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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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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“trout” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 22 April 2017

For Easter, Franschhoek Kitchen had an excellent tasty menu. Service and wine selection were impeccable too

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

Thank you for taking the time to review, we are very pleased you had a memorable Easter with us! We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located at Holden Manz estate. It offers modern African food. The Carrot was excellent. The trout was very good. The springbok loin was excellent. The wine produced in the estate, we tried the Big G it was outstanding

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

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us! Please join us soon for another glass of Big G!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of Franschhoek's best-kept secrets. With its fab views, delicious food and great service, Franschhoek Kitchen is a great place for creative food combined with a rustic farm feel, far from the madding crowd. Spent a lovely afternoon lazing around with loved-ones after...More

Thank Nunca_Nunca
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen! There is nothing more we can ask for, than to have our guests leave with such high enthusiasm about their lazy afternoon spent with us!...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Even in this food capital of SA we were impressed with the quality and presentation of every selection chosen. The desserts topped it all. The Mohito ice cream was out of this world and the Easton Mess equally impressed my husband. Holden Manz is not...More

Thank Birgitte E
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! It was a pleasure to host for you and your husband. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Really enjoyed the food and the wine. All cooked to perfection however the portions are very small. The service was great and the Big G wine was superb. Our server, Erik, was super friendly and helpful. We had the Waldorf salad and I had the...More

Thank cd_nel83
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! As a "family estate" is brings joy hearing that even the little ones enjoyed their visit! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Food is a very subjective thing and I appreciate that we might have struck a bad night, etc. However, when you arrive after dark and struggle to find the entrance, it makes you wonder whether they need to think about signage at the least. The...More

Thank Whizzybill
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

I would like to apologise for your experience at our establishment. We strive to provide the best possible offering at our estate, but unfortunately failed in this instance, which is obviously is a concern for us. As a Team that strives in having each of...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Ate in the Franschhoek Kitchen on a Friday evening. The food wa average nothing to write home about. The pork loin was too crispy on the outside and the pork belly had been perhaps cooked too fast which made only the meat edible.More

Thank cjr_10
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Our sincere apologies for your underwhelming experience. Thank you for bring this to our attention. As we strive to provide each guest with a memorable experience, we have discussed the issues with the team. Hopefully we will be able to have you back with us...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! Great service. Great food. Very nice experience. Highly recommend. I had the springbok medium rare. Extremely good cut of meat. The wines were excellent. Can't wait to go back and have another dinner there.

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch was quite small. Harvest table for a group of 40 pre booked. Had to fight to get moved out of the 29deg sun. Hardly anything for the vegetarians to eat. Asked for more wine, was told i couldn't have. Weren't offered the option of...More

2  Thank Ben A
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We booked for lunch whilst on the tram wine trail. It was a lovely spot and the wine complimented the food. The staff were knowledgeable and helped with recommendation of wine pairing.

Thank Rachel F
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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