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Roca Restaurant

Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3384
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (21 reviews)
“kingklip” (16 reviews)
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French, African, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant to have lunch and appreciate a stunning view. Food was delicious! Try the feta samosa as a starter and the mozambican chicken with MILD peri peri sauce (yes, amazing chicken).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Natalia L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of the guesthouse where we were staying. You drive up the hill out of the town for a couple of km and park round the back of the restaurant, so you are quite unprepared for what comes next....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SailorC212
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Franschhoek valley is stunning and this restaurant has the best view of it! We enjoyed fish cakes followed by Springbok steaks washed down with some local wine. So grateful to our Springbok Atlas guide Zayed for taking us there, otherwise we might never have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our guesthouse host Peter recommended and reserved us a table at Roca and we were so grateful! It was probably our favorite meal on our 2 week vacation. We started out with a bottle of MCC on the patio overlooking the valley for sunset and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Whit3605
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked lunch here while touring the various vineyards and it was fabulous Great food and even better wine & cocktails. Service was excellent and the setting was amazing. Strongly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Spudfitz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to pop in for a drink and were seated on the lawn. The seating was SO run down we move to another table with chairs. This was not better at all, The wicker was completely gone on the armrest of the chair. My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jacolien Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last year and had excellent food but could not see the sunset from our table, so this year we booked very early and asked for a window table. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and so the sunset was a disappointment. However the view...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank colinsp2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant with lovely flavoursome food, brilliant friendly service and beautiful views. To top it off, some amazing wines. A must visit in my book.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tompeterkelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views which are all over the website (taxi required to get up the hill ), very friendly staff if sometimes a little forgetful, and an expansive menu with additional specials which potentially reduced the overall quality to very good from exceptional. In such a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New to Cape Town and hearing so much about Franschhoek, it is on my list of towns to explore. This venue has really amazing view, one that you cannot really tell when you drive up, but once there. WOW. Food is average, but enjoyed what...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GlendaHar
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ClareB805
22 December 2017|
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Response from CKY281 | Reviewed this property |
We purchased our bottle of wine from the restaurant at reasonable price. did notice some customers that BYO wine but don't know whether corkage was levied.
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7 October 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Uitkyk Street | Dieu Donne Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 3384
  • E-mail
Description
It just seems meant to be that the location of Roca on Dieu Donne is actually translated as Rock on God Given land. This becomes apparent on first observing the iconic views of the Franschoek Valley from the upper deck of the double volume Roca Restaurant. The visionary behind the Dieu Donne wine estate, Robert Maingard, has no doubt inculcated the dynamic restaurant proprietor, Craig Sherrell, to use the space in which the energy of sacred geometry has been introduced. A visit here can be lengthy as the beauty; the food, the wine and the service have an amazing effect. The upper indoor space, seating 120 covers has its special aura, complimented by the Seed and Flower of Life and the Cross of Loraine.
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