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Foliage Restaurant

11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2328
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
11 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Finally managed to get to this restaurant for lunch despite numerous visits to Franschhoek. Quaint little restaurant tucked away on the corner opposite LQF... Although the menu is a little bit limited the attention to detail that goes into every dish was unbelievable. I had...More

Thank Kazuaki T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not done a review on TripAdvisor in quite some time as I find people are far to stuck up, critical and honestly, their reviews are somewhat dull in relation to reality. That sentence alone is I am sure going to stir up a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third time at Foliage and loved it just as much. Early reservations necessary. I would highly recommend it. Menu ever changing with forage produce.

Thank Noelle251
Reviewed 1 week ago

To begin, our starters from the a la carte menu were a comedic combination - a huge plate with the black pudding & garnish. This was by far the stand out dish & we really enjoyed the mix of flavours - perhaps too many on...More

Thank Crudots
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left our lunch with another booking for dinner the next night. Staff were very friendly and accommodating, they helped us pick wines to match and could alter dishes to suit dietary requirements. My husband and I both agreed it was one of the best...More

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked reservations for Foliage prior to our visit to South Africa through the web/emails. I had been looking forward to this meal. However, I must say I was not impressed. This is a personal preference involving the combination of flavors present in every...More

Thank le_nomade
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked some three months earlier, the Foliage lived up to its reputation with a very unusual menu that enticed the taste buds. The starters were full of wonderful herbs and spices, whilst the beef main course was beautifully presented and tasted magnificent. The staff...More

Thank christopherts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read the reviews and booked a table 2 months in advance. We arrive at the restaurant promptly at 8 o’clock as booked , I had reconfirmed our reservation 36 hours in advance . We had high hopes for a pleasant experience. We were...More

Thank barbara g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good cocktails and a small but amazing menu. Even those who are fond of meat will enjoy vegan selections at Foliage. Their meat and fish options are even better

Thank Siddharth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our final, and by reputation, we expected our best meal in Franschhoek,it was a huge disappointment. We arrived as booked at 7.30, and thought the ambience was excellent. We ordered our meal, wine and water and by 8.00 we were happy having eaten...More

Thank wisborough1
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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 W
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, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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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