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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 (167)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.6
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.6
  • Alan & Juliana E. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 14 Jan 21
    We were thoroughly spoiled by Clifford and Jevon and were made to feel more than welcome. We realize that the restaurant industry is going through hard times at present but the excellent food, lovely relaxed setting and friendly service was top class and we returned home feeling much happier than we had felt when left we left earlier that morning. We also had the pleasure of meeting Chef Marius and we congratulate him on the high standard of food that he produced. We will definitely be returning.

  • Rick S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 10 Jan 21
    Best Place, our little hidden gem! Love the food, the staff, everything! Feels like Home

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

    Reviewed on: Sat 09 Jan 21
    Fantastic as always!!

  • Luhan L. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 08 Jan 21
    The experience was great and the service was great.

  • Megon L. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 07 Jan 21
    Food was stunning!!

  • Ken Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Wendy-Ann W. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Micheal G. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 01 Jan 21
    A lovely experience. One minor glitch - we weren’t told it would be a set menu, no indication on website or phone call. However, what an amazing alternative was prepared for non-seafood eaters without a blink. Thank you!

  • Tyrone S. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Rowan S. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 28 Dec 20
    Arkeste is a culinary extravaganza. A wonderful experience to get the taste buds singing.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday 12h00 - 15h00 - 18h00 - 20h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 15h00 - 18h00 - 20h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 15h00 - 18h00 - 20h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 15h00
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