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Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz Wine Estate

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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace
  • Wine Estate

Rated one of the leading restaurants in the Franschhoek Valley, already considered one of South Africa’s culinary hot spots, our Franschhoek Kitchen’s standards reflect an ethos based on the finest international cuisine – but our hearts are always drawn to the simplicity and pureness of the ingredients we use. This honest approach sees our guests enjoying authentic homemade dishes inspired by the country we live in and the farm we call ‘home’.

Seasonality heavily influences our cuisine in the same way it influences the vineyards, ourselves and everything else on the estate, which is emphasised even more by the fact that much of our fruit and vegetables are home-grown with the utmost care on the Holden Manz Wine Estate, arriving on your plate fresh, healthy and filled with the vibrance of the Franschhoek Valley.

Enjoy our range of award winning Holden Manz wines paired or on their own as you soak up the atmosphere inside the beautiful restaurant or outside on the veranda and in-and-amongst the vineyards it overlooks.

Reviews (308)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.3
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.4
  • AnneJan H. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Linda B. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 06 Jan 23
    Holden Manz was a beautiful Christmas experience. Friendly service, great food, stunning views and a great setting.

  • Margie H. Dined: 1 month ago
    3.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 03 Jan 23
    Service was very willing but clearly overwhelmed. They seemed to be short staffed. Or it was bad management. Music was blaring from a speaker right next to our table. All we wanted was to experienced treat peace and quiet of the countryside. Poor selection of items on the menu… hardly any choice. Meal we ordered was not exciting at all! I didn’t think yet meal was worth the price. Would not go there again

  • Fabio N. Dined: 1 month ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Fredy B. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 27 Dec 22
    It’s a wonderful place to be …nice people…good food…and the view !

  • Mark L. Dined: 1 month ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 26 Dec 22
    It was a beautiful Christmas Day lunch...we were in no hurry which is just as well as the first course of food was served at13h45...we had sat down at12h00 midday...but worth the wait!

  • Stefan S. Dined: 2 months ago
    3.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 29 Nov 22
    Service, was very slow, and not attentive. It was very hot on the balcony and nobody came up to ask whether we would not be more comfortable inside. Staff later complained to us that it was so hot. On the chair I used a nail struck out, and I hurt myself. The restaurant had no proper plasters available. I would not go there again, even though the food was very good.

  • Tanya E. Dined: 2 months ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Daniel S. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 16 Nov 22
    Firstly, the location of this restaurant is breathtaking. Secondly the food is out of this world. The Eton Mess dessert was the best I’ve ever had. Lovely staff, great service - not to be missed!

  • Henry P. Dined: 2 months ago
    4
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 07 Nov 22
    Menu and invoice prices not the same for both the wine and the dessert. Lovely location but costly for locals. Better value for money at other places in the area. Tough to say this as really nice people.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 12h00 - 16h00
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 16h00
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 16h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 16h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 16h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 16h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 16h00