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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

French, International, Spanish
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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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
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Everything was perfect. The setting is gorgeous. The layout and decor is beautiful and simple. The staff are excellent beyond compare. Attentive, knowledgable, polite, profession and charming. What more could you ask for. The food was exquisite. Perfect in every second. Clever combinations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Serron W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect. The setting is gorgeous. The layout and decor is beautiful and simple. The staff are excellent beyond compare. Attentive, knowledgable, polite, profession and charming. What more could you ask for. The food was exquisite. Perfect in every second. Clever combinations, cooked to perfection and served in style. The wine was sublime and went down a treat. The... More 

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Thank Serron W
Zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food, outstanding Maison Chardonnay wine, wonderful garden area - I can only highly recommend Kitchen @ Maison. See pictures, pretty self-explanatory. Make sure to order the cheese board, together with their bread a heavenly combination.

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Thank AJ T
Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the lunch and the wine in a beautiful environment. The service was friendly and attentive. We will stop in this place again.

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Thank ToniK381
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review! Looking forward to the next visit! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Kitchen for lunch and was the first there. Within an hour the place was packed. The food was excellent as was the wine and atmosphere. After our meal we retired to the garden for coffee and fell asleep on the sofa. Enjoy.

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

Good morning Malcolm, Thank you for your review! Sounds like the perfect day! We're so glad that you made yourself at home and had a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for another nap and a bite or two! Kind regards The Maison Team The Maison Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned home after an amazing early dinner at Maison,we ate so lucky to live so close by to this wonderful place The staff were great,quick ,alert helpful and funny ! The food was delicious and the suckling pig which I had quite in keeping with my banting ,low carb way of life. When we arrived I asked the chef... More 

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

Good morning Patricia, Thank you so much for your review of Maison! We're happy that you enjoyed your visit to the estate. We will certainly pass your compliments onto our team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of a large group who had lunch on a Sunday. We were sat outside on the long tables with great views of the surrounding vineyards. Absolutely fantastic food, the three courses of sharing platters were so fresh and full of interesting flavours. The wines were extremely easy to drink and we grabbed a couple of bottles to take home.... More 

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Thank JMP1234
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your glowing review! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards The Maison team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last stop on the wine tram wine route we had a wine tasting which was fabulous, the staff just made our day being so friendly. Lovely and tranquil.

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

Good day, Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our estate. Next time, why not make a booking for lunch and enjoy the views of the Franschhoek winelands from our lush gardens? Our chef, Arno, will cook up something memorable for you! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Hertfordshire, UK
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without booking, we were only able to lunch on benches in the garden. Frankly almost a privilege. Lovely food, great service, great environment. Hope to go back one day.

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

Hi, It was great to have you at Maison! Thank you for the wonderful review. Next time, why not try our wine and food pairing? Simply delicious! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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229 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meals are served in an open style dining area and also on long tables in the garden, overlooking the vines and mountains. Good wines from the vineyard itself and also others (but why would you try them when the wine here is so good if limited on the reds). The dishes are interesting and reflect the interest of the... More 

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

Hi Roy and Christine, Thank you for your review of Maison Estate! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the farm. Our winemaker, Antwan Bondesio, would be delighted to hear that his masterpieces went down a treat! Next time, we recommend you explore the dessert menu, paired with our straw wine. Chef Arno will never disappoint! Looking... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at Kitchen at Maison on 31 December during our visit to the winelands in the Cape Peninsula. The restaurant is small-ish, but beautifully modern decorated with a wonderful view onto the vineyards, mountains and trees. The staff & host is extremely friendly and professional. The food that we ordered was absolutely delicious, fresh & innovative. One of... More 

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

Good day Roy, Thank you for taking the time to review The Kitchen at Maison. Would you please let us know what you did not enjoy about the food? Perhaps you can let us know which dishes you ordered and what your thoughts are on them? We would love to receive your feedback. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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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