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Franschhoek Kitchen

Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Contemporary, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was quite amazed by the shortness of the menu. There were only four dishes on the main course and two of these contained mustard which is about the only food that I dislike. The food itself had some unusual combinations but was well cooked...More

Thank HandT19
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 do hope to see you in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. Enjoyed the gourmet picnic overlooking the river. The weather wasn't great so we were given the option of eating inside or outside. The staff were extremely helpful.

Thank Margaret M
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind review and ongoing support! 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 the near future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service and attention from Erica was excellent. Both our main courses of beef and springbok were superb, and matched well with the Big G wine

Thank PlettBlondie
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind review and ongoing support! 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 the near future!

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there on saturdaynight. Only 3 tables with guests. Nice wood fire. Service was good, food not as good as it should be. Starter (barley salad) too salty with salty tapenade, bacon and capers. The baked salmon had been baked for too long and...More

Thank Pauline H
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

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 happy to hear you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

we recently attended the chenic wine makers dinner and was a phenomenal experience. we booked in advance and upon arrival we were greeted with a chilled rose from Hm and were shown to our table.its a calm and relaxing venue with superb decor and art....More

Thank ZeeSEra
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for the kind review and ongoing support! 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 the near future!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We booked for lunch on Saturday. We were so impressed with food and service that we decided to have lunch on Sunday again. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank George S
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for the kind review George! We are so pleased you enjoyed such a wonderful experience at the Franschhoek Kitchen and for returning for more! Looking forward to see you in the near future!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

If in the area you must try this restaurant. The choices are unusual and excellent. A quiet establishment on the second floor of the Holden Manz winery, this is a must do if in the Franschhoek area. Avoid the crowds and take the drive out...More

Thank WineEng
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It took Frodo some time to travel through Middle earth to get to the Precious. Franschhoek kitchen on Holden Manz Estate is precious and you have to travel through the tourist trappings of middle Franschhoek to get there . But once you do fantastic wine...More

Thank Frik L
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

What a treat...we indulged into a sectacular looking cheese board and delicious traditional bobotie spring rolls. Servise was great like always,Franschhoek kitchen newer disappoints for returning guests like myself. Well dune for always giving great servise and value for money. Will definitly return like always.

Thank Augustamalherbe
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review and ongoing support! We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us! We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I recently had lunch at the Holden Manz Estate restaurant, the Franschhoek Kitchen and it was absolutely out of this world! The executive chef, a culinary genius (!), came to introduce himself and what a lovely talented young man. The food & wine were both...More

Thank Tanja F
Franschhoek_Kitchen, Manager at Franschhoek Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you had a memorable day with us even on a cold winter day! Keep a look out for our new Spring menu launching soon :) We are looking forward to seeing you in the near...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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