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For us, lunch is a joyous occasion to be enjoyed with delicious food, excellent wine and great company.
Our restaurant offers the very best in Winelands cuisine. Our lunch menu is regularly updated according to seasonality,and our chef only uses the freshest locally sourced ingredients, including from our very own garden. We also have a fantastic kids menu and great selection of artisanal beers. The kitchen is open from 11:00 daily and serves a sensational snack menu, lunches and cakes throughout the day. The food is wholesome, hearty and delicious – you will want to linger long and savour it.
Franschhoek Cellar, a beautiful asset to the Franschhoek wine route, combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world-class venue. Enjoy wine tastings paired with Belgian chocolate or handmade cheese. Dine on alfresco style lunches in our fabulous garden, or sip on an artisanal beer in our bistro & beer garden. Franschhoek Cellar has a special selection of unique event venues within the space to ensure we host your most memorable occasion.
Experience the relaxed luxury of a conference in the Franschhoek Winelands. With our central location in the heart of the Cape Winelands, only a short, scenic drive from Cape Town, we are conveniently located to host your event in the tranquillity of the country while still close to urban amenities. We offer half and full day conference packages which include venue hire and set-up, standard conference equipment and exquisite catering.
The Franschhoek Cellar has no less than 4 event venues for events of any sort and size. There's The Venue, The Mountain View that overlooks the mountains, The Lapa with its thatched boma and The Platform is a remodelled old railway platform. More....
Franschhoek Cellar has an attentive and professional events team that will see to your every nuptial need, ensuring a stress-free wedding that is marked by warm hospitality, delicious food and wine, and vintage memories. This is where elegant, modern facilities meet the romance and charm of wine country life. We have a range of beautiful wedding venues, each with a unique look and feel, including indoor and outdoor options. More...
Functions & Special Occasions
With our excellent facilities and custom catering, our hospitality team will ensure that your celebration lives up to you and your guests' every expectation. Our central location in the heart of the Cape Winelands, only a short drive from Cape Town, means that we are conveniently located to host your event in the tranquility of the country while still close to urban amenities. We have a range of diverse venues to suit any celebratory occasion, big or small. More....
Jerry Kennedy is the Executive Chef at The Franschhoek Cellar and together with his expert team, hosts and caters for the guests of DGB.
Jerry studied at a culinary school in Stellenbosch, which was a stepping stone to a life-changing experience and his success in the hospitality industry. He grew up in a small town close to the coast, and this is where his passion for cooking took root with him preparing dinners alongside his mom and baking for the local pastry and cake shop in town. Although he was very active in sports and school activities, he simply loved going home to explore and learn from the one cook he will always look up to, and the pocket money he earned was a welcome reward!
Jerry gained most of his work experience in the Franschhoek Valley, where he has been a resident since 2009. His experience includes working in the kitchen of a world-renowned boutique hotel and this together with his other experiences have provided him with the best learning curve, which he continues to value today.
He promotes a healthy lifestyle & cultivates professional relationships with his colleagues & guests. Jerry is a problem solver who is devoted to his team and committed to his work, which ensures that he exceeds expectations at all times.
Jerry’s menu is wholesome, unpretentious, yet thoroughly appetising and all dishes are prepared to perfection.
Our Must Try Meals!
Franschhoek Cellar Serving Up A Feast Of Flavour This Summer
The sunny skies and warmer weather in the Winelands calls for long, laid-back lunches featuring fresh seasonal fare while sipping a glass of fine wine. That is what you'll get when visiting Franschhoek Cellar's restaurant this summer, with some exciting new dishes lighting up the menu. Think stuffed roasted quail, fish of the day with potato fondant and fennel and sesame salad, seared salmon sashimi, venison carpaccio, and squid and chorizo salad. Or banana and peanut butter ice cream sandwich for dessert? Yum! So treat yourself to a feast of fresh flavours this summer at Franschhoek Cellar – your taste buds will thank you.
Group Capacity : 300+ People Cost Per Head : R150+
- Cuisine : Bistro, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Continental, Light Meals, South African, Vegetarian, Wine bar
- Ambience : Coffee Shop, Country, Relaxed, Wine Farm
- Entertainment : Live music, Childrens Entertainment, Internet or WiFi
- Dress : Casual
Credit Cards Accepted
Franschhoek Cellar Makes It Four-In-A-Row Tripadvisor Certificates Of Excellence!
12 July 2019 - Franschhoek Cellar has cemented its reputation as Winelands travellers’ undisputed favourite destination by clinching another sought-after Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the worl...
Franschhoek Cellar - Overdelivering On Quality
28 May 2019 - With harvest kicking off particularly early this year in mid-January, it was all systems go at Franschhoek Cellar. Led by winemaker Ryan Puttick, the team had their hands full, starting with the fi...
Franschhoek Winter Wines - 15 June 2019
12 April 2019 - Winter is here, and the best part is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the weather and head to the Franschhoek Cellar for this year’s edition of Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by ...
Bring on the Bubbly with Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival and Franschhoek Cellar
19 November 2018 - It's almost that time of the year again – time to celebrate the magic of bubbles at the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival. This hotly anticipated annual event is taking p...
The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 – 16:00 and tasting room from 10:00 – 17:30.
Specials at this Restaurant
Ends 21 December 2019
Looking to host an end of the year or corporate function to celebrate another thriving year? We have a range of venues to suit your requirements!
Situated in a tranquil, rustic corner of the premises, this atmospheric venue is surrounded by green pastures overlooking the scenic mountains. It offers a completely private space.
Located next to our wine tasting emporium, the warm ambience created by soft lighting and earthy decor makes it an equally good fit for smaller conferences and corporate events.
Visitors can enjoy their lunch al fresco paired with our fine wines and an excellent selection of artisanal beers.
Ends 26 April 2020
Sharing food at the table with family & friends is one of the best ways to spend a day eating-out!
Join us, every Sunday for our Carvery Style Lunch!
This includes 2x meats, 3x salad, vegetable dishes and 1x starch. Not forgetting, dessert. After all, what’s Sunday lunch without it?
*Sundays will be Carvery Style Lunch only, no normal menu.
Please make your reservations online or call us on 021 876 2086
Ends 31 December 2020
There is always something exciting happening at Franschhoek Cellar.
From SA's hottest music acts performing live on our stage to exclusive food and wine events, and special offers.
Click HERE to visit our Notice Board!
Ends 31 December 2020
Our wine range is expansive and vividly tells the stories of the Franschhoek Valley and its finest vineyard sites.
Shop our Wines online HERE
Ends 31 January 2020
Take the stress out of planning your child’s next party! We have all the amenities to make it a superbly relaxing, yet entertaining occasion for kids and parents alike.
One of Franschhoek Cellar‘s most popular attractions is our fantastic covered play park, where kids can play for hours under the attentive supervision of our capable childminders, giving parents complete peace of mind to enjoy a wine tasting or the sumptuous offerings of our restaurant in the tranquil courtyard. The spacious surrounds allow kids the freedom to run around and have fun to heart’s content.
Children can feast on nutritious, delicious dishes from their own unique menu which includes favourites such as homemade spaghetti and meatballs, beef or chicken burger, baked fish, pizza and much more. Moreover, don’t forget the great selection of sweet treats to make the party extra yum.