Le Quartier Français, Cape Winelands
Best Small Hotel in the World - Tatler, 2005
Le Quartier Français, Auberge and Restaurant lies at the heart of the enchanting village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, an hour away from Cape Town. Franschhoek has quaint shops, cafes, well known restaurants and vineyards to visit.
This charming small hotel with only 15 en-suite rooms and two suites offer charm and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. All rooms overlook a central garden courtyard and pool.
Featuring regularly in top ranking world restaurant guides, Executive Chef Margot Janse has previously won Top Chef South Africa and you can sample her award-winning cuisine in the hotel's main restaurant "The Tasting Room" or enjoy her small plate skills in "The Common Room".
Accolades include: San Pellegrino Top 50 best restaurants awards (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002); Best Restaurant in Africa and the Middle East (2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005); Relais & Châteaux Inaugural Rising Chef Trophy (2006); First Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef in Africa (2007); Virtuoso Best of the Best culinary experience (2008); and Hotel Magazine USA – Top Ten Restaurants in the World (2008).
The hotel also has a "Screening Room" with seating for 24 in a private cinema. Cape wines and canapés are served.
Adjacent to the main auberge, The Four Quarters features four rooms, which are ideal for a family or group stay. Privacy is enhanced and has the additional benefits of a private pool and a personal butler.