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Monneaux Restaurant

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191 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3386
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Music in the backround, where it belongs... Tranquil garden surrounding with water feature to add to the atmosphere. Well presented food, with taste to compliment. Wines well paired with food. Great choice for a Sunday lunch.

Thank Airvertise
Suider Paarl, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

On invitation of my dear friend, ms. Okalanda Herbert, I had the priviledge of lunch on Saturday 11 February 2017 at this lovely restaurant. We chose to sit outside. It was a very hot day. The outside dining area was cooled off by a spraying device. We were served throughout by ms. Dianne Geduld who gave us excellent service. A... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, attentive staff. The food was lovely, small portions of fabulous food. A real treat. They allow you to bring wine for a small fee, which is a bonus since most restaurants in the winelands are rip off artists. Highly recommended.

Thank Joanne V
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

From the location and setting to the waiter and the service we received and, of course, the food was excellent. The water feature created a relaxing and tranquil setting within the beautiful gardens of this country house hotel. It couldn’t have been better. We had the crab cakes with a delicious mango based sauce; biltong spiced lamb cutlets with spiced... More 

Thank dsbfjW
Woking, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

To start the service was excellent, the waiter was so friendly, the food was 5 star! I went for the tapas menu 4 portions were enough. Chicken pie was a he best I have ever tasted. My wife had a set menu including a different wine with each course. In all the cost was 1200 Rand (70 pound)

Thank Michael G
Cape Town, South Africa
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The new menu is excellent, many varied choices very well prepared and very well presented. Robin looked after us and we had an incredible eating experience.

Thank Tourafrisouth
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stayed at the Country House and Villas last September and ate at Monneaux on both nights of our stay. The food was amazing - my first taste of springbok - the wine list exemplary and the service was faultless. If you are in Franschhoek, then this is the place to eat. You will not be disappointed!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

On our first night staying at the Franschhoek Country Hotel & Villas, we booked a table for 19:30 [the earliest possible booking]. Monneaux proved to be a slightly odd experience, as we found the tasting plates concept rather complicated [and with no indication of how small or otherwise the dishes would be]. We settled for the 3-course Chef’s menu instead... More 

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South West London
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The only thing better than our outstanding meal was our waiter Merven (Murph). He explained how the menus worked, served us with a smile made and made the whole night a truly enjoyable one. As for the food - the highest accolade I can give the Chef is that each dish we had was better than the last? And considering... More 

Thank RJSouthWestLondon
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Have been going there for years. Have always had a good meal with great service. Their menu with small dishes, like tapas is very good and worth trying. Sad to say that the desserts are not very good.

Thank Gary F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
French, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, 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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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
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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