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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #11 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
South Africa
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had been looking forward to trying this restaurant, having tried many of the 5 star restaurants. My husband advised it was my birthday when we booked. The menu is on a blackboard but difficult to decipher with complicated ingredients. One would expect at these prices that care would be taken to explain the menu. Not the case-we had to... More

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Wellington, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What a wonderful experience. Great service but the prices are what you could expect for Franschhoek. Beautiful setting in the vinyard and tasty food. Not a wide variety of dishes to choose from, but what they have is definitely done well!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here in a beautiful setting. We just wanted something light so the starter portions were ideal although fairly pricey. We will settle in for a longer lunch next time at one of the garden tables. 1 little niggle - when we requested a little more of the relish accompanying our dish, we were charged R10... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived here by chance as our original choice was not open. The welcome was fine and the dining area is nice and open with a log fire as it was a cool day. The menu was rather confusing as it is lists of ingredients--some of which we did not know. The waiter didn't explain much to us--he did explain... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Pretty setting...food excellent.I love this chefs food!The tomato tartare with mango was fabulous as were the sweetbreads.Portions quite small but very tasty.Service efficient and friendly.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I was shocked to be served a 10cm by 6cm piece of fish yesterday. For the price I paid I would expect a good portion. A portion of chips is R35 to be added to it. Will never return!

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Walking into the kitchen evokes an excitement for a wonderful afternoon ahead. Beautiful view, simple yet stylish furniture and a relaxed garden swing. Unfortunately the food does not match the same setting standard with tiny portions, lack of balance in flavors and a generally super average food experience with quite a hefty price tag. When we complained to our waiter... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just had the most wonderful lunch at The Kitchen at Maison Wine Estate. The setting is beautiful, we chose to eat on the stoep but you could have eaten indoors or on benches in the garden. All tables look over to the vineyards and mountains It is a fairly limited menu but I still had trouble choosing! We just went... More

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Johannesburg
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Spent a lazy Saturday lunch at this pleasant establishment in Franschhoek. The choice if dishes was interesting with wonderful taste combinations and plated very enticingly. The wine list is limited and the service OK but not first rank. The surroundings particularly in the garden are very relaxing and spacious.

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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our family had Sunday lunch in this wonderful setting for my birthday. Our family spans all age groups - from an 80 year old granny to a 3 month old baby and a couple of teens in between. We had an amazing afternoon - from 12h00 to 17h00! The setting is amazing! Trust Chris Weyland to decorate it to the... More

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