Le Coin Français

17 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, Western Cape, South Africa


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Le Coin Français is an award winning fine dining restaurant owned and run by Chef de cuisine, Darren Badenhorst situated in the culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek.

The Restaurant

The newest edition to the Franschhoek scene is a restaurant really and truly for Franschhoek. Both in concept and in name, the aptly named “Le coin Français” , which literally means Franschhoek, will embody the essence of the valley in heritage, cuisine, art and wine. It will feature cutting edge methods meeting time tested French elegance in cuisine, a carefully selected locally themed wine list to showcase the best local wines, a French sommeliers selection, and an ever evolving collaboration of art.

Chef / Proprietor

Multiple award winning Chef de cuisine and owner, Darren Badenhorst will take diners on a journey through his interpretations of nostalgic food memories encompassing “art on a plate” and leading them through a unique culinary exploration of flavours, textures and interactive creations.

Maître d

After gaining over 12 years of world class experience in many of Frances finest Michelin, 5 star and Relais & Châteaux establishments , La-Retha Venter brings a wealth of knowledge and refined experience to Le coin Francais. Her extreme eye for service detail, true fine dining etiquette paired with the already multiple awarded front of house team takes our entire dining experience to the next level for both local and international standards.


As an internationally qualified sommelier, Munashe Kwaramba caters to any discerning wine enthusiast’s needs. His wine selection reflects all that is world class about the Franschhoek wine region, show casing the best the valley has to offer. His kind and unassuming character allows wine appreciators of all levels to feel open to ask questions and pick this wine aficionados mind.




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17 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, Western Cape, South Africa

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