What 3 people say about Le chêne
Stunning location with food and service to match.
Lovely views, incredible food and people
Everything was just excellent
About Le chêne
Darren Badenhorst’s newest venture is the fully renovated space at the Manor House on the exclusive Leeu Estates in Franschhoek. Le chêne, meaning “The oak tree”, is another testament to the culinary capital where Badenhorst has become synonymous in delivering fine cuisine at his first establishment, Le coin Français. This sister property, with sweeping panoramic views within the glass observatory dining room offers a selection of two or three course dining experiences with the option to add on various courses to create a full tasting menu experience. Utilizing only the finest local ingredients off the estate itself, the menu is a true testament to the diversity and beauty of the region.
Multiple award-winning Chef de cuisine and owner, Darren Badenhorst, will take diners on a journey through his interpretations of nostalgic food memories encompassing “art on a plate” and leading them through a unique culinary exploration of flavours, textures and interactive creations.
Heading up the kitchen is internationally experienced Head Chef, Oelof Vorster. After spending time in some of South Africa’s finest establishments chef Oelof brings a wealth of knowledge to the Le chêne team. Creativity and thinking outside of the box is what he does best, implementing classic French techniques with modern flair and ingenuity.