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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

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Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
10:00 - 17:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I gave this restaurant a pretty good review just two months ago. Thought I'd try it again to further check out the wines and some new dishes that the chef had meanwhile introduced. Had to have the calamari ribbons again and this dish is spectacular - no change. Had the mussels which are delicious, but five mussels? I mean, cmon!... More 

Thank Michael L
Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 all like food. We like to cook it, we like to eat, we like to share it. And we love trying new stuff and being surprised. The Kitchen delivers. Once a year or so, we get to the Cape to try new restaurants, but the Kitchen is always a permanent fixture. Great setting, yet relaxed, and... More 

Thank Nicolas P
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and I loved our visit for lunch at The Kitchen. Very modern and simple surroundings, we sat on the terrace and watched the pretty chickens roaming in the garden. food is small plates beautifully executed. we chose three plates each and our great waiter advised which order to have them in - we don't really eat puddings so... More 

Thank imogendh
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kitchen was to complete the visit of all top 10 restaurants listed in SA Eat Out 2017. It was such a disappointing experience that this restaurant should not be in the top 20 of my beloved dining out bible. When we arrived at 14:00 for our lunch in the nice restaurant there were merely 20 other guests. Still we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were almost put off by the negative reviews, but, because this establishment has been rated as one of the best restaurants in SA, for 3 consecutive years, we decided to ignore the off-putting comments and to go and decide for ourselves. We had a 5 course wine-paired meal, each dish was absolutely superb! Service was on par, the setting... More 

Thank MIKE V
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

for the past 5 or 6 years I have eaten stuff Maison whenever I visited Cape Town - usually about once a year. It's been a highlight of the trip but sadly this year it was not. The food is adventurous and demands very skilled cooking. Two of my three tapas style dishes were ok, the kohlrabi dish was good.... More 

Thank lesleyalicewalsh
Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time at this wonderfull restaurant . Once again we dinned superbly. The life band on the background added to the chill atmosphere, the food again was delicious. Even with my wheat allergy there was no problem at all for the kitchen staff to adjust where needed. One little minor point was the timing. We started our 4 course... More 

Thank Féetje V
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Maison estate on a guided wine tour with Rochelle tours, this was by far our favourite stop all of the wines we tried were fabulous and the paired hor d'oeuvres really added to the tasting experience. My only regret is that we didn't buy enough wine, its not one you'll find in the shops so if you like... More 

Thank SHB_sussex
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is a minimalist restaurant in almost every way from the quite spartan restaurant to the very interesting menu with a million choices ( slight contradiction there!). The food is absolutely delicious and the only way I chose what to eat was by simply saying I would like 4 courses and that I loved fish and also fish etc and... More 

Thank WilliamWiltshire
Kerkrade, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For everyone who likes very creative dishes this is the place to be. They have a great formula of 3,4,5,6 courses and you can choose from the entire menu. All small plates so very doable if you eat a 4 or 5 course. The setting in the garden under big oak trees is stunning and the atmosphere is very relaxed... More 

Thank Marlou J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the world. It is here that the Maison Estate produces wines that are nature's product, honed with skill, care and respect. Each vine is nurtured, each grape hand selected to give it that personal touch that is always home, always Maison.

We make highly individual wines. We drink them with the people closest to us - and we love drinking them at home, where we can really explore the intimate character of each bottle," says Weylandt.

"While travelling is my passion, the comforting memory of a meal, of intimate moments shared with good friends over good wine, always draws me home." This is Chris Weylandt's inspiration behind the name Maison - the French word for house.

Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?