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Franschhoek Kitchen

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Holden Manz Wine Estate | Holden Manz Country House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2738
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Quite pricey and not a great variety on the menu but absolutely fantastic food - with unbelievable flavours that work perfectly together.

1 Thank IselleBrill
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We had a foreign quest and love taking people to our Winelands. We had never tried this restaurant before. What a lovely meal.. Great springbok.. All courses beautifully presented. Very good value for money. I would recommend trying it !

1 Thank BevM312659
Reigate, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stopped off at the Holden Manz winery for a wine tasting and hoping for lunch, but not sure if we would be able to have it as the leaflets seemed to indicate that we should prebook. Following a quick look round we found this lovely looking restaurant upstairs doing a la carte menus and with beautiful views of the... More 

1 Thank Caitriana
Paarl, South Africa
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

This is restaurant slightly off the beaten track. However it is one of best that we have been to in the area. The rib eye steak is excellent. The service was exceptional and the view is fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

3 Thank Brian_PVGE
Vancouver, Canada
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197 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

People who travel to Franchhoek tend to stay on the main rood. This little gem of a restaurant, tucked away on the Holden Manz Wine Estate is well worth the drive. Food was fabulous, service excellent.

2 Thank A_regular_traveler57
Essex, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

My husband and I pre-booked a picnic lunch at Holden Manz from the Franschhoek Kitchen, and we absolutely loved it. It cost approximately 420 rand, including sparkling water for the hot day. The picnic basket included a cheese and tomato salad, duck liver pate, olive tapenade, fruit confit, delicious homemade bread, vegetable salad, meats and cheeses, biltong, and a bottle... More 

1 Thank B.G._Chicago
Durbanville, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Brilliant view of the mountains~~~service was good but the food left much to be desired~~you are locked into their tow course or three fixed price~~~thus if you only want one course to bad so sad!!! Their "take" on the Cesar Salad was enjoyable and different but trying to make an Bouillabaisse outside "the box" didn't work~ the angel fish used... More 

3 Thank joan m
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189 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

A very pleasant evening on the terrace with good views of the mountains and the valley. The food was interesting if not outstanding. Definitely worth a visit but there are better in the town.

Thank Nick E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Wine was very good a bit overpriced for what it is. Food was unbelievable and they made every effort to give me meals that were allergy specific.

2 Thank Francesca_1982_12
The Netherlands
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157 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

The Holden Manz wineyard is apparently owned by mr Holden and Mr Manz, the latter being German. This must be the reason for the surreal experience I had when being seated on the balcony terrace with the superb view of the Franschhoek mountains and then hearing: German music! Of the serious, 'heavy' type. Even the two German couples who were... More 

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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
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Fusion, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?