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“Light, tasty and very personal service (Veggie friendly)”

Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House
Price range: US$4 - US$15
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Light, tasty and very personal service (Veggie friendly)”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We stopped by the other day just too see the menu for the next morning. Got speaking the Gideon himself, who was very welcoming and friendly.

The next morning we returned and tried one savoury and one sweet pancake. They were both excellent and full of fresh ingredients and very well presented. Making a change from the hotel breakfast or pastries in cafés.

Had a really good chat with Gideon about various things and he really is entertaining. If you want to meet some one interesting and have some good food I really recommend this place.

A tip with a savoury veggie pancake ask for a the "prago" sauce on the side it's basically a Indian style pickle but it lifts the hole dish.

Highly recommended for a tasy change.

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2 Thank VeggieLondoners
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great people, great food!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

It's not often that the owner greets you as you sit done at his restaurant. Very refreshing atmosphere and very relaxing service. The food is great, I recommend ordering one half savory and one half sweet pancakes! Enjoy!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Melissa T
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Most irritated manager or boss I think curly hair”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stop for a coffee a week ago. Then a guy the came to us and going on to order a pancake. I heard later he was the boss. Well mr.boss or Gideon you are anoing,and also rude toyour staff in front of guest don't shout at them .Been a manager at a hotel four six years and open my own coffee shop in cape town I am ashamed to had coffee at your place never again.And do not sit the whole day at your coffee tables you and your wife it look do desperate get a life the place is too small for flies.never again

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank lovegoodfo
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Hermanus, South Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good selection clean and friendly”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We managed a quick pop in and out for a pancake ( or in fact a half size one if you're not too hungry). Fresh juices were lovely and menu was comprehensive with a good vegetarian selection ( for a change!). Pancakes were fresh and tasty. However this isn't gastronomique so set your expectations - it's pancake!!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Fiona B
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Washington, Utah
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158 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great pancakes, service a bit disjointed and slow.”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We tried both the savory and sweet pancakes and loved both. These are Dutch style pancakes similar to crepes. We tried the avocado, tomato and cottage cheese with Portuguese pesto sauce. The sauce is a bit spicy, and works well with the combination.

It took quite a while for the final bill to arrive.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank 01dFo1ks
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