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Franschhoek Kitchen

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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Northern Ireland
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here on our recent visit to Franschhoek. I had requested a table outside, on the balcony, but the area was occupied by a large business group so this was unavailable. There is little atmosphere in the main restaurant so the food and service had to be exceptional to compensate. Neither lived up to our... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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227 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Exceptional meal, way beyond our expectations. A lovely log fire added to the beautiful ambience. Service was attentive and the staff were very knowledgeable about the wine. We did not realise that there would be load shedding that night and the generators just took over without a moment's trouble. A fabulous, romantic dinner, we will definitely be back.

2 Thank Bld211
South Africa
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We decided last minute to try , this is in a vineyard just outside the village. Nice new modern building, owned by an Englishman and a German. Caters very much for the tourists side. You can buy nice Rose Wine very reasonable. Food was very average , service average , not good value for money. Set menu , Starter soft... More 

1 Thank SACLS
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Considering the beautiful setting and vineyard mountain views one would expect the waitering service to be soothing and effective without be intrusive. Instead I Was laughed at when asking questions about a specific dish. It seems Chantelle should not be the face of customer service at this upmarket restaurant. Her Obnoxious attitude really spoilt the mood. There is friendly service... More 

4 Thank Leon D
Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Excellent food, wine, service and value. Spectactual views of the mountains when light, great sunset and breathtaking night sky with clear views of the Milky Way. Four extremely happy diners.

2 Thank Brian D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is well worth the little trip out of central Franchoek. Food was stunning and for a visitor to SA very reasonable. Loved the wine too. However, it was not kiddie friendly. No child menu and no icecream. Having said that kids ate lovely starters and then played outside happily. I belive that there is a picnic option at... More 

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Manchester, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

My husband and I booked lunch here whilst spending a day on the wine tram. It was the day after we'd had lunch at La Grande Provence so it was only natural to compare the two experiences and unfortunately Franschhoek Kitchen did come off slightly worse. The setting was stunning but the service and food were not quite up to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Quite pricey and not a great variety on the menu but absolutely fantastic food - with unbelievable flavours that work perfectly together.

1 Thank IselleBrill
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We had a foreign quest and love taking people to our Winelands. We had never tried this restaurant before. What a lovely meal.. Great springbok.. All courses beautifully presented. Very good value for money. I would recommend trying it !

1 Thank BevM312659
Reigate, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stopped off at the Holden Manz winery for a wine tasting and hoping for lunch, but not sure if we would be able to have it as the leaflets seemed to indicate that we should prebook. Following a quick look round we found this lovely looking restaurant upstairs doing a la carte menus and with beautiful views of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Contemporary, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?