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Ryan's Kitchen

) #2 of 51 Restaurants in Franschhoek $$$$, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

They accommodated me at the last minute and had a wonderful meal--parmesan and cauliflower croquettes and sea bass poached in red wine which was unlike any fish I've had. The hard working staff never let my water glass empty...just wish I had had room for...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We ate at Ryan's in the same week as eating at Foliage and The Tasting Room. The food at Ryan's Kitchen is right up there with the best. The open plan kitchen works well - perhaps a little more difficult to see what's going on...More

Thank Wilf_Gumbler
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We visited Ryan's Kitchen and didn't know what to expect, although we had heard mainly positive reviews, we also heard the chef could get too experimentative with the dishes. I'm happy to report that wasn't the case. The food was delicate and full of taste....More

1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Our family can appreciate good food and we were blown away by the quality! Being from Los Angeles we are used to long multiple page menus. This menu was short (6-8 items) but, boy, it was elaborate and creative! Every item I looked at I...More

1  Thank globetrotter20162016
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Excellent food served in portions that can also be shared so that the table can taste many dishes. Do not forget to order the Soufflé - ant taste! It is amazing how Ryan and his team can make them rise so high...

Thank carinl974
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had an excellent meal here on a busy Friday night. The restaurant was busy and had a nice atmosphere and the food was great and well priced. The staff were helpful and matched wines well with the food.

Thank G_Ferret
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This Restuarant was excellent. For some reason or another I was not impressed with the look of the Restuarant ( from outside very modern looking) but once seated in the back courtyard it exceeded all expectations.

Thank NealWarren
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My host in SA regularly eats here. The exterior is uninspired, but what the owner/chef can create inside is well worth a visit. Our charming hostess turned out to be the chef's wife and great fun. She effortlessly made the various patrons feel welcome and...More

1  Thank R M
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Its high end food but more style than substance. Servers are excellent and I'm sure they are big part of the restaurants success. To echo previous comments, taste was bland and no salt and pepper available on the table.

1  Thank Rocky O
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Having booked two months in advance we were given the worst table. Not a good start. Poor service and average food makes this place not worth visiting.

1  Thank TomandLena
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
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12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.