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The French Connection

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature 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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US$15 - US$18
French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideally placed along Franschhoek's main road, we enjoyed a lovely family meal in what feels like a boutique and well-managed restaurant. The service was very good and no-one felt left out and the waitresses were very helpful with suggestions and recommendations. Food options are broad...and interesting and the moule frites, the tuna and the chicken salad were all enjoyable. The wine list, as one would expect, was a fair reflection of the local wines and an appropriate introduction to the region. The atmosphere was vibrant and buzzed with holiday delight. It was the perfect start to our visit to Franschhoek.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner there with our friends. Very delicious, well prepared dishes. Can highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021

A most enjoyable experience, excellent position, excellent staff, excellent menu and a an exceptional meal. Calamari starter

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021

Excellent food, excellent service, never fails to disappoint. Essential to book. The fresh mussels are sublime and the steak is cooked to perfection. We keep going back as it is one of our favourites.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Always a lovely atmosphere. But as all Franschhoek restaurants - overpriced. Sitting outside is the best area in good weather.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2021

Had two meals here over the course of a 4 day visit to Franschhoek. Been eating at this restaurant on and off over the last 15 years and it NEVER fails to impress. Excellent food. Their duck is amazing!!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

A name like French connection put some pressure on expectations. But they truly delivered with the exception of a cold microwaved creme brûlée as dessert. Spotless otherwise.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Jason R, General Manager at The French Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2021

Dear andersIR8937RT Thanks for your largely positive review. I’m disappointed that you didn’t enjoy the Creme Brûlée. it’s been on our menu for 18 years and has a loyal and enthusiastic following. We serve our classic Brûlées cold, the only warmness would be from the...More

Reviewed 29 December 2020 via mobile

We shared the charcuterie platter, my husband had the lamb and I had the fish of the day. All very tasty and portion sizes just right. We even tried some dealcholised wine, its ok to be honest! Spot on service, thanks very much guys!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020

I went down to franschoek for business... Lunch time and decided to stop... What great dinning was amazed at the quality of the food will be definitely stopping by again tx for a "Great treat"

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020

Had a great Burger for lunch. Great atmosphere while enjoying the great view from the stoep. Will be back

Date of visit: November 2020
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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, The French Connection is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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