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Monneaux Restaurant

191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“salmon trout” (7 reviews)
“tempura” (4 reviews)
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Hours
French, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent food served by great knowledgeable staff made for a thoroughly enjoyable meal. In particular, Foster was very good with his information and advice on wines. A really good evening.

Thank keithamara
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We went on a Saturday night(booking recommended) and were given a table on the terrace which was a great place to be to see the fountains and stonemasonary which exuded peace and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the evening. The menu is so different in...More

Thank Astrabod
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Very pleasant quiet location in a walled-garden setting out of the centre of Franschhoek.The menu suggests picking 3 to 5 dishes to share between two people.We tried octopus (not to our taste) crayfish,strip beef and a chicken and prawn curry.All dishes well-presented and service was...More

Thank recordable
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Overpriced, fussy and pretentious. Service from Nato was attentive and pleasant. Lot of fairly aggressive up selling from others. Food was frankly uninspiring with mean portions. We left disappointed and hungry. We really don't mind high end meals but this didn't earn the price tag...More

Thank Jonny P
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Last visited Monneaux 2 years ago. I enjoyed it very much then and even more on this visit. I was staying at the French Country House for 6 nights and had the pleasure of eating here on 4 evenings. Things have changed! The restaurant itself...More

Thank croquetmike
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Franschhoek Country House Hotel and decided to eat in on our last night. We were very pleased that we did as the meal was exceptionally good. Our table was beautifully decorated with rose petals and our meal which we ordered...More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We could not get a reservation at any of the popular restaurants as there were six of us and we had not booked early and it was Sunday evening and many places were closed. This restaurant was at our boutique hotel and we are so...More

Thank Granitestater87
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We had the 5 course tasting menu at this smart modern and bright restaurant situated on the edge of town. The service was excellent: friendly and informative but never obtrusive. Tables are spaced widely apart which we liked for privacy. Food was of excellent quality....More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The first thing we liked was they sent a courtesy car to out hotel to pick us up and then return after dinner. The restaurant is very nicely decorated with a pleasant atmosphere. We are not big eaters ordering two items each. Each was the...More

Thank david s
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food with great service x the mussels with sweet chili sauce was excellent as was the lamb as the Main course x all food exceptionally tasty and well presented. Excellent service by our hostess for the evening Anastasia made for an excellent evening.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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