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Ryan's Kitchen

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1 Huguenot Street, 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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Fabrezan, France
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Enjoyed the Bastille weekend very much but have to say the balance between wine and food weighed heavily towards wine but seemed to suit the demographic, I.e. below 30! Luckily we had booked Ryan's Kitchen for the Saturday night and plumped for the tasting menu, which to our mind blew the socks off the pretentious tasting room, both in atmosphere... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Can't say anything negative about this place. Great food from rabbit dumplings and kudo tartar to the soufflé and apple/basil "cannelloni". Entrees - duck and sirloin were outstanding as well. Franschhoek is just an exemplary town for food.

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Bergen, Norway
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Ryan's Kitchen this easter, and it was an absolute delight! The food both looked and tasted wonderful, and there was an friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the restaurant throughout. Absolutely worth a visit!!

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1 Thank Christiandlarsen
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Found the restaurant to be lovely, service was excellent. I the food a little unusual and not to my taste really. I was asked about the fact I had not eaten much of my main meal and I advised I found it a little unusual and they kindly offered to make another dish. I declined and they did not charge... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Franschhoek for years but we've never been to Ryan's Kitchen. Not entirely sure why?! We also don't often write reviews but were compelled to in this case. We were there this evening and the service and food were exceptional. We had the veal sweet breads and the rabbit to start. The rabbit was good but... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Ryan's Kitchen on two previous occasions and were excited to go back again. It was our 1st visit to the "new" location and the new layout is great (although they initially seated us right next to another couple even though they were ½ empty - we asked to be moved) Although the service was excellent the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lovely atmosphere, nice staff, solid food which is just terrific but not stupid fancy or experimental. We ate in 5 of the best restaurants this week and this was #2. Best of the two top ones in Franschhoek we tried by far.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by Ryan’s Kitchen. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service impeccable. We also enjoyed the selection of local wines by the glass. The steak tartar was a favourite.

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1 Thank CarikeNel
Somerset West, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Warmly greeted - an option where to be seated - restaurant or bar - immediate service - the most unique desserts ever tasted. By that I mean not a new take on an old favourite, but 100% new innovative desserts! Looking forward to having a lunch or dinner next time we visit our Frensch neighbours!

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal, good service and great wine all at a good price. If you can't get a table inside, then the tables in the garden are lovely and you still get great service. The fois gras in dark chocolate was sublime.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
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 Street, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?