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Restaurants in Knysna

Knysna boasts many wonderful restaurants and cafés – many of them located in attractive waterside, forest or hilltop settings. Whether you enjoy pub grub or fine dining, oysters or steaks, Chinese, Portugese, Thai or Italian, there are eateries to suit every taste and pocket.

See below for a selection of ‘tried & tasted’ restaurants and the number to call to make a reservation.


34 South
+27 (0)44 382 7331
Bisto style, by the water
www.34-south.com


Belvidere Manor
+27 (0)44 387 1055
Historic location, bisto atmosphere
www.belvidere.co.za


Boogies@River Club
+27 (0)44 382 1751
Continental and South African cuisine


Bosun's Grill
+27 (0)44 382 6276
Friendly pub style atmosphere


Bow Tie
+27 (0)44 382 0132
Chinese and Sushi take-away and eat-in


Caffé Rossini
+27(0)44 382 6422
Italian cafe, town centre


Carmens Corner Bistro
+27 (0)44 382 1503
Curries and more flavours of Asia, Pledge Square


Chatters
+27 (0)44 382 0203
Pizza & pasta bistro, near the Waterfront
www.chattersbistro.co.za


Cornuti
+27 (0)44 384 0408
Italian food on the waterfront at the Heads


Crabs Creek
+27 (0)44 382 1503
Live oysters and great seafood, pasta, steaks, Brenton


Cruise Café
+27 (0)44 382 1693
Fine dining right by the waterfront
www.featherbed.co.za/cruisecafe.htm


Dish
+27 (0)44 302 5900
Hotel bistro style restaurant


Dry Dock
+27 (0)44 382 7310
At the waterfront
www.drydock.co.za


East Head Café
+27 (0)44 384 0933
Breakfast, lunches right by the rocks


Fat Susi's
+27 (0)44 382 2961
The original Knysna coffee house


Firefly Eating House
+27 (0)44 382 1490
Eating House and Chai Bar
www.fireflyeatinghouse.com


Harry B's
+27 (0)44 382 5065
Lively atmosphere, good food, live music


Jamie Blue
+27 (0)44 382 5531
Relaxed café right by the water on Thesen Island


JJs Restaurant
+27 (0)44 382 3359
South African cuisine and extensive wine list at the waterfront
www.jjsrestaurant.co.za


Leisure Isle Coffee Shop
+27 (0)44 384 1746
Lovely setting under the trees


The Long Barn
+27(0) 44 382 3839
Knysna's most famous pub and grill, town centre


Lunar Café
+27 (0)44 382 3780
Thesen Harbour Town


Madiba's Tide Tea Garden
+27 (0)44 386 0201
Phantom Pass Road
www.knysnagardenshotel.co.za


Mario's Italian Bistro
+27 (0)44 382 7250
The locals favourite on the waterfront


Mo's Restaurant
+27 (0)44 384 0493
Lively pub on George Rex Drive


Maureen's
+27 (0)44 382 7708
Home cooked food in the town centre


Millwood Tea Garden
+27 (0)82 734 4552
In the old gold fields


Nauticus Place
+27(0) 44 381 0106
Relaxed atmosphere in Brenton on Sea

Our suggestions:

For a light lunch, a few oysters and snacks? Try The Oystercatcher or Fisherman's Cabin at the Knysna Waterfront

Pizza and pasta?
Try Chatters Bistro, Marios or Persellos - all excellent food and value

There are many excellent pubs where some of the best steaks can be enjoyed. Try Prime, Olde's or Bosun's Grill

If you want to dine in style Cruise Café. Firefly and Sirocco will give you an evening to remember

One of the best wine lists around can be found at JJs. Kudu, Zebra, Springbok and oysters are their specialities.

Knysna boasts Thai, Indian and Chineese restaurants.

Portugese cuisine at O'Pescador in Brenton

The two world class golf estates both have excellent testaurants. The Orchid Room at Simola and Zachary's at Pezula



Get into the forest and enjoy an afternoon snack at the Millwood Goldfield Tearoom

Sit by the rocks and watch the boats come and go while enjoying an English breakfast at the East Head Café

Just chill out and relax with a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc at any number of road-side bistros


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Olde's Pub and Grill
+27 (0)44 382 6514
Town Centre


O'Pescador
+27 (0)44 386 0036
Portuguese restaurant in Brenton


Orchid Room at Simola Hotel
+27 (0)44 302 9660
Brasserie style with beautiful views
www.simolaestate.co.za/hotel/orchid_room.php


Oystercatcher Oyster Bar
+27 (0)44 382 9995
Casual eating on the water


Pembreys
+27 (0)44 386 0005
Fine dining in Brenton


Persello Pizzeria
+27 (0)44 382 2665
Italian bistro in the town centre


Pezula Clubhouse
+27 (0)44 382 5300
Breakfast and lunches overlooking the golf course
www.pezula.com


Portland Manor Hotel
+27 (0)44 388 4604
Traditional food in Rheendal
www.portlandmanor.com


Raasoie Kitchen of India
+27 (0)44 382 1444
Main Street Indian cuisine


The Red Barn
+27 (0)82 739 0962
Country cuisine in Rheenandal


The Sheebeen
+27 (0)44 382 6641
African fun pub, Pledge Square, Town Centre


Sirocco
+27 (0)44 382 4874
On the waters edge, Thesen Island
www.sirocco.co.za


St Elmo's
+27 (0)44 382 0655
Take away pizza


Thai Kitchen
+27 (0)44 382 1396
Take away and eat-in Thai cuisine


Tides Restaurant
+27 (0)44 384 0962
Leisure Isle


Totties Eatery
+27 (0)44 389 0200
Restaurant and kiddies playground, Rheenandal


Wu’s Chinese & Sushi Restaurant.Tel:
+27 (0)44 382 1106
Town centre


Zachary's @ Pezula Hotel
+27 (0)44 302 3333
Fine dining
www.pezula.com


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