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“the best in Franschoek”

Village Grill and Butcher
Ranked #19 of 84 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Village Grill is Franschhoek’s destination for outstanding steaks, family-friendly dining, and fresh take-home meats. Join us for a cozy dinner inside, a relaxing lunch in the garden, a sundowner on the veranda, or a quick visit to the butcher’s counter!
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Description: Village Grill is Franschhoek’s destination for outstanding steaks, family-friendly dining, and fresh take-home meats. Join us for a cozy dinner inside, a relaxing lunch in the garden, a sundowner on the veranda, or a quick visit to the butcher’s counter!
Reviewed 8 December 2017

After a unfortunately somewhat disappointing meal, the manager Ruby, a very likable lady personally apologized to us, which was the occasion to come back a few days later. It was a wonderful evening, which reminded us of all the visits before. Supper food, great wine, our favorite waitress Dominique !!!, the cook .... For us Butchers Grill remains the first place in Franschhoek.

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Thank Hans-Werner L
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FranschhoekGrill, Owner at Village Grill and Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Hans-Werner L,

Thank you so much for your review! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and especially your willingness to come back for a follow-up visit which allowed us the opportunity to improve up to the level which you have come to expect of us over already so many previous visits. As an established client of our restaurant your continued satisfaction is extremely important to us. Whilst we continuously strive to maintain the highest level of service, we are indeed very much aware of the human inability to absolutely ensure peak performance at all times - hence our joy at having been given a “second chance” !
Please be assured that all the staff at Village Grill have taken your comments to heart and have been inspired anew by your very charming assessment of VG as “the first place in Franschhoek”!!
And of course we are sincerely looking forward to welcoming you back at your earliest convenience!

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch meal today with family and friends. The food was well presented and delicious. The menu is varied and caters for simple as well as the more adventurous.

My medium rare ostrich steak was perfect! The springbok stew was tasty and tender. The wine on offer is exclusively from the Franschoek area.....devine! Creme brulle and the malva pudding were great desserts.

The staff offred lovely friendly service.

Highly recommended!

Thank Trish S
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We booked at this restaurant for my sisters birthday dinner and were not disappointed! The steaks were delicious besides 1 being slightly overdone and 1 slightly under done, however it was outstanding! Staff are super friendly and the lady hostess/manger on the evening was so friendly and was super on it!!! Will definitely be back again and will recommend this place to everyone I know who comes down to Franschoek! Great way to end off a lovely birthday!!!

Thank TaylorBrooke8
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FranschhoekGrill, Owner at Village Grill and Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear TaylorBrooke8,

Thank you for your lovely review. We are always proud of our steak, but it is especially great when our staff is recognized for their warm service. We are so glad you appreciated their hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends any time.


Kindest regards,

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The entrance to the restaurant is set back from the road and rather inconspicious with the wooden carved signs along the main road into town (coming from Paarl) not so easy to spot. In fact, the 'Coffee roasters' sign was what caught our eyes first. We had been looking for the place for two days because of the great reviews, and we were not disappointed!
Service by Nomonde was very friendly and attentive, and the meats juicy, flavourful and to the point. This place definitely deserves the great reviews. And maybe it's even on purpose that only the really determined will find it ;)

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1  Thank Sabine K
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FranschhoekGrill, Owner at Village Grill and Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Sabine K,

We are so glad that you found our "hidden gem" and that you enjoyed your time with us so thoroughly. Indeed, Nomonde takes hospitality very seriously--if you do join us again, she will certainly remember you!

We hope you will be just as determined to join us for another meal, and we will be equally determined to give you an enjoyable dinner.


Kindest regards,

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

When we arrived for dinner we were greeted by the friendliest staff who instantly made us feel that we'd picked the right spot. They were attentive throughout - even those who were not specifically serving our table.
We did not have a long wait for the food, and when it came - wow!! So good.

Thank Yeukai M
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FranschhoekGrill, Owner at Village Grill and Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Yeukai M,

It means so much to receive such a warm review of our team and their service. They will definitely appreciate your compliments. We are equally glad that you enjoyed your meal with us, so thank you for sharing this review.

Please do join us for a second visit--we look forward to welcoming you back!


Best regards,

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