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Foliage Restaurant

11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2328
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nougatine” (20 reviews)
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed today

What a treat to have experienced the wonderful array of flavours cooked up by the master chef. This restaurant deserves its lofty reputation. The setting and decor are perfect and the limited menu offers a diverse and unusual range of foods. The seasonal vegetables are...More

Thank Claudio F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Repeat visitors from Cape Town, this along with the Test Kitchen in Woodstock is in our opinion, the best restaurant in the whole of the Western Cape. Love the open plan kitchen, waiter's are fantastic and really know their stuff and Chris Erasmus always looks...More

Thank davidfisher9799
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was very fortunate to be taken to this amazing restaurant and enjoyed a meal which was obviously cooked with much passion and expertise. The atmosphere was great the decor sublime with much wood and a very cosy fire burning.......the staff lovely...I will definitely recommend...More

Thank lianeCapeTown
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Utterly delicious food, prepared with creative ingenuity. There is a subtle earthy taste in each dish that lingers in my taste buds. I love that one can engage the Chef who is very generous in his enthusiasm to share the essence of his cooking. Home...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I suppose it says it all that my husband and I have already booked another dinner here (in December!) for our next trip to Franschhoek for our fourth wedding anniversary - while still at the restaurant for our current dinner in July. That's how good...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! From start to finish, best dining experience in the western Cape, maybe the world! Brisket was proper! And this comes from a Texan. Great smokey flavor. Don't even need a knife. Pork belly was divine! Succulent, but not greasy. Full of flavor. Must try...More

Thank AshleighNorris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning food and service! Everything wild and delicious - don't miss out on this phenomenal gastronomic experience when you visit Foliage in Franshoek .....

Thank sharonkT5533OH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive - BUT WORTH EVERY CENT. Truly a place to take a loved one for a date or a family get together. If you want a send off for your holiday this is the place. The food is absolutely wonderful.

Thank Greybuda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent visit to South Africa from Australia, Foliage was recommended to us by both the Manager at our accommodation in Franschhoek as well our safari guide in Kruger. Both recommendations were spot on! The food was innovative, delicious and immaculately presented! Our Maître...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cosy and casual spot serves flavourful, bold creations bursting with passion and creativity. Have the 5 course dinner and be surprised by what this restaurant comes up with. Also, respect for the concept of food foraged from the local area. Superb, personal service tops...More

Thank Jodi N
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7 March 2017|
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Response from geroldmarsch | Reviewed this property |
Hello Thank you for your mail. I was a guest at the restaurant. So please contact the restaurant via their website.....:-) Usually Jan till April is High season there so I recommend to contact them as soon as possible. AND... More
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Huiyee L
19 October 2016|
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Response from Lee-Ann F | Property representative |
Dear Huiyee, Kindly send us an email and we'll forward our current menu to you. As our menu changes very often, we don't publish one. Looking forward to hearing from you Warm regards, Lee-Ann
Michelle C
13 October 2016|
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Response from Ariella K | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Not sure who advised you that but you are absolutely safe. Cape Town has some of the best restaurants and food with world acclaim so the rumour is incorrect. Foliage is divine and their product is all fresh and often... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2328
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Sustainable comfort cooking in a relaxed bistro setting. Big fireplace, wooden tables & chairs and open plan kitchen. Local produce and wines with an emphasis on terroir cooking. And now fully licensed.
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