If you can go to just one of the Cape vineyard towns, Franschhoek is much quieter and less tourisity than Stellenbosch. The town’s name means French corner, and it really feels like Provence has come to South Africa. There’s a lovely restaurant called Le Quartier Francais which serves divine lunches. And if the driving gets too much and you want to stay for a few glasses of wine, there is a charming guesthouse behind the restaurant.
Unbelievable food and amazing value. This restaurant is so cool! It's done up in a kind of gypsy chic (lots of vaguely mystical ornaments and flower petals everywhere). It's surprisingly dark and intimate for such a large restaurant. The food sets it apart though - it's delightful, sumptuous and delicious in dazzlingly original combinations (e.g. fillet steak in a chocolate and chilli sauce has to be tried to be believed). Also great wines and desserts. A must-visit on any trip to Cape Town but be sure to book in advance!
192 Loop Street, Phone: +27 21 426 2458
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