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The Kitchen at Maison Estate Restaurant

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Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such beautiful views from the terrace ad the same aesthetic applied to the food. Tapas style portions with innovative combinations, meaning you can try various options. Stunning food and wine pairing. In love!

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cape town
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weired setup in my mind ... One has to go for the 3 to 7 course Wine tasting menu. Sorry NO choice by order of Management, should you want to sit in the 'First class' area. The menu and the waiter tells you right away 3 course is not enough because it is small portions. 3 course 395 - 5... More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful venue with excellent decor and scenery. We had a wine tasting without the food option. The waiter was a bit quick to explain the wine and how to go go about the experience. Nevertheless, I'd surely go back for some 'more' :)

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Thank Duane B
South Africa
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear Christopher (for I notice you respond to reviewers personally), I have long been a fan of the Kitchen at Maison and one of the great pleasures of a weekend visit to Franschhoek has been a languid Sunday lunch there. So I was understandably upbeat in anticipation of our visit last weekend. But, for the life of me I fail... More 

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Thank Mactraveller
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, when will we get out of the forage it, smoke it, burn it phase? Nothing more annoying than getting me, the guest, to have to work at understanding the menu. A glossary? Really? Menu made up of cryptic lists of food... staff not able to translate well... already suspicious that this is just a long con to charge a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining in Cape Town is one of our favourite things to do when on holiday and I was so excited to have a booking at The Kitchen at Maison as it was one of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa. I have previously dined at other of the top 10, and top 20 restaurants and their food were just... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas menu for lunch. Great variety of fish. Black marlin, cob, trout, perlemoen... to kudu. Delicious and interesting. Lemon curd meringue desert was perfectly tarty. We just love the Shiraz!! Our favourite, not to mention the unwooded Chenin and the slightly wooded Chardonnay - we bought all 3!

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Thank AlisonMilne
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Alison, Thank you for your glowing review of Maison Estate! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything our establishment has on offer: from fine dining to great wines, shared with familiar company! Enjoy the wines and we look forward to seeing you again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A little diasappointed to find the menu has changed to tapas, no bad thing but over priced at approx £40 per person for 3 tapas with wine. Small food portions and not sure complimented each course well. Hope this gets better somehow as one of our favourite places.

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1 Thank nmaria
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Masion. We appreciate your feedback. Was there something in particular you hoped to find on our menu? Perhaps an old favourite from a previous year that you really enjoyed? Please share your thoughts with us, we value your opinion greatly. We look forward to hearing from you, Kind regards... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Spent the day wine tasting on the tram with full family in tow. Maison Estate was our first stop and set the bar. Nothing came close rest of the day! Experienced the six glasses of wine with paired hor d'oeuvres. Wow! A treat to be savoured. Certainly recommend. Special note to David - you were the star of the show!... More 

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Thank C D
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review of Maison Estate. Our winemaker, Antwan Bondesio, will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his wines wholeheartedly! We will most certainly pass your compliments on to David! He really is one of our most esteemed colleagues and no newcomer to receiving compliments! We look forward to having you for lunch! Make sure... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I gave this restaurant a pretty good review just two months ago. Thought I'd try it again to further check out the wines and some new dishes that the chef had meanwhile introduced. Had to have the calamari ribbons again and this dish is spectacular - no change. Had the mussels which are delicious, but five mussels? I mean, cmon!... More 

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Thank Michael L
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at The Kitchen at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Michael, We're sorry to hear that your return to Maison was disappointing. You have raised some excellent points for improvement and we will most certainly pass them onto our team. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
Description
The Valley of the Huguenots is one of the premier wine destinations in the world. It is here that the Maison Estate produces wines that are nature's product, honed with skill, care and respect. Each vine is nurtured, each grape hand selected to give it that personal touch that is always home, always Maison.

We make highly individual wines. We drink them with the people closest to us - and we love drinking them at home, where we can really explore the intimate character of each bottle," says Weylandt.

"While travelling is my passion, the comforting memory of a meal, of intimate moments shared with good friends over good wine, always draws me home." This is Chris Weylandt's inspiration behind the name Maison - the French word for house.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?