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Dutch East Restaurant

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42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (102 reviews)
“fried milk” (9 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
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European, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here, after looking at many of the other restaurants. My wife is very picky, and few places impress her. We sat outside under the canopies - and had a very nice meal. The Calamari and Avocado salad was excellent but the Chuck...More

Thank philipwoolley
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

One has a choice of seating..inside or outside under the trees..alongside the main street of Franschhoek. The town is known as "The Culinary Capital of South Africa". It is restaurants such as this one, which upholds the title! They offer a good selection of interesting...More

Thank maryann52za
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Good day, thanks for your feedback on TripAdvisor. You feedback builds our business. We are glad that the selection of the seating was good for you, we feel that that is one of our strongest attractions and value the response on that. Our fresh mussels...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from our guest house to this busy high street restaurant which had an extensive menu and decent wine list. Staff were friendly and helpful and the service was great.I had the calves liver, delicious. Quite busy so recommend you book

Thank barryasmus0645
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name of this restaurant suggests that the food here pays more than just lip-service to the incredible heritage of South African food. For the most part, the food we ate drew its influences from this heritage. We ate from the "3 courses for R280"...More

Thank emjay1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there was 3.5 stars, I would give it that rating but definitely not 4 stars. This is a relaxed eatery on the main road of Franschhoek with outside seating overlooking the walkway, and tables inside the old Cape Dutch building. Menu: A mixture of...More

Thank LesleyJM2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went there for lunch. Despite being the only people in the entire restaurant, it still took the waiter forever to bring us menus. He had fish and I ordered what was supposed to be stuffed Chicken. After waiting long enough to...More

Thank Alexis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t want to go to one of the so-called ‘top restaurants’, this is a great alternative. Most importantly they have a lovely terrace, and if you want to eat outdoors, this is a good place. We have also enjoyed the food, which was...More

Thank Peter Jan R
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Dutch East located on the main street has a very limited menu and if you are looking for a tasty salad this is not your place to eat.More

Thank Rolf H
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear RolfH, Thank you for taking the time in writing a review based on your experience at our establishment. However, I do find your feedback on the limited menu very surprising, we have a a La Carte as well as a 3-course set menu running...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We had a nice dinner nice atmosphere .. nice wine .. carpaccio was one of best i ever had .!! Place to come back ..More

Thank Ahmet K
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear AhmetK, Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your visit! We are very proud of our kitchen and front of house team for pulling of such high standards of food preparation and customer service. I'm so pleased to see that it reflected during your...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

Went there for lunch and, as in a lot of place in Franschhoek, the food was delicious, the wine was excellent and the service was spot on. Terrace a little crowded but great if you want to share and meet.More

Thank negroni68
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Negroni68, We appreciate your feedback on tripadvisor based on your experience at Dutch East restaurant. We strive towards exelent service, outstanding food and a great wine selection and I am glad to see that all of the mentioned above was reflecting during your visit....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
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Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare with healthy portions perfectly presented. Our menu blends modern steakhouse classics with a contemporary bistro style. We take inspiration from Cape Malay, eastern and traditional south African flavours
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