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Foliage Restaurant

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11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2328
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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'll start by saying that the appetizers BLEW US AWAY. Husband ordered the Bone Marrow, Beef Tongue, Sweet Breads Salad. This dish was just amazing. I had the Thai soup. This dish was also amazing! The soup was an explosion of flavors in your mouth; sour, hot, spicy, sweet. Both of these dishes were completely "memorable". I would return to... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great meal, every dish we had was exceptional. Just go there of you're in town. Booking may be necessary judging by its popularity.

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Thank Xerion888
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our favourite restaurant along the garden route! The food was incredible, so well presented, and service impeccable. An excellent meal for foodies. As a vegetarian I've struggled with getting nice meals in South Africa, but I had a three course vegan meal from Foliage and it was some of the best food I've had in a long time (my boyfriend... More 

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Thank Jess T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely in love with this place! Was fortunate to go out with Chef Chris as assist with the foraging expedition with friends for my birthday last year. Experience of a life time and not sure how to top the next birthday. Learned and laughed so much, and probably my best meal by far. Really was such a special dinner. Thank... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every so often you come across a restaurant that is different, Foliage is such a place. It was a big occasion for my wife and I as it was a big anniversary. When we walked in we were immediately greeted by the welcoming front of house staff and I made a point of going to see the guys at the... More 

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Thank OrlanB
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

exceptional menu which makes selection difficult.visited at lunchtime with a party of 6 and all enjoyed great food,presented like art and good service.Only downside was the many flies which was a bit of an issue

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Thank bobbyffo4
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had the most amazing tasting menu experience tonight. The wine pairing was also good. Loved the decor, the vibe, and most importantly, the work of celeb SA chef Chris Erasmus. Great work!!! The pickled and compressed strawberries were wonderful and surprising, the yellowfin tuna tartar was great, loved the bokkom that surprisingly made their way there, and the... More 

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Thank Sebastien N
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highs Off course the food is great, but watching the kitchen staff prepare everything was an equally pleasing feast for the eyes. They are definitely passionate about what they do. The restaurant is on the main road so it was great to take an evening stroll and walk from our hotel (and you feel safe enough to be brave enough... More 

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Staffordshire,England
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for lunch as we couldn't make a reservation for dinner as was so busy. The menu was interesting and we found it hard to choose as there was so much we wanted to try. We all enjoyed a lovely meal and would definitely reccomend to others

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great informal restaurant in the heart of the wine county. The ingredients are fresh from Farm to table and of course a great selection of wines. The staff are passionate and knowledgeable about the food and wines. You may need to book in advance. Put it on your list

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?