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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 December 2021

We dinned twice during our stay in Franschhoek. That says enough. The food is very tasty at a reasonable price. Book in advance. They are not flexible if you come without a reservation.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 November 2021 via mobile

We came to restaurant for dinner. It was disappointing. New chief and food is not tasty. And waiter dropped our dishes. We waited new! After waiter confused the wine from our wine pairing. I said him about it. He didn’t notice. In finally he brought...check without dividing into two. I asked the amount by two but he said: split yourself! I was shocked! They add 12,5 percent to your bill automatically for “incredible service” and they can’t split check for 2 person! A shame for fine dining restaurantMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2021

Minimalist restaurant with a busy kitchen - and you'll know why when you get served the magnificently prepared and presented food. One always worries about value for money with restaurants like this - but it was absolutely worth it - it is an experience, not...just a meal. Exceptionally good vegetarian menu!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 19 November 2021 via mobile

Really fabulous. Four starters and one main, all perfectly prepared and very delicious. Accompanied by a very interesting wine pairing and all of that for a price that is unthinkable of for this quality in Europe. So: if you have the chance: go there.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

Dinner last night was great. Nice format with the four little plates then a main. Good portion sizes, nothing too big. Can't wait to come again.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

The service we received at protege was o on outstanding. The food was absolutely mouthwatering. We had great seats the environment and lighting was soft. Great for a romantic night out

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

Prepare yourself for perfect service, food and wine. An excellent venue for a birthday function. Each expertly prepared dish was paired with an exquisite wine to make the event memorable… even for Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 September 2021

We visited Protege for their Winter Special and what an incredible experience it was. The dishes offered a lovely variety of cuisines whilst still feeling harmonious and complimenting one another. The decor was modern and clean and created a lovely atmosphere. The Korean Fried Chicken...(KFC) and Pork Belly Roti were both delicious offering a wonderful balance of sweetness and saltiness. I would go as far to say as the KFC was one of the best bites we have had during 2021. The Tuna Tataki offered a nice change of pace with really clean and light flavours. The beef dish was good, but lacked a nice sear one might expect. The accompanying vegetables were well cooked and complimented the beef. The desert was beautifully presented with perfectly balanced flavours. The chocolate elements were not too sweet with the passionfruit offering some acidity and freshness to break up the richness. An absolute ripper! We loved our meal and will definitely be back again!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021

I had a wonderful dinner at protege what made it amazing was good service from Kelvin the muscular guy...he was very funny n welcoming and the food is just exquisite!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021

The small plates/tapas style menu means that you can sample a range of delicious plates. The Korean chicken stood out among a really excellent set of options. The staff are professional and attentive, making the overall experience special and memorable. Considering the venue, the service...and the food, it is good value too.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Protege Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5