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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything from here whether it be food, service or wine was special. When we're next in the area we will 100% be eating here. We were looked after by a young guy who was new, and I think on trial. I hope his talent is recognised as he made our night even more enjoyable. Well worth a visit!

Thank Ryan J
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the restaurants fault, we had a very pleasant meal but sitting outside in the evening was a big mistake. Badly bitten by mystery insect and because it was so dark we couldn't really see the food which diminished by the experience a bit. Our error.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have enjoyed eating at Ryan's for many years, but this was as good as we have ever enjoyed. Varied menu and the flavours/textures were most interesting. The duck starter was outstanding

Thank davidandmarykent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never heard of Ryan's kitchen before we went there, but after we had lunch there, Ryan's kitchen is now definitely on my list of best restarants in the Western Cape. I had the pulled duck as a starter, which was out of this world, as was the hake I had as my main course. The service was also... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a really nice meal here but my goodness it needs air conditioning. We enjoyed the surrounding and it was really nice watching all the staff in the kitchen preparing and serving the food. Our second most favourite supper place in Franschhoek.

Thank richb1232015
tunbridge wells
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely experience of south African food. Beautifully constructed and we'll cooked. A most pleasant evening.

Thank fuzzytunbridgewells
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first evening in Franschhoek and were not disappointed. Classy service, excellent food and pleasant modern surroundings. What's not to like? The prices seemed to be pretty much in line with other similar establishments of which there are plenty in this delightful town which is one of our favourite destinations after lots of visits. We put... More 

Thank hedgehogHampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent cuisine, expertly prepared. If you have the capacity, go for the tasting menu - a lot of courses, more than we could manage, but it looked amazing. However, the restaurant itself has a great deal of competition in Franschhoek for position, views, service and atmosphere, and here we felt it fell short. This is quite an urban... More 

Thank Chris G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ryan's Kitchen is a good restaurant but for me is easily forgotten. I guess the reason is that the place has no character. and they should invest in air conditioning ! That said the food is good and very good in parts. Furthermore the service is reasonably friendly. Price wise it's not cheap but I guess reasonable value for money.... More 

Thank Michael L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Modern and nicely designed chic restaurant, food presented in similar manner. Reading past reviews again I wish we had gone for the taster menu or maybe have gone somewhere else. My Wife made a better menu selection than me. I had the pork starter which was disappointing, hardly any pork it was so thin and balance of flavours were not... 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$15 - US$40
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?