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 High 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

Friday and Saturday till end of March 2019: 18H30 – 20H30

Tasting Room:
Monday to Sunday: 10H00 – 17H30 (closing at 18H00)

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