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“Above and Beyond Expectations”

Pierneef a La Motte
Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 7 June 2014

It was the lunch that never ended. Different great wines being served with each dish and the different dishes looking like works of art. Fine service from a great staff that really knew their stuff. The delicious dishes with intermingling flavors were treats for the taste buds; and having great wines with great flavors and aroma preparing you for the next experience makes for a fantastic lunch. All this and interesting conversation and story telling combines to make it a memorable experience. It was the four hour lunch with great company.

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Thank JerryQuill
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

The quality is top. Not only they let you buy/take with you the back vintages, they also brought us a glass of hot water to clean the dummy when it fell on the floor!!
Class in everything. Well done!

Thank Natalia P
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Nevermind the ambience and the great wines, the decor and attention to detail + service from passionate waitrons always make this a Top 5 destination for us. Never fails to disappoint and we often take out-of-towners there. LOVE YOU GUYS!

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Thank Clint W
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I visited Le Motte for a family meal. Everything about it was top quality. The service was impeccable, setting fantastic and the food outstanding, with meticulous detail and thought. I had a pork belly main - see picture. Highly recommend. If you are from the UK with a good exchange rate this quality of dining will cost you a fraction too!

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Thank SVDLikesToEat
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Hetta V, culinary manager at Pierneef a La Motte, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Thank you and warm regards.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I admit, I might have gone to this restaurant slightly biased, as it is one of my favorite restaurants and they did not disappoint at all!!! Out waiter was super attentive and good at explaining things on the menu... Don't understand how this place can't be on the top ten! Will definitely be back. Had duck confit for starter that was absolutely divine and pork belly to die for for main.
What a pleasurable dining experience.

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