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Ryan's Kitchen

12 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 60 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
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: Conemporary South African cooking with a unique setting,excitment and open interactive kitchen located on the main road of Franschhoek.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Have now had two Hogmanay dinners here and am bowled over by the style, inventiveness, freshness and visual impact of the fabulous fayre that is created here. The prices reflect the quality and are reflective of the ingredients and environment. We dine here each holiday and have never been let down, I heartily recommend it to anyone who really enjoys... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The open kitchen and intimate dining area creates a great dining experience at Ryan's Kitchen. The three chefs on hand worked diligently and effortlessly (at least it appeared that way!). My wife and I had the prix fixe chef's tasting which I recommend. The meal included a large range of foods with a good amount of creativity and attention to... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have rated this restaurant as average, but to be fair this was the last night of service and it showed on Ryan's face. I presume he isn't always so sombre. There was zero energy in the kitchen which impacts on the ambience as it's open for viewing. A Russian waitress just also doesn't seem to add to the charm.... More

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Intimate room, with chef cooking before you. Great wine pairings, and catered to vegetarian with no fuss.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The flavours, textures and presentation was a delight. The service was great and between courses came amazing amuse bouche, little delights. The kitchen is just to the side in full view and there is a appearance of calm! Really, really good food and we had a great evening.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We and Friends had a lovely dinner at Ryan's Kitchen .The Service was excellent and the food was out of this world .We had the fish ,Lamb lion and Pork Belly and every dish was well presented and very tasty .The Guava Soufflé was the best I ever Had.What great evening of dining

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Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ryan's Kitchen provided us with an extremely good meal. The presentations were amazing and matched by good distinctive flavours in, sometimes unusual, combinations that all worked very well. The food was delicious which is not always the case with such well presented food. It is a well laid out restaurant with its open, but quiet kitchen, and well spaced tables.... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I opted for the five course tasting menu with wine pairings at Ryan's kitchen and what a treat it was. Both were excellent. We loved the open kitchen where we were able to watch our food being prepared in a calm and efficient manner. The presentation, quality and flavours were all first class and the selected wines... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Truly amazing and unexpected dinner - we found each plate finely prepared with creativity, thought and a careful combination of flavors and textures. Curious "amuse bouche" to start us off (a micro "garden pail" with "dirt" made from crumbled mushroom), mass-less red apple palette cleansers between courses, ... Our dinners had strong hints of Indian spices that blended perfectly -... More

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south africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My fiancé and I were spending the day and that night in Franschhoek as we had to do the tasting for our wedding menu at a nearby vineyard. I had booked Ryan's Kitchen for dinner that night. We both agreed we were so full from lunch that day, that we really wanted something light. The food at Ryan's Kitchen was... More

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