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Pierneef Restaurant, La Motte

On Saturday night we joined friends at the Pierneef Restaurant on the La Motte wine estate in Franschhoek .


This is the second time we have been, and were just as blown away as the first time.  The restaurant is visually astonishing – at the end of a long drive through perfectly kept vines, you come to a modern version ofCapeDutcharchitecture.  Chandeliers are made from crockery hung from fine wires, and when the air-conditioning blows, they clink tunefully.  The walls are hung with Peirneef linoprints and some photographs.


Chef Chris Erasmus – ex Le Quartier Francais and Ginja – is doing fine dining with a South African twist.  An example is bokkom salad, bokkom being local dried fish and not what you would expect from a top chef.  Quality and texture is excellent, and prices are reasonable.


A bit far out, but more than worth a visit.


Pierneef restaurant

La Motte wine estate

R45 Main Road, Franschhoek

Tel +27 (0)21 876 8800

Nov 10, 2011News, Restaurants