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Dutch East Restaurant

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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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160 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just sit down for a coffee or enjoy an exquisite meal. This is a well-known restaurant with a wine list that one might expect in F. I would recommend the mussels, but my friends ate hamburgers with much pleasure. Good service. All typically Franschhoek.

Thank dringdilara
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly one of the best steaks I've ever had - absolutely perfectly cooked and served with delicious oven baked mash. 3 courses with wine for less than 350r per person. Tempted to visit again tomorrow night!

Thank Ali D
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back. Small, nice vibe, big smiles and lots of imagination

Thank Sherry877
Winchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Saffa friends in the UK advised us to go here for steak, they were right - it was beautifully cooked, with a great bottle of red (not too pretentious) and was a filling hearty evening. Would return for more ...

Thank Mark P
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A true gem of Franschoek. Dutch East brings different flavours to the table that your normal run of the mill restaurants in South Africa just don't do. Amazingly friendly staff (Our waiter was Sammy) coupled with mouth watering food is always a winner. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

Thank Wade L
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One has a choice of seating..inside or outside under the trees..alongside the main street of Franschhoek. The town is known as "The Culinary Capital of South Africa". It is restaurants such as this one, which upholds the title! They offer a good selection of interesting dishes.Superb mussels in white wine sauce is one such example.Vegetarian options are available. The deep... More 

Thank maryann52za
Bern, Switzerland
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259 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had walked past Dutch East innumerable times, never stopping there because the dining area always looked too empty (a sign of a bad restaurant, we thought). But having already tried basically every other restaurant in Franschhoek, and having heard other people praise Dutch East, we finally decided to give it a go. And we were not disappointed! The cuisine... More 

Thank NovaOrbis
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been here a couple of years ago it was great to see that the level of service and the quality of the food had remained unchanged and, in fact, was probably better that before. We ate lunch on the terrace three times this visit enjoying the sun and the wonderful seafood, especially the various mussel dishes that were a... More 

Thank OrlanB
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351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

One aspect I particular like is that on the bill is exactly what you ordered – namely how you want your steak cooked with any comment you made – chef has 100% clear direction. It’s a little pricy but the food, service and atmosphere were all good. I’d go there again. For the price I’d prefer it to be a... More 

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Lima, Peru
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had different dishes to share with my friends and everybody was very satisfied. Great meat and fabulous wine. Nice staff that waited us to finish past over close time

Thank Karin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!

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