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Franschhoek Kitchen

$$$$, , European
Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“cheese board” (4 reviews)
“trout” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at this restaurant. We sat outside on a covered veranda with views out over the vineyards, quite lovely. The menu was varied and each of us was very happy with our choice. We enjoyed the estate wines so much that...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Despite a slight misunderstanding with our booking, which was dealt with quickly and efficiently, and we were sat at a table in a short period of time, the food was gorgeous, the waiter was brilliant and entertaining. After a long day of travelling and settling...More

Thank GL84xx
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thank you so much for the nice words. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Franschhoek. See you again soon. Best wishes, Jay

Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We were staying on the estate,the kitchen was about to close but let us eat there.only people there,don't know what people are saying about the portions they were huge and thoroughly enjoyable.Richard our waiter and Jessica maitre de very friendly and accommodating.highly recommend.😄👍

Thank Brendan S
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Brendan S Thank you for your kind words. Richard is a trooper and doing a stellar job. Spread the love of Franschhoek Kitchen. We have a lovely Valentine's Day Menu... See you again soon, Jay and Jessica

Reviewed 19 January 2016

We celebrated Christmas Lunch here and everything was superb, exceeding our expectations. The food was magnificent, bursting with flavour, beautifully prepared by a very skilled chef, served by an efficient team of polite, attentive & helpful waiting staff. A great range of tasty food and...More

Thank ian_the_bear
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Ian R you are a legend. So pleased that you enjoyed your time with us on Christmas Day. It brings a smile to my face reading your lovely words. Enjoy your wine!!! All the best, Jay and the team

Reviewed 11 January 2016

We went on a Wine tram tour, and the Franschhoek kitchen at Holden Manz was our choice for lunchtime! Good thing that we made a booking to secure a spot on the balcony! Amazing views of the vineyards and mountains! Great company, excellent wines and...More

Thank Liezl N
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Liezl, With a review like this you can come back as often as you like :) Our picnics are to be booked the day in advance. Collection is between 12-2pm. Simply pick it up at the restaurant, walk down to the riverside,select your spot and...More

Reviewed 10 January 2016

Ended up in Franschhoek by chance - went here to use our buy 1 get 1 free voucher. Started with wine tasted & loved it, bought 2 bottles. Went upstairs for lunch. Food & wine was great with a nice balcony fee but portions are...More

Thank SirOwen_ZA
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

I am glad you enjoyed the food. i have passed your comments on to the chef regarding the portions. A new menu will be coming soon, so be sure to pop back. Best wishes, Jay

Reviewed 5 January 2016

Superb setting and really good food. My only negative is that when the weather is hot the restaurant is very hot. Even on the balcony with the fans on. An evaporative cooler would really help.More

Thank NealWarren
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

As hard as we can try, we cannot control the weather. The cape was, and still is, in the middle of a heat wave. I have passed on your comments to the maintenance I am glad you enjoyed the food. Our new chef has been...More

Reviewed 5 January 2016

Lovely fresh salads and great choice of appetizers. Nice looking out over the vineyard. The staff were very attentive and meal was delicious.

2  Thank worldtravelertrainer
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Worldtravellertrainer, We are thoroughly pleased that you enjoyed your visit here at Franschhoek Kitchen. Whenever possible we use the freshest ingredients direct from our garden behind the restaurant. Thank you for the lovely review Regards Jay

Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were a party of 6 young professional South Africans doing the wine tram and opted to stop for lunch at Franschhoek Kitchen. We were delighted with the setting - just beautiful! However we sat down to a very expensive menu and almost reconsidered our...More

2  Thank DeeSmithils
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

I am sorry you were not happy with the experience you had here at Franschhoek Kitchen. I assure you there is no surcharge added on and we certainly do not STING tourists. Our portions are carefully balanced and beautifully prepared to 5* quality. we do...More

Reviewed 3 January 2016

The location of the wine estate is exquisite, and the restaurant is situated on a covered outside balcony overlooking one of the main vineyards. We were there on an exceptionally hot day (36C) and the ceiling fans did little to help one cope with the...More

Thank Nic660
Franschhoek_Kitchen, General Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Thank you for your comments. Sorry that we lost the battle with the heat. We do have tables inside that are air conditioned. People choose the view rather than the a/c. I will pass your comment to the owners about the sprayers. However we have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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