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All 60 Franschhoek Restaurants

The Kitchen at Maison Estate

Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 60 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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English first
Cape Town
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here today - GREAT food, amazing taste on you palate but my goodness. shortrib as a main course that was so tiny it was smaller than the tappas style ribs at Pot Luck Club. This is Sunday lunch and after 3 courses your do not want to leave your resturant to get take-away as you are still hungry.... More

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pretoria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On Sunday we enjoyed the unkorked wine festival and aranged to meet some friends at this exellent restaurant. For starters the pressed octopus terrine set in its own natural juices served with a squid ink smear and some marinated white anchovy was exceptional. The farmed Abalone served with summer broadbeans was fresh and light. The veg garden starter looked almost... 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

Although a bit more expensive that what I remember, it is truly a beautiful setting and well worth a visit. Some interesting food options available for the not so faint-hearted but also wonderful fish and red meat options.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Last sunday we headed again for Franschhoek and visited a place which was on our list for quite a while. I have heard some good things about The Kitchen and its chef Arno van Rensburg. It was a perfect springday, the sun was shining and we got a table on the terrasse overviewing the charming lawn and the vineyards. Since... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The chef at The Kitchen has apparently just returned from an 'inspirational holiday', not that he neede it, as we have previously enjoyed excellent meals here! Last week-end we had lunch here and once again it was outstanding. The menu is short and offers a great selection, and prepare for the unusual. The tempura mussels are a hit! Other starters... More

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Well where do I start? The setting is beautiful, the wine and food is fab and the service second to none. Unfortunately we were saving room for dinner so didn't try the starters. The mains - ox tongue and rabbit - were absolutely delicious. So tasty and melt in your mouth. For dessert we tried the gooseberry tart - A... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came for a later lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Food was great and the wine too, but the staff became ruder and ruder the closer it was to 5 o clock (knock off time). A pity. Not everyone wants to eat at 12 and leave by 2.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We love the kitchen. Arno is a genius that does not have to over cook food to make it spectacular! Over the last two years that we have been frequenting this restaurant we still have to find a meal that we aren't blown away by. Always fresh, always great quality. And the 2010 Shiraz is probably the best in the... More

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South Africa
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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