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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a unique lunch experience. We went as our lunch stop in between our vineyard tours and it was such a great place. Beautiful views and very unusual menu. They say it's a tasting menu and all about flavours and it really was. The waiter (Andre) was fantastic and knew everything you needed to know about every dish and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Six of us, all with children under 2 in tow had lunch here on our last day in Franschhoek. Great menu, and some exceptional dishes from their tapas menu. We all had 6 courses, and there were 2 or 3 that were real stand-outs, whist the rest were all great quality. It was a nice informal setting for some excellent... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girl friend and I who are in our late 20s ate here whilst spending the day in the area. Food was absolutely incredible. 5 small dishes each, all of which were unique and very enjoyable. Wine was first class as was the service. Beautiful setting. Great value.

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

Good day James, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience on our farm. On your next visit, we would encourage you to stop by our Deli Shop. Take 5 minutes to walk around and discover our range of homemade goodies. If you enjoyed the wine with your... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told it was tapas, which conjured up ideas of choosing dishes as you wanted, sharing and relaxing. This was not that experience. The menu says our philosophy is simple but it clearly isn't! We arrived for lunch and were told that they expected us to have 3 dishes each, which was 400R. We didn't necessarily want 3 dishes... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall very disappointing lunch experience, not good from the start.... we booked a table online as they required a deposit and later confirmed we had table 2 on the raised terrace. When we arrived it was chaotic, no front of house person greeted us, we had to to get a waiters attention (who was rather disinterested) to ask for our... More 

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Thank Jetboys360
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the 6 course tasting menu with wine paring. Andre was our waiter. Both of us cannot rave about our meals and considered the food "nice" rather than excellent. Both of us had "Kreef" as one of our meals and bith were slightly undercooked. Our waiter forgot to bring wine glasses with one of the meals... More 

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

Good day Lourens, We are sincerely sorry for not delivering the 5 star service Maison is renowned for. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we will definitely pass your concerns onto our team. We hope we see you again in the future! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good lunch and enjoyed the food. For a summers day, it was very hot and there were no fans to cool things down a bit. It looked to be very nice under the trees though so definitely look to book there for summer. The wines are nice and enjoyed the experience.

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

Good day Robert, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience of our estate. We hope to welcome you back again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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213 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t really have any other comments than the ones in the headline. The atmosphere is very laid-back, the food is OK and the service is good. I don’t know if this was just our bad luck the chef didn’t care to inspire, because the menu is very nice, yet the food was quite unseasoned and strangely proportioned.

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

Good day, At Maison, we have a simplistic approach to cooking. We believe that less is more and that the result will surprise and delight your palate. Each dish has been stripped down to its essence, using flavours that enhance their counterparts without upstaging them. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our approach to cooking. Our philosophy... More 

Stavanger
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food in perfect setting. The restaurant does not need much comments, we loved it. We had lunch there. The restaurant has a Tapas approach, which extremely well prepared food and good variety. Every dish looks like a little piece of art. I did not like one dish, the carpaccio was to sour, but got it replace immediately. Great service.... More 

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Thank N0i
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your glowing review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Perhaps upon your return, you can join us for a food and wine pairing, followed by a wander in our Deli Shop? We look forward to your return! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent views of the estate and the nearby mountains. Food which was an eclectic tasting menu selection was excellent.

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Thank Neel-Metta
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison. We're thrilled to hear that you rang in the New Year on our estate! We hope to welcome you back again, soon! 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
European, International
Meals
Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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.

Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.

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