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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #18 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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Doha
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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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pretoria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Cuisine: International

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