Franschhoek restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Franschhoek

La Petite Colombe

The award-winning Cape Town restaurant has opened a breezy sister branch here. The French-inspired menu comes in seven- or 12-course versions and you can opt to pair each course with a different wine.
Fusion in Franschhoek


Chef and owner Chris Erasmus has brought the foraging culture to the Cape at this hugely popular restaurant. Forest-floor ingredients such as river cress, dandelion and mushrooms complement decadent dishes like roas…
South African in Franschhoek

Pierneef à la Motte

Named for South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, whose work is on show at the on-site museum, this elegant restaurant serves modern takes on traditional cuisine. Local ingredients like sorghum, springbok rooib…
Indian in Franschhoek


If you fancy a change from all the French-inspired fine dining, Marigold serves elegant North Indian cuisine in its contemporary dining room.
Bistro in Franschhoek

Lust Bistro & Bakery

Based at Vrede en Lust winery, this is a refreshingly unfussy place to eat in a region known for haute cuisine. You'll find salads, sandwiches and a build-your-own pizza option. Daily blackboard specials include som…
Fusion in Franschhoek


Franschhoek's favourite son, celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, is behind this Asian fusion restaurant in a fabulous, light-filled space off the main road. In summer, grab a poke bowl to enjoy on the large patio. There's…
Fusion in Franschhoek

Ryan's Kitchen

Loved by locals and recommended by travellers, this long-running restaurant marries South African ingredients with fine-dining techniques. Watch chefs prepare intricate dishes such as Madagascan sea bass with seawee…
Fusion in Franschhoek

Haute Cabrière Cellar

If you want to go all-out on the French-inspired cuisine here, try the five-course menu with wine pairings (R595). Tastings (from R55) are available and there are cellar tours at 11am, which include a demonstration …
South African in Franschhoek

La Petite Ferme

In a stupendous setting overlooking Franschhoek Valley, this contemporary restaurant makes a big deal of local ingredients. Try the biltong-dusted ostrich steak or harissa-coated Karoo lamb. There are some luxurious…
Desserts in Franschhoek

De Villiers Chocolate Cafe

The excellent single-origin chocolate here is made at a boutique chocolatier in Paarl and used in all the cakes, pastries and ice cream on offer. There's also excellent coffee. If you just can't decide, try the ice …