THE DINING ROOM
At Leeu Estates
The Dining Room with its airy and spacious conservatory encourages long, leisurely meals savoured with fine South African vintages from the cellar.Explore
Our flagship property, Leeu Estates encompasses various luxury accommodation options, Leeu Spa & Gym, innovative cuisine in The Dining Room, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Indaba – an event and meeting venue, an exceptional art collection and immaculately landscaped gardens.
The Leeu Collection is the manifestation of the vision of founder Analjit Singh (aka BAS) for sophisticated escapes and unique guest experiences. The hospitality portfolio currently comprises three five-star boutique properties in South Africa’s winelands: Leeu Estates, a 17-room country house and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley; Leeu House, an exclusive 12-room hotel in the heart of Franschhoek village; and Le Quartier Français, a romantic 32-room hotel including two independent villas, also located in the village. Also within the Leeu Collection’s portfolio in Franschhoek are Marigold authentic Indian restaurant and Tuk Tuk, a microbrewery and taqueria. Partnerships in Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines and Everard Read Franschhoek complete the offering in South Africa. The first acquisition outside of South Africa was Linthwaite House, a 36-room country retreat overlooking Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District, followed by Leeu Villa Querce, a luxury hotel with pristine gardens in Florence, Italy. Both the historic centre of Florence and the Lake District are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Le Quartier Français
Le Quartier Français
At Le Quartier Français
La Colombe, the award-winning and world-renowned restaurant based in Constantia, one of the oldest winemaking regions of South Africa, has established a sister restaurant at Le Quartier Français, run by the talented La Petite Colombe team.Explore
At Le Quartier Français
Protégé is a casual-style eatery at Le Quartier Français under the guidance of celebrity chef Scot Kirton. Visitors looking for an informal eatery now have the perfect venue in Protégé, featuring stylish casual fare created by a series of talented young chefs headed by Cameron Smith. Asian, French and Italian influences can be detected in the cuisine which includes the trendy small plates menu, ideal for sharing. Visitors can choose to dine al fresco or watch the chefs at work in the central show kitchen.Explore
Heritage Square (Franschhoek)
Marigold evokes the exotic with a menu inspired by aromatic and spicy North Indian cuisine, from fragrant curries and flavourful biryanis to succulent meat cooked in the charcoal tandoor. Heritage Square is home to Marigold, the first classic Indian cuisine restaurant in Franschhoek village. The square, which complements the Leeu Collection, brings an exciting culinary element to the main street of Franschhoek. Heritage Square is also home to The Boutique Gallery, which brings new and exciting contemporary artwork and design to the valley; and Schoon Bread Café Franschhoek, sister outlet to Schoon in Stellenbosch, a well-established ethical bakery that works with local farmers and artisanal producers.Explore
The Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines partnership has been an exceedingly successful one. Chris and Andrea Mullineux are the talented husband-and-wife winemaking team behind the award-winning portfolio.Explore
Franschhoek is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The valley is surrounded on three sides by majestic mountain ranges and has a fascinating history.
JAMIE GOODE – UK WINE WRITERExplore
The gardens or ‘Leeuscapes’ at the Leeu Collection properties have been stylishly and meticulously landscaped. Founder Analjit Singh (aka BAS), a keen gardener and observer of plants around the globe, has a preference for order and symmetry, and the serenity this brings to a garden.Explore
“Art is not only a pillar of the Leeu Collection, it is a passion and as important as food, wine, or sense of place. It enhances the aesthetic component that guests expect when booking into a five-star destination property.” – Analjit Singh, founder of the Leeu CollectionExplore
The Leeu Collection’s luxury hospitality portfolio features three five-star boutique properties – Leeu Estates, Leeu House and Le Quartier Francais – in scenic Franschhoek, each offering unique special packages.Explore