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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 #15 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
Randburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent!!!! We had lunch with Schalk the Estate's winemaker. Some say South African wines are liquid sunshine, some belief it's liquid poetry. My compliments to the chef! Breathtaking views of the vineyards and mountain from the balcony. Highly recommended! Regards Hantus Mostert, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had dinner here on the 24th on recommendation of one of the other restauranteurs in Franschoek who made our reservation as "it is difficult to get in". The good: Situated in beautiful Franschoek, drive up to the restaurant is wonderful, nice views, warm and romantic with fireplace in the one area, local waitress tried her best, fast service (we were... More

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hmcollette, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Andre, Thank you for taking the time to add your review of our restaurant and your experience. We appreciate the feed back and We have held a meeting to rectify the points you mentioned. The chef is also looking to change the ribeye option. Please send me a mail on restaurant@holdenmanz.com when you are next in the area and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed Holden Mantz, we booked for lunch and then the route changed on the Wine Tram and so we were an hour later than we thought we would be but they were still able to accommodate us. The view from the outside verandah of the restaurant is beautiful, over the vineyards to the mountains, We had the 3... More

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Hamburg, Germany
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came for lunch two times in three days and found it very pleasant. Before I proceed, I have to say the shuttle service is very unreliable - they forgot to pick us up both times! The day inbetween the shuttle came to pick someone up at our guesthouse who obviously stayed at another place. The first time we were... More

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Durbanville, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Excellent service, value for money breakfast and best cup of coffee! Whether seated inside or outside, it is a beautiful setting - worth exploring.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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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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