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“A cosy choice on a rainy night”
Review of Racine Restaurant

Racine Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 94 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We visited Racine for the second time on a stormy, wet early winters eve. The fire was crackling, the red wine poured liberally, winter delights like coq au vin on the menu- everything to warm the heart and the bones. We were lucky enough to be served by Melusi ( previous reviewers also raved about him), and his service was exemplary. An added bonus is the fantastic Chamonix wines. A really good restaurant in Franschhoek.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I visited Racine on Sunday the 11th May 2014 for Mother's Day. Notorious going out on this day is always a disaster as restaurants are generally very busy and overbooked for this day. This was not the case at Racine. From booking my table with Gilbert to our wonderful waiter Melusi, we were ensured of a wonderful day. We were a table of 12 with 2 small children and the staff were wonderful with the kids. Everybody had a wonderful meal with only the highest praise, as a result we were the last people to leave the restaurant!! We will definitely be going back

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a favorite of mine and recently taken over. Glad that the quality is fantastic and is certainly a hidden gem to be experienced.
It is super in the hot summer in a shady valley and cozy in the winter
Great menu but miss the Fillet

Thank peter c
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Had supper at this venue; recently taken over by Reuben Riffel.
A short menu with good choices. Some dishes may need adjustment.
Found a prawn Caesar salad a bit bazaar; prawns were simple defrosted cooked frozen prawns which were a bit cold and uninteresting.
My partner thought the Chili Salt Squid outstanding.
The signature “Misto braised beef cheek” was an enjoyable rich filling dish; something different.
Coconut Panna Cotta to finish was also good.

Chamonix wines are of a high standard.

You do need to drive here and there are no views despite position above the village; it is completely surrounded by trees. It was warm enough to sit outside on the night we were there which was a bonus.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were back recently at Racine due to the lovely experience we had the first time we had dinner here. Again, we were not disappointed at all. Our starters, main courses and desserts were absolutely divine! The staff is very friendly and makes you feel right at home. Especially 'sheaperd, or Melusi as his name is, is a true treasure at Racine. We hope to see him and his colleagues again when we come back later this year,

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