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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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  • 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 1 week ago

Maybe just an off night but not for me. Food was ok but seemed very confused? Staff seemed somewhat confused themselves.

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night started with a complementary pick up at our hotel. Fine welcome and service all through dinner. Great starters, the hake was awesome and tuna carpaccio exquisite. Great mix of African and Asian herbs and spices. Karoo lamb shank was melting in the mouth,...More

Thank Paolo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our travel agent and was well worth a visit. We chose the tasting menu with local wines and the flavours and presentation were amazing. It is relaxed and they were very happy to discuss the dishes and wines - the...More

1  Thank lindachristinet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why? Because then you will have time, hopefully, to revisit them. Everything we had was excellent. Even their wines by the glass stood out from virtually every other restaurant we have visited in SA. The interior is modern and inviting, the service spot on, and...More

Thank LostWanderluster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was full, lively and had a good vibe. Food good. Service a bit slow as our excellent waiter was serving load of tables. Probably need more staff. Worth a visit

Thank CTAlgarve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Ryan's Kitchen over 6 years ago and so enjoyed our experience that this was the first place we booked when we found we were returning to SA. The food is still very good but overall the restaurant seems to have lost something...More

Thank TibsWatford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 18 April 2018

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 18 April 2018

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 15 April 2018

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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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