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“Go for the taster!”
Review of Ryan's Kitchen - CLOSED

Ryan's Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.
Reviewed April 24, 2018

With our holiday home almost next door and the memories of the first time we went to Ryans and it had been our best dinner it was clear we wanted to go again. We've had a long day and wanted two courses, but the menu was so intriguing that we went for the eight course taster. The first few courses were delicious, but a little bit too large and therefore filling.
The service was very attentive and personal. All in all it was a great meal again. Thanks Ryan and team!

1  Thank Alexandra G
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

My cousin and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Ryan's kitchen. We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and had excellent service throughout our meal. The restaurant was fairly quiet the evening we dined. We did not do a tasting menu, having done a tasting dinner the previous night, so selected from the menu and the presentation and taste was excellent for everything. The cauliflower main was a unique and delicious vegetarian option as was the beetroot appetizer.

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Thank lsnyder
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Great spot and very central; the waiters seem a bit aloof and the to be honest the electic mix of South African food and fine dining leave you a bit confused. Wine prices also seem to reflect that of a fancy restaurant so it can be expensive. The chocolate soufflé though was great

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Thank 333Cape
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Whilst I love the contemporary feel of the restaurant the food is underwhelming; it’s not that it’s bad by any means. Rather that it seems outdated. The setting is lovely and the waiting stuff seem a bit lost

Thank GreatExplore456
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Booked Ryan's Kitchen over a month in advance based on TripAdvisor reviews and was greatly anticipating the experience. We only had one free dinner night available in Fransschoek so I tried to choose carefully.

Both the service and food greatly disappointed. The waitress took our order and dropped off the food AND NEVER SAW HER AGAIN! Yet she seemed to be providing other tables better service. (To be fair, the manager did check on us twice). The steak was very tough and could not be finished.

The most disppointing dinner of our 15 days in South Africa. I regret not choosing another of so many fine restaurants in Fransschoek.

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1  Thank MAreviewer
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