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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, Late Night, 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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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
Well worth a visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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
119 helpful votes 119 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
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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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 2738

Price and Cuisine

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

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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