While the 18th Century Manor House and The Owner’s Cottage reflect their Huguenot heritage, The Restaurant and wine-tasting area of Grande Provence project a chic industrial presence.
Steel joinery, galvanised metals and skylights distinguish this design approach. Interior Designer Virginia Fisher explains, “In essence, Grande Provence is an estate of senses, providing guests with a full working farm experience, with spaces to be used and spaces to be admired, and these expanses of space allow us to do that. The two design styles are harmonised by a complementary palette, but time separates them.”
High-backed chairs upholstered in white leather draw the eye to the centre of the deep blue-grey Restaurant, while deep, slotted windows frame the picturesque view from the interior. The menus exude culinary excellence, with the signature dishes of The Restaurant hitting all the right notes - honest, fresh and delicious. Prepared from local fare and flavoured with global influences both modern and classical, the cuisine is characterised by a philosophy of innovation through passion and simplicity.
Leading off The Restaurant is the welcoming wine-tasting area. The bar dominates the centre of the room - striking in galvanised steel with black strapping. A touch of fun is evident with the tractor seat bar stools, while a fireplace and upholstered chairs soften the perimeter of the room, inviting guests to sit back and savor every sip.
From Cape Town
Take the N1 highway to Paarl. Take exit number 55 Paarl-Main Road/Franschhoek. Turn right at the bottom of the exit and drive for 1.3km, passing under the N1 highway. Turn left onto the R45 to Franschhoek at the Franschhoek sign. Then, please follow the map provided.
Take the Helshoogte Pass (R310) towards Franschhoek (± 27km). As you make your way over the pass, you will drive through the village of Pniel. Towards the end of the pass, on your right hand side, you will pass Boschendal Wine Estate; and continuing, will then cross a railway line before reaching a T-junction. At the T-junction, turn right onto the R45 to Franschhoek. Thereafter, please follow the map provided.
-33° 54' 3.96''
19° 6' 19.6''
Grande Provence Estate
FrenchHigh TeaSouth African
Monday - Sunday
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Closed Sunday evenings during winter
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