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Ryan's Kitchen

12 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 61 restaurants in Franschhoek
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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319 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Amazing. From start to finish. This restaurant deserves all the praise it receives. A beautiful late summer's evening sitting outside with amazing wine and service with food combinations that were out of this world. Make sure you try the chocolate soufflé ( our orgasmic reactions had a few other diners ordering it!) highly recommended and worth the visit.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 8pm after travelling all day, and being unable to check into our accommodation we arrived at the restaurant dishevelled and tired. The hostess seated us and efficiently helped us contact the owner of our guest house in the first 10 minutes so we were able to relax. The service was efficient and polite. The food was interesting... More

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Sidcup, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After some fantastic meals in Cape Town, our hopes were high when we visited this restaurant. They suffered a little when we popped our heads around the door earlier on the day of our booking to see if we could move our reservation on an hour. We asked a grim looking waitress laying tables, who immediately scolded us for using... More

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vero beach florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

A fine menu. Carefully prepared. With wine to complement the entrees a must go in Franschhoek. In town so you can combine with a look see at galleries. The hostess accommodated our schedule when we walked in.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The food was OK, I believe they had a passion for it because every dish was plated very well and very nice to look at as well, however it lacked preparing of the ingredients in a way suited for the appearance and the produce might have been slightly overcooked. The service was good. The whole experience was OK – nothing... More

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The food here is exceptional as is the service from this extremely professional husband and wife team. In the restaurant the ambiance could be improved however thee food is extremely good. if in Franschoek worth considering. As in all of Franschoek prices are higher than in other towns. However this is good value.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We are on the 9th night on a wonderful trip in Sth Africa and have been working our way through as many highly rated and recommended restaurants as we can. This meal at Ryan's Kitchen was our best to date. The flavours and presentation of our dinner was wonderful. Watching the chefs at work, a divine experience. When the soufflé... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Once again, I was amazed at the quality of food and the service at the restaurant. The owner's wife is very welcoming and always served us with a big smile.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had booked lunch at Ryan's last Saturday for ourselves and two friends - they are locals in the area and had highly recommended the restaurant. Upon arrival at 12h45, the restaurant was still not "open" (our booking was for 13h00), so we asked the manageress who was milling around when they would open. She was incredibly rude - she... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We came with high expectations given the reviews and these were met and exceeded with every dish. The duck parfait starter was without doubt the best I have ever tasted and it's creative finish and presentation added to this. We loved the granadilla souffle for desert and were very touched by the addition of a candle to acknowledge my husband's... More

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