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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A meal at Foliage is like going to an art gallery except you can eat the presented artwork .Beautiful and skilfully cooked and presented plates of art are set in front of you as you have watched the creation of highly skilled chefs working to a beat,all in time. An unusual combination always pleases,thank you to Chris and his team... More 

Thank shashy2014
Cape Town, South Africa
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Foliage never disappoints! Interesting combinations of locally sourced ingredients, that are unpretentious and just work! The kitchen is completely open, so it's fascinating to watch the poetry of the machine in action. Great service too. Make sure you pre-book!

Thank lesleyincapetown
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Foliage for my husband's 55th birthday and the experience from the breads and dip to Starters, Mains and birthday surprise dessert was Delicious!!! Beautiful ambience too!! Would highly recommend this place and we eat out a lot at fine-dining restaurants 😄

Thank ilsejustus
St. Moritz, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming restaurant with ok staff. Menu way too complicated and kitchen-staff not up-to its task. Can't handle criticism. Would never go back.

Thank Hans S
South Africa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is the third time we ate at the restaurant. Book well in advance. The food of course never disappoints in the warm, friendly. relaxed atmosphere. The wine list will satisfy all palates.

Thank AnnaliSouthAfrica
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trying too hard to be high end. Resulting in over rich, over complicated food that just doesn't work. Bizarre is the only word for it. Service friendly but we all left very disappointed with our food. Would not return

Thank Simon C
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to eat here by Llewellyn at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel. Wow. The service and ambiance were fabulous but the food was unbelievable. I would recommend this as a must-do restaurant when near Franschhoek.

Thank isellcaptiva
Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and welcoming with comfortable chairs and art works on the walls. On the menu is tuna tartare with wood sorrel - Chris forages for fresh, unusual wild ingredients. Another example is the fern leaves on my beef brisket. The flavours are intense, the dishes complex, the range of ingredients and accompaniments on your plate staggering. The plates works of... More 

Thank KarooPassion
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159 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Foliage on a number of occasions and keep on leaving disappointed. The food falls short, the service is average. There are much better options in Franschhoek.

Thank BushFreak
Bath, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked lunch for our first day in Franschhoek. We had driven up from Swellendam in the morning and booked into the Leeu House hotel over the road. A quick change and we were ready to eat. It was a hot day in February with a beautiful blue sky. We sat on the verandah with a slight breeze cooling us... More 

Thank RHofBath

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
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?