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Dutch East Restaurant

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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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Falls Church, VA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we booked our B&B we asked to be reserved at a restaurant where the locals would eat. Dutch East was the place! It being Valentine's Day, the restaurant was very crowded. We were seated at our table but after the third person asked what kind of water we wanted we started to get a bit frustrated. That's when Sammy... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Franschhoek to discover that we needed to book a restaurant in advance. Fortunately our B and B owner called a favour and got us into this restaurant. We had a squid in tempura batter to start, and it was probably the best I have tasted. We followed with mussels in a cape Malay curry sauce, and a... More 

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Thank tonyraphael
Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were local visitors from Cape Town and Durban. Lovely venue under trees. Excellent food, reasonable wine list, mid to high price competitive with local restaurants. Service was extremely slow and inattentive and lack of supervision staff. Would recommend though would certainly look at other bistro style dining in the town.

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Thank Susan C
Cheshire
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat outside for dinner on a warm evening which was nice. Despite having a reservation and being shown to a table we waited a long time for staff to appear with a menu and even longer before they returned to take drink/food orders. Food then appeared fairly quickly and was fine, nothing out of the ordinary but at least it... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A quick lunchtime meal served included a rissoto and chicken curry with a twist that was reported as good, whereas Kudo burgers topped with processed cheese was not so good. High street location with many tables outside. Ideal for a quick bite.

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Thank Ruthven65
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommended by our hotel and it was worth the visit. We had an early table as it was booked up later, there is seating in and outside. The meal was very good a fairly limited choice, the steaks were excellent.

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Thank Gill B
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very charming and smiling staff. From we arrived until we left there were a great and helpful service. I am a big fan of the italian kitchen and I must say. It was a great fantastic risotto I had as a starter. My friend got some awesome mussels. Great start. We both had chicken breast for main course. Not as... More 

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Thank René B
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269 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very service minded and attentive staff. Great atmosphere in a nice and light room. Also outdoor seating. The mussels in coconut curry are delicious. The chickenbreast is a little dry/over cooked. Reasonable prices.

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Thank Allan K
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the pork plate with wine, of course. The taste and the presentation of the plate surprised us because we expected something like a pork sandwich but it was not. Good food. Service could be improved with better attention. We wait to wait for bread and drinks and even longer for the bill.

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Thank Fernando M
London, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very accommodating restaurant with a diverse menu that would please any diner. Without reservations they were able to provide a streetside table that provide great atmosphere. The seafood offerings were very fresh with excellent presentation and flavours.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?