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Ryan's Kitchen

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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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18:30 - 21:30
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Colerne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to this restaurant and it proved to be even better than on the occasion of our first two years ago. Of the six restaurants we visited in Franschhoek this was one of the best. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to South Africa..

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Thank Peter W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and myself had a very delicious lunch here recently before our return to the UK. We both had fish of the day served with the most delicious spicy passion fruit sauce. I had a fig soufflé to follow (wonderful) and hubby had the cheese. If we had been staying in Franschoek we would definitely return.

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Thank Alvin W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally full of complementary flavours. Could not be happier with this choice. Lovely staff and great service. M

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Thank Matt77London
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ryan's kitchen serves great food and the opportunity to have this paired with Black Elephant Wines was irresistible - excellent concept and a fun lunchtime treat. Wines were delicious and the menu ( which changes seasonally and is always a surprise) was carefully paired to really enhance the winemakers skill. Not to be missed!!!

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Thank Healy9090
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just dined at this restaurant. We are on holiday in S.Africa & have had some amazing food all at inexpensive prices Tonight we decided to try Ryan's Kitchen for the simple reason because it was near our accommodation . The menu was very limited, & expensive. We cannot criticise the cooking or the quality of the food, however... More 

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Thank tonyb47
chefryansouthafrica, Owner at Ryan's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, regrettably you did not enjoy your time with us, however, we are quite satisfied with what you were served. That is what we do and have become very successful doing it. We serve modern South African food, utilising local ingredients and cultural references, specifically, Malay cooking and the utilisation of spices, pickles and atchars,etc. We... More 

Berkshire
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on time and were sat at the side. I needed an additional cushion to sit on, to reach the table comfortably. I'm 5ft 9.!! Saw the menu and gasped. I did not understand a lot of it. What is 'Prawn tapioca pudding' as a starter. The waiter could not explain either. or 'granadilla Atchar' Anyway my starter of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really good food served in a beautiful contemporary setting. The atmosphere is genuinely cosy, the staff relaxed and attentive. And the food, ah the food! You can really tell the ambition is focused on two things; taste and presentation. As it always should be of course, but here it's more evident than usual. All dishes are presented beautifully and yet... More 

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Thank Jorgen S
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everything from here whether it be food, service or wine was special. When we're next in the area we will 100% be eating here. We were looked after by a young guy who was new, and I think on trial. I hope his talent is recognised as he made our night even more enjoyable. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Ryan J
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the restaurants fault, we had a very pleasant meal but sitting outside in the evening was a big mistake. Badly bitten by mystery insect and because it was so dark we couldn't really see the food which diminished by the experience a bit. Our error.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have enjoyed eating at Ryan's for many years, but this was as good as we have ever enjoyed. Varied menu and the flavours/textures were most interesting. The duck starter was outstanding

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Description
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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