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The Bar at LQF

16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2151
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (34 reviews)
“suckling pig” (3 reviews)
“fish cakes” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
16 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We only had a few nights in Franshhoek but we had a pre and/or post dinner drink most evenings here. A special thank you to Shanice who made our first stay here so memorable. I hope you are enjoying your maternity leave. This bar is...More

Thank Heidi W
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experiences at The Bar at LQF. I have passed your comments on to Shanice who will be thrilled to receive them. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Hayley Knight...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

4 of us had drinks here, nothing bad but nothing particularly impressive either. Lacking a bit of atmosphere?

Thank mol1
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

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

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

have been at the bar for lunch with my girlfriend! The food was just ok, we have been charged for an alcoholic cocktail (pina colada) when we actually ordered and got the non alcoholic version of the same drink! Fine an error can happen, we...More

Thank stmasiero
Hayley K, Public Relations and Marketing at The Bar at LQF, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are currently investigating what happened and why your experience did not live up to expectations. Kind regards, Hayley Knight Public Relations and Marketing Leeu Collection

Reviewed 8 February 2018 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 16 February 2018

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 29 January 2018 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 6 February 2018

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 19 January 2018

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 February 2018

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

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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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