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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
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Schifferstadt, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

or you wanna see how it works to damage a quiet place, an amazing restaurant and pleasant service. In Germany you would say: Good marketing now or the owner gives a lot promotion. It´s shameful for all of the other cooks which are votes for the 10 best in SA. we had taste some of them this year....La Colombe, Foliage,... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely setting and very good service but I am afraid that's where it stops 3 course meal and left still hungry.The cost was a bit of a joke. If I had been in a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant I would have accepted it but the food was ordinary apart from my desert which was delicious.So good I had it twice... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked by some friends so went without knowing much about this place. Very nice, simple, informal and stylish décor. The service very attentive and professional. The food very interesting and creative with a beautiful combination of flavours. Ask for a table in the veranda if possible...

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Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So there we all are, sitting at a long table under a shady oak tree on a beautiful, cloudless, warm, day. You REALLY can't fault the setting. My grandson ran down to the grape vines and stuffed himself with them (surprisingly sweet). We all took the 3 course tasting menu with accompanying wines. The menu obviously changes regularly, so mentioning... More 

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Thank misi01
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More than perfect lunch location. 3-5 course small dish menu. Great choice. Great taste. Super (house) wines! And everything that's maybe not perfect ( I can't imagine what's not) is compensated by the best and friendliest service ever. Go for the accompanying wines and do NOT skip the cheese platter!

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Thank Kleintje65
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your glowing review of The Kitchen at Maison. We are thrilled to get a 5 star rating from you and greatly appreciate your feedback. We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team! We eagerly await your return to our estate, Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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278 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As expected, the restaurant decor was really inviting, with lots of open space and light throughout. Food was good, with certain dishes being better than others. Tapas style dishes allow you to experiment with new flavors though, so in terms of the experience overall, you can be as safe as you are comfortable with. Service was good, although wine service... More 

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1 Thank PatBar2
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Pat, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us and greatly value your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Maison again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Castricum, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful location, modern design restaurant and a nice garden are the positive attributes. On the negative side this restaurant serves only one set menu. Not so obvious if you select the restaurant on the basis of looking up the menu on the website. So no choice. and if one like my wife doesn't like cheese and there were 2... More 

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1 Thank gjp_11
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review. Thank you for your comments and suggestions with regards to our menu. You have made some great points and we will be sure to pass them onto our team for their consideration. With regards to our service: we pride ourselves on impeccable service. If this was not the case, we apologise profusely. Thank... More 

Feusisberg, Switzerland
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262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a chef with an imagination and understanding of food second to none. The restaurant is informal and inside/outside with large tables in the gardens which promote talk about food with neighbours. The food is a selection of tapas types dishes using fresh produce and matched with wines from the area (and some great ones of their own).... More 

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Thank royvocking
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Roy, Thank you so much for your glowing review of The Kitchen at Maison. Reviews like yours are the ones we aim to receive and we're thrilled to read that you consider us to be one of the greats! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg and his team. We hope... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maison has tried a few difference concepts since the start. Now they are trying smaller dishes with fewer ingredients but tasty twist. Big variety of dishes. Most of the dishes are very tasty, but me as not being a fan of either lam, goat or goat cheese had slightly less to choose from. (I MISS the Tempura prawns and Peacan... More 

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Thank carinl974
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Carin, Thank you so much for your review of Maison and for being such a loyal patron to our establishment! It's not often we have guests who have been with us from the beginning. We appreciate your recommendation of our estate! We will be sure to pass your compliments and concerns onto the team. We look forward to... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to this visit as I've been struggling to get a booking when I've been to Cape Town. Service - AMAZING Wine - unbelievable! First course "Tjokka" blew me away....could not wait for more! Duck course - did work for me... the sauce would have worked with warm duck in my opinion. Strange textures. Pork dish... More 

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1 Thank jakwiese1
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Jak, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison. We will be sure to pass your compliments and suggestions onto our team for their consideration. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?