Twelve years after opening his first restaurant in Franschhoek, top SA chef Reuben Riffel has opened a new eatery. Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar in Franschhoek’s Daniel Hugo Street is just a few minutes’ walk from Reuben’s, his first restaurant, but it offers an entirely new eating experience. The glass entrance hall offers stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains on the one side and an impressive wine cellar on the other. Guests have the choice of sitting in the main elegant restaurant area, or outside in the spacious courtyard. There is also a private dining room which can accommodate 16 people. It is less formal than Reuben’s but much more sophisticated.