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Pierneef a La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8800
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow.... wow... wow... just amazing! They only opened today after a month being closed. It was a 5 course meal... well... 6, and it was amazing. Great setting, great food and even beter service and waitress! Amazing night with my love and would definitely recommend...More

Thank F1girlie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the first winery that we visited and it was really worth it... We enjoyed the wine but unfortunately the restaurant was under renovation so couldn't eat there... staff was very welcoming.

Thank VanRitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the Estate, beautiful Pierneef etchings, buildings and stunning interriors. We had unfortunate timing with regards to the Pierneef Museum because they were renovating it at the time, sad we had missed it. The wine tasting was amazing, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank Slingerness
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

What an absolute spoil! Amazing atmosphere Very professional staff, going the extra mile and exquisite food and wine Not cheap but we'll worth it! Thanks for a wonderful experience

Thank Charlene J
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant in a breath taking venue. Great Ambiance. Food was a family style lunch with a choice of starter but mains on the table to share! Sampled a chicken gallet, braised sprinbok shank and a variety of other beautiful dishes. Overall very impressed.

Thank Rhys O
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 enjoyed wine and a special lunch here on the off season. The lamb and seafood main courses were top notch, especially paired with delicious La Motte wines. The banana split dessert and the apple and Creme brûlée desserts were super tasty!

Thank CHAndry
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We had a delicious lunch here after visiting the vineyard's tasting room. We sat outside and the experience was a joy. The menu is wonderful, the service was the best we had in Franschooek and the restaurant itself is stunning. Would love to come back...More

Thank RoseAmelia
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a world class experience - the wines, the ever changing fabulous food, the setting and the service!! I go back here every time in South Africa for a reason! It is quite simply magnificent!

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I booked the food and wine pairing at LaMotte, With my mom & mom-inlaw. What a wonderful morning we had. My only complaint was that it starts at 10.00 am on a Friday. We flew in at 8.15 that Friday morning ran to get our...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We went for a dinner and selected the tasting menu which was paired with wines. Most of the paired wines are La Motte wines. Food was perfectly cooked and presented and each dish had its own signature flair to it. Highlight strangely enough was the...More

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27 November 2016|
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Response from Hetta V | Property representative |
Hallo Jan, We are closed for Christmas Lunch, so that all our staff can share the day with their families and loved ones. Pierneef a La Motte will re-open on Tuesday 27 December '16. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Pierneef a la Motte)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 8800
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The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte's admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 - 1957). Pierneef's creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant's offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation. The restaurant interior blends beautifully with the external surroundings - a fresh, natural look inside is embraced by tranquil gardens and majestic oak trees - where a Winelands Tea with a selection of home-baked delights from the La Motte Farm Shop can be enjoyed. The exclusively arranged Pierneef a La Motte Chef's Table offers a fine-dine menu in line with guests' preferences, as pre-arranged with Chef Michelle Theron, as well as a harmoniously complementing wine selection
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