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Foliage Restaurant

11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2328
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nougatine” (22 reviews)
“brisket” (27 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 yesterday

What a great restaurant. From the front of the house to the waiters to the kitchen, I loved it. I had a seat with a view of the kitchen and could see how they produce the dishes. It started with bread and bacon lard.....and it...More

Thank Bernd E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sat next to the kitchens watching the remarkable team produce our spectacularly beautiful and delicious meal. The front of house service team were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient - without being obtrusive. The flavours were exquisite. We live in the UK, but this is our second...More

Thank davidh of england
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate at Foliage with high expectations but were very disappointed. We had the 5 course meal with wine pairings and were shocked straight away when they offered us bread but required us to pay extra for it. It then went from...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a deliciously different experience, visit this restaurant. Great service, wine list and fabulous food. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Buggy12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to eat out. The food is just outstanding but what makes the evening even better?.. The staff!!! All of them just know what they are talking about. They know all about the food and wines served for the tasting menue with...More

Thank TheWillis07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sculpture plates of food which taste good as well as look fantastic. Just wonder if they try too hard and could do with simplifying some dishes as the main was just too rich for my wife. Very reasonably priced and would recommend.

Thank Starbarr
Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd visit to Foliage. The 1st was just after the opened. Pleased to say that it was better than the 1st. The have introduced a tasting menu which we jumped at and loved. The staff are so knowledgeable and really add to the experience. Food...More

Thank MrsMaxton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular, others were queuing at the door at 12 noon for early lunch bookings. Beautifully presented food, lovely flavour combinations, friendly service. On the main road, so you see lots of local traffic on the few outside tables, but it's no problem. Not silly prices....More

Thank MootHouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us had the chefs menu but with one vegan variation. The chef did a fantastic job of producing equivalent fine dining vegan dishes. Each course made up of familiar South African ingredients with foraged additions making for fantastic different flavours. Really interesting and...More

Thank burnhammildmay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly excellent experience! Wonderful food, true passion in every well crafted dish! 10 / 10 to the chef! Thank you for accommodating vegan diet and the risotto would have been perfect if a little less al dente. We will be back.

Thank nomad162
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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