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The Kitchen at Maison Estate

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Travel to Franschoek on the R45., Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2116
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Johannesburg
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at this restaurant for lunch which touring Franschhoek on the tram. The food and service was amazing, and once done with lunch we relaxed in the garden in the amazing birds nest swing. We had octopus for starters and duck for main. Both dishes were bursting with flavour and beautifully presented.

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Thank Piets
Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has it all. Beautifully put together, every little thing was thought about here. We decided on the 4 course menu. I did the wine pairing as well. Each dish was delicious. Flavour and texture nicely paired together. The leek dish and the apple dessert stood out for me. My husband really enjoyed the apple dessert and the pork.... More 

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Berlin
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kitchen at Maison is a perfect lunch location. It has a fantastic and relaxed setting and the food is simply yummy. They changed the menu since our last visit to a tapas/tasting menu stile which I love as it gives you the possibility to taste more of the fantastic food. Especially great was the Perlemoen/Abalone which is hard to... More 

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

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison! We're thrilled that you embraced our new tapas-style menu. The concept behind the menu is exactly that: to share the various dishes with your friends and explore all the delicate flavours. Which dessert did you have? We would love to have your feedback on what you thought was... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great late lunch at The Kitchen. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. Food from chef Arno was incredible - complex, sophisticated and full of flavour. It does get a bit pricey but well worth the experience. Great estate wine selection to compliment the menu.

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

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the estate! On your next visit, please have a look at our Deli Shop - stocked full of gourmet goodies, you're sure to find something delicious! Please also join us for a wine tasting - we would... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Popping in for Sunday lunch to this beautiful venue on the back of a usually reliable recommendation should have resulted in a wonderful repast with spirits lifted for an afternoon of gallery-hopping in Franschoek. Regrettably not the case at all. Despite the best efforts of Mike, our waiter, and his efforts and service quality were superb - in fact the... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went during our Wine Tram trip. We did book but it didn't seem that busy. The service was good and the waiter was very prompt, informative and attentive. We were initially given delicious rolls and lemon butter and parsley, the texture of which was like whipped cream, really delicious. We had two dishes each, the duck was very good. It... More 

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

Good day, Thank you so much for your review of Maison Estate. We're thrilled to read that you enjoyed all elements of the farm. From the food, to the wine and our beautiful lawns. On your next visit, we highly recommend that you try the our Deli menu. Our range of homemade preserves, charcuterie, freshly baked bread and local cheeses... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a fantastic 3-course tasting meal (sans wine pairing) for lunch here. While the menu is somewhat limited, we did find rather unusual items to try (think octopus, perlemoen/abalone, crayfish tail, etc). The restaurant has views over the vineyards and towards the mountains - simply breathtaking. We decided to taste wine afterwards (6 wines paired with a taster of... More 

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

Good day, Thank you for your review of Maison Estate. We're sorry to read that you weren't completely satisfied with your experience. We will most certainly pass your feedback onto our team to ensure this does not happen again. At Maison, we pride ourselves on excellent service and quick, efficient service. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Really charming small restaurant with excellent food. Chickens running around outside and marvelous food inside. Highly recommended if you are in franschoek

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

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. On your next visit, please join us for lunch. Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg never fails to impress and has got a new, exciting menu for you to sample. We also have a Deli Shop - stocked with homemade goodies ranging from charcuterie, to local cheeses and... More 

South East England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Don't miss this place, even if it's just for a wine tasting experience. Staff are really knowledgable & friendly , especially Alice. They go above and beyond which demonstrates good training and management. We will be back, with others in tow.

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

Hi Denise, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Maison! We appreciate your kind words and will be sure to pass them onto our esteemed staff. We look forward to your return! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We recently tried the Kitchen at the Maison Estate, in which the location is in a wonderful setting and the service itself was extremely pleasant. However while the menu left my mouth tingling with anticipation with the array of flavours coming my way, the actual end result was extremely disappointing. We have lived in Stellenbosch for two years and are... More 

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

Good day, Thank you for your review of The Kitchen at Maison. We're disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Maison Estate. However, we have recently embarked on a new dining experience, focusing on a simplistic approach to cooking. The result of our menu is a series of taste experiences. Each dish has been stripped down... 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
European, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.

Explore Maison Estate. You won't regret it.

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