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Franschhoek Kitchen

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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Paarl, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 farm is great.

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Thank audenac
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

Cape Town
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 share our experience with you. We commenced our tour at Haute Cabriere but found a... More 

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Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

ireland
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 suits me much better. To me the portion size and the presentation are fantastic. Lovely... More 

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Thank santiagowalking
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 the surrounding vineyards.

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Thank Ben K
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 an artistic level. We did not really know what to expect but it exceeded our... More 

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Thank geedeebee
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 I could think of. Each of the dishes he prepared for my vegan diet was... More 

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Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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. More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

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Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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

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Thank IamZozo
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 lunch - will definitely go again.

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Thank Nunca_Nunca
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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! Hope to see you soon in the near future! More 

Humlebaek, Denmark
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 a winery that you typically would visit when in Franschhoek (albeit the wine tram goes... More 

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Thank Birgitte E
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

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. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Contemporary, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?