Multiple award-winning chef de cuisine and owner of both Le coin Français and the newly opened Le chêne situated on the breath taking five-star premium Leeu Estates, Darren Badenhorst, showcases the absolute best that Franschhoek valley has to offer.
Whilst taking guests on a culinary journey with interactive elements of nostalgia and exploration of classic French cuisine, chef Badenhorst curates a dining experience through the establishments like no other.
The newest edition to the Franschhoek scene is a restaurant true to Franschhoek. Both in concept and in name, the aptly named “Le coin Français”, which literally means Franschhoek, embodies the essence of the valley in heritage, cuisine, art and wine. The restaurant features 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.
At Le coin Français, guests can experience the culinary capital of the South Africa, Franschhoek, where competition breeds excellence.
2018 Winner Results
Best French Cuisine (South Africa) Best Heritage Restaurant (Africa) Best Luxury Restaurant Bar (South Africa) Best Romantic Atmosphere (Africa)