What to Expect

Welcome to Entrée Restaurant

A short distance from the hustle and bustle of Franschhoek’s town centre, embraced by magnificent mountains, you will find Entrée Restaurant.

This charming restaurant is steeped in history, holding many secrets of the Franschhoek Valley’s past.
The converted 19th century building invites you in with its stylish interior, the copper piping accents, exposed brick walls and giant indoor fireplace creates a natural, warm ambiance, a perfect fit for an intimate dinner for two or a comfortable get together with friends and family.

Our indoor space extends to overlook the stunning gardens, the concertina doors open-up to give you that indoor, outdoor feel to enjoy on those balmy summer evenings.

The patio area is perfect for enjoying a long, lazy lunch, we welcome families with children and provide a fun outdoor play area that is sure to keep the little ones entertained. Our easy-going approach to dining welcomes “man’s best friend” we are delighted to offer a friendly pet policy too.
Taking a stroll through the gardens and listening to the tranquil sounds from the multiple water features is a sure way to unwind and quiet the mind.
Our Entrée Family is waiting to welcome you with friendly smiles and personalised service, all visitors to our restaurant are special to us and we promise to treat you as such!

What you can expect from our menu...


The name Entrée, French for ‘starter’, was inspired by the exciting menu concept which offers a variety of starter-sized dishes.

The Scottish Chef & Owner, Archie Maclean classically trained in European cuisine, explains why he enjoys this creative, easy-going approach to dining;

“Our Entrée menu re-defines the space between a traditional large-portioned al la carte menu and the finer dining tasting menus.

The best of both worlds is met here, by enjoying the creative flair of a set menu whilst still offering you all the choice and affordabilty of an al la carte experience”.

Chef Archie, recommends enjoying 2 - 3 plates per person,


Monday to Saturday
12h00 – 20h30
(last booking)

Sunday Afternoons
12h00 – 15h00
(last orders)

Due to current COVID restrictions, we are forced to serve a slightly reduced menu.

Fewer options - same delicious flavours!


Entrée has partnered with Anthonij Rupert and we are offering wine tastings with their L’Ormarins Method Cap Classique and their Cape of Good Hope range of wines.

The Cape of Good Hope range of wines were born with the singular intention to unlock this legacy by identifying only the finest fruit from the region’s most significant vines and sites, in order to craft wines of distinction and refined expression.

This initiative is an invaluable contribution to the protection of South African heritage and we are excited to offer our guests this unique experience.

We also offer our “Flight and Bite” menu for those who wish to round off their wine tasting with some delicious starter-sized plates from our ‘Bites’ menu.

Our Corporate Responsibility

We are a member of StreetSmart, a non-profit organisation who raises funds to help street children. A R5 is automatically added to your bill. The funds raised go to selected and approved organisations that run programmes for the normalisation of street and vulnerable children’s lives


Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time

Reviews of Chef Archie’s food and menu concept

We did the research and came up with a winning concept which we then tested on some notable individuals to get their opinion on what Entrée is all about. This is what they had to say:

"This is a most unusual and brilliant way to dine. You can choose your own selection of dishes or share them to try out more. Large choice of all kinds of dishes. The portions are a good size. Much better than having a fixed tasting menu”.

“Beautiful bistro sized plates allowing you to choose as much or as little as you want or can manage to eat”.

“Excellent evening menu with lovely small (really medium) plates and deliciously blended flavours. First Class eating”.

“You pick from a varied menu and compose your own menu at your own taste and appetite”.

“The menu is now composed of small dishes, bigger than tapas, which can be ordered in any combination. This is a very pleasant way of having a varied dinner without having to eat too much. The food was creatively presented..."

Get in Touch

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Contact Us

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday
12h00 – 20h30
(last booking)

Sunday Afternoons
12h00 – 15h00
(last orders)

Find Us

Main Road, Franschhoek