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Ryan's Kitchen

€€€€African, , Fusion
1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

With our holiday home almost next door and the memories of the first time we went to Ryans and it had been our best dinner it was clear we wanted to go again. We've had a long day and wanted two courses, but the menu...More

Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Ryan's kitchen. We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and had excellent service throughout our meal. The restaurant was fairly quiet the evening we dined. We did not do a tasting menu, having done a tasting dinner...More

Thank lsnyder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot and very central; the waiters seem a bit aloof and the to be honest the electic mix of South African food and fine dining leave you a bit confused. Wine prices also seem to reflect that of a fancy restaurant so it can...More

Thank 333Cape
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst I love the contemporary feel of the restaurant the food is underwhelming; it’s not that it’s bad by any means. Rather that it seems outdated. The setting is lovely and the waiting stuff seem a bit lost

Thank GreatExplore456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked Ryan's Kitchen over a month in advance based on TripAdvisor reviews and was greatly anticipating the experience. We only had one free dinner night available in Fransschoek so I tried to choose carefully. Both the service and food greatly disappointed. The waitress took our...More

1  Thank MAreviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time though we were unfortunate to go whilst fransschoek was experiencing a rare power shortage so it was mostly by candlelight. I was not too impressed with the wine pairing of the 7 course tasting menu as they seemed things that...More

Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked Ryan's Kitchen on the recommendation of friends who eat there 2-3 times a year when in town. We arrived with great expectation and left bitterly disappointed and annoyed.... We were shown to a table right next to the door and waiter's station...More

1  Thank jemimapuddleduck612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner with some friends down from America about a week ago. The food was outstanding and our waiter was incredible. We however still left with a sour taste in our mouths, when we arrived and asked for a table we were shown...More

Thank robynzim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting food combos, most of which worked to be fair, but some didn't - eg chocolate and cashew sauce with guinea fowl. Sirloin steak good, as was lamb shank. Good puds. Service decent. A nice restaurant, just pick your dishes carefully.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blown away by the variety of dishes and would highly recommend this eating experience. A must a special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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