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Monneaux Restaurant

191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Very aesthetically pleasing venue. Like being in Provence. Terra cotta walls, blue shutters, lavender, lemons and olive trees. Near the main road into Franschhoek but very quiet. You hardly hear the traffic. Delicious food. I had mussels to start followed by yellowtail. Food is well...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Zak_VS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited South Africa's wine country and had an absolutely spectacular time. We stayed in Franschoek, and dined at Monneaux Restaurant on our last night. What a great place! The food was delicious, and the staff service was outstanding!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 999Dotty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Monneaux for dinner during Christmas season as we wanted to eat a "lighter meal" which is sometimes not easy in SA. We sat inside as that windy evening was a bit fresh, the setting is quite cozy. We had a selection of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank drizzdodurden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were impressed by the range of dishes available and the high standards that each plate was presented: portions were good to generous. The service was very good and the outlook from the window onto the garden made for a very relaxing and enjoyable evening....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank martin b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not want it to end The small plates of food is absolutely the best we ever had and the desert even better The setting, the service was great We found it to be good value for money if you compare 5 plates with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank zero1234234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner of our guest house recommended and booked the Monneaux Restaurant for us. They sent a car to pick us up from the guest house and also take us back after our lovely meal. We had a selection of delicious small plates including Crayfish,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch as a family at Monneaux Restaurant and had a lovely time. The food was a selection of small plates and provided a mix of both fish and meat - all cooked to perfection. The service was exceptional too! Definitely worth a visit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rgoold
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Hotel runs a shuttle service into Franscchoek and picks you up & drops you back at your hotel. There is a la carte, or small plates and the four of us had mixed experiences, for example one of our party had tempura prawns to start,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jan59Essex
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A group of us went to Monneaux for a pre Christmas meal and had a wonderful lunch. Tapas suited our food requirements because of the appetite range, some had two plates some had three and some included a dessert. All very tasty and flavoursome. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Zabrian
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Very nice food and wines with attentive staff and a nice setting. We were entertained whilst having a drink who were practicing a dance routine for a wedding the next .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Philippa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3386
  • E-mail
Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house. Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of chef Adrian Buchanans cooking that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic. Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining. The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with. The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa
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