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Paulina's Restaurant

R45, Main Road | Rickety Bridge Winery, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2129
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (50 reviews)
“butter chicken” (10 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
R45, Main Road | Rickety Bridge Winery, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Scenery is amazing, wine was great. But service and food really were average to poor. Service was incredibly slow with our menus taking roughly 15 minutes to materialize. Not often that you get two average meals, the fish was frozen and not fresh as it...More

Thank Shawn G
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Afternoon Shawn First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the Tripadvisor information and post it. I am sorry to hear that you had an unhappy experience at the resturant in August, I have taken all the above problem up...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very good lunch. Menu was set in the morning during our curated wine tram lecture in the private tasting room. I selected the mushroom risotto, while my friends had the pork belly. Everyone was pleased with their dishes. I paired the risotto with their semillon,...More

Thank Chiquita15
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Good Afternoon I would like to thank you for the response on Tripadvisor. I would also like to thank you for enjoying the curated experience with us, I see you made an excellent choice in regards to the meals and the wine that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

The food is spectacular, butter chicken is a definite together with the fish and chips. The portions are good and the wine is excellent and value for money. The decor is dated but then it’s nearly 250 years old. We found this restaurant by accident...More

Thank RochelleSouthAfrica
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Good Day Rochelle Firstly I would lie to thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire, As for the accidental find, we at Paulina's are so glad that you did find us and I am sure that we will be seeing soon for...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018

We celebrated our golden wedding anniversary at lunch on a Sunday. The staff were excellent,helpful and full of smiles. The meal was well presented, tasty and the portions were filling. Good ambiance and a great view from the ou tables.More

Thank V2551XYmichaelo
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Morning First, we would like to congratulate you both on your Golden Anniversary, secondly, I would like to thank you for taking the time in complete the information on the TripAdvisor Questionnaire, we are so glad you allowed Paulina's at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate to...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We both had the pork belly and couldn't have been more pleased.Beautiful plating,good portion size,delicious flavour combinations.The restaurant is in a beautiful setting perfect for a sunny afternoon.The service was good, waiter was friendly,not over bearing,just enough attention given. Would highly recommend paying Paulinas a...More

Thank CatherineB4924
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Good Afternoon Catherine First, I would like to thank you to take the time in completing the TripAdvisor information. We would like to thank you for the information, the Pork Belly is a signature dish of Paulina's Restaurant at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate, it is...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

We were staying at Rickety Bridge, so it was convenient to eat here, as it's apart of the winery. We had a package which included a lunch & evening meal (they had to open the restuarant just for us that evening). The menu was the...More

Thank SKIonhols
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Good Afternoon I would like to thank you for taking the time is completing the TripAdvisor questionnaire, we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed the Prawn Curry, we hope to see you again in the not too distance future,...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Two porkbellies. Very good portions. A little bit fatty today, but we will give them another chance!

Thank JohanM2273
VintonDJ, Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Afternoon Johan I thank you for your review and your comments, we will take a look at the belly and see if we can resolve the problem. I thank you for again and hope to see you in the not too distance futute.

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A special occasion lead us to Paulinas and menu, view and friendly staff set you up for an amazing time but the food? To be honest, poor. At the price and promise of the menu the result isn't great. White wine placed on the table?...More

Thank Grant L
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Good Afternoon Grant I thank you for taking the time in completing the TripAdvisor questionnaire and sending me your concerns and comments. I sorry to hear about the experience that you had at Paulina's, in regards to the lack of detail that was apparent on...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I must say, when you hear the name Rickety Bridge Winery , you think country bumpkin, or in the words of a local, very " Ou Doos", Hehehe and you would be right in thinking that. The heritage of this beautiful, scenic farm lodge is...More

Thank Tamsyn B
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Tamsyn Thank you for completing the TripAdvisor information sheet, I would also like to thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, please don't bee a stranger and come in an see what is new...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

A very pleasant comfortable atmosphere in a country setting. Food and service were very good. Of particular note were the beautiful addition of edible flowers to the presentations of food. They add a delicate summery touch to any plate if done properly which they were...More

Thank GeraldineOttawa
VintonDJ, General Manager at Paulina's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Good day Geraldine I thank you for completing the Tripadvisor information for us we are excited and grateful for the praise of the meal that you had at Paulina's Resturant, the flowers are a beautiful addition to the plate and always make the meal stand...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R45, Main Road | Rickety Bridge Winery, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly The Restaurant in the Vines)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2129
  • E-mail
Description
Take a seat overlooking the Rickety Bridge vineyards. Sip a glassful of crisp estate wine and enjoy a delicious lunch while drinking in the splendour of the magnificent surroundings. Every creation from our team of talented chefs is given extra zest by the striking beauty of the setting and stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains.Rickety Bridge is an enchanting Franschhoek wine estate that earns its place in the Cape’s cuisine capital. Franschhoek is home to some of the best restaurants in South Africa.
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