12 Huguenot Road
Welcome to Ryan's Kitchen. In Franschhoek, a town filled with any number of dining options, we offer something quite unique. We have developed a restaurant with a cosy and home-styled dining lounge feel where almost every table is a "Chef's Table".
Our interactive concept between kitchen and table is a must-see experience for guests with a genuine interest in not only food and cooking, but the process of preparation as well. With a limited number of tables inside (as well as space outside, weather-depending), personal attention and a front row seat to the all of the exciting kitchen action are guaranteed. Our terrace provides a fantastic venue for enjoying our lunch menu (less theatrical in the kitchen than at dinner, so you won't miss out by not being inside!), as well as for leisurely dinners on those warm summer's evenings.
Most of Executive Chef and Owner Ryan's career has been spent in Michelin schools worldwide, so he was adamant to serve modern South African cuisine in his own restaurant. "Our philosophy at Ryan's Kitchen is driven by local and indigenous ingredients, historical and cultural references," says Ryan, "I would like to think imagination, flair and ingenuity also play a lead role. In light of this, we offer what a "smaller" tasting menu, with options, as well as our signature "Taste of Africa" degustation menu.