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“What e memorable dinner”

Grand Provence Estate
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Full-Day Private Food and Wine Tour in Franschhoek
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Private Foodie Tour in Franschhoek from Cape Town
Ranked #6 of 54 things to do in Franschhoek
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Owner description: Winery, restaurant, and art gallery.
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We recently went to Grand Provence for our anniversary dinner . The food was absolutely great and the service was good and very friendly. The menu had a good variety to choose from and the food was excellent, the flavors great and well presented. We had to book in advance to make sure we could be accommodated. Don't pitch up at the restaurant and expect to be seated as tables are booked out in advance. Set a good 2 hours aside to spend on your dinner. This was a truly memorable evening of good food and good service.

Thank PieterfromRoodepoort
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

During our time in the South African wine region we were lucky enough to visit a lot of gourmet restaurants. Le Grand Provence was by far the BEST!! We were lucky enough to meet the extremely talented executive chef the night before we dined at which point we already had a reservation so took the opportunity to ask for a few tips on the dishes. The next night we were greeted and seated at a lovely table by the window. The restaurant is a small single room with only a handful of tables so already felt very personal on arrival we all went for a 4 course menu which was extremely fairly priced as well as a number of bottles of wine. The chef personally came out and welcomed us and gave some recommendations which was very nice and by the end of the night we had invited him to join us for coffee and a lovely chat. Overall it was a fantastic night with exceptional food, if you can only have dinner at 1 place in Franschhoek this is the place to do it!!!

Thank Georgia W
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Location is very impressive: gardens are beautiful, atmosphere very nice... but what a terrible service. The place was empty but we have been told by the restaurant manager that each single table was reserved, which was not true as per one of his waiters who we talked to at the same time. We were properly dressed I swear. We sat down and overheard the manager say: do not attend this table until I say so... which he never did. Finally, a waiter, probably ashamed, gave us some service, not sure of what to say... whilst the kitchen was trying to keep up the path with not much success. Frustration grew when all tables occupied by other men from the same corporation as the restaurant manager got the most attentive and quick service.... even though arrived much later than us. Finally, the menu is uninteresting and not adapted for a quick and healthy lunch and the food very very average.
Generally speaking: do never go again, at least as long as this restaurant manager is here. There are plenty of wonderful other options in the area with better food, wonderful, nice and attentive service, in short: value for money.

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

The setting of this wine estate is beautiful. It is a pity that the service is not of a similar standard. We visited during a recent trip to Franschhoek and entered the tasting room with the intention of sampling the wines. Unfortunately, whilst we were initially greeted by the member of staff in the tasting room, he made no effort to engage with us or even ask us if we needed any service. It was not as though he was busy serving other customers as we were the only customers at the time. It really did feel as though it was too much trouble to deal with us. Maybe this was because we arrived on bicycles? We left and went to a number of other local wine estates (La Motte is highly recommended) where the service was excellent and we were able to sample and buy some wine.

1  Thank MarkAAdams
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Amazing sculpture garden and art gallery at this winery. Not to be missed. Beautiful wine tasting room and outdoor patio. Friendly staff and beautiful setting.

Thank canadiangalToronto
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