Le chêne

Multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst has added to his portfolio by piloting Le chêne in the Manor House, situated at the Five-star Premium Leeu Estates. Badenhorst, already well-known as chef-patron of Le coin Français in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, steers an accomplished culinary team to serve French-inspired dishes made from local produce, honouring Franschhoek’s history with both the name and concept of this unique dining experience.

Booking Info
  • 5da56e4fcc4e4-Between the oaks - Estates acorns (2)
  • 5da56e8383e7f-Saldana Bay oysters (2)
  • 5da56e8c99c2e-Naartcello - cured cold - smoked Franschhoek trout, mountain buchu and Estates herbs emulsion, valeey verde (1)

Booking Information



Monday to Sunday     07:00 – 10:30


Casual Menu:

Monday to Sunday     11:00 – 19:00



Monday to Sunday     18:00 – 19:30



Le ChÊne Policy

Please note that booking prior to arrival is essential for guests. Le chêne accommodates guests of all ages. Children 12 years and older dine from the à la carte menu and children under 12 years old can enjoy delicious menu selections from the Kiddies Menu. Payments and Cancellations: A 200 ZAR deposit is payable per person for every booking. A 100% REFUND WILL BE RETURNED for any cancellation or modification made by the guest no later than 48 hours prior to your booking. In the case of a late cancellation or no notification of modifications by the guest or a no show, the full deposit per cancelled or absent guest will be held. This is at the sole discretion of Management. Smoking is not permitted.