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The French Connection

Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4056
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (172 reviews)
“crispy duck” (35 reviews)
“mussels” (86 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed a very enjoyable work dinner at the French Connection. There is an excellent wine selection. We enjoyed the mussels as well as the calamari and chorizo dishes. The host and waitrons were friendly and attentive.

Thank A L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner and I had one of the best linefish dishes ever. Served on pea risotto, my friends seared tuna was also amazing. Will definitely visit again. Lucky we went a little earlier because Restaurant got very busy but staff was excellent

Thank suzetter2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal here one night on our stay . It was probably one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten in my life . Definitely worth a visit .

Thank hellsbells38627
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, but quite noisy venue. Full of character, good food at reasonable prices. Well worth it ..

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the heard of Franschhoek. This restaurant was chosen by our guide. Food was good. We sat outside as it was a nice evening. Great food and wine

Thank Rainylb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fitted us in without earlier booking, food, service and atmosphere were perfect. Would most definitely return

Thank Juliebalcombe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place to stop when you’re on the main thoroughfare of Franschhoek. We enjoyed a very nice lunch here with nice wine and great food. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Nick Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know these days when you travel and want to go to a certain restaurant, as you're in low season and then they turn you away... That happened to us. Luckily The French Connection still had a table available for us. We had the steak,...More

Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meal at The French Connection. Large portions. Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Enjoyed the Kingclip and Duck.

Thank Pru B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day on the golf course, the French Connection was an ideal choice eat good food, drink good wine and relax in a friendly environment. The staff were attentive and the service efficient. Ideal for a casual night out with friends.

Thank ianh65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4056
  • E-mail
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.
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