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Pierneef a La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8800
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (28 reviews)
“bread” (24 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to this place while on a working lunch in February 2018. The food and service is second to none in the world in my opinion but I would ensure you complement the food with the wines from this stunning vineyard

Thank martinw-sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food inside a beautiful winery, museum and garden! A place to relax and enjoy every zip of wine, every homemade bread and all the indubitable flawless menu! One of the greatest Restaurants we went in South Africa! Pierneef celebrating wines are glorious!

Thank Priscilla C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply put, this was not delicious at all. We were actually already a bit disappointed by the menu, which seemed uninspiring, but the actual experience was a real letdown. The place lacks in atmosphere and our waitress, while kind, did not know much about the...More

Thank Felix R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the set lunch menu. Had the red quinoa salad and then came the set lunch part - fish/squid/mussels, lamb, beetroot salad, greens and the most amazing tomato tart I have ever tasted. Far too much food but a joy to behold and...More

Thank leslie1667
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to eat if you can get a booking. They are very popular so make sure you book. The wine pairing menu was great and the service too. The decor is beautiful.

Thank Helenimmelman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful and elegant. The menu is a bit complicated with choices within a 5-set menu versus a fixed 3-set menu. The food is very good and reflect Cape cuisine. The wine list offers both the local La Motte brand as well as...More

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten at a few of the wine estates in Stellenbosch and - like many high end restaurants - tend to have a tasting menu with 5/7/8 courses (plus amuse bouche). La Motte had a different approach: there's a 3-course option or a 5-course,...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This year we made a family occasion of a Sunday lunch at La Motte. They do this differently -- a set menu of menu is placed on your table and your dish up as you like. It's nice to be able to share multiple dishes...More

Thank Bokkop
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife went to this lovely wineyard and tried there 5 course meal with wine pairing. I will start to say that I highly recommend there wine of La Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and the La Pierneef Syrah/Viognier 2015 there were in our...More

Thank MattiasGun
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We took friends to the Sunday lunch at La Motte and we were treated to three courses of sumptuous delight! The restaurant was very accommodating of the dietary requirements and their service throughout the meal was exceptional! Good food and wine at an affordable price...More

Thank viviencones
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Hetta V | Property representative |
Hallo Jan, We are closed for Christmas Lunch, so that all our staff can share the day with their families and loved ones. Pierneef a La Motte will re-open on Tuesday 27 December '16. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Pierneef a la Motte)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 8800
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The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte's admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 - 1957). Pierneef's creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant's offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation. The restaurant interior blends beautifully with the external surroundings - a fresh, natural look inside is embraced by tranquil gardens and majestic oak trees - where a Winelands Tea with a selection of home-baked delights from the La Motte Farm Shop can be enjoyed. The exclusively arranged Pierneef a La Motte Chef's Table offers a fine-dine menu in line with guests' preferences, as pre-arranged with Chef Michelle Theron, as well as a harmoniously complementing wine selection
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