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Ryan's Kitchen Restaurant

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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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oxford
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232 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to this restaurant because of its good reputation, but were disappointed! We selected the 'chefs selection R520'. The starters were very good but for the main course the Kingclip was substituted with Norwegian salmon. I opted for this and my wife had the pasta main course. Both dishes were far too salty. We called the Russian head waiter... More 

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Thank robinjn1
chefryansouthafrica, Owner at Ryan's Kitchen, responded to this review

These guests visited this past Monday evening. As stated they did indeed chose the “Chefs 4 course Selection”, which, with the snack course and extra’s, actually translates to the better part of 5 courses+. Given the fact that they do not eat any meat and the wife stated that she wanted the Pasta as a main course, it really wasn’t... More 

Woldingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food. The sort that appears effortless and no doubt has hours of work put into it. A landmark meal in my greedy life!

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Thank BabsKM
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ryan's has always been one of our must visit places whenever we stay in Franschhoek but the Tapas style food he did for a while just didn't seem to suit his expertise or the clientele preferences for this area but thankfully he is back to his best producing amazing food that you'll talk about for days afterward. Foliage was probably... More 

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Thank 111myk
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Ryan's kitchen for a dinner as part of our anniversary weekend. It was one of the most amazing meals we had - ever!!! The decor is open and modern, and the open kitchen was amazing to watch whilst the food was cooked. We had the 4 course taster menu, which was actually 5 courses if you include the... More 

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Thank HannelieKG
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the tasting menu which was a delight. The springbok and snoek croquette were exceptional. Lovely ambiance with a down to earth vibe. Would travel back to Franschoek to come here again.

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Thank Sarah N
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With it’s cosy yet slick interior you can enjoy watching the chefs in action whilst you choose from the A-La Carte or be surprised with the Chef’s Selection 4 Course Menu (with wine pairing of course). Superb food, elegantly presented with show-stopping desserts. Clare The Not So Impulsive Traveller

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Hertfordshire
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read the reviews about Ryan's Kitchen, and were not disappointed. We both felt this was fine dining at its best. Service was good, but not intrusive. Whilst my starter and main course were fabulous - pork jowl, followed by springbok - the dessert, a blackcurrant chocolate torte, was probably the best dessert I have ever eaten. It was... More 

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Thank GerryHertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed three nights in Franschhoek, all restaurant recommended by locals: Ryan, Roca, Petit Ferme. Ryan's was amazing, exceeded expectations big time! Food was delicious and creative! It only missed the view what the other two did have, but their kitchen is way more traditional (French cuisine) and didn't even came close to Ryans food.

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Thank Stefanie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Each of us had 4 courses with some meals very good and with a lot of creativity inside...with interesting compositions, not eaten or tried so far-pulled pork combined with coconut broth e.g. The lamb was delicious, the sword-fish as well. Unfortunately some plates looked great....but tasted just average and unexpectedly "unspecial" for a place like this. We liked the setting... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasure it was to dine here. Great quality food well presented and created by a chef and a kitchen that likes to explore new cooking ideas. Top that with great service and you have a restaurant that you can highly recommend to everyone.

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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