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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (158 reviews)
“crispy duck” (31 reviews)
“mussels” (84 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate twice at this wonderful restaurant, managed to get tables outside. Highly recommend the steaks and platter , food reasonably priced and beautifully cooked. Thank you!

Thank TollyD
Reviewed 6 days ago

The host is humble and welcoming, as is the rest of the staff. Good food with French inspiration. Let them recommend a bottle of wine to go with your meal and you won't be disappointed and especially the wine is priced very favourable for us...More

Thank jens p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being regular visitors to Franschhoek, we always enjoy our visit to The French Connection. They have managed to keep an amazing consistency with their food, service and ambience that makes it a popular among locals, as well as visitors. The food is fresh, well prepared,...More

Thank OHClan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always eat here whilst in Franschhoek. And we have never been disappointed yet! 2 visits this time out of the 6 night stay and was as good as ever. We always book online and request a table outside on the front stoop. Food excellent...More

Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked The French Connection for our New Year's Eve dinner was were not disappointed. The prix fixe menu was creative and the presentation was beautiful. We especially enjoyed the salmon gravlax, the fillet, and the desserts!

Thank kghartman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to this restaurant, particularly sitting outside at lunchtime with a nice bottle of wine and their wonderful mussels. Very relaxing watching the world go by. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Thank Sandie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant last night with some friends. The food was absolutely fantastic. I had beef stroganoff, my husband had the mussels and our friends had steak which was superb and the chicken. It has a vast menu, with starters, mains and desserts....More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here while on a family visit. It was an extremely hot day, so we sat inside. We were waited on promptly, and our orders arrived quickly. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. Two of us had the tempura shrimp, which came with...More

Thank ChemLabTech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the lovely town of Franschhoek, a lovely and lively place for a wonderful lunch or dinner. Good food, good service.

Thank Amrita J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited The French Connection over and over again, and with out fail they impressed me every time. You have an option of sitting outside where you can see the hustle and bustle of the village Franschhoek or you can be seated inside for...More

Thank Isabella V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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