Ryan’s Kitchen was established by Ryan and Lane Smith. Their approach to food-making is ‘make art on a plate’, where both innovative taste and appearance are key factors when preparing quality cuisine. The secret behind the restaurant’s resounding success is the head chef, and owner’s, hands-on approach and unbridled passion for cooking. Every night, patrons will spot Ryan in his element, ensuring that each dish leaving the kitchen is immaculately designed and the perfect combination of flavours.
Apart from the food, Ryan’s Kitchen boasts understated luxury and class with an emphasis placed on minimalism. No paintings adorn the walls and simple, modern light fittings hang overhead. The open-planned design allows patrons to walk about freely and the exhibition kitchen allows one to watch their meals being cooked from start to finish.
The menu is an impressive selection of meals that combine a unique assortment of ingredients. Here you’ll be treated to South African fare styled with a touch of modernity.
Start your evening with a meat-free starter as the ‘Smoked Eggplant dumplings’ make for a tantalising teaser. This dish is served with pine-nut-chilli pesto and a smoked cheddar wafer. Alternatively, opt for some gamey meat with the ‘Blou Wildebeest ‘Tataki’. This meal is served with compressed apple, pickled baby turnip and meringue. Diners looking for something unique should opt for the rabbit’s leg. This delicacy is filled with a boerewors stuffing and served with mielie pap chips, bell-peppers and chakalaka jus. If you’re looking for a sweet finish to end off your evening, the mouth-watering desserts are a must-try. Indulge on lemon panna cotta, served with pumpkin seed oil ice cream, mango sorbet and fresh mango.
Travel from Cape Town on the N2 and follow R310 and R45 to Uitkyk Street in Franschhoek. Head northwest on N2 and
take exit 33 for Baden Powell Drive toward Macassar/R310. Turn right onto Baden Powell Drive/R310. Use any lane to turn right onto Polkadraai Road/R310 and continue to follow R310. Follow Uitkyk Street to Huguenot Road and turn left onto Uitkyk Street. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Huguenot Road. Ryan's Kitchen will be on the right.
-33° 54' 21.06''
19° 6' 52.72''
1 Place Vendome,
Monday - Sunday
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 20:30 (close)