We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Franschhoek Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 287: English reviews
Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most extraordinary lunch at this jewel on the garden route. Over and above the incredible food, the service was world class. Would definitely recommend.

Review collected in partnership with The Entertainer

Helpful?
Thank shanez1989
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you are staying in Holden Manz or indeed in Franschhoek this restaurant is not to be missed! A wonderful dining experience

Helpful?
Thank CamillaCooks
Franschhoek_Kitchen, General Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, It was a pleasure having you dine with us for the evening! Warm Regards, The Franschhoek Kitchen More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Beautiful setting with stunning views, but very average food for the price. The waitress was helpful, but I wouldn't go back in a hurry.

Review collected in partnership with The Entertainer

Helpful?
Thank c_anne1
Franschhoek_Kitchen, General Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your experience with us at The Franschhoek Kitchen. We always value feedback from guests regarding their experience here. We hope that you will join us again in the foreseeable future to try some of the other dishes on the menu. Warm Regards, Jordan Hill More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Stunning views mixed with excellent wines. We were treated so well by the waiter and being it your 1st time in Franshoek, they offered us ideas on what to do in franshoek

Review collected in partnership with The Entertainer

Helpful?
Thank Jono220985
Franschhoek_Kitchen, General Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

Good Morning Jono, Thank you for choosing The Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz to enjoy your first afternoon lunch in Franschhoek. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope the rest of your time in Franschhoek was just as memorable. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to a visit from you again... More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is good the wine if good. Don't be duped into doing he picnic - the location is not the best, I don't know what the meat was that they put on the kids sandwiches. The cutlery was short. The cheese was not the best. We were disappointed by the experience. If you are on the area rather do... More 

Helpful?
Thank John A
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Good Food. The service was ok. Pity you can t get various wines during lunch upstairs. Love the place

Helpful?
Thank clemkat
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The terrace offers a great view towards the vineyards and the overall atmosphere is really nice. Service was friendly, however, at the same time a bit strange and not excellent. Food is good but not great. We had much better dinners in SA for way less money.

Helpful?
Thank Tobias G
Shropshire
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Electricity went off so tried to get upstairs to restaurant in the dark. Gin and tonic drowned. He got the drinks order wrong. Only one bottle of Chenin Blanc. Slow slow service. A table that arrived after us were served with main courses before us. The Kinclip ordered was gelatinous in the centre. The M'aitre d disappeared. A manager came... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pink056
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the evening you experienced at the Franschhoek Kitchen. We have taken your comments on board and we strive to improve upon the mentioned issues. Since then, the issue with the electricity has been resolved. We hope that you join us again on another evening so that we can provide a dining... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We don't often do fine dining, but we do consider ourselves foodies. This is a fine dining experience, and without much to compare it to in personal experience it ranks very highly. I would imagine connoisseurs maty be able to contribute more thoroughly, but this needs to be experienced. The service was impeccable, but trumps is the view from the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RalphDill
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this review

We couldn't sum it up better. Thank you for the kind review. We are very proud of our view on the upstairs terrace. We are so happy that you and your wife for 30 years enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! There is nothing more we can ask for, than to have our guests leave with such... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We had really wanted to this restaurant to be good as we were staying in the neighboring Guest House and had planned to use it regularly. It's a large place. On the night we went for dinner only three tables were occupied despite friends being told it was fully booked . The service was , to be charitable, amateur, the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank medocain

Travelers who viewed Franschhoek Kitchen also viewed

Franschhoek, Western Cape
 

Been to Franschhoek Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
$20 - $40
Cuisine
European, Gluten Free, International
Meals
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2738
Description
Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the African continent. Our estate restaurant - Franschhoek Kitchen, is rated one of the valley's leading restaurants.

Franschhoek Kitchen's standards are based on the best international cuisine but our heart lies in the simplicity and pureness of each and every ingredient. High dining is for others, we prefer to see our guests enjoy a home-made dish, inspired by the country we live in and the farm we work on.

Our vineyard is heavily influenced by the seasons, so are we, so is our food - nature at its best, brought onto your plate - either in the dining room, amidst the vines outdoors, or in form of a picnic along the Franschhoek river - always with a glass of award winning wine from our estate.

Are you going to be taking a adventure on Franschhoek's super popular WINE TRAM? Make sure to stop at Holden Manz and enjoy a light meal downstairs to fill the gap or our delicious a la carte menu upstairs on the deck overlooking the majestic mountains of Franschhoek - a must do!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Franschhoek Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?