review, thank you so much Rhonda. I have passed your kind comments on to Chef Margot and the team and they will be so pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable experience with us at The Tasting Room. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We did the 8-course surprised menu and loved it! The food was very good and the chef does a great job combining tastes. Also, for some dishes we got different plates so at the end we tried many different creations. If anything we would criticize...More

Thank princesstravelling
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

The team and I are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal at The Tasting Room, thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection

Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was the most amazing meal I've ever had. Went with my Son and took pictures of each course before we ate it. The staff was wonderful and enhanced the experience as well. We chose the wine pairing option and got to taste some wonderful...More

Thank Julie C
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you so much Julie for posting such a lovely review of your visit to The Tasting Room. The team and I are very pleased to read that you and your son had such an enjoyable experience. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Highs Generally all our Top 10 restaurants in SA are phenomenal, so it's got to take more than the food (for me) to set them apart. The Tasting Room has done so - I would definitely rate Margot Janse higher than Luke Dale Roberts. Every...More

Thank M2675WWmelissap
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review of your visit to The Tasting Room. I have passed your comments on to Chef Margot and the team, who I am sure will be very touched by your kind sentiments. We are delighted that...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

An innovative and playful menu, with extremely friendly staff. Very good value for the quality (and number of nocel courses!). Closes at the end of April, go if you can!

Thank AKDent
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you very much for posting such a great review, Chef Margot and the team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Tasting Room. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was a first for me; and what an experience! Course after course of artistic culinary creations paired with recommended wines made this more of a show than just a dining experience. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly; professional but engaging. An expensive evening but...More

Thank Michael B
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you very much Michael for posting such a lovely review of your time with us at The Tasting Room. I have passed your kind comments on to Chef Margot and the team, who will be delighted. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 110 - US$ 150
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets | 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151
  • E-mail
Description
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage. In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting ... Exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu's outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.In The Tasting Room the journey extends further than just phenomenal cuisine; it moves fearlessly into the captivating realm of stories and magic. A place where each plate, and its African inspired elements, have the ability to captivate the hearts and minds of diners.The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. 19H00 till late.Please allow at least 3 hours for your dinner.
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