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Country Kitchen

Dassenberg Road | Mont Rochelle Vineyard, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2770
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (38 reviews)
“meat platter” (2 reviews)
“risotto” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
Dassenberg Road | Mont Rochelle Vineyard, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the lawn of the restaurant is absolutely mind blowing. The picnic was really nice. The food was very fresh and plentiful . Would definitely recommend this picnic experience

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Donhumphrioni
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Donhumphrioni, Thank you for your kind recommendation and compliments, it made our day when we heard them! We very much hope to welcome you back to Mont Rochelle in the not too distant future. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose a picnic basket for two accompanied by a bottle of the Mont Rochelle vineyards white wine. Lots of lovely local fresh produce in the basket - smoked trout mousse, cooked meats and cheeses, fresh bread, feta salad and the most delicious chocolate brownie....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alasdair F
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alasdair F, It was such a treat to read your review and hear how much you enjoyed your afternoon at the Dam! Our Head Chef wanted to say thank you for your kind comments about the produce, it really does mean a lot to...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Country Kitchen is located on Sir Richard Branson's Mont Rochelle estate. Although Sir Richard was not around when we visited we did enjoy a very good lunch! The restaurant is very spacious, the service was very good and the food enjoyable. The views over...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank simonhazeldine
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear Simon H, We were delighted to welcome you to the Country Kitchen to enjoy a burger and some mountain views, so we wanted to say thank you for sharing this lovely review! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back one day...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We enjoyed a generous wine tasting experience here as p[art of our stay at Mont Rochelle. The hosts were very knowledgeable and we were given a wide variety of wines to taste. The food we ordered to accompany our tasting experience was excellent and very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joanna H
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Joanna H, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review of the Country Kitchen! It was our pleasure to arrange your wine tasting, and the team were truly delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. We really enjoyed welcoming...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We were on the Franschhoek wine tram tour and visited Mont Rochelle Vineyard for the wine tasting, which we really enjoyed. While we were at the vineyard we had a look at the Country Kitchen menu and decided to stay for lunch and we were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Marv1965
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Dear Marv1965, What a great review, thank you for sharing it with us! We were so glad that you chose to join us for lunch during your tour on the Wine Tram and the team were delighted to hear your kind feedback about the food...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

A picturesque setting for a lunch while in Franschhoek. We did a lunch and wine tasting combination which was perfect. The food and the wine were fantastic, though we do prefer the red wine. We had the chicken wings and hot bird to share. Both...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank DreamaG
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear DreamaG, It was a pleasure to welcome you for lunch in the Country Kitchen and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing such a perfect review! Maybe we are biased, but we have to agree that there’s no better way...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

I had the Pork Fajhitas whilst wine tasting but soooooo wished I hadn't. I got to know the toilet in our suite at Mont Rochelle extremely well for a couple of days whilst staying there. Ended up poorly for over a week....... The wine guys...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank BigblueAl
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear BigblueAl, Following your previous reviews, I wanted to once again let you know how sorry we were to hear that you felt unwell during your trip. We were really disappointed to hear your feedback about the sommeliers during your visit to the Country Kitchen,...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

A very enjoyable meal in a amazing settling over looking the mountains.Foos and wine fantastic and staff helpful.A special mention to the “ manager” who really tried to please.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sandy2350
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear Sandy2350, We really enjoyed welcoming you to Country Kitchen so were delighted to read your review and hear your lovely feedback on the food, wine and service. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch just two of us. We had booked. The staff are extremely attentive. The wine waiter explained the wines we chose in depth. absolutely beautiful food. Sat outside with a view of the mountains. Highly recommend. Thank you for making me more memory’s...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank MrsPink40
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Dear MrsPink40, We loved welcoming you to Country Kitchen so wanted to say thank you for sharing your wonderful review. It was such a treat to hear how much you enjoyed the food, service and views – and most importantly that we helped you make...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

After an interesting and informative tour of the Mont Rochelle wine cellar, we came to The Country Kitchen for the tasting. We opted for the Premium tasting (4 wines) and ordered the Snoek Pate as a light snack. The Snoek Pate was amazing! And paired...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank kghartman
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear kghartman, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your review, it certainly made our day when we heard your lovely feedback! Maybe we are biased, but we think snoek pate is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Sauvignon...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 63
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dassenberg Road | Mont Rochelle Vineyard, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2770
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Description
The Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle is located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building. The style of the restaurant is informal, perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner if you are staying in Franschhoek.
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