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Grande Provence Estate Restaurant

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Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8600
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A few years ago GP used to be the in place to go for Sunday lunch with live local bands and excellent food in a beautiful setting but those days seem long gone now. The setting is still lovely but the food has been inconsistent for many years now and the service is poor and it seems they are more... More 

1 Thank 111myk
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I took the Wine Tram around the Estates, but we prebooked our picnic lunch and Grande Provence. The food took a little long to arrive (I think the waiter said they forgot we were there already), which was a bit disappointing. However the views were amazing and there was only one other couple, sitting far away, who... More 

Thank Martin A
Peak District
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place for lunch - excellent food, lovely staff (especially Justine) and beautiful setting; only a pity they have sold the elephant!

Thank PetermcgPeakDistrict
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grande Provence is a beautifully appointed restaurant with a superb menu and wine list (naturally). we had a lovely outside table in the garden area and were warmly welcomed. we decided to go with the menu plus wine pairing and that's where it all went wrong. the starter worked well - delicious food and wonderful wine choice. But then the... More 

Thank imogendh
Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a wine tasting, having visited some years ago on a previous trip to Franschook. I think the gardens have got even better, beautiful kept and providing the most idyllic setting to relax and try some great wines. The Angels Tears Rose was so smooth and drinkable that we had to take a case away with us.... More 

1 Thank Melanie C
Santa Barbara, California
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone talks about the Franschhoek restaurant scene, no one talks about Grand Provence. After 30 days in S. Africa, only Luke Dale Roberts X in JoBurg was as good. Very inventive, perfect setting in the garden, wonderfully understand local staff, and completely knowledgable without ever having left their valley. Kudos. one note....make a later dinner reservation. Lots of loud, drinking... More 

1 Thank A-type
Management response:

Thank you very much for your visit and kind words. We hope to see you again soon. The GP Team More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling the world for the last 30 years this is probably on of the best meals I have ever had .... the explosive taste of the food combined with the wine was incredible- I will come back here again & again & again ..., and will recommend to everyone - simply superb ...! Ask for Nash, he will ensure... More 

2 Thank Guy A
Management response:

WOW! Thank you very much! We hope to see you again. The GP Team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this Restaurant because of a recommendation. The service was excellent but I am afraid we did not really enjoy the food. I think on reflection it was probably the choices we made!

1 Thank LindaMac8
Management response:

We are sorry it didn't come together exactly right. Please try us again soon. The GP Team More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As many other wine farms in the area, lots of money is spent on the estate and for visitors. Grande Provence made it really nice, it's cosy and thought through. Especially outside in the patio where there's even an open fire burning. So it's with great expectation you sit down to enjoy the dinner. There's where it goes all wrong.... More 

1 Thank Jorgen S
Management response:

I am sorry your experience was not as it should be. We thank you for your valuable feedback and hope you try us again and we deliver a better evening. The GP Team More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to visit here. Beautiful surroundings, stunning decor and art. Unfortunately, we were greeted rather disappointingly. A slight 'argument' that we didn't have a reservation, my husband literally had to find the confirmation email to confirm we did, the 'manager' found our name and told us somebody had ticked the incorrect guests. Not our problem. No apology. Sit... More 

Thank lynes101
Management response:

We are sorry that we fell short on that moment. We hope you will try us again so we have a chance to get things right. The GP Team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$36
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 8600
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300-year history with style. Nestled within the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by 47-acres of lush vines, this is heartland South African wine country at its finest. The Estate is home to Grande Provence’s award-winning wines and its passionate wine making team. Following harvest every year, carefully selected wines leave the Estate to compete in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions – the number and frequency of the awards bears testament to their success. A sophisticated destination in its own right, Grande Provence proudly presents superb cuisine at The Restaurant, fine wines at The Tasting Room, some of South Africa’s finest art at The Gallery & The Shop, receptions and boutique conferences at The Jonkershuis and 5-star accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage.

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