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Franschhoek Kitchen

Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
0218762729
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Ranked #13 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was seated on the outside terrace on the first floor overlooking the vineyards of the Holden Manz Wine Estate. There are two rows of tables on the terrace: one row next to the edge of the terrace with nothing between yourself and the vineyards and mountains, then a second row set back behind the first row. If I visited... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was allured by the promise of the lovely views, where in reality we were seated in the main restaurant section with zero views - despite the fact that I asked for a table with a view when making our reservation. For the prices charged for the food we expected a culinary delight instead the food was presented very dull... More

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant offers brilliant views summer or winter. In summer the balcony brings a much needed breeze and in winter the crackling fireplace heats up the inside rooms where huge windows gives you views of the yellow, red and green leaves. The food is good, there is a new chef and Kobie's service is brilliant as always. I liked my... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Visited this restaurant recently for lunch. We ordered two different fish main courses (at R170 each); cheapest main on the menu was vegetarian option at R130. Starters and sweets averaged at R70. Three Tuna medallions came with a risotto of very chewy octopus; rice was correct with just a slight “bone”. Two small medallions of Cob were served with shredded... More

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Bordeaux, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had an evening meal here, together with a superb bottle of Big G! My lamb shank was very tender, my husband thought his steak spot on and the fresh vegetables were lovely. Try the cafe gourmand as a taster pud. Chef came out to speak to us and check we were happy with the meal, a lovely atmosphere with... More

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London
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very friendly service and excellent food in spectacular and relaxed surroundings. Staff take a real pride in the Estate and its wines - which were an excellent accompaniment to the imaginative food. A real bonus to be offered to be picked up and dropped back at our Guest house in the centre of Franschhoek.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We enjoyed lunch so much that we booked for dinner too. The staff were excellent, very knowledgable, courteous and attentive. We enjoyed a personal wine tasting at our table shortly before commencing lunch which was so convenient and relaxing. Although red is the cultivar we were treated to a Rose which was outstanding. The menu apparently changes quite frequently so... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were staying in the Holden Manz estate guesthouse, so it was a lovely walk through the vineyard to the restaurant. The restaurant itself is, simply, beautiful. The food was excellent – two of us went for pork belly, as recommended by the owner, and it was perfect. The squid, pate starters and fish main courses were excellent too. Well-paced... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I ate a couple of meals here whilst visiting town for the 2014 Cape Rouleur (amazing cycling event, but that's another story!). The view over the vines towards the mountains is awe inspiring. At the last lunch I had there, the balcony was filled with couples visiting for the Cape Argus and a group of 10 spending the day cycling... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were picked up from our B&B by a chatty guy from the kitchen who showed us the farm as we drove through. The restaurant is very good. It was quiet so we were in a small side room with a lovely log fire--mended every time the waitress came in. We were served well with the 3 wines to taste... More

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