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“Excellent meal experience: 10/10 and more..........”
Review of Ryan's Kitchen

Ryan's Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 84 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 February 17, 2011

Given that this is certainly not the most expensive evening out in town, Ryan's Kitchen was certaintly one of the best dinning experiences for a long time.

Food, menu, service, atmosphere - all as good as you could wish for

This is a "must visit" if you enjoy great dining (and great value too)

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Thank Chris737320
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

I was really looking forward to my night here. We arrived at just after 8pm and given a menu. After finally waiting 20 minutes we called a waiter over to request drinks and place our order. Our first course was served to us at 9.10pm.

The food here is nice but spoilt by the appauling service. For a fine dining restaurant to have customers waiting 20 minutes to even order a drink and having to wait over an hour for a starter to be served is poor show.

We complained to the mangeress who apologised and offered us a free sweet which we though was good practice. However when we got the bill we discovered that she had actually charged us for one sweet and gave one free.

Left this restaurant with a bad taste in my mouth. Very very poor and would not recommend you go here unless they have changed all their staff or possibly employed enough staff to wait on the tables. Don't waste your money on bad service here. There are plenty of restaurants in this town that are cheaper with better service.

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3  Thank magoobie
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

After hearing good things we decided to book Ryan's kitchen for a Saturday night meal. The menu is very eclectic and there is a good combination of dishes. My husband's crayfish starter was delicious and we both opted for the beef and crayfish main. Our "surf and turf" didn't quite live up to the description as I couldn't see any brie custard anywhere on the plate. The service was somewhere rushed and the staff although pleasant, seemed a little inexperienced.
Overall nice, but our second meal at the Bon Vivant rated slightly higher.

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Thank cmacnew
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Reviewed February 10, 2011

We had a wonderful meal here tonight. Every course was excellent. A real dining experience. Make sure you book in advance. We ate outside and I think would have found it too warm inside being from the UK

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1  Thank nisbet
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

The highlight of the meal was the Pork belly "Koeksuster". You have to try it!
All the food is beautifully presented, is not "over fancy" and is beautifully balanced.
We loved our meal.
Very highly recommended.

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1  Thank cdlh
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