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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

45. Travel to Franschoek on the R, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (90 reviews)
“abalone” (6 reviews)
“octopus” (13 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
45. Travel to Franschoek on the R, Franschhoek, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is well designed and nicely located, however almost empty when we visited. Food, service and wine pairing ok, however by far not in line with the prices asked. Trout and line fish dishes were disappointing, prawn dish not balanced. Octopus, suckling pig and beetroot...More

Thank SandraDassen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited The Kitchen in a critical phase, as the restaurant has just been sold and the new owners plan to go on with a different concept - and obviously with new staff as many of the existing have resigned. don't know whether this was the...More

Thank Monacofranke
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the food was terrible - extremely expensive plus we left the Restaurant still feeling hungry!! When I phoned the Manager to complain, he actually put the phone down on me.

Thank almarieroux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the lunch special - 5-course meal for the price of a 3-course meal. Every course was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff really make the experience - they clearly work together as a team and the energy is great. The setting also adds...More

Thank mandywright2017
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello mandywright2017 Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Kitchen. We are so glad you had a wonderful experience! Regards, The Maison Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was in top 20 in Sa at one stage. We had the 5 course meal. My husband enjoyed all his courses. I liked mine but there was a bland blah in each course. Perlemon and octopus looked the same. Sliced and presented the same...More

Thank Mespey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had another exceptional dining experience in Franschhoek at The Kitchen. The restaurant is located in an old homestead overlooking the vineyard. When we visited it was rainy but the fires were going which made it lovely and inviting. The food was superb. We went...More

Thank TouringNZ
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello TouringNZ, Thank you for stopping by at The Kitchen on your most recent visit to Franschhoek. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and the cosy fireplaces. Kind Regards, The Maison Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetarian alert! This post is for all the vegetarians. Since we had informed the restaurant of our dietary requirements in advance, we were provided a fantastic 5 course vegetarian meal. The view is fabulous, service is amazing and food and wine exceeded expectations. The chocolate...More

Thank Prernarora2
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Prernarora2, Thank you for taking the time to review The Kitchen - we love getting creative in the kitchen for our guests with special dietary requirements and are so glad you enjoyed the menu! Regards, The Maison Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience, must say the food is well paired! Setting is nice and comfortable and decor doen with a good tast and definitely no money saved on it! Probably one of the Restaurant with good value for money! After the lunch so satisfied! If in...More

Thank JohnWilliamCloete
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello JohnWilliamCloete, Thank you so much for the positive review, we love hearing from our guests! Regards, The Maison Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our chosen stop on the Wine Tram tour, we wanted tasty small portions rather than a big meal and Maison was ideal. On a fine day we were sat on the covered patio overlooking the garden and vineyard, delightful. You can choose from...More

Thank manofekent
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear manofkent, Thank you so much for the review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Kitchen. Regards, The Maison Team

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Friendly staf and interesting furniture: however food was generaly disappointing, we were over charged (special offer not implemented) and we would not recommend.

Thank Zwai M
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello Zwai M, Thank you for taking the time to review The Kitchen. Did you bring the billing problem to the attention of our restaurant manager? Kind Regards, The Maison Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45. Travel to Franschoek on the R, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
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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. Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.
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