La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek Entices with a Four-Course Special


The little dove has landed in Franschhoek! And it’s offering an unmissable winter lunch special!

In case you missed it, La Petite Colombe opened in Franschhoek on 1 August 2017, in the space that formerly housed The Tasting Room. As its name implies, it’s the younger sibling of the feted La Colombe restaurant, which has been wowing visitors to the Constantia winelands for over two decades. As such, visitors to the Franschhoek iteration can expect the same stellar standards: world-class food, a superb yet unusual wine selection, and excellent service in a refined yet relaxed setting.

To celebrate its opening months, this exciting, fine-dining eatery is running a winter lunch special.

In good company

With young chef John Norris-Rogers at the helm (under the guidance of La Colombe’s Scot Kirton and James Gaag), you are assured of one of the finest meals in the land! (Take our word for it! We at there in its first week, and we can attest to this!)

The finer details

La Petite Colombe Restaurant
Claire Gunn Photography

Enjoy a delicious four-course lunch (with a complimentary bread board and amuse bouche included as a bonus) for R395. And, if you’d like your courses to be paired with wine, the cost is R750. The four-course lunch special menu is as follows (subject to change):

Complimentary bread course Sourdough, home-churned butter, topped with sesame and roasted yeast

Complimentary amuse bouche Cape Malay pickled fish, smoked snoek, piccalilli, salsa verde

First course Asian-style salmon, aubergine, miso, kalamansi, avocado, cucumber
Wine: Fable Mountain Jackel Bird 2014 (Tulbagh)

Second course Barbeque quail, prawn, smoked mussels, bok choi, corn
Wine: Mullinuex Old Vines 2015 (Swartland)

Palate cleanser

Third course Citrus-glazed line fish, smoked parsnip, pancetta, buckwheat, asparagus
Wine: Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2014 (Paarl)


Beef fillet, sweetbread, soubise, burnt thyme, sherry
Wine: Black Elephant Vintners ‘Back Roads’ Petite Syrah 2015 (Franschhoek)

Fourth course cheese platter Asiago, pear, pecan, Japanese cheese cake, fynbos honey, beurre noisette
Wine: Lateganskop No 102 N/V (Bonnievale)


Fourth course dessert Stone fruit, almond, yoghurt, geranium, Valrhona Dulcey, nougat
Wine: Moreson Fudge Straw Wine 2012 (Franschhoek)

While you’re in the area, draw inspiration from our Best Restaurants in Franschhoek.

Location Le Quartier Français Hotel, Franschhoek
Contact 021 202 3395,


Expired on 31 October 2017


Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm Weekday lunches only


R395 (four courses) R750 (four courses with wine)


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Time of publication: 15 August 2017

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3 Responses to “La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek Entices with a Four-Course Special”

  1. Karen Vsser

    I am trying to make a booking, but your phone is out of order.
    Please could you phone me back.

    Karen Visser

  2. YvonnevWood

    Would love to go there

  3. YvonnevWood

    Would love to try it