Le coin Français is a restaurant really and truly for Franschhoek. Both in concept and in name, the aptly named “Le coin Français” , which literally means Franschhoek, will embody the essence of the valley in heritage, cuisine, art and wine. It will feature cutting edge methods meeting time tested French elegance in cuisine, a carefully selected locally themed wine list to showcase the best local wines, a French sommeliers selection, and an ever-evolving collaboration of art.
Chef / Proprietor
Multiple award winning Chef de cuisine and owner, Darren Badenhorst will take diners on a journey through his interpretations of nostalgic food memories encompassing “art on a plate” and leading them through a unique culinary exploration of flavours, textures and interactive creations.
Chef Miguel’s love and passion for cooking began at a very young age and were encouraged by his Portuguese family. After graduating as a qualified chef, he gained experience working in some of the best hotels in the country. On a quest to grow and expand his culinary knowledge and skills even further, Miguel traveled to Europe, where he worked in various Michelin-starred establishments. His style of cooking is one that is always evolving, as he enjoys keeping up with the trends of the culinary world while working with fresh ingredients and taking his diners on a culinary adventure with every bite.
Meet our Maître d’, Ephraim. A fine dining aficionado with 12 years of experience delivering exceptional dining experiences to guests. With a winning attitude & passion for excellence, he brings enthusiasm and a hard-working attitude to not only Le coin Français, but to our restaurant group
Meet our sommelier, Brendon. He is devoted to the world of food & wine and takes pride in the quality & excellence of our restaurant. He first fell in love with wine when he came to the scenic Franschhoek Valley and is continuously exploring the best wine in the country as well as from around the world. Bringing passion to the table, one sip at a time.
Friday – Sunday
12:00 – 14:00 (last seating)
Tuesday – Sunday
18:00-20:00 (last seating)
Booking is essential
*Please note that if guests are 30 min late for their reservation without notice we reserve the right to cancel their booking.
Gourmet Guide Award 2024 - Two Plates
For exceptional dining that demands a detour
Haute Grandeur Global Restaurant awards 2018/2019
Best heritage restaurant, Best French cuisine, Best luxury restaurant, Best romantic atmosphere
The Gourmet Guide
Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner – Top 10% Worldwide
Eat Out Mercedes Benz Awards
Top 30 Nominee & 14th Overall – 2018/2019
The best chef awards
Top 300 best chefs in the world 2017/2018 & top 350 best chef in the world 2018/2019
Best Restaurant Cape Winelands 2018
The Gourmet Guide
Plated award for exceptional cuisine 2020
The Gourmet Guide
Plated award for exceptional cuisine 2018/2019
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074 126 0022
17 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690
RESERVATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A deposit of R300 per guest is required to secure your reservation, payable within 48 hours of making the provisional booking. Please be aware that non-payment constitutes an automatic cancellation of the provisional booking.
A 100% REFUND WILL BE RETURNED for any cancellation or modification made by the guest no later than 48 hours prior to your booking.
In the case of a late cancellation or no notification of modifications by the guest or a no show, the full deposit per cancelled or absent guest will be held. This is at the sole discretion of Management.
* Please note that children from age 12 and up are welcome to join for lunch & dinner and are permitted to enjoy the tasting menus offered.