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Dutch East Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, , Steakhouse
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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CUISINES
European, Grill, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were very surprised. Found this place by accident. Great service, the meal was superb. WE should have just had the entree as the servings were very generous! Try the escargots! To die for!

Thank balyana
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much Balyana for your review of our establishment. Your feedback will be passed on to the respective team members and I will make sure to communicate your praise to them. Hope too welcome you back soon! Regards Pasch du Plooy

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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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Pasch & Team I just wanted to say my boyfriend and I ate at your restaurant last night and I must tell you it was excellent, the service was fantastic, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable with both the food and wine. The atmosphere...More

Thank Lightleys
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am really proud of my staff. They work very hard to achieve the highest levels in food and service. We are really glad that you have experience it on you visit. I will pass your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive staff, beautiful restaurant and delicious steaks!!!! The wine list was extensive and the desserts mouth watering! Very reasonable too.Well worth a visit!More

Thank Thetravellingqueen
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such a great review. We work really hard to serve the best food in the best possible environment, so I am very happy to see that it reflected on your last visit. I will pass the compliments on to our...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Dutch East. The restaurant interior is beautifully appointed and has a cosy but smart feel to it. Service was prompt, it was quiet when we visited as it was low season, but there were a couple...More

Thank Hannah_W_M4
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Hannah, Thank you for the lovely feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to your next visit! Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the restaurants on the main strip in Franschhoek that we always go back to. Whether the weather is cold or hot it offers a lovely ambiance . The food is good and there is a nice variety. A lovely everyday bistro...More

Thank Reenwoud
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good day Reenwoud, Thank you for your review and wonderful feedback, looking forward in hosting you again soon! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We dined at Dutch East in July 2017. Marissa was so warm and welcoming. We booked at another restaurant but they had terrible service, so we walked out. We phoned Dutch East and asked if they could fit us in and they did. They had...More

Thank Lauren G
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good day Lauren G, We are so glad that we could accommodate you and show you what Franschhoek hospitality is all about. Your feedback is much appreciated! Looking forward to your next visit! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 1 August 2017

One minute you are told what the steak cut of the day is, which you order ten minutes later, and you are told that the kitchen just informed the waiter that they are fresh out of sirloin although the restaurant is empty? To substitute starch...More

Thank Karin K
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good day Karin K, Thank you for taking the time to respond about your experience at Dutch East Restaurant. My apologies for the disappointment in your dining experience with us. I will definitely discuss your feedback with the kitchen as well as the front of...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here. Food was excellent and very well priced. I would highly recommend the curried king klip

Thank Greybuda
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good day Greybuda, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we wish to welcome you in the near future again! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Evening Meal. Both of us chose from the winter special which was four courses. Different and beautifully prepared. Friendly, attentive staff. It was a cold night and the wood fire took the chill off the evening. I had wanted to try this restaurant and I...More

Thank 153AFD
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Dutch East Diner, Thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad to hear that you have had enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope to see you soonest! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 | 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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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 Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!
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