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The French Connection

Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4056
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (176 reviews)
“crispy duck” (36 reviews)
“mussels” (87 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent food and service throughout in a fine cosmopolitan atmosphere. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A GREAT EVENING.

Thank denisfarrugia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service and food - a perfect choice after a day of wine tasting. Sat inside - note that the outdoor tables are by the main road. Would happily return.

Thank JessieO111
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely Corner of France in Fanschhoek lovely food and service, they were happy to change the risotto from a creamed one to a tomato based one with a smile delicious must go

Thank Nayerin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The French Connection is a very cosy restaurant with a beautiful patio to sit outside. The food was very good and the atmosphere romantic. This is an authentic taste of Franschhoek.

Thank Kobus M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this little gem 2 years ago and between then and now, I pop in for dinner every time I’m here. The service is amazing, and the food is homely French cuisine - joy to my taste buds! I had the duck which was...More

Thank Odyssey818984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and we loved it. Not stuffy. Not pretentious. Nice laid back feeling. And great food and wine list. Place was packed on a Friday so make sure you have a reservation. I would go back often if I lived here

Thank sedison2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant if your looking for a good quality dinner . Steak was cooked excellent and service was really good as well . Service was efficient and ambience in restaurant nice as well

Thank Readingflyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here last Saturday. I had read about their Moules frites and wanted to give them a try. They were delicious and exactly what I had in mind. Lovely ambiance sitting on the terrace

Thank GillC509
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night, becuase when we walked past it seemed to be the only place with life. There was a lovely fire that kept the restaurant warm. Service was attentive. I ordered pork originally, the manager/owner came over to say they weren't happy with...More

Thank KJR86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice informal atmosphere with a good menu and wine list. Fairly wide ranging menu and good wine list. My starter of pasta and main course of crispy duck were excellent .

Thank Mikes293734
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4056
  • E-mail
Matthew Gordon’s popular bistro in the heart of the Franschhoek village offers a relaxed culinary experience with top-quality French classics like slow-roasted crispy duck with raspberry vinegar jus; superb steaks (try the fillet mignon with three-mushroom sauce), plus the freshest fish and local produce. Friendly, informative staff ensure that French Connection remains one of the most popular stops in the ‘Gourmet Capital of the Cape’. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006–2012; Diners Club International Wine List Award 2011–2013; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.
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