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All 61 Franschhoek Restaurants

The Kitchen at Maison Estate

Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 61 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

What a taste sensation!! We had exceptional and attentive service from Levi, our waiter, who was able to make suggestions from the menu to match our tastes perfectly. Food portions were perfectly sized especially as we paired it with side orders of handmade fries (a must have) and broccoli. Julian, the manager, suggested we try the Inverroche gin, which will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Recommended by Eat Out magazine of South Africa we visited for lunch having booked. The venue was interesting with a garden and open dining area. Food disappointing. The waiters were friendly but not knowledgeable and the food very pretentious. The first course was placed in a bowl very difficult to eat from and the main course was fish but very... More 

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Vilamoura
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A fantastic experience from beginning to end. The Kitchen is in a small “house” structured to accommodate the tasting room, shop and restaurant of Maison Estate Vineyard in Franschoek. The interior is warm and welcoming, cleverly designed with natural materials of stone and wood befitting of the country landscape, but utilized in a minimalist way and accented with sculpted hanging... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a really great place for anyone wanting a taste for something unique, the chef creates fantastic dishes using really interesting ingredients. Octopus terrine was beautifully done, delicious to eat and stunning to look at. Great rabbit dish with some really good technique on show, desserts are amazing (I had two!) all the food has a clever balance to... More 

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Doha
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had lunch at Maison while on the Franschoekk wine tram. The food was of a really good standard, a particular standout was the chocolate desert that was on the specials board, and the wine offerings were great as well. Given the quality of food the restaurant was very reasonably priced. It was a slightly cold day when we were... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I've eaten at The Kitchen before and had a great meal, so perhaps this was just an 'off' day in the kitchen but our lunch was really below average. Our waiter recommended a new starter item, deep fried mussels! I wasn't completely convinced but decided to give them a try... What decision! They were warm & lumpy in texture and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Stunning setting,great, interesting food.The abalone and rabbit dishes were the standouts. This was our first wine farm lunch and it will stay in my memory for a long time. We ate outdoors,with the vines the other side of a lawn with trestle tables with some larger family groups eating contentedly in the sunshine,framed by a magnificent mountain backdrop. We tasted... More 

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Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What an awesome dining experience we had on a beautiful spring day. Fantastic food, superb wines and a magnificent setting and view. The service was attentive but not intrusive. What more can one ask for?

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Having heard good reviews about this restaurant in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley my husband and I decided on a lunch there yesterday 29-10-14. The setting is wonderful with views over the mountains and vineyards, venue is also beautiful with lots of Weylandt furniture and accessories. Menu looked nice and quite a few options and we made the choice for the... More 

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Cape Town
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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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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