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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
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at the Franschhoek Kitchen at the Holden Mans Wine Estate. Our table overlooked the Vinery with the mountains as a backdrop. There is a limited al la crate menu. The food was very good and so was the service, mid range cost. The wines are all red from their own Vinery. Well worth a visit. It is... More 

Thank Alan A
Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating outside on the balcony , with a view of the Holden Manz estate and the valley beyond , was a lovely experience . The food was delicious , beautifully presented and served . A small selection of wines from the vineyard and the Franschhoek area , well priced .

Thank crosnick
St Andrews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here three out of the four nights staying on the estate. The food was excellent each time and the menu is varied and creative. The view from the restaurant is spectacular.

Thank SandraSStAndrews
New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...is all I can say. From the incredible presentations (the carrot soup is not to be missed....carrot purée, whipped goat cheese, meringue slabs, hot soup...to the wines paired with the lunch. The chef is to be commended for the innovative cuisine and tastes. The beetroot marinated salmon trout was amazing as was the accompaniment. Plus the views are to die... More 

Thank svh175
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the Holden Manz estate, you know you're in for a treat. To get to the restaurant, you're invited to walk among the vineyards and once you walk up to the terrace, you're greeted with one of the most breathtaking views in the region - endless mountains surrounding a sprawling green wine farm. The restaurant itself... More 

Thank Joel L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for wine tasting and decided to rather have lunch. We were given the chance to actually combine a bit of tasting (for free) with dining. The food was outstanding and the service of the best. When the manager heard it was our anniversary we were treated like royals. Thanks guys.

Thank Hennie H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

Thank roxannenoble
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Thank Myburgh
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
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 

Thank John1123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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.

Thank Nicolajones6969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Fusion, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
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?