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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 (1109)

4.8 out of 5.0
Food 4.9
Value 4.6
Service 4.9
Ambience 4.6
  • Eddie O. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 27 Sep 22
    The Spice Journey - of which both my partner and I had the Full experience, was absolutely amazing... Our Server David, was as lovely as they come, as well as all the chefs that had a hand in our experience, same applies to the all the other waitrons. It's an experience that will remain with us forever - as the Food Experience that ignited our taste buds. The little spice test at the end is a bit of a tricky one though - but we enjoyed it still :) Thank you EPICE - from Natasha & Eddie PS. Our Anniversary would not have been complete without this experience!

    1
  • Ricardo G. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Leon v. Dined: 3 days ago
    3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 25 Sep 22
    It was our first time doing a fine dining experience. The Hostess asked if we would like to have sparkling or still water with our meal. Having saved just enough for one drink per person and the meal I said to the hostess I need the prices of everything before I ordered. Instead of just leaving the drinks menu I was asked to please take out my calculator and calculate what we are able to afford (This was done infront of the hostess). This was totally embarassing. It did taint the whole evening from then on. The food was still on point and all the staff were fun and explained everything well. Overall it was a bad start but a good ending.

    1
  • Sebastian P. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 25 Sep 22
    One of the best meals I ever had. The overall experience was top notch. Strongly recommended!

  • Sara F. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 24 Sep 22
    Loved our Epice experience from the moment we arrived till the second we left. A spice journey beautifully executed

  • Howard F. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 24 Sep 22
    The food had a way of drawing one in so that you were only present in that very moment! Fantastically joyful and delicious. Wine pairing is a MUST!

  • Riaan v. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 24 Sep 22
    Great foodie experience

  • Laura O. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 21 Sep 22
    Exceptional culinary experience! Food exceeded our expectations. Wine pairing was perfect. Waiters were extremely well informed about the meals and wine. Dietary restrictions were well noted and they went out of their way to accommodate me. Excellent food, service, and ambience!

  • Ian B. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 19 Sep 22
    The most memorable meal I have ever had! Great food, wonderful presentation and excellent service from the team led from the front by David. Hope to be back next year on my next sojourn in South Africa.

  • Sanet D. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 19 Sep 22
    We had the best experience ever on Friday, the 16th of September 2022 at Epice. A review with lots of photo's are also on Facebook - Cape Town Restaurants - , the good, bad and the nastyyyy .....

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • 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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