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ARKESTE

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Bistro Fine Dining French South African
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wine Estate

At A R K E S T E we present seasonal ingredients by revisiting classic techniques in a contemporary, modern way. Chef Richard Carstens has returned to the Franschhoek Valley and Chamonix where he was head chef during the mid 90's to showcase to diners his modern take on seasonal ingredients. Voted Chef of the year by Eatout in the past and chef de cuisine at numerous top 10 and top 20 restaurants in South Africa. For the past eight years Richard dazzled diners at the award winning Tokara Winery and restaurant. We've launched our a la carte menu which is available Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and Thursday through Saturday for dinner.

Reviews (219)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.7
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.6
  • Hezali W. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 06 Apr 21
    We had a fantastic lunch there, would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Fred V. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 05 Apr 21
    A must go!!!

  • Johannes G. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Rainer S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 03 Apr 21
    Exellent Restaurant. Very nice Ambiente. Recommended already to our friends. Will come back very soon. Thank you very much.

  • Heather C. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 02 Apr 21
    Our warmest “Thank You” again to Richard Carstens and all the wonderful people at Arkeste for the superbly delicious dinner that we experienced last night. Sensational joy for the tastebuds and the eyes with your excellent creations. We shall definitely return to Arkeste soon!

  • Karin S. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Callie T. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 27 Mar 21
    Richard Carstens is a wizard in the kitchen. A really memorable dining experience

  • Qzhay C. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    3.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 2.0
  • Walter K. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 25 Mar 21
    Richard is a true master of his profession. The restaurant is cosy and friendly. The service is excellent. A “must” for anyone coming to, or in, Franschhoek

  • Naziema J. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 11h00 - 22h00
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