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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 (183)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.4
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.4
  • Tarah D. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Mar 20
    What a wonderful, inventive experience. Loved the Cape Malay inflections woven throughout every dish, particularly the petit poussin and prawn dish, as well as the tuna with mango. Impeccable service, glorious wines, classy and relaxed, while still feeling mod and special. We'll certainly be back.

  • Monique D. Dined: 1 week ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 Mar 20
    Corona related— no wine after 1 o’clock Perfect otherwise

  • Wayne G. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 21 Mar 20
    A wonderful experience all around

  • Marcus V. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Benjamin H. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Makus & Bernie Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Mar 20
    Mary Ann was very kind and professional

  • Bengt Goran C. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Signe R. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 16 Mar 20
    Excellent across the board, and very good value for money. Will certainly return to new location and winter menu.

  • Savannah S. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Marie O. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Mar 20
    Outstanding meal

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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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