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Pierneef a La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 8800
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (29 reviews)
“truffles” (7 reviews)
“venison” (7 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had a truly delightful lunch and afternoon. My husband had the seafood special and I a specially prepared vegetarian pumpkin dish, both infused with extraordinary flavored, herbs and spices. The meal was accompanied by a light and fresh Chardonnay, a perfect accompaniment to a...More

Thank lori m
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a memorable lunch of the seafood hot pot and corn waffle blue cheese salad combined with the estate's Sauvignon Blanc. The flavours were superb and the service warm and efficient. Highly recommended.

Thank Matrelli
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at Pierneef restaurant . The setting is lovely, staff are friendly and very professional , and the food was fabulous. I had the venison stuffed with peaches, which was superb. Our cheese inspired dessert was very creative and tasted amazing.

Thank lynnmurg
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Our final meal in Franschhoek was lunch at La Motte. The setting is stunning, the restaurant beautiful, the service impeccable, the wines excellent. The food was good and less complex than some of the other meals we had. The bread offering to start was delicious...More

Thank KarooPassion
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Pierneef a La Motte for a 5 course food and wine pairing dinner on a Saturday night. Although the food was beautifully plated and the apple dessert presentation stunning and theatrical, we were left wanting more in terms of flavor of a lot...More

Thank Lelanie V
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had been on a tour of the winery plus a tasting before lunch (see other review). We had already worked out which wines we were going to have with our lunch (good job we had a car coming to pick us up). The restaurant...More

Thank RHofBath
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a restaurant not to miss. one would go far to find a restaurant with food and ambiance like La Motte. We took our Swedish friends to La Motte and it was our third visit. It just gets better!

Thank Marietjie W
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

If you can get a table reservation here you are lucky, but it is definitely worth putting in the effort. Both garden as inside restaurant are very well done. Staff is absolutely excellent and the food too. Thank you very much. We really enjoyed it!

Thank KevinClimb
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful venue, friendly and professional staff.Good wine, but pricy and limited options on the menu for a specific audience, not our taste.

Thank volstruis12
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Everyone who has been to Franschhoek told us that we must go for a meal at the La Motte restaurant. The drive from the entry gate is impressive - about 900m of a paved road to a shaded car park near the white painted Cape...More

Thank larazet
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Would like to make a booking for 4 for Christmas Lunch if open and a table is available. Kind regards Jan
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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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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