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Foliage Restaurant

11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2328
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nougatine” (23 reviews)
“beef brisket” (25 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (28 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great little restaurant in Franshoek , love the fact you can see the chefs prepering thier wonderful and fresh food , food was great with down to earth flavors. service and wine is also good loved the place !!

Thank Lawrence9th
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated 12th out of 500 best restaurants in South Africa (source: 2018 "Eat Out" magazine). Of the four courses, two good and two were really poor: my tartar of beetroot, beetroot chips, pickled radish, and smoked beets was pretty on the plate but totally boring...More

Thank gustavpreller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a charming spot in Francshhoek. The food was wonderful. I had the brisket and my wife had the lamb belly. Both were terrific. Had a vegetarian cheesecake as an appetizer. Know that sounds weird but it was heavenly, like a veggie soufflé. Some wonderful...More

Thank william c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was awesome and the food was outstanding. We did book but the restaurant wasn't completely full when we ate - so possibly no booking needed. The food was nothing like anything we have had before, beautifully presented and the waitress really was efficient and...More

Thank Clair L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef at Foliage takes veg(etari)an food to another level. He cooks from the heart and all dishes are based around plants, with a beautiful eye-pleasing presentation. Animal products that are used, are very carefully chosen with respect for the animal. Gratuity goes to a...More

Thank 574marieked
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magic of this place is that even if you read the menu, thinking that for you to choose trout or beetroot as key feature in a dish would be a somewhat tame choice when you can choose for example wildevore or boerbok, then you...More

Thank JeJeWe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely evening exploring a variety of food options. Beautifully presented with attention to detail. Fresh local produce presented as high end cuisine. Delightful experience.

Thank NicolaJ1318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday morning...impromptu decision, lets explore Franschhoek for the day (attended a friends solo exhibition at Everard Read Gallery) and then hunger strike just before 1pm...And where did we end up? Foliage... And true to its nature, it did not disappoint...We fell in with the door...More

Thank SAdutchtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing meal: wonderful flavours, exciting vegetarian/vegan options and charming, attentive service. This is the best restaurant that we visited during our Winelands holiday.

Thank Delia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.. their style is quite smokey, and with an open kitchen we couldn’t wait to leave after about 45 mins as our eyes were streaming. My first course was great, but after that it was a blur - I’d suggest they invest in an extractor...More

Thank Richard W
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Response from geroldmarsch | Reviewed this property |
Hello Thank you for your mail. I was a guest at the restaurant. So please contact the restaurant via their website.....:-) Usually Jan till April is High season there so I recommend to contact them as soon as possible. AND... More
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20 October 2016|
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Response from Lee-Ann F | Property representative |
Dear Huiyee, Kindly send us an email and we'll forward our current menu to you. As our menu changes very often, we don't publish one. Looking forward to hearing from you Warm regards, Lee-Ann
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14 October 2016|
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Response from Ariella K | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Not sure who advised you that but you are absolutely safe. Cape Town has some of the best restaurants and food with world acclaim so the rumour is incorrect. Foliage is divine and their product is all fresh and often... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2328
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Sustainable comfort cooking in a relaxed bistro setting. Big fireplace, wooden tables & chairs and open plan kitchen. Local produce and wines with an emphasis on terroir cooking.
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