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Dutch East Restaurant

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European, Contemporary
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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
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Ilkley
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place continues to improve, with imaginative dishes, well presented. Pulled-pork curry particularly good. Could do with a better salad selection at lunchtime, as they used to have, but definitely one of the better Main Street options.

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Thank SeanIlkley
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chose here for late lunch as it looked popular earlier and the burger special looked very appetising so went with that and although it took quite some time to arrive, when It did it was very enjoyable. My only negative comment would be that we ordered a couple of glasses of sparkling wine and they didn't arrive as expected so... More 

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Thank 111myk
Diss, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant evening dining here. The staff are excellent and give fine service. The menu is varied and the quality of the food is good. We enjoyed our beef tartare and the Korean style squid (some of the most tender we have eaten). Chocolate desserts were really delicious.

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Thank Georgia B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we had fantastic food and great wine in a really cool atmosphere & Charika was a lovely host with a contagious smile!thank you!!

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Thank Stefanie I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great good, exceptional service by Edwin Highly recommend the pulled pork curry. The chicken dish was also amazing as mentioned by my 85 year old mum.

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Thank Francis W
Johannesburg
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dutch East was recommended to us by Mont d'Or. I ordered the coconut crusted fish and my partner ordered the mussels. Both were very good as was the service

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Thank 761gwenw
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at Dutch East, and not that it was a bad experience, it was just average. Despite many open tables inside when we arrived they tried to set us at the kitchen door . Our waiter was pleasant enough, but little things like forgetting to bring the basket of bread. ordered a salad as a meal, they should perhaps... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Switzerland
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. The food is ok but the steaks are not as good as they should be for South Africa, not aged as is written on the menu. The prices are to high for the quality.

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Thank Gary F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a great menu and some outstanding dishes on the menu. My partner had the squid and baby octopus starter which was melt in your mouth stuff. I had the pulled pork - what an absolute treat. Tasty. Vibrant. Different. Now we can't wait for the deep fried milktart! Definitely back here and, compared to other restaurants in... More 

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Thank Lester J
Nottinghamshire
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139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us are here on the way to start the Garden Route. We were seated outside do it was hard to see the food but it was all excellent. The mussels and tuna were particularly good. Very reasonable wine list and great service, would definitely recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Cuisine
European, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?