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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Fabrezan, France
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Bastille weekend very much but have to say the balance between wine and food weighed heavily towards wine but seemed to suit the demographic, I.e. below 30! Luckily we had booked Ryan's Kitchen for the Saturday night and plumped for the tasting menu, which to our mind blew the socks off the pretentious tasting room, both in atmosphere... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say anything negative about this place. Great food from rabbit dumplings and kudo tartar to the soufflé and apple/basil "cannelloni". Entrees - duck and sirloin were outstanding as well. Franschhoek is just an exemplary town for food.

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Thank gavisphere
Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ryan's Kitchen this easter, and it was an absolute delight! The food both looked and tasted wonderful, and there was an friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the restaurant throughout. Absolutely worth a visit!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the restaurant to be lovely, service was excellent. I the food a little unusual and not to my taste really. I was asked about the fact I had not eaten much of my main meal and I advised I found it a little unusual and they kindly offered to make another dish. I declined and they did not charge... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Franschhoek for years but we've never been to Ryan's Kitchen. Not entirely sure why?! We also don't often write reviews but were compelled to in this case. We were there this evening and the service and food were exceptional. We had the veal sweet breads and the rabbit to start. The rabbit was good but... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Ryan's Kitchen on two previous occasions and were excited to go back again. It was our 1st visit to the "new" location and the new layout is great (although they initially seated us right next to another couple even though they were ½ empty - we asked to be moved) Although the service was excellent the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, nice staff, solid food which is just terrific but not stupid fancy or experimental. We ate in 5 of the best restaurants this week and this was #2. Best of the two top ones in Franschhoek we tried by far.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by Ryan’s Kitchen. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service impeccable. We also enjoyed the selection of local wines by the glass. The steak tartar was a favourite.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warmly greeted - an option where to be seated - restaurant or bar - immediate service - the most unique desserts ever tasted. By that I mean not a new take on an old favourite, but 100% new innovative desserts! Looking forward to having a lunch or dinner next time we visit our Frensch neighbours!

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, good service and great wine all at a good price. If you can't get a table inside, then the tables in the garden are lovely and you still get great service. The fois gras in dark chocolate was sublime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Description
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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