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The Restaurant at Grande Provence

  • Eclectic

Known for

  • Exceptional service
  • Formal dining
  • Elaborately creative meals

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

The chic and industrial decor of The Restaurant at Grande Provence is a bold contrast to the old-world charm of whitewashed Huguenot architecture: high-back white leather chairs, blue-gray walls, steel doors that open onto a sculpture garden, and skylights make for a striking setting at this restaurant. Starters include a wild porcini and salt-cured foie gras mousse and risotto of seared scallop with barbecue langoustine. Mains include slow-cooked Karoo lamb neck with roast garlic and parsnip puree and 12-hour sous-vide beef cheek with foraged local mushrooms. An amuse-bouche kicks off the meal, and between courses there are palate cleansers. The bitter chocolate hot fondant is a lovely way to end the meal. Each dish is paired with the estate wines, and the unobtrusive but eagle-eyed waiters make sure your glass is never empty. Lunch and dinner are formal, three-course affairs, so make sure you have time to linger. If you're unsure about what to order, just ask your waiter to send through their best, which they will do with great pleasure. The food is superb, and the level of service is exceptional.

Restaurant Information


Grande Provence, off R45, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa



Published 05/20/2009


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