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Franschhoek Kitchen

Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“trout” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2017

although a special day and special occasion(mother's day),if the rest of the menu is the same,it will be very worth your while to visit here.presentation and taste of the food were exceptional!Service was also good.and the setting of the restaurant among the vineyards on the...More

Thank audenac
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable Mother's day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

In the company of two serious foodies and one serious wine buff, where on this African soil can I amuse these souls.... Holden Manz would possibly be a good choice on most days, this Sunday would prove to be amusing, utterly rewarding and as such...More

Thank Smoothafrica
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! Looking forward to your return in the near future!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful restaurant on a wine estate. Restaurant decor is very relaxed and uncluttered. Food divine. I had the loin of springbok. Absolutely to die for. My wife had the mushroom risotto would she really enjoyed. As mentioned the portions here are not large, but that...More

Thank santiagowalking
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! Looking forward to see you in the near future!

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on a rather quiet night, which didn't do the location justice.. it was a bit too spacious. Food and wine were of top quality, also great service. Would recommend to have lunch in stead of dinner because of the beautiful view of...More

Thank Ben K
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

A gastronomic experience not to be missed if you are in Franschoek. There are many world class restaurants to choose from in the area and I'm sure there is a case to be made for each one but this restaurant really does taking food to...More

Thank geedeebee
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review and kind words! It gives us great joy to hear that we exceeded your expectations! This is what we here at Franschhoek Kitchen lives for! We hope to see you soon in the near future!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was so impressed with the food at Franschhoek Kitchen. I had contacted the restaurant prior to dining here about my vegan dietary requirements not expecting much back. I was so pleasantly surprised to hear back from the chef who created the most perfect menu...More

Thank mmgreenberg3
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review and warm words! Our Team inspire to create an experience for each of our guest, and i am very pleased to hear that we have done just that! We hope to see you soon in the near future.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

For Easter, Franschhoek Kitchen had an excellent tasty menu. Service and wine selection were impeccable too

Thank brunel_andy
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review, we are very pleased you had a memorable Easter with us! We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located at Holden Manz estate. It offers modern African food. The Carrot was excellent. The trout was very good. The springbok loin was excellent. The wine produced in the estate, we tried the Big G it was outstanding

Thank IamZozo
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us! Please join us soon for another glass of Big G!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of Franschhoek's best-kept secrets. With its fab views, delicious food and great service, Franschhoek Kitchen is a great place for creative food combined with a rustic farm feel, far from the madding crowd. Spent a lovely afternoon lazing around with loved-ones after...More

Thank Nunca_Nunca
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! There is nothing more we can ask for, than to have our guests leave with such high enthusiasm about their lazy afternoon spent with us!...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Even in this food capital of SA we were impressed with the quality and presentation of every selection chosen. The desserts topped it all. The Mohito ice cream was out of this world and the Easton Mess equally impressed my husband. Holden Manz is not...More

Thank Birgitte E
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! It was a pleasure to host for you and your husband. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2738
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the African continent. Our estate restaurant - Franschhoek Kitchen, is rated one of the valley's leading restaurants.

Franschhoek Kitchen's standards are based on the best international cuisine but our heart lies in the simplicity and pureness of each and every ingredient. High dining is for others, we prefer to see our guests enjoy a home-made dish, inspired by the country we live in and the farm we work on.

Our vineyard is heavily influenced by the seasons, so are we, so is our food - nature at its best, brought onto your plate - either in the dining room, amidst the vines outdoors, or in form of a picnic along the Franschhoek river - always with a glass of award winning wine from our estate.

Are you going to be taking a adventure on Franschhoek's super popular WINE TRAM? Make sure to stop at Holden Manz and enjoy a light meal downstairs to fill the gap or our delicious a la carte menu upstairs on the deck overlooking the majestic mountains of Franschhoek - a must do!
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