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1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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Ranked #9 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Contemporary South African cooking, small plate and sharing concept,excitment and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A perfect dinner! We eat the tasting menü it was really good and the wine pairing from the "russian south african lady" was awesome!! The idea of sharing food on the table makes a nice atmosphere in the restaurant!! Absolutly recommandable!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here two weeks ago and really enjoyed the different approach. I cannot understand "Random" as we had three dishes and were absolutely satiated. The service was friendly and professional. We will certainly return.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had the taster menu here previously, but now Ryan offers a small dish menu (tapas style some would say?), split into different taste sections. If you want traditional, this is not for you. We ordered 5 dishes between us, followed by dessert. All were excellent, with so many flavours present on each plate. Service was very good, with Darlene doing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had a lovely meal here... The staff were so friendly and the food was incredible! We would definitely go back again.

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Southampton, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I booked this restaurant for my husband's 40th birthday based on all the amazing reviews. I can hand on heart say this is the worst meal I have eaten in South Africa. Obviously flavour is a personal choice but I really can't see what there was to like about the food. Both of us thought it was random stuff thrown... More 

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Crewe
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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our first visit to Ryan's kitchen in the new premises....great new venue and the same stunning food with fantastic wine pairing! Ryan's kitchen remains one of our favourite places to eat in Franschoeck! Don't miss the salmon or Tuna small plates or the passionfruit soufflé....but then we could go on and just recommend all as we love all... More 

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Kloof, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A very good selection of small 'tapas' dishes (not Spanish tapas) enables one to taste a variety of dishes. I like this way of eating as one can appreciate many different tastes and the chef can display his/her skills. What a treat this meal was. My husband and I each had 3 dishes: 1 organic baby carrot salad with marsala... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the first time we have ventured into Ryans Kitcken in over Four years ! The new restaurant is a credit to Ryan and his wife and team . The concept of small plates were of concern before we went but what a great idea .The fusion of tastes and textures was second to none. We all had three... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We ate dinner here January 3rd. We found the food to be excellent, a contemporary take on Cape cuisine. But we had four different servers over the course of the evening which resulted in very uncoordinated service. As other parties arrived at the restaurant, attention seemed to focus on them without the follow through on those like us who had... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A couple of locals recommended this place to us and it is AMAZING. The environment is warm and inviting while being hip and modern. The chef himself took our reservation for dinner when we stopped in. The open kitchen is inviting and it's great seeing the dishes being prepared and coming out. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. We... More 

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Address: 1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: African, Contemporary, Fusion

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