Nooks Pied-à-Terre
Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Franschhoek is all about eating delicious food, drinking stunning wines, and relaxing in a wonderful natural environment.  We have compiled a list of our favourite Franschhoek restaurants, deli’s and wineries for you to explore & discover.  There are many more, but these are the ones that we personally would recommend and enjoy.

For Lunch…

Babel at Babylonstoren – what can we say...absolutely stunning!. World-class restaurant with a modern contemporary feel. Delightful gardens - great for an after lunch stroll to work off the delicious, hearty and nutricious food! Excellent service, great wines - a not to be missed experience! Ensure you book months in advance!

Bread & Wine, is another favourite of ours for a casual and relaxed lunch. Fresh and homemade produce served in a lovely courtyard setting.

Delair, this first class, destination winery & restaurant, has the most stunning views, art & architecture. Great food, wine & excellent service.

Pierneef at La Motte – we cannot speak highly enough of this stunning lunch time venue, delicious contemporary food plated to perfection, great wines, impeccable service, in the most delightful setting! Try the La Motte Millennium for a great value for money red. Highly recommended!


For Dinner…

Cafe Des Arts, rustic home cooking, cosy atmosphere, popular with the locals - best coffee & home made breads in Franschhoek.

Grande Provence – wonderful ambiance, stunning interior décor, more formal in the evenings, same menu offered both lunch & dinner. You will need to book in advance.

Le Bon Vivant –Watch chef patron Pierre conjure up amazing dishes, from his extensive menu - incredible presentation with flavours to match. We recommend you book well in advance.

Racine at Chamonix–for lunch or dinner - (we did dinner) - stunning "home cooked" hearty style cuisine - try the braised beef cheeks! Great evening ambience / wonderful afternoon views! This is one of Reuben's restaurants, and every bit as good as the original. Book well in advance!

Reubens – Trendy upbeat restaurant, interesting food combinations, vibrant & busy… we recommend to book well in advance.

Wine tasting…


Chamonix (walking distance from house) email:

Dieu Donne (walking distance from house)


Graham Beck

Haut Espoir (appointment only)

Akkerdal (appointment only)

La Bri (appointment only)

La Motte



Rickety Bridge 

Stony Brook (appointment only)




Pearl Valley Golf Course - world class golf....

Paradise Stables - wine tasting on horseback....

Manic Cycles - cycle hire & spinning classes....

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