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Dutch East Restaurant

) #12 of 52 Restaurants in Franschhoek ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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131 - 140 of 605 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Starter of my mussels in cream and white wine was great but Friday night steak and chips special was disappointing. Steak was cooked perfectly by was chewy and had a big chunk of grizzle along the side. Also I did not like the malay/curry rub...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fabulous restaurant which we booked online after seeing the great menu but was disappointed to find that they had a very limited menu with hiked prices for Bastille day. The manager did surprise us but giving all our drinks on the house when we casually...More

1  Thank MargeritaV
Reviewed 22 July 2016

At last I've found a restaurant in Franchhoek that serves wonderful food, is reasonably priced and is not a tourist rip-off serving pretentious nonsense. We dropped in without a reservation on Bastille Day. Being not too hungry, we ordered a few starters:- Mussels, Calamari and...More

Thank DudleyFeebish
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It was raining while I was walking, so I noticed their sign that said it was cozy inside. It was indeed. Nice atmosphere for lunch. There were three appetizers that sounded so delicious, that I ended up ordering two for my meal with a glass...More

Thank Karen317
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a wonderful dinner with a few friends. The service was fair but the food was excellent. I have not eaten a better steak in Franschoek

Thank Warren278
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Booked for breakfast for 12 people on Bastille Day. Despite being very busy on the day, service and food very good. Every one of our party only had compliments. I will definately go there again.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was great with a really nice vibe. However, the food is hopelessly overpriced for what is on offer. The cassoulet was tasteless and more of a duck stew than the real deal. The burger was pretty good though. The wine list is fairly...More

Thank rwjames1uk
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Arrived without a booking as a last minute plan. Maitre D found us a table for two and was charming throughout, frequently following up, pouring wine, water etc. When the chosen meal was not available as supply of one item had run out, they made...More

Thank Roblaine
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Portions for the hardly hungry. Diet Coke lacking fizz, not poured at the table. Chosen menu items not available 'cause it's Monday and delivery had not yet arrived' although it was 13.30 - sadly, first and last visit.

1  Thank Philip K
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

From my first conversation with Annelie to make a reservation , I was impressed by all the efforts made to accommodate our family . The chef prepared a 3 course vegan meal for my daughter ( and she was presented with her own typed menu...More

Thank KimDomi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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