Along with formal training in Europe, Chef Nicolene Barrow worked at the world-famous Le Gavroche Restaurant in London before setting-up Orangerie at Le Lude. Here classical French cuisine is presented with a contemporary twist; the purist, disciplined approach of the European masters combined with a hint of individual, modern creativity where what is on the plate is presented looking as good as it tastes.

A seasonal menu offers the finest, freshest ingredients found in the forests, meadows, mountains and seas of the Cape, resulting in a selection of dishes offered in an environment conducive to making permanent Franschhoek memories. 

Indulge yourself with Le Lude’s Afternoon Tea, with a selection of freshly baked treats accompanied by a glass of the estate’s award winning MCC. Served every afternoon from 2.30 pm onwards. Prior booking essential.


Tues – Thurs: 12H00 – 15H30
Friday to Sunday: 12H00 – 15H00

Afternoon Tea:
Monday to Sunday: 10H00 – 12H00 Morning Tea and 14H30 – 16H00 Afternoon Tea

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Orangerie Restaurant has been named a Top Rated Restaurant in Franschhoek.

The Orangerie was recently honoured with an award for rating among the Top 10 Restaurants in Franschhoek. We Thank Afristay for the mention and the award and encourage anyone reading this, who hasn’t yet been here, to come and try out our excellent food and service. Make your booking today!