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Ryan's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being highly rated in the area I had fairly lofty expectations, especially of the food. Overall it was a good dining experience but a little hit and miss with some of the courses me and my wife shared. Some highlights worth remembering and others not so much. Service was fast and attentive and timing of meals was spot on. Overall... More 

Thank Lynton C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner with another couple. Restaurant was in a good location walking distance from the center of town and 5 minutes from our hotel. Every selection was delicious and wine was great as well. Staff was very friendly and did not rush us. You can tell the chef and staff took the time to make everything delicious and... More 

Thank Eric S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the full 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Were impressed by the nice staff, good service with a smile. The restaurant is also beautiful with lovely decor and overseeing the kitchen. There are a few things though that don't let this place get to the same standard/recognition as other top restaurants in Franschoek. While staff is... More 

Thank omb198888
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully precise fine dining, with great imagination. Predominantly common ingredients - kudu and ostrich only(?) local specialities tonight - combined and cooked in wonderful ways, like pineapple chilli sous-vide in a dessert. Portions may be small by SA standards, but more like western fine dining. R2,000 for three inc 2 bottles of local wine.

1 Thank Chuff_J
Liverpool UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked online before trip and very impressed with efficient online booking process and reminder on day of meal. Restaurant very convenient for our guest house which allowed us to walk. It is lovely to be met and greeted at the door in such a friendly but not over the top way. Restaurant decor is modern, comfortable with very good ambience.... More 

1 Thank keepitupLiverpoolUK
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love food and don't mind paying a lot when I have had a lovely time and feel that I have been treated to something very special. Ryan's Kitchen is a fab place; with really simple but stylish decor, and I was looking forward to eating something new and interesting. The first thing my friends and I noticed when looking... More 

Thank Peach7700
Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the chef's menu 4 courses, with 2 starters, main and dessert. The nice thing is that you get different starters, dessert and paired wines, so when you share your dishes you get to taste 7 different dishes. A minus of the restaurant is that the interior of the is a bit cold (especially during winters). Waitresses are very... More 

Thank JJC_NL
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here our first night in Franschoek. I made the reservation here after reviewing a menu on line that had vegan items my wife could eat. Unfortunately, they had just changed the menu and while there were vegetarian items, they were all loaded with cheese. Sadly the manager and chef showed no inclination or ability to adapt. They... More 

Thank ciradj
Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and great wines. Nice atmosphere. Great service. This restaurant is at the same level as Foliage (I have a slight preference for Ryan's Kitchen, my wife has a slight preference for Foliage). You will find dishes for all tastes (meat, game, fish, vegetarian). Open kitchen, I will certainly go back.

1 Thank patvh
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable meal and service. Flavours were outstanding and food was paired with wonderful wines. Service was attentive and knowledgable. Feeling well satisfied after enjoying one of the most memorable meals I have ever enjoyed! Everything works well!

1 Thank Pam W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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