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Franschhoek Kitchen

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French, Organic, International, European
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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the African...
Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the African continent. Our estate restaurant - Franschhoek Kitchen, is rated one of the valley's leading restaurants. Franschhoek Kitchen's standards are based on the best international cuisine but our heart lies in the simplicity and pureness of each and every ingredient. High dining is for others, we prefer to see our guests enjoy a home-made dish, inspired by the country we live in and the farm we work on. Our vineyard is heavily influenced by the seasons, so are we, so is our food - nature at its best, brought onto your plate - either in the dining room, amidst the vines outdoors, or in form of a picnic along the Franschhoek river - always with a glass of award winning wine from our estate. Are you going to be taking a adventure on Franschhoek's super popular WINE TRAM? Make sure to stop at Holden Manz and enjoy a light meal downstairs to fill the gap or our delicious a la carte menu upstairs on the deck overlooking the majestic mountains of Franschhoek - a must do!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Picnic

We had booked a picnic for two persons. It is a truly romantic and beautiful setting to enjoy a picnic at the river. The food was very good with some delicious fresh bread. The picnic is sightly overpriced. Unfortunately, the staff was very unfriendly and rude from the beginning; no idea why. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had booked a picnic for two persons. It is a truly romantic and beautiful setting to enjoy a picnic at the river. The food was very good with some delicious fresh bread. The picnic is sightly overpriced. Unfortunately, the staff was very unfriendly and rude from the beginning; no idea why. We would not come back.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to enjoy a hearty meal. Especially enjoyed the lamb on rack. The chocolate pudding was excellent. The menu was a tad bit on the pricy side, but the delicious food really makes up for this. Great for large groups and families. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Franschhoek has a huge choice of great restaurants and choosing to experience a new one is always exciting. Franschhoek Kitchen is on the Holden Manz Wine Estate and describes itself as a farm to table restaurant which is inspired by the fruit, vegetables and herbs grown on the farm. The menu is therefore not extensive but offers enough choice. You... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ours was a last minute booking for Fathers Day, and since we did not know the estate/ restaurant, we had no idea what to expect. when we reached the restaurant and saw that we were the only guests we were a little worried. as our first course arrived our skepticism soon vanished. after our main course we were astonished that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant with a wonderful panoramic view from the terrace. Perfect for a lunch time when there is no hurry. Rarely busy, there is a 2 or 3 course set menu with limited choice, but you would always find a favourite. Well cooked, and delightful service, FK will always be on our lunch list

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What an amazing evening in an exquisite setting. Superb food and excellent wines, outstanding service and fantastic atmosphere. We had a cozy table by the fireplace, ate the best home made bread in Franschhoek and enjoyed the most delicious lamb rump that we had ever tasted. This is a true gem in Franschhoek -we can't wait to go back and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This beautiful restaurant with the great food they serve was a great way to spend a family afternoon. This place caters for families and couples with an good appetite, because the food was of a very high standard and absolutely delicious. The setting, overlooking the farm truly special.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My fiancée and I reached this restaurant by accident on a public holiday. We were roaming Franschhoek looking for open restaurants and decided to try this one. Although the main gate was partially closed and the security guard did not seem too welcoming, we asked if it was open, and he said yes. So we went in. We were asked... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The restaurant itself is a bit of drive,but the food makes it all worth it.Water in your mouth meals. From Tune to Springbok to delicious desserts. The service received form our waitress was very good and of high standards, but what happened after the meal was not pleasant to say the least. When making my reservation I asked if I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

My son & I went to Holden Manz for the wine tasting and lunch because of the good reviews here. The tasting was great, they should use different glasses for each wine and offer a spit bucket, never the less the wine was terrific, I particularly like the Chardonnay while my son bought an expensive bottle of pinotage. The restaurant... 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 2738
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: French, Organic, International, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Organic, International, European

Description

Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the African continent. Our estate restaurant - Franschhoek Kitchen, is rated one of the valley's leading restaurants. Franschhoek Kitchen's standards are based on the best international cuisine but our heart lies in the simplicity and pureness of each and every ingredient. High dining is for others, we prefer to see our guests enjoy a home-made dish, inspired by the country we live in and the farm we work on. Our vineyard is heavily influenced by the seasons, so are we, so is our food - nature at its best, brought onto your plate - either in the dining room, amidst the vines outdoors, or in form of a picnic along the Franschhoek river - always with a glass of award winning wine from our estate. Are you going to be taking a adventure on Franschhoek's super popular WINE TRAM? Make sure to stop at Holden Manz and enjoy a light meal downstairs to fill the gap or our delicious a la carte menu upstairs on the deck overlooking the majestic mountains of Franschhoek - a must do!

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