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Le Quartier Lounge Bar

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16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a sundowner and some super Gin and tonics. The glasses with a big ball of ice were unusual and we stayed for 2!

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Thank AndreasThieme
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much Andreas for reviewing your visit to The Bar at Le Quartier Francais, the team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed your G&Ts and we look forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection More 

Alberta
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We enjoyed a Gin & Tonic on the patio while waiting for dinner @ The Taste. Good service, fair prices..lots of Tonic selection...more Tonics than Gins!

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Thank CancunTravel2Much
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review of your experience of the Bar at Le Quartier Francais. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit have followed up with the team regarding your comment on the number of gins and tonics. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back very soon. Kind... More 

Reigate
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Last night was our third visit to the Lounge Bar - we ate there twice last time we were in SA a year ago. Although we recalled the service being a bit slow previously, we had good memories and knew the food was good. Sadly last night was disappointing. Although the food remains good, the service is simply not up... More 

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Thank Rich T
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your return visit to Le Quartier Lounge Bar Rich, I am so sorry to hear you had a disappointing time with us and have followed up with the team. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to invite you back for a drink on us when you are next in town, if... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The front terrace and garden are the perfect place to begin your evening, relaxing against the very comfortable cushions you can people watch to your hearts content. A glass of bubbles or wine in the evening sunshine with something delicious from the bar menu is a must. Susie and Nigel Brookes

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Thank susiebrookes13
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Brookes, Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review, the team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at the Le Quartier Lounge Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at "The Garden Room" for lunch expecting great food. We left horribly disappointed. All portions are really small but the menu is described as Tapas type menu so I expected small portions and as a result ordered to meals. I had the Gemsbok Terrine as a starter which left me highly disappointed as it was dead bland. This... More 

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Thank Lourens W
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review Lourens, I am so sorry to read that you were disappointed by your meal in the Garden Room. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to restore your faith in us and so please contact me directly on caroline.johnson@leeucollection.com. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The dining area of the bar is called the "Garden Room" and does open to the garden. The menu is short, which is fine, but the food is absolutely dead boring. A few years ago the cooking in the garden room was inventive and memorable. There is really nothing to make us want to eat here again or to recommend... More 

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Thank Georgia B
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the Garden Room Georgia and we have taken on board your comments. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, rest assured we will be looking at our food offerings and I do hope we can welcome you back at some stage in the... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely shaded street terrace. Concoct your own gin and tonic. Marvel at the large spherical ice cube. Sit back and enjoy.

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Thank Joe W
barbados
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

we have a house in franschhoek and have been many times to the living room - now pretentiously called the garden room. the menu has changed from being really appetizing to awful. The wines are boring and over priced. The mussels were over cooked. The croutons on the caesar salad were like bullets. The staff did their best and the... More 

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3 Thank iggybarbados
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This bar has a nice friendly atmosphere with a side room off it and comfortabke seating. They serve a good range of drinks as well as tapas available to order from their bar menu. The staff are very friendly and attentive service. The bar is open to anyone and not restricted to hotel guests.

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Thank CathyGri
MatthewLeeuEstates, General Manager at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear CathyGri, Thank you for your review. We love that you and you partner enjoyed your time with in the Bar during your stay in the hotel. Kind Regards, Matthew Smith Area General Manager More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a lovely cheese platter here and drinks before dinner. I wish I was there right now having wine and cheese!

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Thank tsimonelli625
MatthewLeeuEstates, General Manager at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Tsimonelli625, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you and your partner enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards, Matthew Smith Area General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2151
Description
Le Quartier Francais is home to two restaurants, and a Lounge Bar.The Garden Room with beautiful views is open for continental and a la carte breakfast, as well as private functions. The Lounge Bar is open daily from 12h00 and offers a selection of Bar Bites - a varitey of tapas style portions full of flavour - as well as Artisanal cocktails, wine and craft beer. The Tasting Room is the signature fine dining restaurant and is only open for dinner, Tuesday - Saturday. Home to Grand Chef Margot Janse, it offers an 8 course African inspired surprise menu - with optional wine pairing. Reservations are essential.

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