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Epice - derived from the French word Épice meaning spice (and is pronounced eh-peace) - is an intimate fine dining restaurant located at Heritage Square, Franschhoek (opposite Leeu House) “The restaurant menu will revolve around spices, but that doesn’t necessarily mean spicy hot - think of vanilla and saffron, or cinnamon and nutmeg, too” says Scot Kirton, chef proprietor of La Colombe. Heading up the kitchen, head chef Charné Sampson is no stranger to refined, cutting edge cuisine- until recently she was the sous chef at La Colombe and is another one of Scot’s protégés to spread her wings. A graduate of Silwood, Charné also honed her craft in the kitchen of The Restaurant at Waterkloof and The Test Kitchen.

Reviews (139)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.4
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.4
  • Jelena M. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 23 Feb 20
    It was absolutely stunning 🥰

  • Michael S. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Eon Z. Dined: 1 day ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 23 Feb 20
    Service was excellent, food was great. For me it is all about the food, so I wish there were some better value wine options available.

  • Fons V. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 23 Feb 20
    Thanks for the bigger table Sean or waiter was great I did not like candlelight extinguished from the empty tables at all !!

  • Maggie L. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Margie B. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 23 Feb 20
    I’ve enjoyed many a fine dining experience but yesterday’s meal at Epice surpassed them all! A truly African dining experience perfected. Phenomenal presentation and food with impeccable, knowledgeable service. A decadent experience in a chic environment. Will be back real soon.

  • Jason B. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Natasha L. Dined: 2 days ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Michiel B. Dined: 2 days ago
    3.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 22 Feb 20
    Food, presentation fantastic . Please get rid of the flies who bothered us and swam in my wineglas. Got one in my mouth. Music was a bit of the same eclectic lounge sounds

  • David M. Dined: 3 days ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 22 Feb 20
    The food was excellent. Perhaps not as spicy as I expected...but that was fine. They need to have a reduced menu available as standard. All of the tasting menus in Cape Town and Franschhoek are expensive. At least twice the cost of an excellent 'normal' meal. I think that is over the top.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 18h30 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 18h30 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 18h30 - 22h00
  • Thursday 18h30 - 22h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 22h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 22h00
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