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Franschhoek Kitchen

Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat...we indulged into a sectacular looking cheese board and delicious traditional bobotie spring rolls. Servise was great like always,Franschhoek kitchen newer disappoints for returning guests like myself. Well dune for always giving great servise and value for money. Will definitly return like always.

Thank Augustamalherbe
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review and ongoing support! We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had lunch at the Holden Manz Estate restaurant, the Franschhoek Kitchen and it was absolutely out of this world! The executive chef, a culinary genius (!), came to introduce himself and what a lovely talented young man. The food & wine were both...More

Thank Tanja F
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us even on a cold winter day! Keep a look out for our new Spring menu launching soon :) We are looking forward to seeing you in the near...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Returned for another fab meal a week ago. We had a table next to the fireplace, and our waitress was the sweetest girl ever. The chef went all out, as always, and we were all very impressed with the meal - keeping in mind that...More

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Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review and ongoing support! It is always lovely to hear that our Guest are happy and so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 9 July 2017

The food absolutely blew us away! After reading the menu we were a little bit disappointed with the choices available, but decided to give it a try anyway... and we SO glad we did. We each had starters and mains and all four dishes were...More

Thank CTnicoleH
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

although a special day and special occasion(mother's day),if the rest of the menu is the same,it will be very worth your while to visit here.presentation and taste of the food were exceptional!Service was also good.and the setting of the restaurant among the vineyards on the...More

Thank audenac
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable Mother's day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

In the company of two serious foodies and one serious wine buff, where on this African soil can I amuse these souls.... Holden Manz would possibly be a good choice on most days, this Sunday would prove to be amusing, utterly rewarding and as such...More

Thank Smoothafrica
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! Looking forward to your return in the near future!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful restaurant on a wine estate. Restaurant decor is very relaxed and uncluttered. Food divine. I had the loin of springbok. Absolutely to die for. My wife had the mushroom risotto would she really enjoyed. As mentioned the portions here are not large, but that...More

Thank santiagowalking
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! Looking forward to see you in the near future!

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on a rather quiet night, which didn't do the location justice.. it was a bit too spacious. Food and wine were of top quality, also great service. Would recommend to have lunch in stead of dinner because of the beautiful view of...More

Thank Ben K
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

A gastronomic experience not to be missed if you are in Franschoek. There are many world class restaurants to choose from in the area and I'm sure there is a case to be made for each one but this restaurant really does taking food to...More

Thank geedeebee
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review and kind words! It gives us great joy to hear that we exceeded your expectations! This is what we here at Franschhoek Kitchen lives for! We hope to see you soon in the near future!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was so impressed with the food at Franschhoek Kitchen. I had contacted the restaurant prior to dining here about my vegan dietary requirements not expecting much back. I was so pleasantly surprised to hear back from the chef who created the most perfect menu...More

Thank mmgreenberg3
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review and warm words! Our Team inspire to create an experience for each of our guest, and i am very pleased to hear that we have done just that! We hope to see you soon in the near future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2738
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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!
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