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“Anniversary dinner”

Monneaux Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 98 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 15
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Due to a bad experience at a previous restaurant ...we want to thank Rowena for giving us a nice romatic table...the tasting menu was really an ideal choice,the food was great.

Thank Ursula A
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Just returned to the UK after 14 days of wining and dining in the CapeTown and Franschhoek area and our dinner at Monneaux was in my opinion the best of a superb list of lunches and dinners.
We opted for what the Chef describes as his "small plates menu" and it was wonderful in all respects. We all had 3 or 4 plates each which was plenty and without exception all 4 of us enjoyed all choices.
The wines were of our choice from the extensive and reasonably-priced list
Service was very attentive without being intrusive and the setting on the verandah in the garden was just as we had hoped for.
I would recommend this place to anyone dining out for dinner in Franschhoek area. Can't speak for lunch as we have never been at lunchtime but I suspect that it will be just as good.
We will return whenever possible.

Thank RoddersDoncaster
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We enjoyed two lazy lunches on the pretty garden terrace here. On both occasions we ate from the small plates menu. A really nice way to enjoy different tastes in one sitting. Three per person is about right plus a shared dessert. Staff friendly and attentive.

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Thank AMD1000
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here the two nights we were stopping in Franschoek and oh how wonderful! Staff a delight, service superb and food exquisite... Two nights just wasn't enough! Our lovely waitresses Wendy and Amanda so deserve a mention... Lovely girls! Thank you...

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We booked here for Valentine's night and what a good choice it was! Superb dinner, lovely ambiance, pretty touches to celebrate the day. Altogether a lovely evening.

Thank valdickenson1
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