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Dutch East Restaurant

42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (98 reviews)
“fried milk” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wasn't expecting great things from a restaurant on the high street of a very touristy town. But the menu looked interesting, and it seemed worth a try. It didn't disappoint. A starter of artichoke and chilli gnocchi (on the specials list) had plenty of...More

Thank WanderingLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just sit down for a coffee or enjoy an exquisite meal. This is a well-known restaurant with a wine list that one might expect in F. I would recommend the mussels, but my friends ate hamburgers with much pleasure. Good service. All typically Franschhoek.

Thank dringdilara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly one of the best steaks I've ever had - absolutely perfectly cooked and served with delicious oven baked mash. 3 courses with wine for less than 350r per person. Tempted to visit again tomorrow night!

Thank Ali D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back. Small, nice vibe, big smiles and lots of imagination

Thank Sherry877
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Saffa friends in the UK advised us to go here for steak, they were right - it was beautifully cooked, with a great bottle of red (not too pretentious) and was a filling hearty evening. Would return for more ...

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A true gem of Franschoek. Dutch East brings different flavours to the table that your normal run of the mill restaurants in South Africa just don't do. Amazingly friendly staff (Our waiter was Sammy) coupled with mouth watering food is always a winner. Will definitely...More

Thank Wade L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One has a choice of seating..inside or outside under the trees..alongside the main street of Franschhoek. The town is known as "The Culinary Capital of South Africa". It is restaurants such as this one, which upholds the title! They offer a good selection of interesting...More

Thank maryann52za
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had walked past Dutch East innumerable times, never stopping there because the dining area always looked too empty (a sign of a bad restaurant, we thought). But having already tried basically every other restaurant in Franschhoek, and having heard other people praise Dutch East,...More

Thank NovaOrbis
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Having been here a couple of years ago it was great to see that the level of service and the quality of the food had remained unchanged and, in fact, was probably better that before. We ate lunch on the terrace three times this visit...More

Thank OrlanB
Reviewed 18 April 2017

One aspect I particular like is that on the bill is exactly what you ordered – namely how you want your steak cooked with any comment you made – chef has 100% clear direction. It’s a little pricy but the food, service and atmosphere were...More

Thank SeriousTraveller01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare, full of traditional South African flavours with healthy portions perfectly presented. The combination of delicate Asian flavours with robust local ingredients creates a subtle yet balanced experience.We specialise in the preparation of meat and seafood. From home smoked bacon, bresaola biltong, dry aged steaks to fresh line fish and daily specials. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week!