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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

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Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We popped down for a Saturday afternoon and I was not disappointed. Not only is he township wonderfully scenic the food was something on another level and something we would pay top dollar for I the UK. The place is relaxed and so we had a bottle of wine and some things from the lunch menu and it was cooked... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have written directly to Maison but have had no response to my feedback so here goes. As one of few people in the restaurant, when I arrived I was on my own and the only patron. 3 tables subsequently joined me. I ordered lunch(a fish dish and vegetable side- over R200). From the menu my taste buds were working... More 

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Thank artwisedurban
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Modern cuisine and spacious gardens for the lil' ones to cavort in idyllic countryside. But check website if menu suits your lil' one's taste and plan accordingly.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Truly a memorable experience. Arno and his team never disappoint. From sublime tastings and fabulous vintages, to faultless service and a setting that transports you to a timeless getaway from which you never want to leave. One not to be missed if visiting Franschhoek

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Thank Nicola V
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're thankful for such a loyal patron! See you again soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We went there to The Kitchen for lunch after we had been there for dinner some months ago - and again we had a fantastic time. The service was friendly, the food was absolutely delicious and the setting is beautiful. We shared a starter (the squid) and this turned out to be a mistake, because it was just so good... More 

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Thank AshbourneFranschhoek
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Hi Ashbourne, Thank you so much for your review! The suckling pig is a firm favourite with our regular Maison patrons! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Upon your next visit, make sure to explore our highly recommended Deli. A selection of homemade breads, marmalades, charcuterie... And of course, make sure you try the premium wine tasting!... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The meal started with some seeded breads and delicious steamed buns, a lovely butter and pickled carrot. I had the suckling pig main, with crackling just crunchy enough to add texture, but soft enough to enjoy. My highlight was the dessert: the tonka bean custard, topped with naartjie fruit cells and, what I would call, a layer of citrus sorbet.... More 

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Thank IBasson
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your detailed and kind review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We will be sure to pass the compliments onto our chef - he will be delighted to hear that his creations hit the spot! We hope to see you again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had the pleasure of lunching at the Kitchen today. While the weather was not great, the open fire was very welcome. I had the Sirloin, and my wife the fish special. Both were absolutely delicious, with my wife saying the fish was 'fantastic'. The side of vegetables and chips were very welcome and tasty. Our meal was followed by... More 

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Thank Peter R
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your review of The Kitchen. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the farm. Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg never disappoints! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Westville, South Africa
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to The Kitchen for a family lunch. It was incredible . I ate the steak- juicy and tender . Had a side of chips also - you beauties! The atmosphere - warm and friendly! It's not the cheapest of places , but hey, when the foods that good , do you really care? 👌

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Thank ssCloete
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled to hear that our steak hit the spot for you! When you stop by again, stop by our Deli and explore our range of gourmet bites! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting Maison for a restaurant lunch special. The setting is beautiful and the food is magnificent. I highly recommend the lamb neck which was tender, crispy, salty and beautifully cooked and served. Side orders are pricey but tasty and of unusual combinations. Dessert is an art work of presentation with flavored belonging to ensure the... More 

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Thank KarenBronze
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Karen, Thank you for your glowing review. The lamb neck is a firm favourite amongs our visitors and we're happy to hear that it did not disappoint. Next time, sample the cheese and charcuterie selection - delicious. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

So this is my first review on this page. Yesterday my sister and I went to The Kitchen at Maison in Franschhoek for a meal we won through a KLM competition (it included everything except the tip-which we gave generously). Everything was perfect. The setting is gorgeous. The layout and decor is beautiful and simple. The staff are excellent beyond... More 

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Thank Janinki
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Janinki, So thrilled to hear of your amazing experience and thank you for all your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, International
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
Description
The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the world. It is here that the Maison Estate produces wines that are nature's product, honed with skill, care and respect. Each vine is nurtured, each grape hand selected to give it that personal touch that is always home, always Maison.

We make highly individual wines. We drink them with the people closest to us - and we love drinking them at home, where we can really explore the intimate character of each bottle," says Weylandt.

"While travelling is my passion, the comforting memory of a meal, of intimate moments shared with good friends over good wine, always draws me home." This is Chris Weylandt's inspiration behind the name Maison - the French word for house.

Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.

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