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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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Currumbin, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was high on the TA list so we decided to visit on a monday night thinking it may not be busy....Wrong... We were sent over the road to Tuk Tuk for a drink and told to come back in an hour. I'm glad we did as this was an outstanding restaurant and probably the best we ate at... More 

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Surrey,England
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had one evening meal at 'Foliage' during our recent stay in Franschhoek. The food was interesting and different, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. My beetroot salad starter was very tasty as was my wife's smoked cheesecake. These were followed by beautifully presented chicken and lamb mains and one smoked apple desert. It all made for a lovely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this restaurant a few times and I am yet to be convinced. The presentation of the food is first class, but at times the flavour let it down. Some dishes were good but others were sadly disappointing.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were anticipating great things from what had become Franschhoek's number one restaurant. This was our first time after visiting a number of other local competitors over the past several months.The menu sounded interesting enough and offered sufficient variety for everyone of our party. The atmosphere is a bit sterile, service appropriate for this type of establishment and the food... More 

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Swellendam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chef Nick and team Thank you for the excellent lunch experience and especially the savory cheese cake. It was mind blowing out of this world! Keep on pushing the boundaries. The Du Rand's from Swellendam

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can see how this lovely restaurant remains top of the list. The most beautifully presented food I have seen for a very long time. I loved the beef brisket which was so delicious and the nougatine and salted chocolate dessert was spectacular too. Exceptionally efficient service, I was amazed at the speed of the chefs preparing the plates of... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked for lunch and were excited to be shown to the table overlooking the kitchen, and what a show we had! An awe inspiring performance as the young team prepared and presented the most amazing plates of fabulous tasting food. The food that came out was a sheer art form - peanut crusted kingklip with pickles was nutty, tangy... More 

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Thank gastrobelle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really good restaurant. Very clever use of ingredients. Sometimes the invention needs taming - the smoked beef over smoked and that became the dominate 'hickory' taste overwhelming the rest of the dish -the chocolate Flower pot pudding was very clever but the dry chocolate was too dry on its own and needed far more cream/ice cream to... More 

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Thank Rondy99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

During a recent trip to Franschoek with friends, I tried to make an evening booking for Foliage but they were fully booked for our entire stay. But we walked in off the street one lunch time as we happened to stroll past the restaurant and was delighted to find they had space. As a vegan, it is an absolute delight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance and had a good dinner at foliage. It didn't though quite live up to expectations perhaps we had been spoilt elsewhere. One starter astounding the other average. Service rather slow. Mains were good but not incredible... if you're in franshoek would recommend but wouldn't drive an hour like we did to go to...

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?