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What a year!

2012 was a BIG year for us. Not only did we receive a number of awards, but we gave Le Quartier Français a style overhaul.

First up was The Tasting Room. Herbert Janse, Margot’s brother, flew in from Holland and spent an intensive couple of weeks redesigning the restaurant. With a background in set and theatre design he certainly has theatrical flair, and he created a stage worthy of the cuisine.

Our pool area and reception also got some style surgery, we even have a new sign. Head over here to see some of the improvements.

As for the awards, we made it on to Condé Nast Traveller’s coveted GOLD LIST. “The Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality, no matter how far-flung. It’s newsy, too, highlighting impressive newcomers and discerning trends.” For more information and to see the other hotels on the list visit their website: www.cntraveler.com

Plus, in Condé Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Choice Survey 2012 we were rated number 11 for the Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean and 66 overall! h

And we’re in Travel and Leisure’s top 500 best hotels in the world for 2013! View the results here.

Eat Out Winner_Chef of the Year_Margot Janse

Then came the cherry on top, Margot Janse was crowned chef of the year at the annual Eat Out Awards,  dubbed ‘the foodie Oscars of South Africa’. Plus, the Tasting Room claimed the number two spot in Eat Out’s Top Ten Restaurants.

Not a bad haul!

Margot also featured in two cookbooks this year, Taking it Easy, and Something About Mushrooms.

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supports us, and especially to our team, from the kitchens to the hotel. Your creativity, drive and enthusiasm ensures our guests a consistently magic experience. Thank you.

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Awards, Le Quartier Français, Uncategorized,
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2 Responses to “What a year!”

  1. Well done Susan, Margot and your people. You do Franschhoek proud

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