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Knysna

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Restaurants

Restaurants

Knysna has some of the best and internationally recognised restaurants on the Garden Route. Whether this is your honey-moon vacation or you are looking for delicious meals on a budget Knysna will have something for you. You will love the exotic array of cocktails and lists of fine wines, put your feet up and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. Whether you’re looking for a home cooked meal or a buffet to feast the eyes on, Knysna’s eclectic range of restaurants will leave you with fond memories and an appetite to return. If Sunday lunch is your favourite meal of the week, head out to one of Knysna’s many Sunday lunch options. Pick from a range of lamb and beef roasts, hearty roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.

Restaurants

Indulge in delicious full English breakfasts and scrumptious light lunches under the shade of ancient Fig Trees.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 384 1746
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MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 4pm
WHERE: Leisure Isle, Knysna

Leeuwenbosch Farm Stall.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 386 0116
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www.facebook.com/LeeuwenboschFarmStall
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 3pm
WHERE: On the road to Rheenendal, Knysna

Zucchini Restaurant is in the Timberlake Organic Village in Wilderness.

Tel:+27 (0)44 882 1240
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www.zucchini.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 
WHERE: Off N2 before Swartvlei, Sedgefield

auticus Place Restaurant is an owner-managed eatery that is located on Brenton-on-Sea and continues to host the families of Knysna as well as its visitors.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 381 0106
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www.brentononsea.net
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Tue - Sun 8am to 11pm
WHERE: Brenton, Brenton on Sea

With contemporary design and use of natural materials, The Pecan Tree Grill Room, is perfectly suited to serve contemporary Cape cuisine, in an alternate venue to our a la carte restaurant.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 5401
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www.knysnahollow.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 6.30am to 10pm
WHERE: At Knysna Hollow, Knysna

Serving the best wild coastal oysters on the Garden Route. Oyster Shack is a seafood tapas bar that also offers seafood finger foods

MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Off N2 Before Swartvlei, Sedgefield

East Head Café is more than just a café or coffee shop, it is a local landmark where family and friends have a good time with good food and casual wine. Situated on the rocks of the Eastern Head, East Head Café has the most spectacular view - looking directly through the Knysna Heads.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 384 0933
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www.easthead.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch
HOURS: Everyday 8am to 3.30pm
WHERE: The Heads, Knysna

The multi-award winning Zachary’s Restaurant offers fine dining for the more adventurous and sophisticated palate with its seasonal and sustainable tasting menus and unique wine pairings. Zachary’s also features one of the area's largest wine cellars.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 3333
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www.conradpezula.com
MEALS SERVED: Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 7pm to 10pm
WHERE: At Pezula Hotel, Knysna

Chinese Restaurant in Sedgefield

Tel:+27 (0) 44 343 1254
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www.blackwaters.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Off N2, Sedgefield

Not quite a restaurant… not quite a deli… a meeting place…an eating place…not a bar….definitely not a bar…

Tel:+27 (0) 44 383 0105
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www.34south.biz
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 9am to 10pm
WHERE: Knysna Waterfront

Come experience our intimate rustic eatery. What was originally the tractor shed is now a cosy indoor dining area and out-side deck overlooking the Blackwaters River Lodge mashie golf course along side the magical Goukamma River.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 383 0105
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www.blackwaters.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Opposite the turn-off to Buffalo Bay, Knysna

Daniela's @ Leisure Isle Lodge is an intimate, elegant Restaurant situated @ Leisure Isle Lodge overlooking Bollard Bay.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 384 0462
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www.leisureislelodge.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 18:30 - 23:00
WHERE: Bollard Bay Leisure Isle, Knysna

The namesake of timberlake’s wooden windmill, the Windmill Cafe’, is set to become a traditional picnic style breakfast and lunch stop on the Garden Route.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 882 1211
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www.timberlakeorganic.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Off George Rex Drive, Knysna

Sirocco has without question the best location of any restaurants in Knysna. Situated right on the waters edge serving Sushi, Salads, Pizza's, Pastas, Seafood, Steaks and great cocktails you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for. Try getting a table on the Waterside Deck.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 4874
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www.sirocco.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Thesen Isle, Knysna

La Paz is a Fully Licensed Mexican themed restaurant in the heart of Knysna, located on Main Road next to ABSA/Nedbank

Cruise Café is known for its fresh seafood and modern styled cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional views of the Knysna Lagoon.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 1693
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www.featherbed.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Mon - Sat 8am to 10pm
WHERE: Off Waterfront Drive, Knysna

The Red Barn at Fern Gully Farm is a country, family run restaurant offering alfresco feasting on a garden terrace surrounded by Macadamia nut orchards with a back drop of the Outeniqua mountain range.

Tel:+27 (0) 82 739 0962
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www.theredbarn.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 3pm
WHERE: On the road to Rheenendal, Knysna

Guests to Knysna are welcome to pop in at the newly launched Salmon Restaurant at Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings

Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 7000
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www.premierhotels.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 7.30am to 11pm
WHERE: Off George Rex Drive, Knysna

Where great friends, good food and sticky fingers meet. Located on the waters edge with an electric atmosphere this is the place for locals and visitors alike. A "must do" when in Knysna.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 7196
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www.tapasknysna.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Thesen Isle, Knysna

Firefly Eating House & Chai Bar explores the chemistry of spice, the unique characteristics of each spice and the relationship between tongue and taste.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 384 1032
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www.fireflyeatinghouse.com
MEALS SERVED: Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 5.30pam to 11pm
WHERE: Off the N2, Knysna

Café Throbb is a hot and happening café/restaurant in the heart of Knysna. A throbbing venue to socialize, work (we have Wi-Fi) or to simply read a novel to the bustling café sounds while enjoying delicious food and gourmet coffee. First craft bar in knysna serving Angus beef burgers, BBQ ribs, Nachos, kebabs, locally crafted beers, cape wines and thin crisp artisan pizzas, chilled vibe.

The Rose Café with its casual yet sophisticated décor and ambiance offers excellent service, superb cuisine and exciting specialties.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 5900
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www.rexhotel.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch
HOURS: Everyday 7am to 2pm
WHERE: At the Rex Hotel, Knysna

A neighbourhood favourite for mid-week dinner.

MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Off N2, Sedgefield

Established in 1992, Col’Cacchio pizzeria is a name that has become synonymous with traditionally inspired Italian food, including crisp thin based pizzas and an impressive variety of freshly prepared salads and pastas.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 5750
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www.colcacchio.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Thesen Isle, Knysna

Ocean Basket is South Africa's favourite chain of seafood restaurants. There's one near you. At Ocean Basket you'll find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling and great value for your hard-earned bucks. Some Ocean Baskets have a fresh-fish deli too, and you can order to eat in or takeaway.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 4862
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www.oceanbasket.com
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Waterfront, Knysna

This family run business on the Garden Route is popular among tourists and locals, and visiting Montecello is a must if driving through the small town of Sedgefield.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 343 1780
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MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 8am to 11pm
WHERE: Off the N2, Sedgefield

A funky bistro on the lower level of the hotel offering guests a more casual dining option. Menus focus on fresh local produce and is sourced from local producers.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 3333
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www.conradpezula.com
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 7:00am to 10:00pm
WHERE: At Conrad Pezula Hotel, Knysna

Restaurant right above the Buffalo Bay beach.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 383 0038
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MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Open Everyday
WHERE: Beachfront, Buffalo Bay

L’Opera is run by the friendly husband and wife team of Jacques and Julie.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 2933
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www.knysnamall.co.za/shop-directory/restaurants/lopera
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 3pm
WHERE: Knysna Mall, Knysna

The timbered restaurant serves a number of traditional classic Pub and European meals, as well as daily specials and a pub menu supplements.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 343 1417
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www.sedgefieldarms.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Off N2, Sedgefield

A hidden gem alongside the river's edge, overlooking the picturesque Goukamma River and its lush emerald banks, lined with numerous indigenous forest trees, in the shade of the old Wild Figs ... Come and while away a day...

Tel:+27 (0) 73 488 6341
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www.riverdeckrestaurant.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 8.30am to 10pm
WHERE: On the road to Buffalo Bay

Welcome to The Drydock Food Company where the only thing we overlook is the Knysna Lagoon.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 7310
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www.drydock.co.za
MEALS SERVED: Lunch, Dinner
HOURS: Everyday 11am to 11pm
WHERE: Waterfront, Knysna

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