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The Kitchen at Maison Estate - CLOSED

45. Travel to Franschoek on the R, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (94 reviews)
“octopus” (14 reviews)
“abalone” (6 reviews)
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45. Travel to Franschoek on the R, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went during our Wine Tram trip. We did book but it didn't seem that busy. The service was good and the waiter was very prompt, informative and attentive. We were initially given delicious rolls and lemon butter and parsley, the texture of which was like...More

Thank Notdunroaming
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Good day, Thank you so much for your review of Maison Estate. We're thrilled to read that you enjoyed all elements of the farm. From the food, to the wine and our beautiful lawns. On your next visit, we highly recommend that you try the...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a fantastic 3-course tasting meal (sans wine pairing) for lunch here. While the menu is somewhat limited, we did find rather unusual items to try (think octopus, perlemoen/abalone, crayfish tail, etc). The restaurant has views over the vineyards and towards the mountains -...More

Thank PurdyFamily
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Good day, Thank you for your review of Maison Estate. We're sorry to read that you weren't completely satisfied with your experience. We will most certainly pass your feedback onto our team to ensure this does not happen again. At Maison, we pride ourselves on...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Really charming small restaurant with excellent food. Chickens running around outside and marvelous food inside. Highly recommended if you are in franschoekMore

Thank bielies
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. On your next visit, please join us for lunch. Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg never fails to impress and has got a new, exciting menu for you to sample. We also have...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Don't miss this place, even if it's just for a wine tasting experience. Staff are really knowledgable & friendly , especially Alice. They go above and beyond which demonstrates good training and management. We will be back, with others in tow.

Thank DeniseKent
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Hi Denise, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Maison! We appreciate your kind words and will be sure to pass them onto our esteemed staff. We look forward to your return! Kind regards The Maison Team

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We recently tried the Kitchen at the Maison Estate, in which the location is in a wonderful setting and the service itself was extremely pleasant. However while the menu left my mouth tingling with anticipation with the array of flavours coming my way, the actual...More

1  Thank TallandSporty
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison. We're disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Maison Estate. However, we have recently embarked on a new dining experience, focusing on a simplistic approach to cooking. The result...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the wine tour and highly recommend this restaurant for both wine tasting and a light lunch.More

Thank KatSheridan
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Good day Kat, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We have recently launched a new menu and would welcome your feedback. Also, our Blanc de Noir has recently been bottled and goes down a treat! We...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Kitchen on the Maison Estate vineyard is exceptional in every way. From the stunning building set in a beautiful garden full of wonderful hens and cockerels roaming freely around diners this place is utterly charming and totally original. Beautiful tutored, knowledgeable staff do a...More

Thank skoolrunmum
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Good day, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Maison Estate. We're thrilled that you experienced the farm from start to finish! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards The Maison Team

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The menu is straight of the hipster online menu generator. Unfortunately not well executed. Overpriced food leaves a bad taste in your mouth and a hole in your pocket. The setting is beautiful- the wine is great! The food however is overpriced as the furniture....More

Thank Kristoph K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This has not been the first review I have done on The Kitchen, and I am sure not the last. Each time, which is about twice a year, my husband and I have the privilege of travelling to Franschhoek. Each time we have an amazing...More

Thank lindaolsen
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your glowing review (again) of Maison Estate. We reckon the winning smile belongs to Levi? We will be sure to pass on the compliment! We are venturing into a new dining experience. Each dish has been stripped down...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We happened to pop in for a late lunch today Sunday. It was busy, but our waiter was very prompt, informative an attentive. We were given delicious rolls and lemon butter and parsley, the texture of which was like whipped cream, really delicious. I had...More

1  Thank Jenny H
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Good day Jenny, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the farm. We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our chef, Arno Janse van Rensburg. Please join us again soon. Perhaps...More

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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 45. Travel to Franschoek on the R, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
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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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