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Franschhoek Kitchen

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Organic, European, Continental
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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2729
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stunning in everyway

Was very fortunate to be invited to attend a wedding here From the stunning scenery to the exceptional food. It was a day to remember..worth a visit you won"t be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Was very fortunate to be invited to attend a wedding here From the stunning scenery to the exceptional food. It was a day to remember..worth a visit you won"t be disappointed.

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Northern Ireland
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152 reviews 152 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here on our recent visit to Franschhoek. I had requested a table outside, on the balcony, but the area was occupied by a large business group so this was unavailable. There is little atmosphere in the main restaurant so the food and service had to be exceptional to compensate. Neither lived up to our... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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118 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Exceptional meal, way beyond our expectations. A lovely log fire added to the beautiful ambience. Service was attentive and the staff were very knowledgeable about the wine. We did not realise that there would be load shedding that night and the generators just took over without a moment's trouble. A fabulous, romantic dinner, we will definitely be back.

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South Africa
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74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We decided last minute to try , this is in a vineyard just outside the village. Nice new modern building, owned by an Englishman and a German. Caters very much for the tourists side. You can buy nice Rose Wine very reasonable. Food was very average , service average , not good value for money. Set menu , Starter soft... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Considering the beautiful setting and vineyard mountain views one would expect the waitering service to be soothing and effective without be intrusive. Instead I Was laughed at when asking questions about a specific dish. It seems Chantelle should not be the face of customer service at this upmarket restaurant. Her Obnoxious attitude really spoilt the mood. There is friendly service... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Excellent food, wine, service and value. Spectactual views of the mountains when light, great sunset and breathtaking night sky with clear views of the Milky Way. Four extremely happy diners.

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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant is well worth the little trip out of central Franchoek. Food was stunning and for a visitor to SA very reasonable. Loved the wine too. However, it was not kiddie friendly. No child menu and no icecream. Having said that kids ate lovely starters and then played outside happily. I belive that there is a picnic option at... More 

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Manchester, England
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I booked lunch here whilst spending a day on the wine tram. It was the day after we'd had lunch at La Grande Provence so it was only natural to compare the two experiences and unfortunately Franschhoek Kitchen did come off slightly worse. The setting was stunning but the service and food were not quite up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Quite pricey and not a great variety on the menu but absolutely fantastic food - with unbelievable flavours that work perfectly together.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a foreign quest and love taking people to our Winelands. We had never tried this restaurant before. What a lovely meal.. Great springbok.. All courses beautifully presented. Very good value for money. I would recommend trying it !

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Restaurant Details

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 2729

Price and Cuisine

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

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