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Dutch East Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:35
18:00 - 21:00
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinner in Dutch East - we sat outside - it was threatening to rain but we were perfectly dry under the umbrellas. This was the second time we had been to this restaurant, the first last year when we had the misfortune to be sitting next to some loud mouth, racist locals which spoilt our evening. But this wasn't the... More 

Thank Rob L
South East England, United Kingdom
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394 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This isn't a fancy restaurant nor is it a fast food joint ! Great quality, generally well cooked, well presented food...complimented by friendly and efficient service - Lulu was super ! The fillet steak came as it was ordered - 'Medium' ; the chips were homemade, the salad fresh and tasty. The vegetarian lasagne was enjoyable albeit the pasta was... More 

Thank nauj63
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me though my own plans were another one indeed. However, the waiters can explain the menu extensively and make good recommendations and the steak which I had was great

Thank Simon B
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In for dinner and the restaurant was already busy and remained so throughout our time there. Booking is definitely advised! Staff were happy to make recommendations surrounding the menu. Food was well presented and tasty without being pretentious. Reasonably priced and well worth a visit.

Thank QueM-G
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a bacon cheese burger and it was probably one of the best burgers i have ever had! The dessert was awesome too. Great service too!

Thank Pareet_Shah
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is quality and from what we could see if you don't book a table here you won't get in. However, the steak my partner had seemed like it had salt hammered into the steak which made is very unpleasant and the Crème brûlée i chose had chocolate mixed into it which i think spoils it. The steak initially... More 

Thank john F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dunno what culinary magic this chef weaved but wow... The fillet I had was one of the best ever. Also dessert was made to our liking. Great romantic setting too!

Thank janpG2325QU
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked very last minute and appeared lucky to get a table at this deservedly popular restaurant. Food was excellent with lots to choose from, we were served by a happy, friendly and helpful waitress (Nala?) and had a thoroughly pleasant evening. For a meat lover this is a great place to eat! Highly recommended.

Thank sandrj2
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat outside as evening was warm and had an enjoyable meal of mostly local cuisine served with good local wines. Staff efficient and very friendly. One of the best meals we had during three weeks travelling across the Capes.

Thank Vin M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must praise this place highly. Food excellent - I had the stuffed chicken which was done in an exotic and unusual style. Service was excellent, too. Waitresses friendly, chatty, but still efficient. Good value too.

Thank Ian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?