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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 concept,excitement and...
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement 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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  • 303
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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
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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
Best dessert I've ever eaten

The food is sublime but the guava souffle is hands down the most delicious dessert I've ever eaten! Didn't want it to end. The texture and taste was beyond.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Nicholas M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The food is sublime but the guava souffle is hands down the most delicious dessert I've ever eaten! Didn't want it to end. The texture and taste was beyond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We love all things Franschhoek and went in search again for Ryan's Kitchen. We were disappointed when we couldn't find the original restaurant but then delighted when we found that Ryan's Kitchen had moved up the road ! We went for dinner and decided to order several small plates, instead of the degustation. If we went again, we would probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We and friends had a very nice dinner at Ryans Kitchen.The setting and ambianche was great .The Service was excellent and the food was the best we had for a long time.We had the Kingklip,Bobotie pancake and Ryans special Guava Soufle.What a dish!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After damp squib that was Le Bon Vivant, and the Slow BBQ beef debacle at Foliage, we felt a bit jaded with the high end fayre in Franschhoek. We had made a lunch reservation on the day we left Franschhoek at Ryan's Kitchen on the back of a recommendation from the owner of a B&B in Cape Town, and we... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This restaurant is a relatively new arrival on the scene in Franschhoek. We found the ambiance to be nice and friendly, and the service also friendly and quite efficient. The food is basically South African dishes, which are individually deliberately relatively small so as to encourage consumption of a range of alternatives. We found the food very tasty and quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here on a recent stay in Franschhoek. Ambience is nice, some dishes were really great (mushroom with tapioca balls, yellow tail sashimi), while others weren't as outstanding (we had a goats salad that was very underwhelming). Service was friendly, but not very helpful and a bit off the mark - we really didn't get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have eaten at Ryan's a number of times, last night was the best. He just gets better and better. Great food, interesting wine pairing and friendly service. Wonderful experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A nice new concept in Franschhoek: sharing food. We took the menu and tasted many different dishes. They were all very surprising and tasty. Our favorites were: the kudu, snoekparfait, tuna and souffle. All the dishes were a true taste sensation. The lounge bar also looked very nice and you can also sit outside on the terrace.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a restaurant where we had the tasting menu. It comprised about 10 small dishes of extremely fancy food with wines to match. I have to say that it was excellent. Fave bits of the meal - curried lamb for me and souffle desert for my partner. This is family owned and this showed through as the service and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved the kudu and kingklip. The soufflé did not have an observable flavour of gooseberry, even though i could see the gooseberry. I loved the restaurant and the experience, the service was great and quick. The main course dishes were so delicious, it was a great experience.

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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 concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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