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Orangerie at Le Lude

Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 100 3464
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (66 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (11 reviews)
“pork belly” (20 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great way to spend the afternoon drinking the MCC from the estate and also enjoying a delectable high tea.

Thank monty781
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only popped in to buy some wine but our brief visit was enough to see what a beautiful place this is. The bar area is sumptuous wood and leather and the orangerie restaurant is all glass and crisp, white linen. The staff are very...More

Thank bairdnicola77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food here. Pork belly was excellent as well as the chicken. Great location and staff were incredible.

Thank MalcolmP624
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit here and had the most amazing lunch in a beautiful setting. Outstanding food, wine, and service. Worth a visit for a great treat.

Thank Alastair05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

French cooking at its best: superb gruyere souffles, west coast mussels, crispy skinned chicken breast stuffed with tarragon-chicken mousse, and raspberry souffle as dessert. Glamorous, restful, with outstanding service. White wicker furniture, trellising on the walls, orange trees in pots. By far our best dining...More

Thank gustavpreller
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Arriving along a gravel road to a delightful white painted building with beautiful gardens full of flowers. The atmosphere in the Orangerie was calm and tranquil with spotless white tablecloths, comfortable chairs and beautiful china. The food was absolutely delicious as was the service. We...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Our review does not apply to the restaurant, but our tasting room experience. Beautiful garden and tasting room was exquisite. However the cost of the tasting was exorbitant. To mark the wine up by more than 100% in your own tasting room is a shocker...More

Thank 47diannec
Orangerie, Manager at Orangerie at Le Lude, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Good day Dianne C, We would like to thank you for visiting Le Lude and for your time spend with us. Thank you so much of your review and your input as a patron. We do value and appreciate your feedback and can only improve...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Had lunch here on our epic South African holiday and the food was absolutely amazing can definitely recommend the cheese soufflé but all the dishes we had was a taste sensation. Definately worth a visit if staying in Franschhoek

Thank Karyn D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The most gorgeous French setting amazing food and wine Absolut lovely service what more can you say if you in Franschhoek it's a must.

Thank Nayerin
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much for one of the best meals we’ve ever had in such a beautiful spot. Several of our group have severe gluten intolerances and the chef and waiting staff went the extra mile to cook us the most delicious meal, while making...More

Thank lindsaycharters
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12 November 2018|
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Response from r0bbie2 | Reviewed this property |
Not particularly!
24 July 2018|
Response from Orangerie | Property representative |
Good day Hanlie, We offer 3x different canape selections on offer with our MCC tastings at R100 per person. This excludes the MCC tasting fee per person. Please advise shouls you like to make a reservation on 021 100... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 100 3464
  • E-mail
Le Lude is a family winery situated on the edge of Franschhoek in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Specialising in bottle fermented sparkling wines - Cap Classique. The French Huguenots planted vines and made wine in the Franschhoek valley. Enjoy French cuisine at our Orangerie restaurant or sit back and head to a cafe in Paris whilst tasting our MCC and canapes. Orangerie will be closed during August 2017 due to renovations.
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