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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Contemporary South African cooking, small plate and sharing...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 292
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Innovative cooking

Ryan's has moved to the other end of town in a modern building. The cooking has subtle Asian influences with good flavours. The service was adequate and the wine prices were fair with an interesting selection. Try here if you are looking for somewhere different.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bury
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ryan's has moved to the other end of town in a modern building. The cooking has subtle Asian influences with good flavours. The service was adequate and the wine prices were fair with an interesting selection. Try here if you are looking for somewhere different.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Went to Ryan's Kitchen and had a great experience trying the many small plates they had on offer. Was definitely one of the best meals we had in South Africa (although to be fair we rarely had a bad meal such was the excellence of the restaurants we tried)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Ryans 13.03.2015 and have to say that I was positively surprised! We had the set menu including wine and it was good! (I am not a fan of tapioca but that is not Ryans problem..) Staff was kind and charming and it was fun to follow the work in the truely multicultural kitchen. I can only recommend... More 

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Oslo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are real big foodies, travel alot to far Away destinstions, and use much energy on finding good food experiences. At Ryan's we had a great waitress. We ate the set menu with wine pairing. The food was interesting, but I would actually not say anything was delicious, neither was the wine. All the food was nicly decorated, and looked... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Traveling in South Africa over the last 3 weeks with a group of friends we have eaten absolutely outstanding food! But Ryan's Kitchen was certainly the most stunning. The combinations are brilliant - the amount of food perfect - the flavors well yes stunning!!! A perfect meal for all!

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We had the set menu together with the wine combination. Food was very average and we felt that the restaurant was desperately trying to be something it could not be... the fish dish in worcester source soup was a classic example of this....

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Forres Scotland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is an exciting and interesting place, the food is different from all the other restaurants so don't come if you are looking for the same old thing. We had a great night here and really enjoyed trying lots of different dishes. The staff are great and it's nice to watch the kitchen at work. I really recomend that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Very interesting menu, well cooked and well presented food, good choice of wines, really nice contempory spacious restaurant with an upmarket atmosphere.

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Hermanus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Very good restaurant...michelin star menu with 10 courses wine included for 600 rand. What more can you wish?

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Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice looking restaurant. Good atmosphere. Comfortable seats in windows. Nice welcoming staff but the food is just plain odd! The very first mouthful I had of Yellowtail sashimi nearly blew my head off with chili! Once I'd scraped that off the fish was ok. My husband had mushroom tapioca risotto- like dish which was just awful. I had duck parfait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: African, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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