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19 Huguenot Rd., Oude Stallen Centre, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint main street of his hometown, is a showroom for his cuisine. In the boldly decorated dining room (with red banquettes, white leather chairs, and a silver jet wing from an old DC-10 reimagined as a bar counter), Riffel serves up a frequently changing menu of striking, globally infused dishes: among the best are salt-and-pepper squid with a piquant Vietnamese nuoc cham dipping sauce; grilled stuffed quail with pickled grapes, tarragon, and couscous; and sugar-cured salmon with vanilla mayonnaise, caviar, and asparagus.

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Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint main street of his hometown, is a showroom for his cuisine. In the boldly decorated dining room (with red banquettes, white leather chairs, and a silver jet wing from an old DC-10 reimagined as a bar counter), Riffel serves up a frequently changing menu of striking, globally infused dishes: among the best are salt-and-pepper squid with a piquant Vietnamese nuoc cham dipping sauce; grilled stuffed quail with pickled grapes, tarragon, and couscous; and sugar-cured salmon with vanilla mayonnaise, caviar, and asparagus.