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Ryan's Kitchen

) #2 of 51 Restaurants in Franschhoek €€€€ African, , Fusion
1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read reviews of this property and true enough... the menu and offerings were not to our liking. In general, the dishes were too complicated and the pairings were not to our liking. When we asked to substitute a starch for a vegetable... the...More

Thank AlwaysOnTheAirplane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Ryan's kitchen on recommendation of our guest house and were not disappointed! We ate from the standard menu and the food was incredible. All dishes were perfectly portioned and it was one of the best meals we had while in South Africa....More

Thank Courtsn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best food I've ever eaten. We had the taster menu with pairings and from start to finish we were surprised, amazed and just overawed by the creativity, fresh ingredients and attention to detail in each and every dish. I don't usually give...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this place. Lovely atmosphere and the food was top notch - the duck dish was particularly special.

Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manager's attitude was flippant and unaccommodating bordering on aggressive, turned around and walked away whilst I was speaking with her. At 12:20 I asked to sit outside on the patio out of the wind whilst I wait for the restaurant to open for lunch and...More

Thank Denzyl O
chefryansouthafrica, Owner at Ryan's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A review like this just serves to highlight why Tripadvisor has so many detractors. In any other sphere of everyday life, lies and slander such as this would be considered liable. For the record, this "incident" happened this past Tuesday. We were in fact CLOSED...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We had a fantastic find dining experience here, wonderful food with a great menu. Meal was far superior to a meal we had at the much revered Foliage the previous night. Excellent gin and tonic selection here too to satisfy my G&T craving! Excellent value...More

Thank RoseAmelia
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant situated centrally in town with excellent food and service. Actually it must be one of the best restaurants in the Cape province. We highly recommend it for a true South African menu. You will love it.

Thank irvinallen2
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience with amazing and innovative food. Lovely service. We were seated by the fireplace with a view right into the kitchen. If you are in town drinking awesome wine, why not treat yourself to an outstanding dinner experience!

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We booked a table at short notice after hearing great things about this place. We were not disappointed... Our dinner started out perfectly, the wine list was fantastic and the complimentary starters were unbelievable! Loved every bit. We weren't crazy hungry and ordered an entree,...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We did the tasting menu with wine and we absolutely loved it. Lots of variety and not the same dishes for each of us. The wine did really compliment the food and was excellent and local. Eat here if you love to try new taste...More

Thank RRMKent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 Street, 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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