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“Good food at affordable prices”

The French Connection
Ranked #12 of 84 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 18
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Matthew Gordon’s popular bistro in the heart of the Franschhoek village offers a relaxed culinary experience with top-quality French classics like slow-roasted crispy duck with raspberry vinegar jus; superb steaks (try the fillet mignon with three-mushroom sauce), plus the freshest fish and local produce. Friendly, informative staff ensure that French Connection remains one of the most popular stops in the ‘Gourmet Capital of the Cape’. American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006–2012; Diners Club International Wine List Award 2011–2013; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2013.
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The restaurant is offering the kind of cuisine that one would expect from a culinary place like Franschhoek.

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Thank Marcel1402
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Whilst trying to decide where to eat and hovering in front of this restaurant, a local passed by and said it was great and to go in. We sat on the veranda outside the restaurant as it was a fantastic day. We had a fabulous meal at a very reasonable price and the service was good. What more could we have asked for - it was lovely and i would recommend.

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Thank juliaelizabethann
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Decent food, good service decent wine list.
The moulles and frites were tasty - super big mussels and Frenchman fries.
Squid and chorizo was also super tasty and all washed down with a Graham Beck sparkling white. Lovely

Thank Jeepers3
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

In a town that is heavily populated with restaurants, cafes, pubs, guest houses and bistros and that is surrounded by wine estates offering everything from gastro restaurants to bespoke picnics The French Connection fits in well.

The food is excellent and competitively priced as it is almost everywhere in foody Franschhoek, as are the wines. The service is good and the staff well trained, helpful and polite. The carafes of wine are particularly good value.

The decor is simple and relaxing, the tables are sufficiently large and well spaced, seating is comfortable and the ambience pleasant.

A very pleasant place to pass an evening.

Thank HCSACT
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Lovely ambience and delicious food. Chevre tart and beetroot risotto are definately worth a try. The fish of the day was grilled and well prepared to perfection. For dessert we ordered creme brulee and choclate fondant which took 20 minutes to prepare but was well worth the wait.

Thank nitaMumbai
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