THE "BETTER" FRANSCHHOEK RESTAURANTS (In Franschhoek town and valley)
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House is in the heart of the "food and wine capital of the Cape". Many people visit just to eat at the famous Franschhoek restaurants, some situated on the wine farms, some attached to the hotels and some independent ones in the village itself. This means that particularly during the high season (1 October to 30 April) it can be impossible to get into the restaurant of your choice without prior booking. You might wish to book ahead using the e-mail addresses given. If phoning from outside South Africa leave out the 0 at the beginning and substitute +27 instead.
For your guidance we give an alphabetical list of some of the better restaurants (at least in our opinion). There are, of course, plenty of other places to eat for those who want to explore.
There are no taxis in Franschhoek. It is sometimes possible to organise transport but at fair notice. It is expensive and makes one very inflexible. So either one should drive oneself, as do most people, or else walk and eat in town.
It is even more difficult with the wineries, which, unless you are a major hiker, need to be got to by car, bicycle or horseback though there is now an open bus and tram that has a circular route to many of the close-by wineries.
VEGETARIANS – PLEASE LET RESTAURANT KNOW WHEN BOOKING TO ENSURE A BETTER CHOICE.
Our list below tells you to which restaurants you can walk from Akademie Street boutique hotel and guest house - most of them in fact. So why not dine and wine and then sink into an extra length, extra width king size bed at Akademie Street. Click here to book.