La Cotte Farm dates back to 1698 when the first of the eleven Huguenot Farms was granted to the French immigrants who fled their native country during the 17th century.
La Cotte is the only farm within walking distance from anywhere in the village making it an ideal destination for those staying in the village wanting a stroll before indulging in our delicious cuisine. We invite you to meander through our picturesque gardens with magestic views and lose yourself in the ambrosia of this hidden gem in Franschhoek’s crown.
More About La Cotte
The La Cotte Farm Heritage Restaurant is now housed in the original manor house. This gracious home has undergone several renovations over the last three and a half centuries and one can see remnants of Cape Dutch to Victorian as well as Georgian architecture. It is in this beautiful building with its spectacular interiors and high ceilings that bring heritage and beauty together. Rich fabrics with bold colour and splashes of coral that match a courtyard of red Bouganvilla against a stark contrast of whitewashed walls. Our deep veranda with its wicker chairs and generously padded cushions allows for a memorable dining experience with a delicious farm breakfast on offer or a lazy lunch while gazing across the valley over the village of Franschhoek.
Thoughtful & Alive
The Malaysian influence in the murals and wallpaper suggest a time when Far East trade routes influenced the Cape Dutch cuisine. Franschhoek Salmon Trout with ginger and garlic glaze as well as heartier fare such as Pork Belly with crackling with sauerkraut and apple mustard. Our signature garden salad is harvested from our gardens and consists of what our chef has picked that same day! Organically sourced Nguni Beef is an important ingredient to our traditional Babobotie or succulent Nguni burger. Relaxed fare that is combined with traditional elements make up memorable meals with friends and family. The ethically grown vegetables that accompany our dishes are all grown to supply our needs as well as that of the local community. This project entails assistance from a charity organisation that harvests and delivers to soup kitchens and communities in need. The free-range chickens enjoy a much-pampered lifestyle and in return spoil us with a bounty of golden yoked eggs!
The quirky sporting bar is the perfect place to cosy in with friends while enjoying a fine red wine from our cellar or a beautifully crafted gin on our sweeping veranda.