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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

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Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the...
The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the world. It is here that the Maison Estate produces wines that are nature's product, honed with skill, care and respect. Each vine is nurtured, each grape hand selected to give it that personal touch that is always home, always Maison. We make highly individual wines. We drink them with the people closest to us - and we love drinking them at home, where we can really explore the intimate character of each bottle," says Weylandt. "While travelling is my passion, the comforting memory of a meal, of intimate moments shared with good friends over good wine, always draws me home." This is Chris Weylandt's inspiration behind the name Maison - the French word for house. Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite food

Lovely food combinations, side pickles and brussels sprouts with bacon a must with any main. As the name says the Kitchen, you feel welcome and very cosy and the food is out of this world. Service also outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Sonja N
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Lovely food combinations, side pickles and brussels sprouts with bacon a must with any main. As the name says the Kitchen, you feel welcome and very cosy and the food is out of this world. Service also outstanding.

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Sonja, Thank you for your glowing review! We appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Maison Estate. If you enjoyed our bacon, you might also enjoy our charcuterie range created by our chef, Arno Janse van Rensburg. Definitely not to be missed! We are closed for June, but please stop by... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We enjoyed a morning wine tasting and fabulous lunch at Maison. The setting was beautiful and quaint. For lunch, we shared the charcuterie plate, chips and an amazing tuna entree. I highly recommend spending a few hours here, enjoying the scenery and decor of Maison.

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Maison Estate. Arno Janse van Rensburg, our head chef at The Kitchen, takes great care in preparing a top of the range charcuterie board. I'm trhilled to hear that you've enjoyed this! It is one of our favourites! We look forward to... More 

South Australia, Australia
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Five of us chose the Kitchen for lunch on a winery touring visit to Franschhoek and we were all absolutely delighted. We chose the more formal dining option for a classic longer dining experience, although there was also a casual kitchen larder table option for lighter meals in a communal environment. The food was superb with every dish from the... More 

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Adrian, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Maison Estate. We are thrilled that you are happy with the experience! Was there something specific that you enjoyed most? We love to receive feedback on the dishes and wines you enjoyed most. Kindly follow us on Facebook and Instagram to... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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46 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This could have been better. Not a good experience. Not for families with small children. Maybe better for adults. But a bit pricy compared to what you get. But friendly staff.

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you weren't entirely happy with your experience at Maison Estate. We would love to receive your suggestions on how we can improve? Please let us know your thoughts. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Paarl, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had the privilege of going with a superb chef that took charge and ordered for the table. Everything beautifully plated and amazing flavour combinations. Truly an unforgettable day!! The grass in front with the view really promotes a relaxed day and atmosphere while you enjoy crazy good food

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Elsj92, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled that you and your party enjoyed the Maison experience fully. We hope to see you again very soon for another glorious day in the winelands. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Berlin
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We followed the EatOut recommendation and went to the Kitchen at Maison for lunch on our Franschhoek trip. Set in a beautiful, modern and simplistic designed building you find this little pearl of a restaurant. We had three courses and started with the Abalone (fantastic daily special!) and the crayfish. We continued with the Jacks and the braised beef shoulder... More 

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day KSoho, 5 stars, thank you! We're thrilled that you rated your Maison experience top marks, but do you have suggestions of how the dessert option could be improved? Was there something specific that you would have liked to see or taste? We openly welcome your feedback and would love to hear from you. Looking forward to welcoming you... More 

Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful garden, modern and very well designed restaurant, very creative chef, very efficient and friendly manager and staff.

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Maison Estate. The lush gardens is a firm favourite among frequent visitors and it's long been said that Chef Arno never disappoints. I'm happy to know that this still hold true! We hope to see you back again soon? Kind regards The Maison... More 

Cape Town
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our party of 8 sat at a table under the trees,which was very pleasant. The wine and service was good but the menu seemed rather odd. We struggled to find a suitable starter so only one person actually ordered one. We all took quite a while to select a main course. The steak was R350 for a 250g portion without... More 

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you weren't 110% satisfied with your experience at Maison Estate. We would be very interested and appreciative in receiving your suggestions of what you would like to see on our menu or how we can improve? Please let us know so that we can discuss your concerns among... More 

Cambridgeshire
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The kitchen at Maison is located on the main road going into Franschhoek. When we first pulled up we thought there would be intrusive road noise – Not a bit of it. The restaurant opens to the back and looks out over vineyards and a beautiful garden. It was totally shielded from what noise there was from the road. As... More 

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you very much for your review! We're delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by Maison Estate and had such a memorable experience. We hope to see you again soon in the near future! Kind regards, The Maison Team More 

London
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our second visit to Maison didn't disappoint. We're yet to have lunch here (it was closed on Tuesday) but have to recommend the wine tasting to anyone that's either in the area or planning on taking the wine tram for the day. Having visited a number of wine farms and estates in Franschhoek, we still think that Maison wins hands... More 

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We would love to have you back again for lunch - Chef Arno will only enhance your experience with his amazing and creative dishes! Make sure to keep an eye out for this daily specials! Our restaurant, The Kitchen, is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so please join us Wednesdays... More 

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Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: French, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International

Description

The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the world. It is here that the Maison Estate produces wines that are nature's product, honed with skill, care and respect. Each vine is nurtured, each grape hand selected to give it that personal touch that is always home, always Maison. We make highly individual wines. We drink them with the people closest to us - and we love drinking them at home, where we can really explore the intimate character of each bottle," says Weylandt. "While travelling is my passion, the comforting memory of a meal, of intimate moments shared with good friends over good wine, always draws me home." This is Chris Weylandt's inspiration behind the name Maison - the French word for house. Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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