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All 62 Franschhoek Restaurants

The Kitchen at Maison Estate

Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived from the wine tram, excited to finally get a taste for what we had heard was a great experience. On arrival we were shunted out to the front of the restaurant where tasting takes place and were hardly paid a moment's notice. Only the manager seemed to have the energy to smile, but that did little to help... More 

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Ilkley
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A late booking for Sunday lunch. Nicely received and the usual charming introduction from the waiter... then it went downhill unfortunately. The oysters in a sweet ( water-melon ? ) sauce were simply horrible ( in my opinion ) Surely oysters make up a savoury dish - these simply did not work. The tempura mussels were so-so - the contents... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is our favourite place in Franschoek, lunch on the patio, looking over the lawn, the old oak tress and the vines - no where could be better. Been twice this time and will be back. Excellent food and value, fantastic service. Special mention to Levi, Alice, Webster & Patrick who now know us, couldn't do enough for you and... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The food was absolutely great, and very tasty. We were 8 and had a table on the verandah. the temperature was about 39 degrees and to be honest the place could do with ceiling fans or mist sprayers as we were uncomfortably hot! Decor is lovely. Food is not cheap but like I said it was very tasty and presented... More 

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Wokingham, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's getting to the stage where we plan our trips to Franschhoek around Maison's opening times! This is our fourth visit here for lunch and they just have everything right; a relaxed atmosphere, wonderful setting, friendly and attentive service and of course fantastic food. The dishes are always interesting but showcase the main ingredient rather than distract from it. We... More 

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Milan, Italy
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636 reviews 636 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a gorgeous day, lovely location, excellent food. but the real plus was Patrick . his attitude and service were remarkable , one the best waters we ever experienced . even though he was very busy he took great care . one of our friends was not happy with the duck , the way it had been cooked , he brought... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had a wonderful meal, beautiful views, excellent food and wine, great service and only a two minute walk from Fransvliet, couldn't be better!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited this restaurant on our final night of a week long holiday in Franschhoek. In true Weylandt's style, the decor is amazing, minimalist, contemporary and a little quirky, I loved this aspect. The food however, was a little disappointing. Whilst the presentation was faultless and the plates were picture perfect, the meals failed to deliver on flavour and in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Maison has become one of my go-to restaurants in Franschhoek. Ambiance : light, lots of white, beautiful wood and views; leading out onto a gorgeous garden with tables under a huge oak tree and chickens running around freely. Food: this time I found the menu catering mostly for meat lovers with a few seafood dishes. I don't eat octopus or... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Incredible wines, especially the desert wine. We enjoyed a wine and food pairing. I have been before for the 3 course lunch which was amazing, well worth going! Staff are friendly and the setting is to die for!

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Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
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: International

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