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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, European, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Huguenot Road, 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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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty pricey, but each course was sublime.....crayfish tail tempura - never had anything like that before! and duo of lamb in two different sauces...and then shared some amazing chocolate almond thingy which was incredible....

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1 Thank Charlotte F
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Ryan's with my boyfriend and we really had a nice evening. There is a nice atmosphere, the service is good and we really enjoyed the food. Definitely one of the best restaurants I've been to in South Africa.

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1 Thank missagerbo
Polokwane, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our dinner at this restaurant while we were on our short holidays in Franshoek. Totally love the food and we also met Ryan the Chef and owner Excellent food, will recommend this restaurant visiting Franshoek

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1 Thank Ndivhuo
Australia
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the view of the open kitchen. Amazingly innovative amuse buche of a green pea purée and crisp and delicious complementary bread and dip. I very much enjoyed the Beetroot Marshmallow with dill granita- a taste sensation, as a starter. The lamb 2 ways was delicious.

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2 Thank Jandorothy
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic evening with a mix of flavours in every dish. Service was brilliant. Would definitely recommend.

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3 Thank John G
World
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this casual and intimate atmosphere with world class food. The flavors are exceptionally composed.

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3 Thank Kevin R
Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb restaurant. Truly creative dishes that I won't even try to describe. Explosions of strong flavours and subtle tastes. Fantastic. Beats the socks off some Michelin star restaurants I've been to. Here you have dinner rather than pay homage to the chef. I hope it doesn't change with success.

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3 Thank Hadyn P
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much more then we expected! Every course was absolutely phenomenal. Every bite was an explosion of flavors in my mouth and the wine complimented it so well. We all left saying it was one of the best meals we had had in a very long time. If you appreciate food and wine (as most in this area should), you... More 

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1 Thank Katia C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are some unusual dishes on the menu here that you could only see in Africa with an interesting cheffy twist. The souffle was sensational as was the bread board and dip. If you want to try something different, give it a go. The tasting menu covers a variety of food you might not otherwise experience. The tasting menu is... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our evening at Ryan's Kitchen. The ambience was good and the service excellent. There were some very imaginative and unusual dishes on the menu and we enjoyed everything that we had. Unfortunately we were not in Franschhoek long enough for a second visit.

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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, European, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 Huguenot Road, 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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