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Franschhoek Kitchen

Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2729
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Ranked #14 of 60 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European, Continental, Organic
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I have eaten twice at Franschhoek Kitchen on the Holden Manz estate, and both rank as the most unbelievable evenings I have had in years. The first, during winter, was a cosy evening by the fire, amazing ambiance and service. The second, a few weeks ago, was again world-class, from the starters through to the dessert - outrageously good. We... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We dined here our 1st eve in Franschoek. Our leisurely, tasty meal was a good entree to Franschoek kitchens ;-). Manager, Llewellyn, was hospitable & gave us several very good Franschoek recommendations. Complimentary tasting of 3 Holden Manz wines was a nice touch. Big G red was quite nice.

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Berkshire, UK
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the rooms here and ate at the restaurant both evenings. It was not warm enough to eat outside but the inside room was lovely with a roaring fire. The food and the service were both excellent and I cannot fault our meal on either evening. Obviously the exchange rate against Sterling helps but we... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had lunch here. It was very quiet and relaxing, service was a bit slow, but that just added to the atmosphere of soaking up the sun and the beautiful scenery. The food was not bad, but not spectacular, except for panna cotta dessert, which we liked very much.

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a wonderful evening! We booked here for dinner and they pick you up and drop you off, if in Franschhoek (which by the way is a magical location). Dinner was delicious, we had the Lamb croquet with velouté and the trout, so tastey. Then spring book and rib eye steak both cooked to perfection. The springbok was served with... More

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Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This restaurants' setting is exquisite, with sweeping views over vineyards and mountains. The terrace is lovely and we ordered chilled Rose and enjoyed the magnificent fish dishes on the menu. I am never disappointed here. A combination of visual and culinary bliss. A lovely place in the beautiful Franschhoek valley.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My girlfriend and I somewhat stumbled across this restaurant however what a great thing that we did! It's a bit tucked away around the back of Franschhoek however we were picked up by the restaurants own car which was a really nice touch and avoided not being able to sample the wine list! The restaurant has a great open fire... More

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Randburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was part of a conference group of around 50 who ate here. The wine and food was great and the atmosphere very cosy on a cold night.

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Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I joined friends from Cape Town for lunch at the Franschhoek Kitchen on Sunday 5 October. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the starter of aubergine veloute and their line fish served on a lovely lemon infused pasta as main course. According to my husband his lamb main course was the best dish... More

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Without a doubt the most dissapointing dining experience in years. The food was well below average and completely over priced, R250 for a starter/dessert and a main. The atmosphere was lacking and the service mediocre, we had to order the same drink twice before it arrived and got double billed. Will not be reccomending this place to any Franschoek visitors.

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hmcollette, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Mr Chevy, I was quite startled to read you had such a bad experience at our estate as this is not the standard that any of us at Holden Manz hope to supply. I would like to sincerely apologize for the substandard service you feel you received in terms of your food and service at our estate. For the... More

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Additional Information about Franschhoek Kitchen

Address: Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2729
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: European, Continental, Organic

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