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Franschhoek Kitchen

$$$$, , European
Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“cheese board” (4 reviews)
“trout” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 375 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a dinner with a friend - was greeted by smart, friendly staff, very knowledgeable on all of the stunning wines by Paul. Nice stylish art and decor. I am definitely coming back again! Highly recommended!

Thank gernotic
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I love coming here, the menu is normally a triumph but this time it missed the mark. I think its worth a try and maybe on this occasion it was just not their day

Thank Dave M
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Dave We are upset to hear you didn’t find the menu to your liking. Would you kindly be in touch with us direct on restaurant@holdenmanz.com so we can better understand how to ensure your next visit is a success.

Reviewed 25 April 2018

We booked the winemakers dinner at the Franschhoek Kitchen as it seemed like a good idea for the first evening of our South African holiday. We arrived and were greeted with a glass of the Holden Manz rose, which was the best rose we've had...More

Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The food and service was very good. Great location with beautiful view over the vineyards and mountains. Food portions were a bit small for us as we were very hungry :) but if you like fine dining and just want to experience a great setting...More

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Thank VivianMunro
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The food was excellent, the tune cone was beyond human; the dessert, the chocolate nest, was the only decent dessert we had in two weeks in SA. The wine pairing was lovely too, service really nice, and I would definitely go back. It felt a...More

Thank rei_kashino
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We loved the pre-arranged picnic at Holden Manz. The setting is quite picturesque and the rose was delicious!

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Thank Derick S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Had dinner with friends at this restaurant located just outside the town on the Holden Manz vineyards. A table,on the terrace overlooking the vines framed by spectacular Mountain View’s created the basis for a great evening out. Imaginative starter salad followed by very well prepared...More

Thank littleorchard1
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review. and that you where more than satisfied with our offerings. It is always lovely to hear that our Guest are happy and so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We didn't eat in the main restaurant, I had ordered in advance a picnic hamper on being recommend that this was a good place to stop while on the Wine Tram. It didn't disappoint, the hamper was ready for us on arrival, along with a...More

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Thank lovetotravel062
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review and that you where more than satisfied with our offerings. It is always lovely to hear that our Guest are happy and so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Decided to take lunch here on a tram line visit and was very pleased we did. Great view from the lunch terrace and great food. Would recommend a stop for lunch if looking to do so on the blue tram lineMore

Thank NRB_11
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review and we are so happy you decided to extend your stay with us. And that you where more than satisfied with our offerings. It is always lovely to hear that our Guest are happy and so pleased you had...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Food was great, everything arrived timeously but our waitress needed proper training. She was not very knowledgable on the wine pairing and couldn't give us any information on the wines. Se could not even bring someone who could recommend a wine for us.More

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Thank vuyokazixapa
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

I would like to apologise for your bad experience at our establishment. We strive to provide the best possible offering at our estate, but unfortunately failed in this instance, which is obviously is a concern for us. We are open to all kind of feedback...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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