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French Connection

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US$15 - US$18
French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 21/01/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/01/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after recommendation from our guest house host and it certainly did not disappoint! Exceptional food with high level of friendly & professional customer service! We highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning when we are visiting Franschhoek!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

Authentic French cuisine! Forget the fuss the Moules followed by dry aged steak frites and green salad was actually perfect I was transported to France one of the simplest and best meals of the trip would heartily recommend this place for great food and a...relaxed vibe. Staff were very kind too, bonne appetite!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

Delightful, old-faithful in the heart of Franschhoek. Haven’t been here for years and it’s wonderful to see that the quality of food has remained consistent, if not improved, since the last visit. We had mussels to start, with the legendary duck and aged steak for...mains. Our best casual culinary experience in Franschhoek.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely place with lots of character and delicious food. Reasonably priced for the area and good value for money.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

I want there for a hen party and we had the set menu. It was fine, but I thought it was expensive for what we had. The waitress put the drinks down and forgot about them, then disappeared. My daughter had to fetch her drink...from where it was left.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Wonderful to be back dining at this fabulous restaurant in Franschhoek. We missed our trip to SA last year because of the pandemic but it was so lovely to be back here this year. A few changes due to the lockdown but the food and...service are as good as ever. We love to sit on the front veranda and watch the sun setting over the mountains whilst enjoying really good food beautifully cooked and served. The staff are lovely ….so friendly and professional. We were greeted warmly after two years. We had the mussels on two occasions…they were perfect in a lovely sauce. The duck is gorgeous served with choices of potatoes and vegetables. Lots of great salads and much much more. We look forward to returning next year to our favourite table!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

The place is nice. The food wad good and so was the service. A nice place to eat out with family and friends on the main road.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 17 March 2022

You have to reserv a table for a dinner. look in the afternoon what are the recommendations of the boss .... they are gone quickly

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022

Great Bisto, nothing exciting but just great flavours. Fantastic meat and chips. It is a nice change if you don’t want to do fine dining every day.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 8 March 2022

French connection is such a stalwart in amongst haute cuisine so it has done good to last. But I won't go back again. Even the hasselback potatoes were dry on the outside let along the duck. Precooked likely earlier in the day waiting for a...dinner customer. Not greatMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Social M, Other at French Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2022

Dear Susan Thanks for your review. We are so disappointed to get your feedback. Firstly let me apologise that your duck was not up to standard. It's one of the restaurants signatures and has been on the menu for 20 years, so its disappointing that...More

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17 February 2020|
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Response from richardbP4788DM | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with the answer you have received. I suspect Children (of course well behaved) will not be a problem but the size of the party might be. However ask.
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Yes, French Connection is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

French Connection is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4