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“Fun spot”
Review of The Bar at LQF

The Bar at LQF
Ranked #33 of 78 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun spot”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Had clients having dinner at The Tasting Room, so had a light meal in the Bar. The staff were outstanding and it was very comfortable to sit by yourself and enjoy your meal and glass of wine.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Debby S
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Exotic, surprising and delightful”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We traveled from New York to stay in the attached hotel, and had the tasting menu one evening. Some of our companions were a bit put off by the unconventional (we would simply call it creative) approach to cuisine, but my wife and I found it thrilling. Exquisite food, well paired with local wines, and impeccable service made the meal an adventure and a singular pleasure. Don't ask me to repeat what we had. The entrees vary as to the availability of ingredients, the time of year, and the whims of the chef. Just go and enjoy.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Steve K
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Watch the world go by”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The outside bar on the main road through the town was our favourite stopping off point for a beer or two.
Friendly staff and loads of shade!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Chispeee
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“How refreshing!”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

After a very disappointing meal across the road at a different establishment, we needed a drink! A martini was just what I needed. Behind the bar, Matthew from England (I believe that is his name) shared thoughts on gins and martinis and ended up making me one of the best martinis I have had, and served in a manner that allows it to be enjoyed slowly - with part in the glass and part in a mini bottle resting in another glass of crushed ice - complete with spare olives for the top up. My companion tried a few other cocktails and I moved on to a few red wines - all delightful. We really enjoyed the bar menu of fresh oysters and popcorn crayfish - delightful dishes. The person behind the bar at the Mount Nelson could learn a few tricks here, as well as how to make time at a cocktail bar a delight. (See my review on the Mount Nelson Planet Bar from a month or so ago.) Great end to the evening after such a bad start over the road at the other establishment.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank capeintl
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The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Okay, but overrated”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Margo Janse is a renowed Chef and she is contibuting to make life better for lots of underprivileged children. Also it’s very nice that she has a screening room in which you can enjoy good quality films over a glass of wine. But…. we find the value for money (price/quality) in her restaurant(s) and for the wines (per glass) out of proportion. But nevertheless she attracts quite a number of her countrymen (Dutch people) who would like to have dined in LQF. However, in Franschhoek there are many other restaurants that serve better food and nicer wine for a much better price. And equally important, the bar area lacks cosiness.

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Featherfox
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