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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

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Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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10:00 - 17:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tapas menu for lunch. Great variety of fish. Black marlin, cob, trout, perlemoen... to kudu. Delicious and interesting. Lemon curd meringue desert was perfectly tarty. We just love the Shiraz!! Our favourite, not to mention the unwooded Chenin and the slightly wooded Chardonnay - we bought all 3!

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Thank AlisonMilne
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Alison, Thank you for your glowing review of Maison Estate! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything our establishment has on offer: from fine dining to great wines, shared with familiar company! Enjoy the wines and we look forward to seeing you again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little diasappointed to find the menu has changed to tapas, no bad thing but over priced at approx £40 per person for 3 tapas with wine. Small food portions and not sure complimented each course well. Hope this gets better somehow as one of our favourite places.

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Thank nmaria
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Masion. We appreciate your feedback. Was there something in particular you hoped to find on our menu? Perhaps an old favourite from a previous year that you really enjoyed? Please share your thoughts with us, we value your opinion greatly. We look forward to hearing from you, Kind regards... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day wine tasting on the tram with full family in tow. Maison Estate was our first stop and set the bar. Nothing came close rest of the day! Experienced the six glasses of wine with paired hor d'oeuvres. Wow! A treat to be savoured. Certainly recommend. Special note to David - you were the star of the show!... More 

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Thank C D
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review of Maison Estate. Our winemaker, Antwan Bondesio, will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his wines wholeheartedly! We will most certainly pass your compliments on to David! He really is one of our most esteemed colleagues and no newcomer to receiving compliments! We look forward to having you for lunch! Make sure... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I gave this restaurant a pretty good review just two months ago. Thought I'd try it again to further check out the wines and some new dishes that the chef had meanwhile introduced. Had to have the calamari ribbons again and this dish is spectacular - no change. Had the mussels which are delicious, but five mussels? I mean, cmon!... More 

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Thank Michael L
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Michael, We're sorry to hear that your return to Maison was disappointing. You have raised some excellent points for improvement and we will most certainly pass them onto our team. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 all like food. We like to cook it, we like to eat, we like to share it. And we love trying new stuff and being surprised. The Kitchen delivers. Once a year or so, we get to the Cape to try new restaurants, but the Kitchen is always a permanent fixture. Great setting, yet relaxed, and... More 

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Thank Nicolas P
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Nicolas, Every once in a while, we get a review that says everything we want it to say - thank you for writing such a review! We would love to hear if you and your family had any specific favourites that you want to highlight? We appreciate your feedback and will most certainly pass your compliments onto the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and I loved our visit for lunch at The Kitchen. Very modern and simple surroundings, we sat on the terrace and watched the pretty chickens roaming in the garden. food is small plates beautifully executed. we chose three plates each and our great waiter advised which order to have them in - we don't really eat puddings so... More 

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Thank imogendh
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Masion. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the The Kitchen. Our waiters are very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of every dish - from preparation, to ingredients and taste. We're happy to hear that they were able to aid you in which dish to... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kitchen was to complete the visit of all top 10 restaurants listed in SA Eat Out 2017. It was such a disappointing experience that this restaurant should not be in the top 20 of my beloved dining out bible. When we arrived at 14:00 for our lunch in the nice restaurant there were merely 20 other guests. Still we... More 

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Thank BQFBP
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for taking the time to review The Kitchen at Maison. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasurable visit to our establishment. Thank you for raising these concerns with us, we will most certainly address them with everyone involved. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were almost put off by the negative reviews, but, because this establishment has been rated as one of the best restaurants in SA, for 3 consecutive years, we decided to ignore the off-putting comments and to go and decide for ourselves. We had a 5 course wine-paired meal, each dish was absolutely superb! Service was on par, the setting... More 

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Thank MIKE V
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Mike, Thank you for your glowing review of The Kitchen at Maison. It sounds like you experienced the farm in all of its glory - the excellent service that we pride ourselves on and the delicious food and wine in a gorgeous winelands setting. We hope that you will become a regular to Maison Estate and that we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for the past 5 or 6 years I have eaten stuff Maison whenever I visited Cape Town - usually about once a year. It's been a highlight of the trip but sadly this year it was not. The food is adventurous and demands very skilled cooking. Two of my three tapas style dishes were ok, the kohlrabi dish was good.... More 

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Thank lesleyalicewalsh
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to review The Kitchen at Maison. We appreciate your feedback and for being specific about what it was that you didn't enjoy about our food. We will most certainly pass these onto our team for their consideration. Our dishes change seasonally. We hope that you will return to Maison next year... More 

Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time at this wonderfull restaurant . Once again we dinned superbly. The life band on the background added to the chill atmosphere, the food again was delicious. Even with my wheat allergy there was no problem at all for the kitchen staff to adjust where needed. One little minor point was the timing. We started our 4 course... More 

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Thank Féetje V
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Féetjie, Thank you for reviewing The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We're sorry to hear that you felt you had to leave before you were ready. It is most certainly not our policy to get people in and out as quickly as possible. If the waiter or any other staff member made you feel this way, we apologise profusely.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
Description
The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the world. It is here that the Maison Estate produces wines that are nature's product, honed with skill, care and respect. Each vine is nurtured, each grape hand selected to give it that personal touch that is always home, always Maison.

We make highly individual wines. We drink them with the people closest to us - and we love drinking them at home, where we can really explore the intimate character of each bottle," says Weylandt.

"While travelling is my passion, the comforting memory of a meal, of intimate moments shared with good friends over good wine, always draws me home." This is Chris Weylandt's inspiration behind the name Maison - the French word for house.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?