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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
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12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Staffordshire
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had heard about Ryan's Restaurant and were keen to eat here on our overnight stay in the town. Without a doubt it's one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Each mouthful was a delight. We just opted for the 2 courses off the a la carte menu, but we were provided with fresh homemade bread and flavoured... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located on the main road through Franschoek this restaurant is a must do. The food is innovative and blends African dishes like bobotie, wildebeest with European themes. We had the Chef's Recommendations - two starters each, both different so a perfect way to try several dishes, main and dessert, again different so two for teh price of one. This of... More 

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Port Appin, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Restaurant was recommended by our guest house and I had read some good reviews. Good location with nice seating area outside and glass enclosed dining room.....and that was our biggest problem on what had been a very hot day. We arrived about 7:30 and were seated in the dining room. It was extremely hot and there didn't seem to be... More 

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Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing food, I've no clue how they cram so much flavour into each scrumptious morsel. We sat outside in the rose garden, watching the sun set as the scent of the flowers wafted about us. Great Service, Incredible Food, you get far far more than what you're paying for.

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worthing, west sussex
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish this was our most favourite evening and meal in franschhoek. Everything was so tasty and plentiful. The food was presented beautifully with attention to the finest detail and the portions were just perfect. The flavours exceptional. The staff were so friendly and helpful. It was difficult choosing what to order as I wanted everything on the... More 

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Preston
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This fabulous town has so many great places to eat, Ryan's had been recommended very highly We had the tasting menu which was 8/10 just a couple of courses disappointing but a long way from bad! The wildebeest steak was however tasteless[ maybe a victim of sous vide?) The wine was superb and the service impeccable we had an amazing... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have written about our passion for Ryan's Kitchen on a few occasions, but we have just returned to Ryan's after quite a long break, and it still continues to be one of our absolute favourites! We always marvel at Ryan's amazing imagination in his creation of unique dishes - what a pleasurable experience every time we return! The menu... More 

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Thank FelicityJohannesburg
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dropped in with buggies and sleeping children in tow to have some lunch. Very accomodating about finding us a quiet spot in the shade. Service was good and the food was excellent. We both had start and main from the a la carte, excellent food, with a slightly african twist. Would have liked to get back to try the... More 

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Thank Feastie
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Franschoek after a long flight from the Uk and were glad we had booked in advance for this restaurant. We arrived at our reserved time of 1945 and had a warm welcome from all the staff. We were shown to our table and presented with the menus. Nice choice even if some say limited. But there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having visited Franschhoek three times and not eaten at Ryan's Kitchen we thought that we should make a point this visit by booking early. We visited the restaurant the morning before and were very warmly welcomed. Indeed, this warmth followed us through to the evening where we had a lovely table and the service was attentive and engaging. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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