Pierneef à La Motte

Special Price! RECOMMENDED Special Menu! New!

Celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage, lunch at Pierneef à La Motte treats guests to a sophisticated menu within the restaurant’s elegant ambience.

R45 Main Road
7690 Franschhoek

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  • Fantastic special at great restaurant
  • When: 17 Oct – 3 Nov
  • Note! Limited seats available!

Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant

The name of Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant is inspired by La Motte’s admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957).

Pierneef’s adoration of the South African landscape and his appreciation of the country’s diversity are reflected in the restaurant’s focus on heritage cuisine and how it embraces cultural influences, ingredients and recipes. His European inspirations, exceptional creativity as well as pioneering efforts in the South African art environment, involving new techniques and various genres, also resonate with Pierneef à La Motte’s interpretation of the history of South African cuisine and its strive towards innovation in executing modern South African heritage cuisine.

About The Menu

With its refined and calm ambience perfect for extended lunch hours, Pierneef à La Motte invites guests to start their meal with shared dishes inspired by the various food cultures and stories from our rich culinary heritage – a variety of breads, spreads, salads and meats.

The family-style starters are also accompanied by condiments from the pantry or Ouma se spens - fruit and vegetables pickled or preserved, chakalaka or chutney, kaiings or kluitjies... A big part of our collective food heritage lies in these additions and Chef Eric Bulpitt’s communal starter serves as an innovative introduction of our diverse culinary traditions.

Keeping with the heritage theme, but without losing the sophistication it is renowned for, Pierneef à La Motte’s à la carte menu offers a choice of main courses, individually plated with Bulpitt’s signature modern interpretation. Expect a selection that interprets authenticity and wholesomeness with the latest culinary trends.

All dishes are introduced with La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche’s wine recommendations, but the acclaimed wine list does, however, also include other interesting South African as well as international wine choices.


This restaurant offers a special menu and therefore charges R450 p.p. in total for their 3-course lunch menu.