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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We recently celebrated a special wedding anniversary with our closest family, on a Sunday. What a delightful family lunch experience at Pierneef a La Motte Restaurant. The entire experience (from the initial reservation (do so well in advance or be disappointed – this is a...More

Thank Berte L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The food was simple awful. The tastes and flavors competed with each other to make a very complex meal. It was expensive and did not deliver. All members of the party are foodies who travel extensively. Cape Town and Franschoek have exceptional restaurants and this...More

2  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were invited by colleagues for lunch at the Pierneef a La Motte. What an experience! The food was different, adventurous and very, very good. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing and the service very good. Enjoyed every course and every minute. We were four...More

Thank Erma L
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the museum and art gallery. Booked in for lunch - an exquisite experience. The ambience of the restaurant is historical, with a natural outdoor area with a large pond. The kitchen is fully visible and is squeaky clean and organized. We ordered pickled...More

Thank Trishb2302
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had lunch after a wine tasting and what a lunch it was. The Bluecheese mealies waffle was a taste, I had not had before. Different but really great. The main, seafood, was just as good. Service was friendly, fast, good and the glass room...More

Thank tinyhunter
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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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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