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Ryan's Kitchen

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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food served in a beautiful contemporary setting. The atmosphere is genuinely cosy, the staff relaxed and attentive. And the food, ah the food! You can really tell the ambition is focused on two things; taste and presentation. As it always should be of course, but here it's more evident than usual. All dishes are presented beautifully and yet... More 

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Thank Jorgen S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from here whether it be food, service or wine was special. When we're next in the area we will 100% be eating here. We were looked after by a young guy who was new, and I think on trial. I hope his talent is recognised as he made our night even more enjoyable. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Ryan J
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not the restaurants fault, we had a very pleasant meal but sitting outside in the evening was a big mistake. Badly bitten by mystery insect and because it was so dark we couldn't really see the food which diminished by the experience a bit. Our error.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have enjoyed eating at Ryan's for many years, but this was as good as we have ever enjoyed. Varied menu and the flavours/textures were most interesting. The duck starter was outstanding

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Thank davidandmarykent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have never heard of Ryan's kitchen before we went there, but after we had lunch there, Ryan's kitchen is now definitely on my list of best restarants in the Western Cape. I had the pulled duck as a starter, which was out of this world, as was the hake I had as my main course. The service was also... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really nice meal here but my goodness it needs air conditioning. We enjoyed the surrounding and it was really nice watching all the staff in the kitchen preparing and serving the food. Our second most favourite supper place in Franschhoek.

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tunbridge wells
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely experience of south African food. Beautifully constructed and we'll cooked. A most pleasant evening.

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hampshire
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first evening in Franschhoek and were not disappointed. Classy service, excellent food and pleasant modern surroundings. What's not to like? The prices seemed to be pretty much in line with other similar establishments of which there are plenty in this delightful town which is one of our favourite destinations after lots of visits. We put... More 

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Thank hedgehogHampshire
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent cuisine, expertly prepared. If you have the capacity, go for the tasting menu - a lot of courses, more than we could manage, but it looked amazing. However, the restaurant itself has a great deal of competition in Franschhoek for position, views, service and atmosphere, and here we felt it fell short. This is quite an urban... More 

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Thank Chris G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ryan's Kitchen is a good restaurant but for me is easily forgotten. I guess the reason is that the place has no character. and they should invest in air conditioning ! That said the food is good and very good in parts. Furthermore the service is reasonably friendly. Price wise it's not cheap but I guess reasonable value for money.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Description
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?