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Foliage

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Contemporary Fine Dining French
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Attributes

  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • WiFi
  • Gourmet Guide Plated
  • Gourmet Guide Plated 2019

From farm and forest to plateExpect anything from nose to tail cooking to great vegetarian dishes.

Gourmet Guide Description

'Franschhoek’s terroir and ethos on the plate' Chef Chris Erasmus has broken the confines of fine dining to start a movement, a groundswell that has inspired other chefs to make the most of what is on their doorstep. Extending beyond foraging, here the focus is on origin, on sourcing ingredients – often unusual – ethically and responsibly. Sit back and watch the chefs at play in the open kitchen. You are sure to spot something you have not seen before, an unusual element or simply the level of passion on display. The menu at Foliage has evolved into an authentic representation of what Chris and his chefs not only believe in, but live. There is focus on full use of all produce and protein, creating more while reducing waste. Even the plates and knives for the bread course are crafted by the team. Chris is not scared to make a statement, he is bold and daring with flavour combinations, innovative use of produce and techniques. Vegans and vegetarians are a prime focus. Starters are divided into urban or guerilla farming. From urban try the tartare of beet or the tartare of Franschhoek river trout, for starters. For guerilla take a gamble on Salmo’s raw-milk fig-leaf cheesecake with forest herbs and tomato chutney – you will not be disappointed. For a lighter option opt for the grilled cos lettuce with lemon verbena-charred corn, leek and pine-ring-mushroom cream, kumquats and croutons. Mains will display what is ethically available and are offered as ‘from the beach’, ‘roaming free’ and ‘from the backyard’. The forest mushroom and carrot risotto with a mixed green pesto is one of the many vegan options that will appeal to all. Sweets are robust, not fine and frilly – the caramelia delice with peanut butter and cannabis-leaf marshmallow and chocolate rock will rock you. "Diners should expect to enjoy local food with good music in a very relaxed atmosphere," says Chris.

Reviews (80)

4.5 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.5
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.3
  • Russell S. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Annabel M. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Marc S. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 22 Oct 20
    This Che’s loves to cool and is proud about off what he puts on the table! It was on my wishlist and it stays on my list. Will return soon. Risotto was great even while it was hot outside. The lamb great and the ice cream surprisingly nice. I don’t like the smell of geraniums but in the dessert it was great. This is fine dining for a very modest price! Even the wine list was priced nicely. Wow I think if this restaurant was located in capetown you weren’t able to book a table.

  • Luke S. Dined: 7 months ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Leone V. Dined: 8 months ago
    3
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Ann-Charlotte D. Dined: 8 months ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Allister T. Dined: 8 months ago
    3.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Susanne P. Dined: 8 months ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Sandra S. Dined: 8 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 14 Feb 20
    Great ambience. Very good food. Never disappointing. My favorite restaurant in Franschhoek

  • Lisa W. Dined: 8 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 13 Feb 20
    Finally got a table in this restaurant and we weren’t disappointed. The food was superb. Very tasty and different. Beautiful presentation. The service was excellent too. You do need to reserve so make sure you book!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 07h00 - 21h00
  • Tuesday 07h00 - 21h00
  • Wednesday 07h00 - 21h00
  • Thursday 07h00 - 21h00
  • Friday 07h00 - 21h00
  • Saturday 07h00 - 21h00
  • Sunday CLOSED
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