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The Bar at LQF

16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (34 reviews)
“suckling pig” (3 reviews)
“oysters” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been a couple of times and had the bar snacks, once out on the front stoep and once inside. The food is generally pretty good and a couple of the tapas-sized portions should be enough for a decent lunch. Oysters were excellent. On both...More

Thank SeanIlkley
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to The Bar at LQF, I am so sorry to read that you were disappointed by the poor service you experienced. I have followed up with the team and we will ensure this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the nice decor and ambience I expected this to be extraordinary but it was pretty ordinary. The drinks were nice - I had a Normandie Rosé 2016 and my husband a Fruit Cup which was a great gin cocktail. However the food was uniformly...More

Thank Zara K
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I have passed your comments on to the team and we are currently investigating why your experience did not live up to expectations. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a fairly nice looking bar although the decor does look a bit of a mismatch between new style furniture and old African internal decor. The service can be painfully slow on times and it could do with a better/larger choice of draught beers. There...More

Thank M_Richard01
Hayley K, other at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to expectations. Kind regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Excellent staff, lovely ambience, good wines. Always a good experience....... We have been coming to Franschhoek for years and although there have been changes, it remains a good “bar”.

Thank drjudymwhite
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. The team and I are thrilled you enjoy your experiences at The Bar at LQF and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a lunchtime snack and drink and enjoyed sitting out in the front terrace al fresco under comforting sunshades. The service was unobtrusive but helpful and pleasant and we enjoyed a delicious South African sparkling wine as good as any champagne or...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Quiet and well appointed. We met there for a pre dinner drink. Pleasant and the tapas offered looked yummy. It was a perfect start to a lovely dinner next door.

Thank Jutta S
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your review. I have passed your comments on the the team who were thrilled to receive them. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Nice spot for pre-dinner drinks! You’d get bored staying here too long but we enjoyed two glasses of MCC before heading to Le Petite Colombe. We should have gotten the cocktails because they actually looked amazing as they were mixing them right in front of...More

Thank Lara D
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. The team and I are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope you welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Overheard someone talking about the tapas at the Bar and we are so glad we tried it. Walked into a superbly decorated bar with a side room of comfy benches and a fire!! Had the mini sausage rolls, scotch egg from the Bar menu and...More

Thank KeithMcKay44
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience. The team and I are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Bar at LQF and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu collection

Reviewed 18 August 2017

A really delicious lunch. Salad was superb and my friend enjoyed the fish cakes. Pity it took a long time to bring my Pina Colado.

Thank Sportsbunny
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of your experience at The Bar at LQF. I have passed your comments on to the team and we hope to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 18 May 2017 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...More

Thank sugabtoronto
Caroline J, Director of Operations Quality Control at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
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Description
The Bar at LQF is a trendy, sociable space with a wood-burning fireplace. Outside seating creates the perfect spot to relax over a drink and watch the activity on the main street. Savour the signature craft gin cocktails or create your own G&T from the menu of delicious ingredients. There is also a selection of classic cocktails, some with a unique contemporary twist, as well as delicious non-alcoholic versions. The well-stocked bar also offers artisan beers and ciders, as well as a hand-picked selection of proudly South African wines.
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