At Le Quartier Francais, we have three gorgeous spaces that make up our 'Living Room'. Each area offers an individual style and atmosphere, ensuring that you always find the right spot to quench your thirst or grab a bite to eat.
Our sunny, recently refurbished, Garden Room is a beautiful, inviting space that opens up onto our rambling gardens through wide glass doors. We serve our renowned breakfast buffet in this venue and have extended the breakfast hours from 07h00 till 11h00, so there’s no need to rush out of bed in fear that you’ll miss it! The breakfast buffet offers homemade granola and pastries (including our famous and oh so delicious sticky buns!), freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, infused teas, and plenty of fresh fruit.
The kitchen also offers an array of cooked breakfasts using only the freshest of local ingredients, such as organic eggs from Spier Estate, pasture-reared bacon and sausages handcrafted by Neil Jewell of Bread & Wine, our sister restaurant.
The Garden Room area is also available for private functions, high teas, wine tastings, meetings etc. Please email Eleanor, our Culinary Manager, should you have any queries regarding this.
Part of the LQF family, South African born, New York based fashion photographer Anthony Lucas Friend debuted his photographic exhibition, African Soul at IS Art in Franschhoek in 2014. Some of his works are now on display in The Living Room.
“The African Soul series is a non-political, non-tribal tribute to my romanticised Africa,” says the artists. “Shot with natural light, I transport my subject from their intense lifestyles in New York to the quiet moments in ‘my Africa’.”
The Reading Room – A side lounge that joins our Garden Room and Lounge Bar areas, has been skillfully decorated to include unique locally made pieces of furniture, creating a truly inviting space to relax and unwind.
The Le Quartier Lounge Bar area, offers artisanal beers, local wines and 'food-based' craft cocktails; using South African ingredients such as, mebos, sour figs, buchu and nettles. Executive Chef, Margot Janse, has created a scrumptious tapas style bar menu too, featuring small plate dishes from ‘Prawn Popcorn’ and a wonderful ‘Grazing Board’ to ‘Mama's Meatballs’! Order one or two plates for a satisfying snack or order a number of tapas and spend a relaxing afternoon grazing away, sharing good food and wine with friends and family.
Enjoy our specially blended loose leaf teas by Lady Bonin's Tea Parlour, with a selection of delicious pastries. We also have a variety of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices.
Open from 12h00 - 23h00, with the tapas style bar menu available until 22h00, this cocktail emporium is a stylish place to meet and relax in a comfortable yet trendy space.
Franschhoek is an eclectic, international area and The Living Room affords the locals and visitors a place to mingle; you could be sitting next to a winemaker, doctor or chef - and the locals all have interesting tales to tell...