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Reuben's Restaurant and Bar

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No 2 Daniel Hugo Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3772
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
No 2 Daniel Hugo Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

The owner, Rueben, wasn’t there on the night we went, so I’m not sure if that was why the food, although very good, wasn’t outstanding as I was anticipating. However I found a 2009 Bordeaux style wine that more than made up for it. Altogether...More

Thank ianh65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time this month. Springbok carpacio starter was very nice. I then had the Malay/ South African chicken sith prawn curry. This was very very good. The prawns were a little extra cost but worth it! The local wine was fabulous...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch today! Very quiet, basically the only people there! I believe it’s busier at dinner time. First time to the ‘new’ Reubens. Great building, lovely interiors but with arbitrary art, no obvious relevance, reference or context! The outside area will be great for...More

Thank r0bbie2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been to the previous Reuben's twice in the past, and were not wowed. This new incarnation has a more modern, clean look to it, although it is noisy due to lack of soft furnishings. Service was excellent and attentive, although I don't understand...More

Thank Jo58-46
Reviewed 5 days ago

We used to frequent the old restaurant, where it felt more personal. The new attempt; whilst good has definitely lost its charm. The beef tataki, a great option and with a few examples around town this was our favourite. Apart from that the our evening...More

Thank 333Cape
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious in this "new" Reubens. Menu offers a lot of choice and the wine was also delicious. We will definitely eat here again the next time we are in Franschhoek. A note: there is a lot of noise that makes you have...More

Thank sebregts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were excellent in keeping with the fine dining experience expected. Pity they were out of chocolate so we could not try out the chocolate dessert.

Thank Yenusha R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend took us here out of the blue as she was surprised she was able to make a booking . As you enter the door you know this is going to be something special and none of us were disappointed . We shared the...More

Thank Oliver C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our dinner here, food is good. Service a little random. Not on the main street, so a little difficult to find first time.

Thank cortijo5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reuben's exceeded our expectations with the flavour of their food. Beautifully plated, and super tasty. Friendly and well-informed staff. Good bathroom facilities for guests. Well located just off the main road.

Thank AlisonK1960
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29 March 2018|
Response from mgbentour | Reviewed this property |
Save yourself! Don't do the winetram. Pick a nice vineyard ( leopards leap or Le ludes ) and have some lunch there and do a proper tasting. Then have an afternoon doze and enjoy your meal at Ruebens. It's excellent. The... More
4 March 2018|
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Response from GeorgeMFB | Property representative |
Hi CrustyCorner, Yes we do.We have a kiddies menu available as well. Regards
Sue M
20 March 2017|
Response from 23Mikey23 | Reviewed this property |
You can always call CHAMONIX in FRANSCHHOEK Ruben's is on the same estate. I live in London so not able to confirm the reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 2 Daniel Hugo Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3772
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Twelve years of history, moments and memories, in one brand new location. Welcome to the restaurant home of South African chef Reuben Riffel!
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