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“Best wedding venue ever!”

Franschhoek Kitchen
Ranked #26 of 82 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our journey with Holden Manz started mid-2013, and Cobi and his staff were exceptional from the start. Truly an idyllic setting, excellent service, mouthwatering food, and of course delicious wine! Thanks for making our dream wedding come true!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Enjoyed a really wonderful lunch here with friends in early January. Having eaten here on several occasions previously my expectations were high, and once again surpassed!

We had our own starters (mine a mouthwatering watermelon & vodka soup) and then shared a selection of dishes for our main course. All were delicious but the spicy calamari was, for me, knock out.

The staff are attentive but discreet - nothing is too much trouble. As the wind picked up we asked to move inside from the downstairs outdoor terrace to the upper inside dining room - which move was effected seamlessly and with good grace.

If the gourmet food and warm staff are not incentive enough to visit then don't forget the Estate's own wines which (naturally) make a heavenly match with the food. I have been a huge fan of the offering (in particular the Big G) since inception but fell in love this time with the relatively new Holden Manz Chardonnay - fresh and crisp but full of body. Happily for me all HM wines are available in the UK and drink as well in a Northern Winter as they do on their home patch.

Can't recommend highly enough to other visitors and certainly hope to return again.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Have lived in Franschhoek for 10 years and only now visited this wonderful restaurant. Fantastic experience and certainly showed up some of the famous and well known restaurant in this gourmet town. Will definitely be back . Very good service and even better food.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

i recently visited Holden Manz with my family and enjoyed the fresh flavours presented in the courses we had. recommend sitting on the terrace if weather permits.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Had a wonderful day with friends. Loved the relaxing atmosphere, well prepared food (duck salad!!),calm kitchen and great service.

Perfect get away for romantic days or just chilling in the sun.

Thanks guys, will be back!

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