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People, planet, plate
La Residence Executive Chef Greg Henderson is introducing his sustainability-based approach to sourcing ingredients and creating dishes. He’s deeply committed to transformation and positive change, both within his kitchen and in the wider food world. Chef Greg is deeply inspired by the magic of the Franschhoek Valley, its people and the indigenous ingredients he is discovering there.
Chef Greg is also inspired by Liz Biden’s designs for La Residence, and her choice of artworks throughout the property. He loves the way she has woven together contrasting and complementary elements to create a distinct narrative thread, and aims to do the same through the dishes he and his team create. Prepare to embark on a remarkable culinary journey!
La Residence welcomes non-resident guests for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner subject to availability and by prior reservation only.
SERVED DAILY | 08h00 – 11h00
As a guest at La Residence, you can enjoy the ideal start to your day with breakfast, which here in Franschhoek is often an indulgent affair. All manner of cereals and fruits are on offer, as well as a scrumptious hot breakfast menu and continental selection including cold meats, cheeses and delicious pastries. Non-residents are welcome by prior reservation only.
Lunch with a view
SERVED DAILY | 12h30 – 15h00 (last seating at 14h00)
La Residence is one of the most scenic lunch reservations in Franschhoek. Our menu emphasises fresh, local ingredients. Dine on the Loggia overlooking the pond or in The Great Hall underneath dazzling chandeliers. No lunch would be complete without a carefully selected wine from our extensive list.
Afternoon Tea at La Residence
SERVED DAILY | Early Seating 11h00 | Afternoon Seating 15h00
Surrounded as we are by vineyards and the rugged mountains that define the Franschhoek valley, here at La Residence we’re very conscious of Nature’s rhythms and the cycle of the seasons.
Executive Chef, Gregory Henderson is inspired by fresh, local, seasonal produce, and adapts our Afternoon Tea offering to reflect the changes he observes all around him. Come rain or shine, he will delight and surprise you. View our seasonal Afternoon Tea menu below.
Afternoon Tea at La Residence costs R495 per person (for a minimum of two people) and includes a selection of four sweet treats and four savoury delights, water and a choice of one coffee/tea/juice per person. Gratuities and other beverages are excluded.
To confirm a booking, we require full payment (including a 12% service fee groups of six or more). Please let us know about any specific dietary requirements when you make your reservation.
SERVED DAILY | 18h30 – 23h30 (last seating at 20h00)
End the day with a delectable dinner and something special from our extensive wine list. The palatial dining area at La Residence is known as The Great Hall. It’s resplendent with dazzling chandeliers, black and white Victorian tiles and inviting fireplaces. Embark on a culinary journey at your own pace in the cosy yet opulent atmosphere.
Using ingredients to tell stories
Join Executive Chef Greg Henderson on his culinary journey.
Award-winning chef Greg Henderson is also a self-described forager who takes great delight in discovering seasonal wild ingredients and incorporating these into his world-class dishes. He’s excited about the opportunity to work with the La Residence team to help them bring their traditional kitchen wisdom to life, and share their stories. Chef Greg is a leading light in the Wild Food Revolution – a movement he believes can transform our relationship with food, and help us all forge a deeper relationship with the Earth.
Experience a completely personalised and interactive evening with one of our renowned chefs. A four-course meal complete with amuse-bouches, palate cleanser and petits fours will be prepared in front of you as our chefs share their cooking secrets. With a perfect wine pairing recommended by one our wine stewards, this is an evening to be savoured.
Private Dining & Celebrations
The Vineyard Venue is an intimate private event space at La Residence that can accommodate up to 30 guests (minimum of 10). It is ideal for birthday celebrations, afternoon teas, private lunches and dinners, baby showers, corporate events or intimate weddings.