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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here last night as a group on the eve of our wedding as a special celebration dinner with friends. To say we were bitterly disappointed is an understatement. The service was horribly slow, it took almost 30 mins before we all had a glass of wine - even though we were all drinking the same thing. The first... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome, seated straight away. Had three types of local wine, all good value. Ordered the steak, the chef came out personally to confirm cooking style (Bleu) which was a great touch. The steak looked a little grey on the inside with is the only reason why its 4 star, however we enjoyed the meal

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Thank Richard B
Whitby, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Franschhoek Kitchen for a private wedding rehearsal dinner in late October for about 40 guests and were extremely impressed with the service levels, ambiance, delicious dinner and wine pairings. The restaurant is a second floor loft (sitting atop of a wine distillery area on the lower level) and is decorated with elegant chandeliers, plush fabrics and comfortable... More 

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

Dear Ladylor Thank you! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team." Best wishes More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our accommodation, this is a lovely restaurant. Get there before sunset for great views from the balcony. Interesting and unusual combinations of ingredients make this a real find. Combined with reasonably priced wines from their own vineyard, this was an excellent meal. And the service was impeccable.

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

Dear Keithamara Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team." Best wishes More 

Victoria, BC
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had booked into the Holden Manz guest house, so it was an easy choice to eat at the restaurant in their vineyard. A lovely 10 minute walk through the vineyard and we were there. This restaurant has a new executive chef who joined the team just three months ago and we were most impressed. I had... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team." Best wishes More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful picnic at Holden Manz on the 9th of August this year... Although it was their first picnic of the season, we were treated like royalty. The restaurant manager, Jordan, was very friendly and helpful - he even included a bottle of wine (choice of white or red), even though it wasn't expected or... More 

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

Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you had such a pleasant experience with us! You were indeed the first guests of the season to enjoy our new spring picnic menu. Your feedback was well received, and paved the way for future expectations. Since your visit, our picnics have really proven to... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the beautiful country house on the estate and we called in for dinner. The food was of a very good quality...and whilst we had a trainee serving us, he looked after us well. Whilst the food may not quite be of the same level of the top restaurants like Foliage it is nonetheless delicious. The tuna... More 

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Thank Chris M
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for you pleasant review! I hope that your stay with us was most memorable, and I am glad that your dining experience with us was more than satisfactory. The tuna wrapped in bone marrow was brand new to the menu, so it pleases us that it was a highlight for you! We hope to host you... More 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Dining room was very quiet so we had lots of opportunity to interface with the staff. Extremely helpful in helping my wife to decide on the wine. Both of our meals were excellent, staff very friendly and helpful

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Thank Sean H
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Good day Sean, Thank you for your warm review. We take immense pride in our staff here at the Franschhoek Kitchen, and value their ability and passion to interact with the guests on a level which helps create a relaxed ambiance. Once again, thank you for your kind words and we hope to host you again soon! Warm Regards, Jordan... More 

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Loved our dining experience!!! Superb dinner and the ambiance just lovely. Service also very warm and welcoming!!!

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Thank Melissa T
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, What a pleasure to read your review! Thank you so much! Warm Regards, Jordan Hill More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is the restaurant of the Holden Manz wine farm where we were staying as guests. I had the steak which was really nice, had a bottle of their Cabernet Sauvignon, which was devine. Had their chocolate pot special which was loads of different chocolate in a jam jar. The only criticism was that it was a little rushed. We... More 

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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$20 - US$40
Cuisine
European, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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, 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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