Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant

Lunch in Franschhoek

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Cheese Platter
Tuesday - Sunday, 11h00 - 16h00

The à la carte lunch
Tuesday to Sunday, 12h00 - 15h00

The name of Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant is inspired by La Motte’s admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Pierneef’s adoration of the South African landscape and his appreciation of the country’s diversity are reflected in the restaurant’s focus on heritage cuisine and how it embraces cultural influences, ingredients and recipes.

His European inspirations, exceptional creativity as well as pioneering efforts in the South African art environment, involving new techniques and various genres, also resonate with Pierneef à La Motte’s interpretation of the history of South African cuisine and its strive towards innovation in executing modern South African heritage cuisine.

Celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage, lunch at Pierneef à La Motte treats guests to a sophisticated à la carte menu within the restaurant’s elegant ambience, beautifully embraced by tranquil gardens.

With its refined and calm ambience perfect for extended lunch hours, Pierneef à La Motte invites guests to start their meal with shared dishes inspired by the various food cultures and stories from our rich culinary heritage – a variety of breads, spreads, salads and meats. The family-style starters are also accompanied by condiments from the pantry or Ouma se spens - fruit and vegetables pickled or preserved, chakalaka or chutney, kaiings or kluitjies... A big part of our collective food heritage lies in these additions and Chef Eric Bulpitt’s communal starter serves as an innovative introduction of our diverse culinary traditions.

Keeping with the heritage theme, but without losing the sophistication it is renowned for, Pierneef à La Motte’s à la carte menu offers a choice of main courses, individually plated with Bulpitt’s signature modern interpretation. Expect a selection that interprets authenticity and wholesomeness with the latest culinary trends. All dishes are introduced with La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche’s wine recommendations, but the acclaimed wine list does, however, also include other interesting South African as well as international wine choices.

The two-course menu of shared starter and main course costs R355 per person (wine and service fee excluded). Desserts can be ordered as an additional course. The dessert menu is a trip down memory lane, revealing a legacy of nostalgic sweets in a way that charms and comforts.

In the mood for something lighter? Also enjoy a Cheese Platter with a selection of cheese and condiments. This option is available from Tuesday to Sunday, enjoyed between 11h00 - 16h00 and cost R150 per person.

Reservations are recommended. Closed on Christian Religious public holidays.