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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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Toronto, Ontario
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214 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't feel like a heavy dinner and thoroughly enjoyed a light meal here - it was off season and so we were the only guests even though across the way the Tastings was very busy. The service was excellent. We enjoyed 5 tapas style dishes and they were all delicious.

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

What a great review, thank you very much for taking the time and the team and I are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Bar at LQF. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection More 

florida
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew this was special and expected a lot. My expectations were exceeded. What a fabulous dining and wine experience. I am a foodie and a wine drinker -- and even I couldn't eat it all. I highly recommend the full food and wine dinner and just let the restaurant transport you to food nirvana.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Lounge Bar over the past weekend and had a lovely meal. I was a bit worried as we were the only guests for lunch (it is off season currently in SA), but we had a good meal. Our table had a bottle of MCC and shared a few tapas, including The Grazing Platter, Skate squid (in an... More 

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Thank Carmen26Muller
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

The team and I really appreciate you reviewing your recent visit to The Bar at LQF. Thank you for your comments, which I have passed on to the team, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection More 

Durban
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated within a refurbished building in the main street. It is well known because of its quality in service and dining. One can enjoy sundowners on the long outside terrace or within the modern decor of the inside bar area. They offer an interesting selection of wines,spirits and apperatives. Enjoy in style!

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Thank maryann52za
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at Le Quartier Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much Maryann for posting such a lovely review of your visit to the Bar at Le Quartier Francais. I have passed your comments on to the team, who will be delighted, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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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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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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