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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fabulous town has so many great places to eat, Ryan's had been recommended very highly We had the tasting menu which was 8/10 just a couple of courses disappointing but a long way from bad! The wildebeest steak was however tasteless[ maybe a victim of sous vide?) The wine was superb and the service impeccable we had an amazing... More 

Thank PrestonGastronome
Franschhoek, South Africa
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have written about our passion for Ryan's Kitchen on a few occasions, but we have just returned to Ryan's after quite a long break, and it still continues to be one of our absolute favourites! We always marvel at Ryan's amazing imagination in his creation of unique dishes - what a pleasurable experience every time we return! The menu... More 

Thank FelicityJohannesburg
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dropped in with buggies and sleeping children in tow to have some lunch. Very accomodating about finding us a quiet spot in the shade. Service was good and the food was excellent. We both had start and main from the a la carte, excellent food, with a slightly african twist. Would have liked to get back to try the... More 

Thank Feastie
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Franschoek after a long flight from the Uk and were glad we had booked in advance for this restaurant. We arrived at our reserved time of 1945 and had a warm welcome from all the staff. We were shown to our table and presented with the menus. Nice choice even if some say limited. But there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited Franschhoek three times and not eaten at Ryan's Kitchen we thought that we should make a point this visit by booking early. We visited the restaurant the morning before and were very warmly welcomed. Indeed, this warmth followed us through to the evening where we had a lovely table and the service was attentive and engaging. The menu... More 

Thank Gordon E
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved Ryan's Kitchen so much last Dec, we decided to visit again, this time on our honeymoon & it didn't disappoint! Another exciting, delicious, imaginative experience & we will definitely be back! Thanks Ryan's Kitchen!

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Thank Ali C
Reigate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had expected a lot more from this restaurant having read the previous reviews, but was very disappointed in spite of the seemingly well thought through menu. The food was very bland taste wise - my partner chose a creamy pasta dish which was very watery and whilst I enjoyed my main of lamb the sauce and accompaniments seemed devoid of... More 

Thank R0ckafella
Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Following a recommendation last time we were in South Africa, we enjoyed a superb lunch at this restaurant which met all expectations. The dishes showed imagination crafted with expertise and experience, and were rich in flavours. A truly memorable meal, with a diversity of many different tastes. We elected to go with just a starter and main course, although the... More 

Thank Foxy-Froggy
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our first course but were unimpressed with the cleanser. It was meant to have pea & mint flavours but was bland. One main course had lamb which was tender & fell of the bone but was spoilt by the sauces. The other main course consisted of slamon with a sauce that was bland & accompanied by brocolli which... More 

Thank Andrew J
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited with my wife for Christmas lunch. All the served food was fantastic. It is very contemporary and experimental. Must try!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?