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Roca Restaurant

Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Vineyards, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 3384
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, African, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Vineyards, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You need to book in advance toget the best tables. Great food with beautiful views. Evening dinner watching the sunset.

Thank Levering59
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant exceeding my expectations. The view, the emphasis on great service and the amazing food all made for an amazing dining experience. A special mention for Cedric who helped make a truly special evening.

Thank SandyA_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the elevated position of this restaurant you can enjoy views of the Franschhoek valley below as well as the surrounding mountains. There is a choice of both indoor seating and outdoor. Worth going here just for the view. Situated adjacent to the restaurant is...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined at Roca tonight on the last night of our holiday. The evening was wonderful, the most perfect way to round off our trip, as others have said the views are fantastic. I would recommend arriving about half an hour before the sun is...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As everyone has said: the view is a show stopper. The staff here are excellent: table provided outside for sunset bubbly which arrived instantly. Then upstairs for the window table. Perfect. Food quality was outstanding. We had springbok and oysters which were sublime. Their own...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best restaurant we have been to in the western cape. Watched the sun go down on the Franschhoek valley, food was extremely good and my favourite Merlot so far. Excellent staff altogether a fantastic experience.

Thank sharnydubs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place to have dinner overlooking the valley, Very nice view! Great service & really nice food. Upstairs in the restaurant can be a bit warm, because it's behind glass. But there is also an outside terrace downstairs. Very nice vegetarian dish!!!

Thank tedewe
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a spot to watch the sunset and enjoy a wonderful meal (table 35 was perfect). We started with the samosa and then dined on the salmon and curry, both excellent options. A nice addition was the signer brought in during sunset. Meal service was...More

Thank ktrin22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal we had in Franschhoek, the food was beautiful. We had filo prawns with avocado to start which was exceptional, then springbok fillet which was also delicious. Very impressed with the food here!

Thank CHHisbad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a visit to Franschhoek. The terrace was great with an outlook over the valley/mountains. Wines were ok but nothing on the winery we had just come from (La Motte). We were seated for lunch and ordered promptly, but unfortunately our...More

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Clare B
22 December 2017|
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Response from CKY281 | Reviewed this property |
We purchased our bottle of wine from the restaurant at reasonable price. did notice some customers that BYO wine but don't know whether corkage was levied.
8 October 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Vineyards, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3384
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It just seems meant to be that the location of Roca on Dieu Donne is actually translated as Rock on God Given land. This becomes apparent on first observing the iconic views of the Franschoek Valley from the upper deck of the double volume Roca Restaurant. The visionary behind the Dieu Donne wine estate, Robert Maingard, has no doubt inculcated the dynamic restaurant proprietor, Craig Sherrell, to use the space in which the energy of sacred geometry has been introduced. A visit here can be lengthy as the beauty; the food, the wine and the service have an amazing effect. The upper indoor space, seating 120 covers has its special aura, complimented by the Seed and Flower of Life and the Cross of Loraine.
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