Welcome to au bouchon rouge brasserie

A touch of Paris in the countryside

About Us

Votre maison loin de chez vous!

In short, our aim is to serve French comfort food made with fresh, local, seasonal and organic produce. We also trace our produce back to its source so that we always know where, when and how it originated.
Although living and cooking in SA for many years Parisian chef Julien Debray never lost his passion for the cuisine he grew up with. Now the time has come to share that passion with you. Here we don’t do what’s fashionable. Here we just do what we do.
Come and join us for lunch or for dinner. We will have something for everyone’s liking but don’t look for an English breakfast, Bobotie or Melktert on our menu.
We are a French Brasserie after all.
A Votre service!

Our Reviews Speak for themselves!

My second visit in a month. I love the simple elegance of the food. Authentic, tasty and very satisfying. I had the Shepherd’s Salad that highlights a warm, mousse-like goats cheese on greens, nuts and a range vinaigrette. My companions had the grilled kingklip and ribeye steak. Wonderful. Worth a visit
- Hanlie Vorster
We had the most wonderful lunch on Friday Au Bouchon Rouge, Julien is such a good chef. Exceptionally that day he had fresh porcini mushrooms, he prepared them for us as a starter, an absolute delight...... Furthemore he had been to Langebaan the previous morning hence we ate delicious moules marinières with tarragon, frites and homemade mayonnaise, simply delicious. Our friends had lambs chop, beautifuly prepared, they said it was delicious too. For dessert we settled for pasteis de Nata and macarons prepared by a local pâtissier, also yum.... and we had the best service from Craig, thank you everyone for such a wonderful experience
- Marie Jo
Last week, I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant. The minute you walk in, you feel as if you've entered a beauitful northern french Brasserie. The counter shows of all the delicious patisseries available to enjoy before, after or even in the middle of your meal. ⁠⁠ I sat on the patio (for social distancing) and enjoyed a glass of the darling merlot. For my main course I had the beef bourguignon and I truly wish I could eat this every day of my life.⁠⁠ For dessert I had the best eclair of my life. It was filled to the brim with creme patissiere.⁠⁠ The perfect word to describe this menu is simple. The simplicity of the food makes it shine. ⁠⁠If you're planning a day trip to Riebeek Kasteel, definitely give this place a try!⁠⁠
- A Student In The Kitchen
A fabulous new addition to our beloved Valley, Au Bouchon Rouge is a must-do while you're here. Authentically French in every way (except of course the fresh seafood -- more than you could wish for -- comes from the West Coast ...), it is a delight. The location, the decor, the menu and the food are all magical. The gorgeous outside terrace is in the ideal spot to watch village life meander by. We went for dinner and my partner was in fresh oyster and tiger prawn heaven. I had the duck confit, which was slow-cooked to perfection and utterly delicious. The choc mousse was refreshingly not over-sweet, and the apple and pear tarte tatin arrived with a surpise banana sorbet on the side. Add the careful attention of Craig to the service and drinks, and the "just right" list is complete. We have eaten many memorable meals created by part-owner/chef Julien over the years, and are ecstatic about his new venture. Regulars, we definitely will be!
- Chantal S

33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa, 7306

Thursday - Saturday
10am - 10pm
Monday & Sunday
10am - 5pm

For reservations (WhatsApp)

+27 71 009 2141