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Franschhoek Kitchen

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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was absolutely impress with Franschoek Kitchen. From the receiving of us to our seating. The service was incredible in terms of what was recommended on the menue. The simplicity of the place yet you were in a fine dinning restaurant. Nothing was over the top or under done. The starter was amazing and the main couse was divine. Having... More 

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Thank roxannenoble
Cape town
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner in a beautiful setting at this restaurant. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I will definitely return to this restaurant

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Thank Myburgh
Cape Town
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I DONT get it....... wait.. the staff confirmed my thoughts...After having a glass of wine at La Petite Ferme we ventured to Holden Manz for a light lunch and wine. We were told that the restaurant upstairs was full but we could sit downstairs and order food etc there. There are varied wine tasting options but we just required a... More 

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Thank John1123
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Christmas Day lunch here. Location stunning. The staff were very friendly and service very good. Food is very tasty and interesting. It is nouveau so one of our party found the portions a little small and another that a some of the food deep fried. Overall experience very good still.

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Thank Nicolajones6969
London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful meal. We ate lunch on the terrace outside, and everything from the service, to the view and not least the food was wonderful from start to finish. I think you can always judge a kitchen by the food they provide the kids - and in this case it was two plates of perfect fish and chip... More 

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Thank Liz010
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 

Botswana
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good and very tasty. we celebrated a birthday and they offered a bottle of sparkling wine which is very attentive. Service was average.

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Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
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. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The meal was superb as was their flagship red wine The Big G. My friend who does not drink wine absolutely loved it. Portion sizes are good. It is on the expensive side but well worth it.

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Thank 49Travelmad
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 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Dined here for dinner a few days ago. I had the steak. My wife had springbok. Food was perfect as was service. Beautiful setting and the wines are top notch. Hope to return next time we are in town.

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Thank Cottonsfancy
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 

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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 21 November 2016

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
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 

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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
Fusion, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?