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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Protégé never fails to disappoint - their Korean Fried Chicken is a firm favourite which keeps us coming back for more. Other enjoyable additions to the menu include their take on pork tacos & wagyu potstickers. The pea risotto is also worth a try and...be sure to get your happy ending with their baked cheesecake. A divine dining experience with excellent and attentive service.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2020

We were fortunate enough to visit Protégé for our year end function. The setting is beautiful and the food and wine were amazing. I recommend having a drink on the patio before moving inside for dinner. The tuna and Asian pork roti's were hands down...the crowd favourite and I highly recommend both. A great place for a special occasion as everything from the view to the food to the service was memorable.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020

We had breakfast every morning and a meal the Thursday evening - the food is exceptional and the service excellent - especially Rebecca (front of house) who went far and beyond to make our dining experience memorable - she is an absolute deligt.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020

If you choose to sit at the counter, you will have a view on what's happening in the plates of the guests... and it it a show itself... Everything is done with delicateness and precision. The plates are neat and the food tasty. The service...is attentive and friendly. And the Sunday evening special... a super good deal!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2020

Protege is the best restaurant in Franschhoek, in my opinion, and I have dined there three times this year! It serves small tapas-style plates with a fine-dining feel with Asian, French and Italian influences that can be detected in the cuisine that is created by...Jess van Dyk. The Protégé Umami Oysters and Champagne Poached Oysters are by far my favourite dishes.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

Wow! We really had a great dinner at Protege. All of our expectations were met and more. The service was great, and the staff very friendly and welcoming. We had almost everything on the Small Plate menu, and we couldn't decide which dish was our...favourite. Of course we didn't have a non-favourite dish! I would definitely recommend Protege, even families with kids! They have excellent chicken wings (they call it their own KFC wings!) Protege will definitely see us again!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020

My daughter and I walked in for a light lunch and were overwhelmed by the warm welcome, wonderful relaxed service and beautifully presented, delicious cheese and charcuterie platter. The weather was good so we sat outside but will certainly return when next in Franschhoek for...a dinner in their gorgeous restaurant. Don’t overlook this gem when in Franschhoek.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

The aspect I love about the Protege is that all their dishes are tapas style, so you can have a taste of a variety of dishes and share amongst your table. The quality of food is outstanding as well as the service! It is very...cool having an open restaurant pass in the middle of the room to observe the chefs preparing the meals. The cocktails are also a must try! Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020

I personally love to share dishes at a restaurant, as you get to taste more variety and Protégé is the perfect place for this! Great to go if you're an equal number, to share plates proportionately. My favourite: either the Korean Chicken Wings or Pork...Belly Tacos! Each plate is well-rounded and flavours are extremely satisfying. There are so many good restaurants in and around Franschhoek which makes it difficult to choose... but this restaurant definitely stands near the top of that list!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020

Four of us shared 13 tapas. Everything we tasted was very good and wheel presented. My personal favourite dishes were the pork roti, calamari and pea risotto. The waiters were attentive and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely visit again

Date of visit: October 2020
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