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Lust Bistro & Bakery Restaurant

) #20 of 53 Restaurants in Franschhoek RR - RRR European, , Healthy
Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 874 1456
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Bit disappointed with the food My husbands burger was dry I had the seafood bisque - the portion was tiny although delicious Can definitely recommend the carrot cake that was superMore

Thank Charlene J
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Charlene, Many thanks for your visit and for the time in posting a review. Starting with the positive first - we are so glad you enjoyed the Carrot cake (which has been a favourite for the longest time now :-) ) as well as...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful setting, great ambiance and excellent food to boot. I visited with a very limited time to have lunch, i would loved to have stayed here all afternoon just soaking up the setting and watching the amazing food been served. Definitely the biggest...More

Thank Andrew S
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Dear Andrew, We are at a loss for words at all your compliments. How can we possibly tell you how much it means to all of us to hear this? It makes us forget every difficult day and harsh criticism with ease and a smile....More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the best restaurants in cape town by far as I used to be a professional chef and take all my tourists there and they love It. Reasonable prices for the quality

1  Thank GreenCapetours
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Ah - GreenCapeTours - thanks so much for the fantastic post. This is a great feather in our cap and we are walking on Cloud 9 because of it. Hope to welcome you and your guests back very soon and frequently.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have eaten here several times and the bistro always delivers. It was a lovely hot sunny day on Workers day, so I booked an outdoor table. Service is very good and friendly. They have a varied manu, including specials, salads, platters, sandwiches, burgers but...More

Thank lisasplaces
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind words on the consistency of the service and food. We have just launched our new Winter Menu yesterday and would love to hear what you think of it. We wish you could visit us more often.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch at the Lust Bistro. I shared an excellent ploughman platter with my daughter and my wife and a friend had chicken wraps with salad. Portions were large, ingredients fresh and crisp, and the accompanying wines of an equally good standard,...More

Thank Justin B
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Justin B, It was entirely our pleasure to welcome you and your family and friend to LUST Bistro and Bakery. Thanks so much for the kind words and fantastic rating on TripAdvisor. It is always such a compliment to us when someone notices our...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

What a lovely setting to enjoy breakfast or lunch. One cannot leave without their most divine breads! Great wine! A must visit!More

Thank Adele E
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Adele E. It was such a pleasure welcoming you to LUST. Thank you so much for your kind words. We have since added hand-rolled slow-fermented breadsticks (plain, seeded and olive) to the other fantastic bread on the shelves and cannot wait for you to...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch over a long weekend. Menu was simple and well priced. Service was initially good but wandered as the afternoon quiet ended down. Decent choice, but if you plan ahead there are many better options in the surrounds.

1  Thank PatBar2
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear PatBar2, once again thank you for your visit - I notice that this is the second one in a very short period of time - both of which you have commented on via this platform.....

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the bistro/bakery for a latish lunch. We had to sit inside because of the wind. Unfortunately it is very loud but apart from that the food was very, very nice and tasty. They have a bakery on premis and that means excellent...More

Thank Raoul D
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Raoul, We are delighted to read that you had a good time during your LUST visit. Also - thank you for the great compliments on the food, bread and cakes. With the fantastic choice available in our immediate vicinity on cakes - we are...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Have eaten here a few times when staying at Vrede En Lust. Its a lovely setting and a great break from the rigours of vineyard hopping :-) The food is very good, with a good and varied menu. I've had breakfast and lunch here and...More

1  Thank acekicker77
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Acekicker77, Congratulations on your anniversary :-). It is always fantastic having you back with us and wish we could welcome you more often. Thanks so much for the compliments on the menu, food, location, ambience, and staff. We really are humbled. As for your...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I made the booking at Lust Bistro via email from Hong Kong and was impressed by all the prompt replies from Anwyll ( the venues Manager) on all my emails. On the day of the event Anwyll and is excellent team greeted us with excellent...More

1  Thank Rinet K
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Rinet K, It was our pleasure in hosting your sister's babyshower. It is always great seeing a group of people enjoying themselves as much as you did. Thanks for the fantastic comments on Anwyll and the service team - I have repeated your compliments...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa (Formerly Lust)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 874 1456
  • E-mail
Description
There is nothing like a familiar welcome to create an atmosphere of warmth, a sense of coming home and of good things prepared with love. The Lust Bistro & Bakery enfolds you with that feeling of belonging that fills up your senses with satisfaction. Cradled in the folds of the peaceful Vrede en Lust wine estate in Franschhoek, the Lust Bistro & Bakery entices one's surroundings with the tantalising aromas of freshly baked artisan bread - imaginative creations of Jean Pierre Smith, patron chef and baker extraordinaire whose lunchtime chalkboard presents a constantly intriguing invitation of discovery. From breakfast to late lunch, there is something for everyone: salads crisp with dew-fresh seasonal garden produce, cakes just out the oven, cheese and charcuterie platters boasting South African specialities, mouthwatering chicken and beef dishes all exquisitely presented. The Lust Bistro & Bakery is definitely an experience you do not want to miss.
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