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Dutch East Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, , Steakhouse
42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3547
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (94 reviews)
“fried milk” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Grill, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 620 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In case you like steak tartare try one in Dutch East but be warned that you will only be able to have another good one afterwards by returning to this place: BEST STEAK TARTARE EVER!!!

Thank MietJ
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Good day, thanks for your feedback on TripAdvisor. You feedback builds our business. We are glad that the selection of the seating was good for you, we feel that that is one of our strongest attractions and value the response on that. Our fresh mussels...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the R280 lunch which includes a glass of wine. Believe me, the service was superb, the food simply delicious and the value for money was truly outstanding. One of our nicest meals in a long time and value that was unbelievable. Given the...More

Thank plannerj
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Plannerj, Thank you for your lovely review on our establishment, the team would be pleased to hear about your pleasant experience at Dutch East. The 3-course menu is a option that we truly offer with confidence to our guests, I glad to see that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a terrific meal in a relaxed casual setting, just what we were looking for after a fancy lunch. My husband had the mussels which were garlic ladden and very fresh. I had a delicious risotto with truffles and macadamia nuts served with a splash...More

Thank Vera G
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Vera G, We are thrilled to hear about your pleasant experience at Dutch East restaurant. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the risotto and the mussels, our kitchen will be pleased to hear your feedback. I will make sure they get the credit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here - good setting and service, pretty good food. My dad had oysters and apparently they were excellent. My husband had fried cheese appetizer which was very good too. The mains were pretty good too. Other reviews were mentioning deserts - we found...More

Thank traveler_0788
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Traveler_0788, Thank you for your positive feedback based on your experience with us. We are glad to hear that our team's hard work paid off. We pride our self on great service and excellent food, please know that I will share your feedback with...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Low lighting, fireplace on, delicious food, and such a nice staff, that it made the whole night a very special one.

Thank Mauricio O
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mauricio O, I'm so glad to hear that we could contribute in making your dining experience a memorable one. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to your next visit! Kind Regards Marisa Lucas

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The service is great and the fireplace is perfectly placed in the middle of the restaurant which was great in a chilly evening! I ordered the pork belly which was supper fatty and ok. The risotto was super-tasty! Bon appetite!More

Thank uama1
DutchEast, General Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear uama1, Thank you very much for your feedback. We work hard to provide exceptional service in the best possible environment, so I am very happy to see that it reflected on your last visit. I will pass the compliments on to our dedicated team...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Not one of the fancier restaurants on the high street, but nice setting and attentive staff. Steak awesome and incredibly tasty offering unbelievable value compared to UK.More

Thank jollymuncher
DutchEast, Manager at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Jollymuncher, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am proud of our team. They work very hard to achieve the highest levels in food and service. We are glad that you have experience it on you visit. I will pass your...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Walked in for lunch after having been out sight seeing. The staff are just amazing and the food is excellent. Thank you so much to Lulu for her amazing service and to the rest of the staff for supporting her and making this a place...More

Thank Gremlin_za
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you very much for such a great review. We work hard to serve the best food in the best possible environment, so I am very happy to see that it reflected on your last visit. I will pass the compliments on to Lulu and...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were very surprised. Found this place by accident. Great service, the meal was superb. WE should have just had the entree as the servings were very generous! Try the escargots! To die for!

1  Thank balyana
DutchEast, Owner at Dutch East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much Balyana for your review of our establishment. Your feedback will be passed on to the respective team members and I will make sure to communicate your praise to them. Hope too welcome you back soon! Regards Pasch du Plooy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Huguenot Road | Corner of Huguenot and Bourdeaux, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3547
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Description
Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare with healthy portions perfectly presented. Our menu blends modern steakhouse classics with a contemporary bistro style. We take inspiration from Cape Malay, eastern and traditional south African flavours
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